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Some great Silly Kids Songs and Why it is so important for wee ones to sing them!!  How Wee Learn

Silly Kids Songs - Why and What

Singing silly kids songs is great practice for learning to read - preschoolers learn all about rhyme and rhythm and playing with words. Lyrics for great songs are in this post too!

Reading with a Toddler

Eight tips for reading with a toddler

The process of learning to read starts long before kids enter their school years. See these tips on building readers right from the start.

For our community helpers theme, we learned about doctors. Do this simple experiment to help kids learn about their hearts and how stethoscopes work.

DIY Stethoscope Tutorial~Science Experiment for Kids

DIY Stethoscope Tutorial at Fantastic Fun and Learning. Simple materials make for an amazing learning opportunity!

This cheap and easy kid activity is perfect for rainy days. Of all the activities for kids I've tried, this one kept my preschooler entertained for the longest!

Easy Toddler Activity for Rainy Days

Easy Toddler Activity for Rainy Days (This activity was so fun and so simple! Next time try laying paper underneath the baking soda to see if you can make a more permanent version.

static electricity and water#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

Actually has some high school lessons. Odd photo but the only one it would let me pin. Educational Videos and Games for Kids about Science, Math, Social Studies and English

Babes in Deutschland, Pattern blocks busy bag

Pattern Blocks Busy Bag- I invented the busy bag version of this after seeing how much Aurora loved to play with her Melissa and Doug pattern blocks!

75 TV Free Activities for toddlers...one not on here: cover your table with press n seal and let them finger paint with "jello instant pudding" and spray whipped cream. (or go outside on a plastic table...but then there are ants)  DO THIS JUST PRIOR TO BATH OR SPRINKLER FUN.  ...yes..they eat a lot of sugar if it's not sugar free pudding...just don't do it every day!

75 TV Free Activities For Toddlers

Great list of 75 TV Free ideas for Toddlers from j. What are other favorite tv free ideas for toddlers at your house?

DIY Magnetic Jack-O-Lantern | Activities For Children | Do It Yourself, Magnetic play, Seasonal | Play At Home Mom

We made DIY MAGNETS last year. Today I thought it would be fun to use random things around the playroom to create more magnets for some jack-o-lantern fun

Books Every Preschooler Should Enjoy-The Unlikely Homeschool... I think we've read about half of the ones on this list so far.

The Unlikely Homeschool is an online, faith-based site full of ideas, organizational tools, and printables for the busy homeschooling mom.

toddler sewing, non slip drawer cover (big holes), plastic needle and wool

Our Toddler Friendly Sewing Basket

Toddler sewing, non slip drawer lining (big holes), plastic needle and yarn. This is an excellent way to teach the craft of sewing and embroidery to young children. Also good for fine motor skills!

Fathers day gift from his son or daughter!

Shoe prints for Daddy. I think I'd sew a applique onto a shirt in each shoe print, layered and give as a geeky fathers day gift.

Phonics - a beginners guide to phonics for confused mums, really helpful if you are homeschooling and are unfamiliar with phonics

Beginners Phonics

If your kids are just starting to read and you're totally confused by all the phonics talk you'll love this simple guide for confused moms .

Cultural Activities for Kids to explore the world on It’s Playtime.

Cultural Activities for Kids on It's Playtime