Archive for June, 2010

FREE and FUN Web Game: Spanish Vowels for Kids

Learning Spanish Games for Kids

From my friends at Spanish Playground, a great FUN and FREE web game to learn Spanish vowel sounds.  Thanks Spanish Playground!!! Read more…

Parenting and the Internet

Internet Safety for Parents

This was a useful article I got from Media Post on Parenting and the Internet.  We all worry about stranger danger out there online.  It’s a whole new world of dangers for our children! Read more…

What Are We Spending on Dad This Father’s Day

Dads Getting Nice Presents for Father’s Day

If you are still scrambling for ideas for Father’s Day, here are stats from the National Retail Federation on what the average person will spend on dad and how they are spending it.  It might give you some ideas of what and for whom we are spending. Read more…

Top 100: Kids’ Favorite Books

Best Books for Kids Chosen by Kids

This list was compiled by kids and interesting because it’s not so different from the Teacher’s Choice list also compiled by the National Education Association.  Great minds think alike! Read more…

Top 10: Ways to Make Reading Fun

Ideas to Make Reading Fun for Kids

This is from Home and Family Blog.  Thank you Home and Family blog for this great list of ideas!! Read more…

Kids Draw Page 100 of Any Book: Art Project with artist Jason Turner

Art Project for Kids Involving Books

I found this really cool collaborative art project thought up by Jason Turner, a Canadian cartoonist.  It works like this: Read more…

Tips to Encourage Struggling Readers

Tips for Encouraging Readers Who Struggle

This article is from Child First.  I know that many of us parents are gearing up for summer reading both to get our kids to enjoy reading and to complete summer homework assignments.  If your child does not love to read, this can be really stressful for both parent and child.  This is a great article that give Tips for Encouraging Struggling Readers.  Reading is like a bell curve (remember those from college science classes?  ugh!). Once your child gets over the hump, reading becomes something that is pleasurable.  I hope these tips are helpful for you. Read more…

Telling Time App for Kids

How to Tell Time Math App for Kids

My Mom Friend in Boulder, Colorado asked for iPhone apps for elementary school kids that were education and fun.  She just got back from a family vacation so I’m sure her iPhone was fought over during the long flight. Read more…

Simon Says in Spanish

Fun Way to Learn Parts of Body in Spanish!

I really like Spanish Playground which is a blog for learning Spanish that is geared for children. I wanted to share a recent post on Playing Simon Says in Spanish as a fun way to teach parts of the body.  The words including verbs are on the blog. Read more…