DIY CVC Pocket Chart

DIY CVC pocket chart

The foundation of reading skills starts by introducing kids to individual letter sounds, followed by teaching them CVC words. These simple words are formed by blending three phonemes with distinct sounds. CVC words follow the consonant-vowel-consonant pattern and are integral to introducing kids to the art of reading.  Teachers use a multitude of tools to … Read more

DIY: How To Make A Planner Out Of A Notebook *Step-by-step Guide*

planner using notebook

Planners are a great way to stay organized. The use of planners is not restricted to working professionals. In fact, any person can benefit from using a planner. You need to find your purpose and choose accordingly. Stay-at-home moms and dads can use planners to help them plan out chores, activities, doctor appointments, and much … Read more

DIY: Making Quick & Easy Animal Crafts For Kids

Animal craft and story retelling

Kids love stories. Stories take them to an imaginary world that they see through their own eyes. In addition to stimulating curiosity, stories support brain development and improve concentration. It also helps build social and communication skills.  Reading stories is a part of my daughter’s daily routine. Snuggling on the bed with her favorite blanket … Read more

DIY: Types Of Triangle Craft

DIY Types of Triangles

Art and crafts are important for a child’s development. These activities allow self-expression, develop patience and confidence, promote planning and organization skills, improve fine motor skills, and enhance understanding of academic subjects.  That’s why I always try to use art and craft activities at home to strengthen school learning. Recently, my daughter learnt about the … Read more

DIY: How To Make A Geoboard At Home? *Step-By-Step Guide*

DIY Geoboard

Being a parent, I am on a constant lookout for tools to do interesting playful activities with my kid. One tool that has become an all-time favorite in our household is a geoboard. So, what is a geoboard? A geoboard is a mathematical manipulative extensively used by educators and parents to teach basic mathematical concepts … Read more

Easy DIY Blending Board for Phonics Lessons

Blending is a technique used to teach little learners how to read. To read effectively, kids must first learn to identify letters and their sounds and then practice blending individual letter sounds to form words.  Teachers often use, what we call, a blending board to conduct blending activities in the classroom. A blending board is … Read more

DIY: Make Fun Number Puzzles At Home

Being an educator, I understand the importance of teaching through unique methods. Children are not always interested in learning through books. I have been using multiple manipulatives, board games, and storybooks to engage children in a comprehensive learning environment. However, it becomes difficult when children simply have to watch the process. At times, they need … Read more

DIY: How to make Algebra Tiles and how to use them?

Today I am here with another DIY activity that is suitable for kids in middle school. Grades 6 and above students learn and practice concepts of algebra in their school curriculum. Algebra tiles are manipulatives that support students in understanding algebraic concepts through visual representation of equations.  Buying individual sets of algebra tiles for every … Read more