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Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Next week is teacher appreciation week. I wanted to do something special for my daughter’s teachers and the administrators because they do soo much for all of the kids at her school. Being a teacher myself I know what kinds of gifts teacher’s actually like. I didn’t want to get them something that would be tossed out or just collect dust. Teachers
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Sanity in the Summer

Sanity in the Summer

I attended a workshop at my church titled, “Sanity in the Summer.” It was great two day workshop with free childcare! During the workshop we discussed ideas to keep our sanity and have a lot of fun with our children during the summer. Most summer vacations only last about 10 weeks but since Allie gets out of school the second week of
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How to Make Homemade Watercolor Paint

My daughters love to paint all of the time.  We ran out of watercolor paints and I thought I’d see if it was possible to make my own homemade watercolor paints.  I did a quick Google search and found a recipe over at Happy Hooligans.  I was soo excited because usually when I come across homemade recipes that say you
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Number Recognition Games for Preschoolers

I’ve been working with my daughter to help her improve her number recognition skills.  She can count just fine but when it comes to identifying all of the numbers that’s where she needs some help.  I wanted to make practicing fun and not feel like I was pressuring her.  So I told her that we should play a few a games.  
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Get Moving with the Alphabet

This afternoon I came across this great post over at Watch Me Learn and Play.  Alphabet Exercise  is a great way to get your kids moving and working on their letters.  My 4 year old daughter is in preschool and I’m always looking for new ways to get her excited about learning. Allie and I got out some index cards
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