Easter Learning Activities for Preschoolers

This week, my 4 year old and I are not just crafting for Easter, we are also learning with a bunny, carrot, and egg theme!  Hey, the kids are excited about the upcoming holiday - I'm using the excitement to teach academics.  Thematic learning makes math, science, and reading even more fun! Here are our favorites from the many that we have been doing!

Easter Activities for School Ages {After School Linky Week 15}

Looking for a few last minute ideas for Easter for your School Aged Kids? 

Our After School Linky Party has been packed full with ideas for Easter the past few weeks.  Here are a few of my favorites which include Easter learning activities, Easter Themed Science, Easter Themed Craft Ideas, Easter Themed Snacks and more!  

Let's take a peek at the 40+ Activities that you have use this week for Easter!  
  
40+ Easter Activities for School Ages from The Educators' Spin On It

BIRTHDAY Gift Guides

Birthday are a fun time of the year for celebrating. We are often asked what presents we recommend giving children for their birthdays. To kick off this birthday bash, we'd like to share with you... more about US!!! 

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Birthday Gift Guides for Ages 0-7

Bridging the Gap between Home and School

When I see parenting with purpose,  I want to just give the biggest ear to ear grin followed by the cheesiest thumbs up.  Yeah, I know that is a little over the top!  Instead, I invite them to write about it so that I can share it with YOU our lovely readers!  Regina is a lady I met via the famous World Wide Web and I was so impressed at her dedication to being present and active in her child's academic life, that I asked if she would be willing to share with us her top tips for getting and staying involved with her child's education.

Parenting is tough.  Going it alone with a special needs child = HUGS.  I can only imagine how difficult it could be to stay connected and participate in school events.  Although being the P.T.A. president may not be the best match for this Momma, she has found some pretty creative ways to bridge the gap between home and school. I for one, think that is pretty awesome!  ~ Amanda

parenting a special needs child as a solo parent; connecting with school


Bridging the Gap Between Home & School
by Regina Sayles at the Solo Mama Blog

Facebook Updates

Changes with Facebook

Facebook has announced they are discontinuing organic reach from fan pages, meaning you will not receive information from us unless we pay for it to be sent out.  Don't let our posts FLY away.  This post will give you a little insight into the new changes, our Facebook page, and information on how to better connect with us!


The Importance of Performing Arts for Young Children

Have you ever taken your child to a performance?  
Do they know the what types of performing arts exist? 
Where in your community can you go? 

Encouraging my children to attend more activities that involved the performing arts is a goal for me as a parent this year.  Amanda shared her parenting goals earlier this week. Did you add yours to the list? 

Performing Arts in Schools 

We are very fortunate to have an extremely supportive elementary school that encourage our students to attend a performance as a grade level.  My 2nd grader was able to attend A Christmas Carol this winter with her classmates.  On top of that every grade level has a yearly performance.  This year they were featured as Bugz (Musical) {affiliate link} 

My daughter proudly become a firefly with her illuminating role.  Last year we shared a few tips for Preparing for a School Play where she was an owl.  

Performing Arts in Communities 

Plus we have an incredible nice friend, Amanda, who allows us to tag along to performances when extra tickets are available.  But truth be told I need to do a better job of being on the look out for performances.  Community Boards and Local Newspapers and Websites are a great place to look, don't forget your local Community Colleges and High School Drama departments.  


Kids Helping Kids

I met Jenny more than 5 years ago, she moved away shortly after we met, but I have been fortunate to be her “Facebook friend” from far away.  She is an amazing mom that is active in her childrens’ schooling, extracurricular activities and community service projects.  When I read about her families latest adventure:Kids Helping Kids using RAINBOW LOOM bracelets to support , I invited her here on The Educators’ Spin On It to share this project with you! She is PARENTING with purpose!



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