Label the Room Activity

This post contains affiliate links What method are you using to teach your preschoolers to learn to read? Are you more focused on phonics, or do you use the whole language approach? As a former teacher, I would suggest a balance of both strategies to help kids successfully learn to read (read this Wikipedia post…

Preschool Book Box- What a great way to make book boxes for preschool and kindergarten students! Pairs perfectlywith our "Books take you places" theme.

Preschool Book Box

This post contains affiliate links So the other day I was placing my usual weekly Amazon orders (as a mom of four under four, Amazon Prime is a lifesaver), and I bought this three pack of Lysol wipes. When my happy mail came to the door, I unpacked it all and noticed the wipes came…

Free Summer Reading Programs for kids in 2017

Free Summer Reading Programs

One of my best childhood memories is participating in the Summer Reading Program at our local library. I loved bringing home a stack of new books to read and record every week, but it never felt like enough! I would fly right through my entire book stack in one afternoon and be dying to get…

Name Recognition Soup- a fun activity for preschoolers to learn the letters of their name!

Name Recognition Soup

At about three years old kids start learning the letters of the alphabet and one very important sight word- their name! When we did name recognition activities with my oldest son, Cannon, I had a blast coming up with tons of different ways for him to learn his name through play. There were no flashcards…

books about lines

Must-Read books about Lines

Lines. They seem simple enough, but there can be so much more to them! I remember learning about different types of lines in math class- segments, rays, and the good old line. Then there was line relationships- parallel, perpendicular, intersecting. And after lines intersected you got fun things like angles and shapes. Really- there is…

5 unique name recognition activities

5 Unique Name Recognition Activities

This post contains affiliate links One of the first words a child learns to read in preschool is his/her name. I know name activities have been something fun for my kids as it brings them a sense of pride when they see and recognize it in various places. I use my handy-dandy label maker to…

Gift Tag Memory Game

December is a busy time of year. We are shopping, baking, attending parties and events, etc. On top of that, there’s still some home preschooling to get done, too! This DIY game was the perfect opportunity to slow down and play a classic game of memory with my tthree-year-oldwhile also getting some literacy practice in!…

nursery rhyme sorting activity

Nursery Rhyme Sorting Activity

In the past, I’ve done a couple story sorting activities with my boys (Goodnight Moon Story Sorting). They were fun, easy to put together, and provided LOADS of educational benefits. While sorting is typically considered a math skill, in a story sorting activity, we combine math and literacy- winning! Today I put another twist on…

What to expect from your Bookroo Subscription

Last week I wrote a post about how to find the best children’s books for your kids, this week I want to tell you more about the subscription service we’re using to help us with that: Bookroo! If you haven’t heard of Bookroo before, it’s a subscription service that sends your child/ren quality books right…

How to find the best children's books for your kids

How to Find the Best Children’s Books for your Kids

If you’re a regular reader of Munchkins and Moms, then you know how addicted we are to quality children’s literature! (If you’re not a regular reader, I hope you’ll take the time to browse the site and discover some fun ways to combine literature and play!) I try to keep up with the latest in…

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