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Take a Hike for Summer Learning

Jul 20, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kids Reading, Elementary School

Summer is such a great time to spend some low-key time with your kiddies. One of my favorite low-key activities with younger elementary-age kids is a nature walk in the woods. Ask your kids to pick a few of their favorite boo... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Play a Pattern Game for Learning Fun!

Jul 16, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Reading, Kids Math, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Let's have some pattern fun with a game I call "Powerful Patterns." For this game you will need a deck of playing cards.The game can be played on any flat surface. The adult and child sit side-by-side, facing in the same dire... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Recognizing Patterns is a First Step to Success in Reading and Math

Jul 09, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Reading, Kids Math, Connie McCarthy

Patterns are part of our daily life!Some patterns are visual; such as the way tiles are placed on a floor. Some patterns are auditory, like "e-i, e-i, o" in the song "Old MacDonald Had A Farm." We all, unconsciously, follow p... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Understanding One-to-One Correspondence

Jun 25, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Reading, Kids Math, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

One-to-one correspondence is a fundamental skill in both math and reading.Adults use this concept every day. We automatically count out appropriate dollar bills and coins to pay for items. We set the table for the right amoun... Read more
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Summer Reading Program Keeps Young Minds Active

Jun 23, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kids Reading

Thought this Summer Reading Program from Half Price Books was a neat idea. (Of course I was one of those kids who read after a bedtime with a flashlight under the covers so it's not surprising I like this promotion to encoura... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Time for a Rhyme

Jun 18, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kindergarten, Kids Reading, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Children learn how to talk instinctively. It is a natural process. It occurs through interaction with family members, caregivers, or even playmates. However, this is not the case with reading. Reading must be learned.Lear... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Simple Tools for Sharp Listening Skills

Jun 12, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kindergarten, Kids Reading, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

In this digital age an old-fashioned, child-friendly cassette tape player can be your four-to-six year old's best friend!Do you have to be away on a business trip, and miss your child's bedtime story? Record your child's favo... Read more
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Summer Learning Activity Can Turn Into Donated Rice

Jun 10, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kids Reading, Kids Math

A colleague sent me this neat site that promotes learning and feeds people at the same time! I have to confess I probably spent a little too much time reviewing my high school french vocabulary but it's hard to stop when each... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Mother's Day Reflections - "My Mom's Hair Is Like Polished Wood"

Jun 09, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Writing, Kids Reading, Connie McCarthy

"My mom's hair is like polished wood," wrote one student in my class. Another wrote "Her hugs feel like the ocean waves." Yet another wrote "If I could choose any mom in the world to be my mom, I would choose her."  ... Read more
Connie McCarthy
The Triangle Base: Three Core Skills All Early Elementary Children Need To Enhance Learning

Jun 02, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Writing, Kids Reading, Kids Math, Connie McCarthy

When parents want to prepare a healthy meal for their child, there are hundreds of cookbooks to guide them. But when a parent wants to prepare their child for school success, there are limited resources at their disposal. Tha... Read more