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Cut-the-rope-4.jpg (800×667) Hippo Paint. Printable Animal Masks Craft. Penmanship: The Art of Teaching Handwriting. I don't teach the letters in order from A to Z; instead, I teach them according to the type of strokes that are used to form each letter.

Penmanship: The Art of Teaching Handwriting

I first teach u, i, and t. These are the simplest letters and when the children practice them they can write the words it and the Spanish word for you: tu. Point out to the children that they do not pick up their pencils until the have finished the whole word and then go back to dot the i's and cross the t's and that you use a backward stroke to cross the t's. Children love to write long lines of i's and t's and then go back to dot and cross.

Next and l. Then I teach the letters c, a, and d. I tell the children that the letter c looks like an ocean wave and as we form the letter we chant ocean wave. The letter a is just like the c except that it ends with the same stroke as the letter c. The letter d is just like the a but continues up above the middle line. Finally we go on to letters n and m. Now we go back and pick up the letters that combine shapes. Sea Printables for Kids - Sea Coloring Pages - Sea Creatures Printables - Kaboose.com. Whats on Edinburgh and Things to do in Edinburgh. Language Learning: Flash Card and Other Games. Tackling a new language is daunting. There are so many options out there but how do you choose the best one? As I prepare to travel to Europe with my boys this fall I have been researching the best ways to introduce German and Italian to my toddler son Dek.

I am also looking for ways to brush up on my rudimentary Italian skills. One of my tried and true methods for learning Spanish back in high school was flash cards. They are so easy to use and make. Recently we have been using flash cards with Dek at the dinner table. It taught Dek his letters.It kept him at the table and eating his dinner. Once Dek had mastered his letters and showed signs of boredom (i.e. he got down from the table after 2 bites of food), I picked up some Spanish flash cards. I plan to make Italian flash cards so Dek and I can continue to learn before our trip.

Flash cards I love Usbourne Language Cards- Spanish Words and Phrases ($8-10 per pack)FlashKids- Spanish ($3-5 per pack) Feeling Crafty. Telediario. What's on for Kids and Families in Edinburgh, Scotland. Events, activities and attractions, thing's to do for families and children in Edinburgh. Family friendly holiday destination ideas in the Edinburgh area. Free Printable Kids Word matching Games. Games. Gathered here you will find all the printable games at Activity Village.

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Always fun for a rainy day, for taking on holiday (easy to transport and light, too!) Or for filling in odd moments during the holidays, you'll find quite a variety here including old favourites and new. Print and cut out our bright and cheerful Chinese Zodiac File Folder Game, and your children will have fun spelling out the names of all the animals.

Print out this Easter game, assemble a few bits and pieces to play, and have fun! Instructions are below. Here's a fun set of dominoes featuring a cute collection of farm animals - a bit more interesting than black and white dots! You can print out two sets of these printable farm animal cards to play snap or memory, or print 4 sets to play Happy Families. The more hands-on practice young children have with counting, the easier it becomes to visualize numbers and give meaning to them. Print out this set of Halloween dominoes. Fun Printable Games and Puzzles for Kids. Kids Activities: The Official Site - Iron Man, Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, Captain America, Thor, Wolverine, Ultimate Spider-Man, Superhero Squad, Fantastic Four, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Activities & Puzzles, Online Games, Digital Comics, Animate.

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Maggie's Learning Adventures Home. Online Audio Stories » Online Audio Stories. Dot-to-dot - Connect the dots and color. Aquatic Life Worksheets - Twisty Noodle. Home. Preschool Themes and Lesson Plans. Preschool Express by Jean Warren: preschool activities, games, songs, crafts, art, music, learning, skills, stories and patterns. Free Printable Flash Cards. Elementary Web Sites for English Language Learners. There are not many websites designed especially for elementary-age English language learners.

Elementary Web Sites for English Language Learners

In order to provide these students with extra practice in English, it is necessary to examine sites intended for English native speakers. How do students use these sites? First, I introduce a web site in ESL class and allow students to try out a few activities. In order to do this, you will need to have a computer in your room or access to a computer lab. I use wireless laptops in my room so that students can each look at their own screen.

Directions for accessing the site are handed out. Here is a list of some of the sites my students are using. Sites for Grades PreK-2 Literacy Center.net - an early childhood language learning site. Sites for Grades 3-5 MadLibs for Advanced Beginners in Grades 3-5KidsKnowit Network - Learning videos for students is grades 3-6.Reading is Fundemental. Sites for Grades 4-8.