Phoneme Segmentation Activities For Your Classroom

Phoneme Segmentation Activities For Your Classroom

Students with strong phonological awareness skills demonstrate better literacy skills. Phoneme segmentation focus on building phonemic awareness by listening to the individual sounds that form spoken words. Teachers incorporate phoneme segmentation with hands-on activities in small group instruction or the entire classroom. Parents can use similar exercises for independent practice at home. What Is Phoneme…

Art Class  & Art Room Bulletin Board Ideas

Art Class & Art Room Bulletin Board Ideas

An art teacher NEEDS to have a great bulletin board. It’s not just personal pride. Art is a visual medium, and what better way to get students excited about the next art class than to have an art bulletin board that just POPS! Art bulletin board ideas are excellent resources for teaching school kids about…

The Best Diamond Art Kits For Creative Expression

The Best Diamond Art Kits For Creative Expression

Have you tried diamond painting as a hobby? Diamond painting is one of the most relaxing, stress-relieving, enjoyable hobbies for adults and kids. Without any artistic skills, you can diamond paint the most amazing pictures. We’ve created a list of the best diamond art kits to start you on your unforgettable journey. We’ve included beautiful…

Kiwico Yummy Crate Review

Kiwico Yummy Crate Review

I am a believer in KiwiCo and their innovative STEM box for kids products and subscription crates.  They makes science kits and toys that are fun and educational. Recently, they expanded their monthly box project offering to include a new area to explore – COOKING! This subscription box is focused on cooking and food.  I…

9 Of The Best Slime Toy Sets For Top Scientific Play

9 Of The Best Slime Toy Sets For Top Scientific Play

Kids love playing with slime! It’s a sticky, gooey, gloopy mess – and it can also be a wonderful science lesson! Slime laboratory kits can provide young scientists with (very messy) hands-on experience of a wide range of scientific principles. Through fun and safe experiments, they can learn about polymers, viscosity, density, cohesion, the scientific method, and…

The Best Kids Craft Table & Kids Art Table In 2022

The Best Kids Craft Table & Kids Art Table In 2022

A kids’ art table or kids’ craft table is one of the best options for kids’ furniture that will declutter your dining table, kitchen tabletop, or office desk and provide hours of entertainment for kids. A play table design motivates creativity where kids can sit or stand while having fun drawing, painting, coloring, and creating…

Best Online Mapping Tools To Teach Map Making For Kids

Best Online Mapping Tools To Teach Map Making For Kids

With the touch of a button, some enthusiasm, and the help of products and services like web mapping APIs, any student can create gorgeous maps. Whether the school project requires building a U.S.-location map or a global history project, interactive data visualizations help students understand the complete picture. Most mapping tools feature a way to…

14 of The Best Math Games For Kids -Fun and Educational Math Apps for Children

14 of The Best Math Games For Kids -Fun and Educational Math Apps for Children

Math games for kids encourage children to learn and improve their essential addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills while having fun with their family or playing with other students in the classroom. The best math games are unique, simple, addictive, and have multiple variations, allowing kids to play the games over and over without getting…

How necessary is STEM really?

How necessary is STEM really?

Hearing about STEM programs being incorporated into schools is nothing new, though I still frequently encounter districts that don’t have any STEM initiative in place. That doesn’t alarm me at first glance. See, I have also worked with schools who have a set-aside STEM time one day each week, and with schools who have a…

20 of The Best Space Books for Kids in 2019

20 of The Best Space Books for Kids in 2019

I think it is outstanding that children are getting interested in outer space again. For too long, the idea of exploring our universe seemed like it had stalled, and with it so did our interest in the stars. But now we are on the cusp of a new generation of astronauts heading off into the…

35 Stellar STEM Books For Summer Satisfaction

35 Stellar STEM Books For Summer Satisfaction

A summer reading list containing exciting STEM books with great stories and authentic problems to solve may inspire kids to want to read more this summer. STEM principles incorporate four subjects: science, technology, engineering, and math. For some, these are fun subjects, but for other students, it may be difficult and daunting topics. Here is…

What Is Guided Reading (and How To Use It In 2022)

What Is Guided Reading (and How To Use It In 2022)

Reading is an essential skill all children and adults need in modern society. With guided reading, students improve their reading skills, problem-solving techniques, and learn to read with meaning. The key to successful guided reading is small groups of students reading from carefully selected leveled text. During the 1960s in New Zealand, Marie Clay and…

Getting Started With Zentangle Patterns For Kids in the Classroom

Getting Started With Zentangle Patterns For Kids in the Classroom

You ever feel the need to draw to get out your creative side – but you aren’t sure how to begin? You aren’t alone.  This need inspired the creation of Zentangle Patterns. Maria Thomas used to inscribe her botanical illustrations at local fairs.  People – strangers -would approach her and express their desire for creativity. …

Exploring The World With The Atlas Crate

Exploring The World With The Atlas Crate

Ever since we had the opportunity to review KiwiCo’s entire line of educational subscription crates, we’ve been waiting to see what new product they would come up with for this holiday season. The wait has ended.   The Atlas Crate has arrived. Is it as good a value as the other subscription boxes made by KiwiCo?…

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