How to Choose an Alphabet Book

My favourite two-year-old was scrambling onto my knee with a library book for me to read to him. It was an alphabet book with beautiful pictures. As we turned the pages and chatted together about the pictures I noticed that some pages were better than others. This is often the case with alphabet books. And it’s not the beautiful pictures … Continue reading

Step Away From the Keyboard!

– Why You Don’t Want to Allow Your Alphabet Learner Near the Keyboard You probably noticed that when I talked about the different ways to help your new writer to develop his writing skills in Easy Alphabet Learning I didn’t mention ‘keyboard’ in the list.  There’s a reason for that, and it’s not that your little person won’t be interested in your … Continue reading

The Easiest and Most Fun Easter Cards Ever

One of the nicest ways to help children to prepare for Easter is to help them make Easter cards. And I’ve got instructions here for making the simplest and sweetest Easter card that even tiny people can join in on and the older ones will enjoy the novelty of making. The instructions are in two parts:   Part 1 1. … Continue reading

The Importance of Aimless Questions

Did you ever get bombarded with ‘why?’ questions?  Did it drive you mad, so that you wanted to shout ‘Shut Up!’ ?  I did.  One of my children, in particular was relentless in asking endless questions when he was a preschooler, so that there were times that my ears would be ringing and my brain aching at the end of … Continue reading

Keep Your Preschoolers Busy and Happy

Busy preschoolers can present a challenge when you are trying to teach your older children.  The little ones have a lot of energy and they can drain you of your energy quite quickly, while slowing you down as you try to teach your older ones and keep house. But I’ve found that spending some time with the tiny tots first helps to … Continue reading

Why Crafts Are Good For Your Preschooler…

… And Four Ideas of Things to Make Getting a preschooler to sit still can be a near-impossible feat. They’re constantly exploring the world around them. That’s a good thing, but sometimes they need some creative downtime. That’s where preschool crafts come in. . Crafting is great for preschoolers for a number of reasons. It can help them develop a longer attention span. Most … Continue reading

A Highly Recommended Advent Calendar/Book

I want to tell you about a FABULOUS Advent Calendar/book.  It’s called The Story of Christmas Advent Calendar By Mary Packard, Illustrated by Carolyn Croll. It consists of a large board triptych (three part panel).  It opens like double doors and stands on a table or a shelf.  Inside there are 24 mini-books, each telling a little bit of the story of … Continue reading