YouTube Art Lessons for Kids

Everyone knows that you can literally learn anything on YouTube.  Using YouTube Art Channels as an educational resource is a great way to shape your child’s exposure to art history and to grow their skills. It’s like amazing and free art lessons. Yay!  Here’s our Art Channel list for kids, already screened for the stuff you don’t want kids to be exposed to on YouTube, such as...

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Handwriting Practice for Perfectionist Kids {5 Tips}

You’ve seen it before. Your child or your student is progressing beautifully with handwriting practice but he or she is child is frustrated and upset. Her letters don’t meet her standards. He erases until there is a hole in the paper. She throws her pencil to the floor. He is never happy with how he is writing.  I’ve seen this with my own kids and talked to many parents who are at a loss with how to proceed...

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How to Teach Place Value in Math

The Whack It! Place Value Math Game is a great addition to how to teach place value in math.  Place value is one of those math activities that is just so easy and fun to do outside of a workbook. We’ve often used whole body learning to learn place value with our feet and now we found another way with this table top game.  All you need is a flyswatter (we got ours from the dollar store), some painter’s tape,...

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Easy Science Experiments for Kids: How to Make a Volcano Erupt

We love easy, simple science experiments that we can do right in our kitchen.  This volcano experiment required two easy recipes that even very young kids can help put together. Once you have the volcano set up, you can create lava explosions over and over again.    {This post contains affiliate links.} What could be more exciting than that?  I’ll tell you! This activity (and 149 more) is part of a...

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How to Teach Kids to Memorize Their Address and Phone Number

Here’s an easy way for kids to memorize their phone number and address (actually this technique works with anything you need them to memorize, from preschoolers up to teenagers). And they can do it while they are on the go.  We are creating a muscle memory by using hands-on learning and I have a free download for you that makes this activity super easy. {This post contains affiliate links.} When your child goes through a...

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Cool Science Experiments ~ Back Yard Animal Tracking Station

Find out what kind of animals come through your yard at night. You might be surprised at who your nocturnal and early morning visitors are. We love cool science experiments! This one can be done any time of the year.  We decided to add this to our list of fun Summer Science Experiments. This can certainly be done in the winter as snow is a wonderful way to capture animal prints.  Supplies A sheet of...

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