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Toys and Games for Fine Motor Practice

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There are lots of easy, simple, and free fine motor skills activities you can do at home, but sometimes you want something that’s already ready already.  Am I right???  So here are some of our favorite commercially available toys and games for fine motor practice! What do you mean by fine motor practice? Wikipedia defines […]

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Halloween & Fall Master Book Lists for Kids

With Autumn being in full swing and Halloween right around the corner, here are some great fiction, nonfiction, and poetry kids’ books you won’t want to miss!  I’ve included books to cover both the season and the “holiday” so whether you’re looking for just the one or both, I’ve got you covered!  In the following […]

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Printable Homework and Morning Work – and how I’m using it in my kindergarten homeschool!

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This past year I have been doing kindergarten homeschool with my oldest child, who just turned 6. By mid-year, his reading and math skills were advanced enough that I wanted to introduce him to some independent work — both for the additional benefits and challenges that would provide him, as well as for having something […]

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Our 2013-2014 Preschool & Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum Plan

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We have decided to officially homeschool our oldest who’s 5-1/2 for kindergarten this year, and continue with preschool at home for our youngest who just turned 4 years old. Over the next few posts, I’ll share with you the curriculum and resources we’ll be using this year, our school room set up, our organization systems, […]

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FREE printables for BOB Books Set 1 Book 8: Muff and Ruff

For more great BOB Books go-along activities and printables, be sure to follow my BOB Books Pinterest board! Here are the next set of FREE BOB Books printables for Set 1, Book 8: Muff and Ruff!!  These free printable sheets of activities for kids are designed to go-along with the BOB Books for beginning readers: You can click this […]

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An Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Game

For more fun kids’ activities from In Lieu of Preschool,   follow me on Facebook, Twitter, G+, Sulia, RSS, and/or by email today! This is a fun and simple activity that doesn’t take long to make or do.  Alphabet Toss-Up incorporates movement into learning to get kids’ interest piqued and provides practice differentiating between upper and lowercase […]

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Simple Sticker Christmas Trees

This is one of the easiest crafts my kids have done this Christmas!  These Christmas trees with sticker ornaments couldn’t be simpler and the kids had a lot of fun crafting them.  Coloring, painting, and using stickers are great for fine motor development which will help with future writing!!   Here are the very easy directions: 1. […]

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Even More Fun Activities for Kids using a Turkey Baster

Yesterday I shared 5 Fun Activities for Kids using a Turkey Baster as a guest post on WRAL: Go Ask Mom.  Click here to read my original post and even find out where I’ve found turkey basters for just a dollar each!!!   But that’s not all!   Here are EVEN MORE ways to have fun with a turkey […]

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Must-See Math on Tuesday Tots! #linky

Tuesday Tots is a weekly link-up sharing posts for kids 5 and under co-hosted by In Lieu of Preschool (me), Rainy Day Mum, Growing a Jeweled Rose, and Learn with Play at Home. I’ve been in a math mood this past week!  When I saw several math posts shared on Tuesday Tots, I was drawn right to them!    Here are three must-see […]

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