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Connie McCarthy
Improve Your Young Child's Drawing and Handwriting Skills

Jan 28, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Summer Learning, School Success, Motor Skills, Kindergarten, Kids Writing, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

In my last post I shared some simple activities that can help your young child improve cutting skills. Today's games are very effective in improving your child's drawing and handwriting skills. Fill a shirt-sized cardboa... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Foundation Skills for Young Learners

Jan 07, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in School Success, Kindergarten, Kids Writing, Kids Reading, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy

The New Year is a time for reflection and resolution.  We tend to get rid of what doesn’t work in our life, and fine-tune what does. Parents want to know how to maximize their young child’s early learning su... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Holiday Traditions that Improve Reading and Writing Skills

Dec 15, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Writing, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy

The Holiday Season is a time for family traditions. Retelling stories from your childhood and establishing new holiday experiences with your own family is one of the joys of the season. One of my fondest memories, as a child,... Read more
SchoolFamily
Writing Contests for Kids

Nov 23, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kids Writing

Looking for a way to inspire your kids to do a little more writing? Perhaps these contests will do the trick:Olive Garden's Pasta Tales ContestThis contest will give writers in grades 1 through 12 in the U.S. and Canada the o... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Pizza Wheel Activity: Teaching Color Words

Sep 29, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Motor Skills, Kindergarten, Kids Writing, Kids Reading, Connie McCarthy

It’s a colorful world and knowing basic color words are key for your child’s school success! Here’s a simple to make, and simple to use activity for some color word fun: With a ruler and a pencil divide a wh... Read more
SchoolFamily
How to Sneak Learning into your Child's Play

Jul 22, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kids Writing, Kids Reading, Kids Math

A parent's summer dilemma: How to strike that balance between letting your kids have R & R and keeping their brains active --to prevent the summer slide. Came across this article that lists 9 tangible ways to create fun, ... Read more
Connie McCarthy
First Grade Letters to a Marine in Iraq; "I Hope You're Cozy in Your Tent!"

Jul 02, 2009 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Kids Writing, Connie McCarthy

One of the students in my first grade class has a cousin who is a Marine, recently deployed to Iraq. I decided to make a "learning about writing letters" lesson very meaningful, by writing actual letters to this young Marine... 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
Tim Sullivan
National Handwriting Day and Writing Worksheets

Dec 15, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Kids Writing

Like this handwriting/inauguration idea from the folks at Handwriting Without Tears. Could be a great activity for a long holiday school vacation.We have a ton of downloadables here on our site, too, including a bunch on writ... Read more