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HiHo! Cherry-O Inspired Game Night

Game night is a fun way for preschoolers to learn taking turns and build mathematics foundations.  HiHo! Cherry-O! is a favorite with my family.  We extended the game into an evening of fun and learning with fine motor, mathematics, and literacy connections.  Yes, at in our household, we make everyday activities, learning opportunities.  A big …

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Best Reading Games for Boys

Boys learn differently than girls… and active girls learn differently than other girls!  There are certain subjects that these in-motion kids really don’t like to do.  Why?  Because sitting in one place doing something quietly can be very difficult for their active personalities!  So, how do we get math, reading, and spelling drilled into their …

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Kindle Fire Apps For Kids

I’m a huge fan of my kids owning their Kindle Fires. I wanted to share with you about some of the Kindle Fire apps for kids that they enjoy playing the most on their Kindles. I recruited my kids for this post. They each shared their favorite apps that they love playing. I hope that these …

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Beat the Winter Chill With Backyard Gaming

  While outdoor temperatures remain chilly, it can be tempting to let kids hibernate indoors. In sub-zero weather, this may be smart. In most other cases, children benefit more from getting outdoor exercise. Backyard games help strengthen muscle and bone, help kids develop hand-eye coordination and provide cardiovascular benefits. Kids kept indoors for months are …

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Christmas Game Ideas for Kids

There are so many fun Christmas game ideas for kids, but no doubt, these are my favorites for breaking the ice and getting kids giggling! Christmas may be technically over, but if your family is anything like mine, you’ve still got several get-togethers ahead.   There’s the extended family get-together, the far-away distant cousin get-together, …

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