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PlayDrMom shares how to create a simple indoor fairy garden terrarium.

Create a Fairy Garden Terrarium

Really close friends can come up with the best gifts!  My BFF since kindergarten sent me an amazing kit for my last birthday last winter so that me and the kids could create our own indoor fairy garden terrarium.  Here’s what
Tons of fun football themed activities for kids

More Football Fun!: A round-up of Football-Themed Activities for Kids

Kids are back to school, the air is getting cooler, … it’s that time again.  Football season.  Whether your a huge fan of the game or not, you and your kids can enjoy these fun football-themed activities, crafts, and snacks together!

Football Themed Learning: Activities to go along with “Little Granny Quarterback” by Bill Martin, Jr.

This month’s featured author for the Virtual Book Club for Kids is Bill Martin, Jr.  Being that he has authored over 300 children books it’s pretty tricky to narrow down which one to focus on for the blog hop, but one
PlayDrMom rounds up a ton of early math activities for kids.

Playing with Numbers: Having Fun with Math

When my son was just 5 he came up with this one on his own …. Cracker Math!  Using Ritz crackers and sliced turkey rolls, he created his own math equation.  The fun can really ADD up!  There are lots of playful
Rows of Ten.  Counting Wheels

How Many Wheels? Counting/Math Activity

With the complete makeover of the blog, I’ve been also going over old post and drafts and found this one that I never published.  It’s perfect for this week’s number theme! Mrs. Walch, Henry’s kindergarten teacher, sent a cool Home Link
PlayDrMom shares a variety of books about counting and early-learning math fun.

PlayDrMom’s Favorite Number Books: Great for Early Learning Math Fun

  Well, I already posted about our favorite ABC books … I couldn’t very well leave out our favorite 123’s!!!  Here’s PlayDrMom’s Favorite Number Books …   BASIC COUNTING Ten Apples Up on Top!, by Dr. Seuss (a counting classic!) Five
a little bit of spider humor - blogger style!  PlayDrMom shares Spider activities to go along with the package she received as part of the Love Books Summer Book Exchange.

Learning about SPIDERS!!!: Love Books Summer Exchange

When the ladies from The Educators’ Spin On It stated they would be running the “Love Books” Summer Book Exchange again, I quickly signed up. The kids I and I had a great time exchanging book and related activities last year
PlayDrMom explores books by Jez Alborough and learns about size relativity.

Size Relativity & Bear Hugs: Virtual Book Club for Kids featuring Jez Alborough

The featured author for this month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids is Jez Alborough.  A brand new author to us.  We really enjoyed all the books we checked out of the library by him.  I loved the fact that many of
PlayDrMom rounds up a ton of alphabet activities for kids.

All About the Alphabet: Fun with learning letters

I believe very strongly that as parents we should help make learning fun for our kids.  Finding playful ways to learn the ABCs can be a really great start.  Here’s a round up of my own alphabet posts, as well as
Z is for Zucchini Muffins

Z is for Zucchini Muffins

At the end of each school year the preschool in which my children attend has an Alphabet Party.  Each child is assigned a specific letter and needs to bring food that either begins with that letter or is in the shape
Fun Alphabet party for young kids ... great for lunch on the last day of school!

Alphabet Party for Preschoolers

Our family has the definite advantage of being able to send our kids to the amazing preschool in which my awesome mom is the director.  She has made it a tradition that on the last day of preschool each year the
Learning about Wasps

Learning About Wasps!

My seven-year-old son, Henry, had a cool homework assignment that he did an amazing job on that he wanted me to share on the blog!  So here it is! Henry’s first grade class had a homework project to go along with