LOOSE Your Marbles (not LOSE Your Marbles)!

When my son, Onetime, was two years old, I quickly discovered how much he loved playing with toys that made an interesting sound.  I got inspired one day to create this simple marbles activity that is fun, great fine-motor practice, and makes all kinds of interesting noises! Oh, and we did some cool marble art too!

Loose Your Marbles
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Why Should I “Read” Wordless Books to My Child? + Linky

Welcome back to another week of the Love to Learn Linky!  Thanks so much to all the participants last week!  This week we are looking at wordless books.  Have you heard of them?  Do you have them on your bookshelf?  Here are 7 reasons why you should! (Trust me – your child will thank you!)

Wordless Books

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Talented – Helping Your Child’s Strengths SHINE

I have a friend who is a high school Drama teacher and she once told me about a fun way that she started the first class every year.  She would show her students this strange trick she could do with her tongue and then as an assignment, she would ask all the kids to present their special talent to the class by the end of the week.

It was a great ice breaker and the students loved showing off their “thing!”  I asked her if kids ever had a hard time coming up with something and she assured me that they didn’t.

In my 10 years of teaching kids, I have yet to find a student that doesn’t have some talent or way to shine.  However, elementary school aged kids aren’t like my friend’s high school students – they don’t always know what they’re good at!

Today’s post is about how to help your child find his or her STRENGTHS from an early age, and how to help encourage them to develop them and let them SHINE!

Talented - Helping Your Child's Strengths Shine One Time Through

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DIY Photo Counting Book for Toddlers & Preschoolers

As an elementary school teacher who has chosen to stay-at-home with my son until he is old enough for school, I am always looking for ways to get my 3 year old son, Onetime, interested in learning and ready for school.

Today I’m going to show you how we recently made a Photo Counting Book together that you can do at home with your toddler or preschooler.

Kids DIY Counting Photo Book - One Time Through small

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40 Fun Halloween Candy Activities for Kids + CASH GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to our Halloween Candy roundup!  We have 40 links to everything CANDY! There are Sensory activities, Science experiments, tons of Math ideas, fun Arts & Crafts, some Language ideas, ways to Bake with sweets and more!

You won’t have to fear this year that your child’s Halloween stash will all have to be eaten. With many of these activities – your child will have FUN, will be LEARNING, and will be saving their TEETH!

We also have an AMAZING cash GIVEAWAY contest where you have a chance to WIN 1 of 4 $500 prizes!  Please see the bottom of the post for details and instructions for entering.

40 Halloween Candy Kids' Activities

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