Weather and Literacy—Perfect Partners!

  Weather and Literacy—Perfect Partners!   Weather activities offer lots of literacy opportunities. Here are some ideas:   Weather Preschool Lesson Plans from The Activity Idea Place  There are lots of ideas here, sorted by weather feature (rain, snow, clouds, wind…) Activities could be used for home or the classroom.   Extreme Weather Activities from…

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Weather is Always with Us—Might as Well Read These Weather Books!

  Weather is Always with Us—Might as Well Read These Weather Books!   I love to think about weather. It’s interesting and always changing. Here are some books all about this fascinating subject. NONFICTION It’s Stormy! by Alex Appleby This is a nicely done very early reader. Each 2-page spread has a single sentence and…

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Music Activities for the Whole Family

    Music Activities for the Whole Family   Monday’s book post was all about music. Today you can check out these sites. They have a ton of activities for making music part of your everyday life.   Musical Instruments from Activity Village  cymbals, a trumpet, a Didgeridoo…   24 Easy to Make Musical Instruments…

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Terrific Books for Music Lovers (and Anyone Else!)

  Terrific Books for Music Lovers (and Anyone Else!)   It’s been a year since I last wrote a post featuring books with a music theme. These are definitely ones to check out!   Journey to Jazzland by Gia Volterra de Saulnier, illustrated by Emily Zieroth Windy Flute played in an orchestra but she longed for…

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Fun Gardening Games

  Fun Gardening Games   Here are some fun online gardening games. Enjoy!   Groovy Garden  from PBS Kids Click on the dirt piles to grow a groovy garden.   Kid Zone Fun and Games from Gardening with Children There are garden games and other science games, grouped by ages.   Bloomin’ Gardens from Learn4Good…

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Time to Garden! Books to Get You Started

    Time to Garden! Books to Get You Started   Do you like to garden? These books may tell you some new things to try. If you’ve never gardened, these books will give you some ideas on how to get started. Dig in!     Yucky Worms by Vivian French, illustrated by Jessica Ahlberg This is…

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