Typing Programs and Games

/ May 3, 2024

When I was in high school, one of the best, most useful classes I took was a typing class. I had been hunt-and-pecking for years, but this class really made a difference for me. Ever since I took the course,

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Road Scholar: Play and Learn Spanish

/ November 20, 2023

Road Scholar: Play and Learn Spanish is not only out of print, but the entire company is no more, so I’m really glad we found it at a thrift store! It’s a bit like Candyland, but with Spanish words and

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Measure Up!

/ September 25, 2023

For music students, rhythmic proficiency is so important. There are many ways to practice rhythms, and Measure Up is just one more way. However, it is just a small deck of cards, so readily stored. This post may contain affiliate

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Compose Yourself

/ September 4, 2023

Compose Yourself is a really clever tool that’s, unfortunately, out of print. Even more frustrating, their website has been taken down, so you can’t even use it. However, there are workarounds, and the game is readily available on eBay. Compose

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Upwords

/ August 28, 2023

I picked up Upwords on a whim from the thrift store. I’d heard of it, and that it was good, but that was it. Especially if you don’t have any other spelling games, Upwords is a total win! This post

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Scrabble

/ August 21, 2023

Everyone knows Scrabble, but it’s the best-known spelling game for a reason. And even better than that, you can work on your math at the same time that you work on your spelling! This post may contain affiliate links, meaning

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Bananagrams

/ August 14, 2023

My kids LOVE playing with our Bananagram tiles! If your kids are interested in playing with letters, these can be an excellent option for you. It’s easy to rearrange them to see how to create different words. This post may

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Boggle

/ August 7, 2023

Can I tell you a secret? I don’t think I like this game. Whew, I’m glad that’s off my chest! Boggle is an oft-recommended game for spelling, but it’s one we haven’t really played yet. This post may contain affiliate

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Quiddler

/ July 31, 2023

Do you want a game to work on both spelling and math? Did you enjoy playing the game of Spoons as a child as much as I did? Then Quiddler is the perfect game for you! This post may contain

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Reading Better Together

/ July 28, 2023

Reading Better Together is a fantastic curriculum to help you teach your child how to read. Not only are there detailed lesson plans and books to use, but tons of support, how-to videos, bonuses, games, a private Facebook group, and

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Snap It Up!

/ July 24, 2023

Looking for a fun game to work on basic spelling? Look no further than Snap It Up! You can either use it as a fun, fast-paced game to work on speed, or use turns and take your time a bit

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Freebie Hub

/ July 19, 2023

Just by signing up for my email newsletter (which is generally just once a month), you can gain access to the following freebies: Game Night Board Game Need help deciding what board game you should play next on your family

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Gnomes At Night

/ June 5, 2023

If you find yourself really needing to work on your relationship with one specific child, or you have two kids that need to work on their sibling relationship, Gnomes At Night could be just what you’re looking for. It’s a

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D&D: The Adventure Begins

/ May 1, 2023

Do you love role-playing games, but lack the energy for an entire one? Or maybe you have a kiddo who wants to play D&D, but you don’t know where/how to get started? Then Dungeons & Dragons: The Adventure Begins is

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Reading Resources

/ April 28, 2023

Reading is so important, yet so many struggle with it. Here are some different ways to make reading easier for your family, from curricula to apps, and books to tips and tricks! I hope you find these reading resources helpful.

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Roll-and-Write a Story

/ April 26, 2023

These are super-fun prompts to help writers come up with a short story! There are now three new holiday-themed sheets, too (Spooky, Harvest, and Winter Holiday). A total of 6,480 different writing prompt combinations!

Dungeons and Dragons

/ April 24, 2023

When I was a kid, the kids who played Dungeons and Dragons were, well, nerds. And not in a good way. However, some friends of mine introduced me to it when I was in college, and I have been hooked

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Pre-Reading Activities

/ April 21, 2023

When I was pregnant with my oldest, I always said we’d delay reading. I’d read enough about the benefits of delaying formal education and wanted my kids to play for their first several years. However, my son had different ideas.

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Tell Tale

/ April 17, 2023

You know how little kids can just tell these wildly imaginative stories without even trying? Or is that just my kids? Well, I’m not like that. I need some help. Tell Tale is perfect for giving me the help I

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Spelling Games

/ June 18, 2022

I frequently see questions about different spelling games, so I thought I would do a bonus post quickly on the ones that we have. While they’re all competitive games, it’s not too hard to play cooperatively using open hands, working

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