The Letter B

Preschool Lessons for the Letter B (This post contains affiliate links.) After finding a printable butterfly from the internet, I let Eli place blobs of tempera paint on one side of the butterfly.  Together, we folded the paper over.  When Eli opened the paper, he had a beautiful symmetrical butterfly! I gave Eli tweezers and…

The Letter A

Preschool Lessons for Letter A (This post contains affiliate links.) I’m having so much fun doing preschool again!  Eli and I are focusing on one letter per week or so and doing everything from letter recognition and formation to crafts and recipes.  Just about everything is tactile and involves large or small motor skills, too….

Spring Preschool

I’m planning to get my act together with preschool during summer break.  I’ve found it really hard to add Eli into the schedule and his time has suffered more than I had hoped.  We still manage to do fun things, just not quite as often as I’d like.  Here are a few things we’ve done…

Christmas Train Ride

This past weekend, our family took a Christmas train ride at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum.  An old-fashioned steam engine pulled four antique passenger cars for an hour’s drive through the countryside.  The cars were decked out with lights and streamers, the conductor punched letters into our tickets Polar Express style, and merry music played in…

Keeping Preschoolers Busy

Eli is almost three!  We’ve had such a good time keeping him busy this semester.  Well, good time might not always describe what it was like keeping him busy!  Here are just a few pictures of the little man who can frequently be heard saying, “I wanna do pwekool!” Making “painted” cookies with Mahayla. We…

24 Must Read Toddler Books

24 Must Read Toddler Books

Toddler Books Enjoyed by Eli The toddler years go by so quickly!  I love toddlers with their inquisitive minds that soak up information like sponges.  My biggest piece of advice for taking advantage of all that learning energy – read, read, read!  Living literature, of course – yes, it even matters in the earliest of…

Taming the Toddler

Taming the Toddler

(This post contains affiliate links.) Taming the Toddler The time has come to keep the toddler busy during school.  I’ve always had to keep him occupied, of course, but now I’m finding the need for an arsenal of ideas so that school can flow smoothly.  Well, as smoothly as school can flow with a toddler…

Preschool Activity Bags

Have you ever seen Preschool Activies in a Bag?  If you have preschoolers, this is a great resource!! Several moms from co-op each chose an activity an month or so ago.  We made nine of the activity we chose then had an activity bag exchange this week.  Here’s a peek at the wonderful activities waiting for Eli when he’s just…

Book Ball

My son loves baseball.  He’s also excited about his new interest in learning to read.  (Thank you, Lord!) So, we came up with a fun way to show his reading achievements – a “book”ball chart.  Everytime he reads a book by himself, we’ll add a baseball to the field.  We came up with the idea…

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