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Connie McCarthy
The Joy of “Hands-On” Learning

Jul 09, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Summer Learning, Parent Involvement, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

"Wouldn’t my students love this," I thought as three little hummingbirds were feeding from my outstretched hand. I could hear the tiny bird’s distinctive hum and see their rapidly beating wings. I felt their lit... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Fun Rainy Day (Learning) Activities

Jul 01, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Summer Learning, Parent Involvement, Motor Skills, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Old magazines can be "recycled" to new learning tools this summer. With a stack of old magazines your child can practice visual, fine motor, phonic, reading and math skills. Here are a few ideas to get started. Have your c... Read more
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Fun, Summer Activities that Develop Fine Motor Skills

Jun 29, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Summer Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Here are three enjoyable outdoor summer activities that help develop fine motor skills. They require no paper, pencils, or electronic devices! Plan each activity for a different summer day. For the first, you will need: A b... Read more
Connie McCarthy
How to Prevent the Elementary School "Summer Slide"

Jun 17, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Vacation Homework, Summer Learning, Parent Involvement, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Connie McCarthy, Back to School

The ending of a school year often leaves parents wondering how they can keep their child’s academic and physical skills sharp during the summer months. Two great resources to check out are your local library, and your l... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Sneezes, Runny Noses and Changes in Classroom Behavior

Jun 11, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parent Involvement, Health and Fitness, Flu, Connie McCarthy

Often, at this time of year I see dramatic changes in classroom behavior and a child’s ability to stay focused and on task. I suspect that this is sometimes caused by seasonal allergies and the medications used to treat... Read more
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Help Improve Your Child’s Memory

Jun 03, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Connie McCarthy

Good visual and memory skills can help your child be successful in school. You can help improve these skills with a simple, fun activity that takes about ten to twenty minutes. This game can be played on a flat surface at ho... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Play "Read Around the Room" to Improve Reading Standards

May 28, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parent Involvement, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Here’s an activity that combines visual, auditory, and tactile skills in a game that can help improve national reading standards. I used this game with my own children to increase their interest in reading at an early a... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Logical Thinking Games Make Learning Fun

May 20, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parent Involvement, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Playing "logical" games with your child helps them develop critical thinking skills needed for math and reading success. Analogies are just a comparison of two things. These analogy games promote making connections and seein... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Learning Through "Discovery"

May 14, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Connie McCarthy

Information is so meaningful when children learn through "discovery." My class just read a story about being a "Nature Detective." The discussion, following the story, led to some interesting ideas and comments about how th... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Math Fun with Snacks

May 07, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parent Involvement, Nutrition, Kids Math, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Turn snack time into math time with a few simple tricks and activities to make math fun and delicious! Play “Roll for a Snack.” Use a small snack cup or plate. Take one die, from a pair of dice, and have you... Read more