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In Preschool Life on
March 4, 2018

How to Make Recycled Crayons

Creating recycled crayons is a great way to teach your children the importance of reusing and recycling. It’s a fun way to get your children involved and also can be a great way of teaching colors.

 

 

Materials Needed:

  • Molds 
  • Wax crayons
  • Oven

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

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In Preschool Life on
January 22, 2018

Epic! Online Books for Kids

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Screen time, if your parent is something you are always concerned about. How much is too much? What are my kids watching? Screen time can be a great thing for your child if you are researching and finding the right programs and apps that will educate and entertain your child.

Recently my family started using Epic!, an application that offers a digital library of over 25,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes & more.

 

Epic! Opens the Doors to a New World of Reading for Kids 12 and Under

Epic! provides an unlimited selection of eBooks that can be instantly discovered, read and shared with friends. Personalized for each individual reader, Epic! is the only place to access thousands of high quality, curated children’s books without the need to purchase or download them one by one. Beautifully designed for mobile and featuring fun, game-like elements, Epic! provides kids with a personal library they can take anywhere. In a world of unlimited screen time, Epic! is a smart alternative to games and videos. Epic! is available on all iOS and Android devices.”

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Where to Start:

Dashboard

The child dashboard is where you can access all of the material. Epic! offers ebooks, read to me style ebooks as well as learning videos, quizzes, and collections of the newest books.

Collections

Epic! is currently used in over 87% of US elementary schools. Our vast community of teachers and librarians have created thousands of amazing content collections on a variety of subjects and interests for you and your child to explore.

 

Learning Videos

Get unlimited access to thousands of fiction and nonfiction videos, featuring a wide-range of topics, from DIY and Cooking to Social Sciences and Math.

 

Achievements

Awards and badges encourage your child to continue reading, exploring and learning. Over time, rewards become less frequent, allowing a love of learning to become the key motivator.

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In Preschool Life on
October 28, 2017

Create Your Own Holiday Elf

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Create a Magical Elf with growing hair that kids can trim and style. This Elf is a fun craft for kids, not only is it fun to create your own elf but they learn to take care for a plant of there own. Dollar Tree is my favorite place to pick up craft supplies. They have a great selection at an affordable price.

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In Preschool Life on
October 16, 2017

Making The Most Out Of Screen Time: Educational Apps For Kids

These days screen time for kids is hard to avoid. You try your best as a parent to keep your kids occupied and provide them with fun activities and ways to challenge there imagination. Sometimes you just need a few minutes to yourself, that’s when you hand over the tablet.

I know myself as a work from home Mom that it really does help get that 30 minutes I need to get some work done. Screen time doesn’t always have to be bad. I’ve put together my favorite apps that are educational and fun for kids.

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In Preschool Life on
September 3, 2017

My Favourite Tool for Preschool Learning

**Affiliate links are in this post.** Recently my family added ABCmouse.com to our at home preschool curriculum. It has been a huge hit with my 3 and a half-year-old and my 2-year-old.

ABCmouse.com is an early learning resource for children 2-8, it can be accessed from a computer or a tablet, it is filled with fun learning activities. Great features like learning videos, colouring pages, read-a-along books. My kids loved that they can earn tickets by completing activities and purchase items for a virtual room or a virtual pet.

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“ABCmouse.com is the leading online early education curriculum for parents, preschools and kindergartens in the United States and Canada.

This award-winning curriculum has been created in close collaboration with early childhood education experts and offers over 8,500 books, games, songs, puzzles, and art activities. Each with specific learning objectives in the subjects of reading, mathematics, beginning science, social studies, art, and music, to go along with over 850 complete lessons across all subjects.

To date, more than 10 million children ages 2-8 have completed more than 2 billion learning activities on ABCmouse.com at home, in classrooms, libraries, and other community institutions!

ABCmouse.com has recently launched their comprehensive second-grade curriculum designed to address the learning needs and interests of second-grade students with the goal of preparing them for the critical transition to the third grade.”

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Where to Start:

Child Dashboard

The child dashboard is where you can access all of the learning material. It features a personalized learning path for your child’s age, classroom, zoo, town map, and farm.

Dashboard

 

Learning Path

This is where your child follows along and complete lessons geared for their age. It starts out simple and increases as the child continues on.

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Classroom

Children can pick from topics such as reading, math, around the world, art, songs, books, puzzles, and games.

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Map

The map is where your child can access their room and the shopping center.

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After using ABCmouse.com I would highly recommend not only to add to any homeschool curriculum but for additional activities for any child. I love this as an alternative type of screen time. I know my kids love watching streaming videos and playing games on a tablet, why not make it something educational.

ABCmouse.com is now offering 30 days free!

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