Monday's tragic school shooting in Chardon, Ohio, has left the community reeling and the nation wondering WHY??? Was T.J. Lane, the 17-year-old alleged shooter, bullied by other students? Was he dealing drugs? Was it over a recent break-up with his girlfriend? Was it because he was a lonely student raised by his grandfather rather than his parents? Those rumors and theories are all circulating in the media.
Listening to a toddler speak can be endearing, if not a little confusing. But the next time you "ooh" and "aah" over your little one's jumbled jargon, keep your ears open to make sure you're hearing at least a few real words.
Researchers from the Child Study Institute at Bryn Mawr College have identified a list of 25 words that every toddler should be using by the age of two. Find out what those 25 words are.
Cooking is fun.
From a young age, my mom instilled this idea in my head. From keeping me on the counter with her while cooking, to allowing me to explore the kitchen as I grew, I was raised with a love of cooking. I thank my mom for helping me learn how to cook and for countless other family members, friends and teachers who formed my love of creating in the kitchen.
The 3 years of posts took a long time to scroll through but these 10 are my very favorite we made for FamilyEducation.com since May 2009. I hope you will join me over at my main blog No Time For Flash Cards for new activities almost every day !
Fine Motor Letter Match
Monster Gift Bag
Father's Day Stress Balls
Shoe Organizer Art Storage
Learning about shapes is more than identification it's about manipulating them, understanding space and how things go together. Hands on activities are great ways to start teaching your kids about shapes.
Shape and Hide
Circle of Circles
Emory Board Shapes
Open Ended Shape Collage
I have a passion for letters, specifically teaching them and I love exposing kids to them through crafts, games and play. Here are some of the best alphabet themed posts I have done here at FamilyEducation.com
Alphabet Clean Up
Find and Stick Letter Hunt
Letter I-SPY Bottle
Candy Letter Match
Expectations are higher than a Harry Potter quidditch match for J.K. Rowling's upcoming novel for adults. She just announced the book will be published sometime this year by Little, Brown, sending the Pottersphere into a tweeting, gleeful frenzy.
And look! The first post ever I wrote for the FE site. T. was four, and L.--how could it be? L. was only seven years old. Monday will be my last day here, so it seems fitting to put up my first post ever for my second-to-last-post.
If you are a parent, or soon-to-be one, or will be one in the future, this has happened, or will happen to you one day:
8 Printable Thank-You Cards for Teachers
As the end of the school year approaches, it's nice to thank your favorite educators for all their hard work. Print any of these free printable teacher appreciation cards to show your gratitude in a cute and simple way.
Great Gift Ideas for Dad's First Father's Day
Every dad's first Father's Day is a special one. Honor Daddy's important new role with a fun and heartfelt gift from you and your baby.
Explore Funbrain Jr. with Your Preschooler
Looking for fun online games, adorable stories, and cool printables for preschoolers and kindergartners? Check out the new Funbrain Jr., a fun place to learn for children ages 2 to 6.
11 Succulent Vegetarian Recipes for the Grill
Barbecue season isn't just for meat-lovers! These vegetarian recipes for the grill are a healthy and delicious alternative to typical barbecue fare.