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The Reading and Writing Connection

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The connection between reading and writing is often overlooked and skill-building for these subjects are usually discussed separately. This relationship is so important, however that it is emphasized early in the training of Reading Recovery(TM) teachers that one can not be effectively taught without the other. What a child learns…

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Family Fun: How to Have Fun With Your Kids

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Play—Every now and then there are these moments when your child is home from school (be it vacation or sickness) and all his/her friends are away. In cases like this, you are the person that will have to keep your child entertained. Not many parents are used to indulging…

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Homemade Play Dough Recipe: DIY Kids Craft Idea

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Homemade play dough? DIY kids crafts? Who me? When it comes to arts and crafts with my 2 1/2-year-old daughter, Kate, I prefer easy activities that don’t involve glue or massive quantities of glitter... or lots of work. Spending a lot of time making ingredients or supplies and cleaning…

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Kids Crafts: How to Make Shaving Cream Paint

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My daughter loves snow. She talks about it all the time. She even makes pretend snow angels in the middle of our living room floor. But, alas, we live in the south and very, very rarely see snow. Since she won't be enjoying a fresh snowfall any time soon,…

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Three Simple Crafts for Preschoolers

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Craft time can be a lot of fun for preschoolers. Cutting, gluing, and coloring all to make something new and one of a kind. Craft time does not have to be be a huge event. Even making simple crafts at home will provide preschoolers with fun that lasts. Here are…

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