Writing with Kinetic Sand

Spelling Practice with Kinetic Sand

Writing with Kinetic Sand: Kinetic sand is an awesome medium for practicing handwriting skills and spelling. It’s fun texture adds an amazing sensory experience and a smooth resistance to add an extra challenge to your child’s writing!

Spelling Practice with Kinetic Sand

When Livia first started working on her handwriting skills you could have sworn it was more torturous than pulling teeth for her. She didn’t like coloring, writing, or any of the other traditional methods of teaching kids how to write. About the only thing she enjoyed was painting, so we spent countless hours playing around with different types of paints and texture brushes.

Then we discovered Kinetic Sand (and even managed to discover our own DIY Kinetic Sand recipe) and writing became a blast for Livia. Now there is no stopping her – she has become my aspiring writer!

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Prepositions: Vocabulary for Beginning Readers

Teaching Prepositions through Play

Prepositions can be a difficult concept for children to grasp: what they are and how they are used. While children learn the meaning of most words indirectly, through every day uses, about 300 words can be taught through direct instruction every year (Stahl & Fairbanks, 1986). This simple activity is a fun way to assess and teach prepositions.

Alligator Math: Equal, Less, and Greater Than Math Game

Alligator Math: Equal, Less, and Greater Than Math Game

I received this product for the purpose of this review. Opinions given are 100% my own. The Equal, Less, and Greater than math activity is one that can be used for a number of different levels. It can be a fun way to refresh knowledge before the beginning of the school year, and it works … Read more

Salt Painting: A Fun Father’s Day Gift

This was the first time we have ever tried Salt Painting so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect other than a mess when I pulled out the salt trays to play with today. With Father’s Day right around the corner I wanted to incorporate a fun Father’s day craft into our daily lessons (little … Read more