Making learning fun is one of my mottos for creative education. This motto is exactly what drew me to the book Games for Learning. This book gives lots of ideas for games to play with pre-schoolers through third grade. These games help children develop academic skills.
I have always loved to play cards. In fact, for my seventh birthday, my parents bought me 32 decks of cards!!* So, I have been anxiously awaiting the time when my kids are old enough to enjoy a game of cards with me. Crazy 8s. The time has come where now two of my girls
Since we refer to our 100 chart so often, I laminated it. Here are a few of the fun ways we do math – hands on and using visuals to make math concepts come alive. Counting! Of course, you can use it for counting. Point to the numbers as you go. But, to make it
What to do on those cold winter day? Too cold to go outside or really to even go anywhere (especially with all the sickness going around). But the kids need to run off some energy. And you don’t really want them running through the house or bouncing off the walls. This ABC mat, rather unexpectedly,
Recently we memorized the cubes. 1 – 8 – 27 – 64 – 125 – 216 – 343 – 512 – 729 – 1000 But what do those numbers mean? Until today, the numbers were just a song to my third grade daughter. Now, she can visual what those numbers mean – with this fun
I come from a family of game players and have been anxiously awaiting playing family trivia games with my children. But I hadn’t found one that works for all the members of my family – something that would be fun for my husband and I but not too hard for the kids. So, I made