Snowy Day Learning (3 Great Ideas!)

Today it has been coming down all day, and as our yard fills and the kids come in from their second, extended outdoor playtime, I realized they needed something to do - Saturday or not, my teacher brain started coming up with ideas. All half formed and ill fated, I assure you. So I turned …

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How to do more than “Drawing”

If you have an artsy kid, chances are your garbage bin scrapbook is full of drawings. If you have a not-so-artsy kid, chances are you don't know how to get them do more than make a mess the basics. Either way, extending drawing tasks to make them more academic can be a challenge. Here are …

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When Your Toddler has a Hard Time With Church

At our church, the children stay in the service until just before the preaching begins. They are sitting with their families through the announcements, the Lord's Supper, the prayers, and especially the singing. It is a wonderful time to worship together as a family, but it is not without its challenges. We have a 5 …

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3 Ways to Get Ready For School RIGHT NOW

Ah, the blissful summer. No students, no schedule, just relaxing by the beach, taking your time.... oh, wait - did no one mention teacher nightmares to you? Or the compulsive need to save old yogurt containers? Didn't you know your inbox would be flooded with coupons from every teacher site you've ever used? The first …

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