Free Pre-Writing Tracing Activities


Damien (currently 2 years, 7 months old) has been really into tracing over the past few months. He will ask for tracing activities multiple times a day and has become very good at it. So far tracing is his favorite activity and he hasn’t shown much interest in writing letters on his own lately (he did when he first turned two), but that’s just fine with me! Follow the lead and interests of the child. Here are the tracing forms […]

Baby #3 On the Way (Coming Sep. 2014)


We are excited to announce that we are expecting our third child this September. There will be a three year and three month age gap between my second-born and my third-born, which I hope will be a good spacing. I am very much looking forward to sharing many new printables and curriculum plans for this little one that I have been quietly working on over the past few months. I don’t know whether or not this will be our last […]

Printable Fractions Posters & Manipulatives (Free Download)


Fractions are so fascinating to me. In written form they can sometimes seem so complex, confusing, and bewildering. But in reality they are so simple, full of interesting patterns, and logical, easy-to-comprehend mathematical truths. Even a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old can easily see that 1/2 = 2/4ths = 4/8ths. When you can actually see the meaning behind the symbols, it is so easy to grasp and understand. Parts of a whole (which is all that fractions are, really) is something all […]

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Free Colorful 100 Chart (Printable)


I made this for Damien (age 2 years, 2 months) recently, as he is really into numbers and counting. I don’t ask him to count out loud too often, as I usually count for him, but apparently he can count pretty high, especially when he is looking at written numerals. So far he has spontaneously counted to about 40, and also has counted by 10′s to 90 (while looking at the chart). This chart matches the color scheme of the number line I […]

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Learning Big Number Names (Free Poster)


Learning the names of big numbers, if we’re being honest, doesn’t top the list as one of the most practical of all the skills I will teach my kids. That is, it’s not something that they’re going to use every day, as discussions rarely go over the trillions mark. But here’s why I want to learn about large number names with my kids anyway: 1. It’s fun! All kids wonder about big numbers. They are fun to think about, and […]

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