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Parent and family information and activities are available on this site. Here are some of the main blog posts. There are free instant download PDFs.

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Free developing reading comprehension skills eBook for parents and teachers of young children. ABCs for parents.

 
Before Reading
 
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Birthday bingo and coloring pages free printable for children’s parties. The PDF is an instant download available at the post.

 
Birthday Bingo
 
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Learning to read in kindergarten and first grade begins with things parents can do at home. Learning to read text does not actually begin with a book.

 
Concepts of Print
 
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A post about preparing your child for first-grade math in daily life without worksheets or flashcards.

 
Daily Life Math
 
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Garage sales help children learn about making change! They help children learn about coins.

 
Counting Coins
 
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Handprints in Clay
 
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Back to school and thinking about homework for K-2 students, parents, and teachers is on my mind. Back to homework is rarely without issues. How to tell if the problem needs help outside the family.

 
Homework
 
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This post is about my opinion of issues that arise when students struggle with oral reading and comprehension. Ideas to help with problem-solving in this area.

 
Issues in Reading
 
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Help children notice the moon can be visible during the daytime. I taught first grade, and most children think the moon can only be out at night. In science class, they will insist they are right.

 
Moon in Daytime
 
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Morgan’s Mom Posts
 
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Pint-sized perfectionists carry a painful burden and can cause parental anguish. Understand what is going on.

 
Perfectionists
 
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Northern Ireland
 
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An anthology: Orphan Train to Modern Day Nonfiction Short Stories of Adoption & Foster Care. Fifteen writers.

 
Orphan Train & Today
 
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Theme baskets for baby include board books, soft baby toys, and musical interactives. These baskets are for a baby about 7 months old. Baby is ready to learn!

 
Theme Baskets
 
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If you are traveling with children, plan quiet times during the day and anticipate random hunger or thirst.  Plan ahead for children’s needs.

 
8 Travel Tips
 
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Safe at Home coloring pages is a free PDF download in our free eMember area. Discuss pages with children.

 
Safe at Home
 
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Simple birthday color pages for ages 3-7 are an easy activity for birthday parties which include toddlers. Free instant download PDF.

 
Simple Coloring
 
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Summer slide can be prevented, although it takes some concentrated effort on the part of parents, students, and caregivers.

 
Summer Slide
 
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Coloring pages to welcome new babies are included in this post. Free instant download PDF. This post was part of a virtual baby shower.

 
Welcome Baby
 
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Do you know about HELLP Syndrome? No, that is not a misspelling. With HELLP, not everyone has the same symptoms.

 
World Prematurity Day
 
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Actually, children do worry about everything from tying shoes to whether or not they will be able to get lunch.

 
Worrying About School