As parents we all want the best for our children and one way we can help our children succeed is to teach them to read and encourage them to read. Reading is a skill that they will use for a lifetime and being a strong and avid reader opens up information, knowledge, history and worlds like no other. Here are several ways to encourage your child to read and have fun learning.
I have 3 boys. 2 of them are in elementary school. I am a member of the PTA and a chairperson for our school. I have lots of teacher appreciate ideas I will post this week but here are a few notes and drawings my son gave to his teacher I thought you might like.
Many of us are about to send our kids to preschool or school in the next few weeks. The tone has changed from Summertime activities to talk of back to school.
Most preschool and Kindergarten kids are learning to read or are about to begin reading. One way to encourage children to start reading or become more confident with reading is to provide them with age appropriate books they can read easily.
I am always trying to fit in more fruits and vegetables to my kids diet. In their lunches I often put the fruit cups that do not have added sugar or apple sauce cups (the natural ones without corn syrup or sugar or anything else added). But when we are in the car or at a Soccer game I often find the fruit cups difficult to bring. We usually stick to bananas and apples but sometimes we run out of fresh fruit or my oldest son does not eat apples.
I had an opportunity to try the Veggie Patch Veggie Bites this past week. My family tried the Brocolli Bites, Spinach Bites, Sweet Corn Bites, and Portabella Bites. I was interested in trying the Veggie Patch bites because they are vegetarian, do not contact Trans Fats or MSG.
If you child saves money or gets an allowance and is between the ages of 6-18 and has a great story about saving money please contact us right away. Maybe your son or daughter is saving money to buy a big ticket item, or possibly saving money to donate it to a cause close to your family's heart. If your child has a great money story please email me your name, child's name and age, city you live in and a sentence about your child and money.
The hustle and bustle of the holidays are here. For many of us the frenzy has begun- decorating, shopping, wrapping, holiday parties, school parties, baking, and overly excited children. It can make for a stressful time of year. I love the holidays and everything that comes with it- the Christmas music, decorations, holiday treats, family time, and special memories.
Here at ZiggityZoom.com we want to encourage parents to read to their kids every day! We want kids to get excited about listening to stories, learning to read, and telling stories. We want kids to connect to stories and the characters they read about.
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We have tons of reading and early literacy activities and tools on our site.
Check out our online interactive stories at:Check out our Interactive Stories-here
Or let your child draw a picture or a picture and a sentence if they are a bit older using our Tell a Story Template
Healthy Bean and Vegetable Whole Wheat Wrap Do you need an idea for a quick, easy meal that does not require cooking? Well these wraps are super nutritious and easy as 1-2-3 to put together and get on the table. My kids love wraps and this one is definitely healthy and filling.
Now more than ever is a perfect time to teach your kids about saving money. Make this great Monkey bank with your preschooler or prek student.
Money Matters- Lessons to Teach your Kids about Money- Saving, Spending and Donating
This is a great article to help parents teach kids about saving money, donating to charity, and allocating money for spending.
Fun Kids Game
Hide and Seek Kids Game
Let your kids have fun while learning their numbers-let your kids play hide and seek with Zoomer.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens nationwide today. This action packed Marvel Studio release is full of Avengers, a top-notch cast, chases, good versus bad and saving the world moments. Captain America has always been my husband's favorite Marvel character and he can't wait to see this movie.