The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

June 24, 2015
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5 Fun Activities for Learning Colors and Shapes

With items around your home and inexpensive dollar store buys, you can have fun teaching your child colors and shapes! Here are a few ideas to try this summer, including a link to web-based flashcards from Evan-Moor: 1. Color and … Continue reading

June 16, 2015
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10 Easy Ways to Keep Your Child Learning All Summer

Summer is a time filled with swimming, picnics, and lots of watermelon. It is also one of the most natural times to engage your child’s curious mind! Whether homeschoolers take a break over the summer or homeschool year-round, these 10 … Continue reading

June 11, 2015
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The ABCs of Kindergarten Success: Ways to Help Your Child Learn the Alphabet

A child’s academic success may very well begin with learning the ABCs. As years of studies have concluded, “The cognitive skills children demonstrate at kindergarten entry can potentially shape their early school experience.” (Sameroff and Haith, 1996) Recognizing and naming … Continue reading

June 2, 2015
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How to Prepare a Schedule for Homeschooling in the Summer

As soon as we can start going to the pool, our family switches gears into summer mode. It is easy to let school slide in the summer, but we maintain our priorities of learning and staying on a schedule. Our … Continue reading