Counting Kisses: Introducing Numbers and Counting to Kids

Posted by Ellen on 10/31/2014
Counting kisses is a fun way to introduce numbers to kids, in a very loving way!

Beneficial Buddy Reading

Posted by Ellen on 10/31/2014
Asking kids to read to one another (or a pet or stuffed animal) can change their attitude toward reading drastically.

When it Comes to Questions for Kids, Open Up!

Posted by Ellen on 10/31/2014
When it comes to talking to kids...open up!

Silly Putty Turned Serious Learning!

Posted by Ellen on 10/31/2014
It's raining here and we're stuck inside.  No problem -- time for some indoor fun (and learning) with Silly Putty!

The Currency of Kisses: Introducing the Concept of Change to Young Children

Posted by Ellen on 10/31/2014
As I was tucking in my 4- and 2-year olds in for naps, I asked if I could give them 4 and 2 kisses, respectively.  As I was counting kisses (see "Pucker Up, We're Counting Kisses http://letterlearning.blogspot.com/2012/02/pucker-up-were-counting-kisses.html), I purposely gave too many.  See how I turned this into a math lesson...
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