In today's upside-down world where good is bad and bad is good, it takes a superhero to dodge oncoming bullets and survive as a stay-at-home mom. This is the place to celebrate your larger-than-life status! Get homeschooling tips, ideas for crafts and cooking, and inspiration to make it through the day. I'm a fellow Superhero Stay-at-Home Mom, a former preschool and kindergarten teacher with a master's degree in special education, and the mother of two sons, one with autism.
is the ideal time to play this simple Egg
re-enforces your child's Zoo-phonics skills.
With the Zoo-phonics
program, you teach the sounds of the letters first. Each sound gets
paired with a Zoo-phonics animal that performs a unique movement
called a “signal.”
Bear makes the “b” sound while reaching up to the honeycomb.
Gordo Gorilla makes the “g” sound while peeling a banana. Timothy
Tiger makes the “t” sound while shaking the bars of his cage.
These signals help your child remember the letter sounds, locking
them firmly in her brain for all time.
your child knows the letter sounds, she's ready to learn the letter
names. This is an easy game to teach the letter names while
simultaneously reviewing the signals and sounds. All you need are 26
plastic eggs. Write the lower-case letters on slips of paper, putting
one slip in each egg.
hide the eggs around the house and yard and let your child hunt for
them. When she's found all 26 eggs, have her open them one at a time,
saying the letter inside and doing its signal and sound. Keep track
of which letters she doesn't know. Save those eggs for a hunt on
another day. Enjoy!
this classic book to your home library. It's a true piece of
literature that both you and your child will adore. Your youngster
will love cuddling with her very own Velveteen rabbit. It's makes a terrific gift for birthdays and baby showers.