...how a former teacher and her little ones do
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Toys and Games for Fine Motor Practice
There are lots of easy, simple, and free fine motor skills activities you can do at home, but sometimes you[...]
125+ Ways to Practice Making Letters
  Here are lots of different ways you and your child can practice making letters!  A lot of the ideas[...]
Abacus Patterns Printable Cards – FREE
One of my favorite math toys...I mean math manipulatives...to use with my children when they are young is an abacus! [...]
Disney CARS Ornaments made with salt dough
Luke has been a huge fan of Disney Cars for a few years now.  When I saw Rainy Day Mum's[...]

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Genny Upton, M.A.Ed.

In Lieu of Preschool & Parent Teach Play

About the Author

Genny has been sharing preschool-at-home activities here at In Lieu of Preschool since 2011.  She has 7 years combined experience as a 5th grade classroom teacher and a K-5 Title I Reading Specialist.  Genny has been a stay at home mom now for almost 10 years, and has 4 children ages 9, 8, 2, and 1.  She currently teaches her 4th and 3rd graders, and writes about their homeschool adventures on ParentTeachPlay.  Genny is excited about "round two" of preschool with her current toddlers, so look for lots of all new activities here on In Lieu of Preschool!   

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