As a parent, you've likely felt that feeling by now. That, "I turned around and my baby grew up faster than I ever imagined" feeling. We're having that feeling on a broad scale this year, as we celebrate our friendship with the amazing Baby Einstein brand as they celebrate their 20th Anniversary. … [Read more...]
Easy as Pie
My family and I went apple picking over the weekend, and that can only mean one thing - time to make a homemade apple pie. I love cooking and baking with my daughter, and I'm always thinking about new, fun ways to bring learning into the kitchen. For kids a bit older than my daughter, the kitchen … [Read more...]
The Shapes of Letters
Yesterday morning I was tickled to wake up and discover my 4-year-old making the alphabet out of pipe cleaners, and soon the whole family was in on the action. She was really into it, and even rejected her dad's Q for not being quite Q-like. Working with tactile materials to learn letter shapes … [Read more...]
More Letters, Letters, Everywhere!
We've talked a bit about finding letters outside the home, but how about inside the home? I was thinking about this the other day when I bought my preschooler her first box of Alpha-Bits cereal. I thought she'd have fun eating letters for breakfast (now with whole grain!). Iâ€™m sure many of you … [Read more...]
Letters, Letters, Everywhere!
STOP! Do you notice anything about that sign? How about the letters S, T, O, and P? In your everyday life, letters and words constantly surround you: on signs, in store windows, on vans and trucks, on packages. Name a surface and there's probably some kind of lettering on it. This is called … [Read more...]