DIY Paper Dolls

Our talented ten year old neighbor, Gia, is the best mother’s and babysitter!  She brings toys and thinks of new activities to do with my

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Nature Alphabet Book

This week, preschool and kindergarten children ran around my backyard searching for nature’s treasures in order to make and write nature alphabet books. What a

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Frisbee Fun

Don’t you think physical exercise, just like mental exercise, rewards children with better skills, health and fitness? If you have a Frisbee, you can get

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Pretend Play Restaurant

Teach Words Playing restaurant involves complex thinking and vocabulary. Help your child think about going out to eat, the menu, the server, the waiting for

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Map making

I love kids’ maps, both of real and imaginary places. Here are a few examples of my daughters’ map making.  We had such fun! Your

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    Hi! I’m Melissa Taylor, mom, writer, & former elementary teacher & literacy trainer. I love sharing good books & fun learning resources.

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