## Thursday, June 24, 2010

### The Alphabet Box - Part II (& Giveaway!)

~This giveaway is now closed~

As promised, here's Part II to The Alphabet Box. In this post I'll share how we use our box for learning & fun and I'll also have a giveaway at the end. :)

When I first introduced the drawers to James, I focused on one drawer at a time. I'd lay out all the objects on a mat and as I called out the name of each object I'd emphasize the sound of the letter, (e.g. "this is a ssssnake"). James would repeat the names after me and after we'd gone through each object I'd say, "All of these objects begin with the sound 's'."

After James had learned a handful of sounds, I put together a few games. The first was a "Seek and Find" game. I'd randomly place all the objects from 2-3 drawers on the mat and ask him to find an object that began with one of the letters. He'd find it and line it up under the appropriate letter.

James' favorite game is the "Please Bring Me" game. I place some objects (from two trays) on a shelf across the room and ask James to bring to me something that begins with the "t" sound (for example). When he brings back with the correct object I ask him to name it. I confirm the name and making note of the sound, e.g. "Yes, that's a tree. Can you hear the "t" sound in the word 'tree'?"

Another fun game to play with the alphabet box is "I Spy". I put several objects from various drawers on a tray and I'll say, "I spy with my little eye something that begins with the "b" sound." James will then find the object and name it.

Once we start working with our sandpaper letters, my intent is to combine the objects and letters together.
This is really just a variation to the "seek and find" game. The difference being that we'd be working with 10-12 letters at a time and that James will first trace and say the sound of the letter and then he'll need to find the object that matches that sound. The challenge is that there are many more objects and letters to choose from. This activity also has a sensory element to it (touching the sandpaper).

Now for the giveaway!

I think the alphabet box is such a fantastic learning tool and I truly believe all homeschoolers and teachers should have one. I've given you tips and ideas on how to create your own, but I'd love to help you even more. So, I'm going to give away to one person all of the following...

~Letter cards in both upper and lowercase and ONE object for each letter~
(Note: objects are exactly as shown above and the coins are Bermudian currency.)

You'll have 6 chances to win - simply leave me one comment per day until the end of the giveaway, which is at midnight (ADT) on July 29th. This giveaway is open to anyone anywhere! (Yes, that includes you, my lovely reader in Qatar.) :)

Oh how timely...my little guy is in PrePrimary and we are working so hard with his letters right now..this would be a perfect tool to help him on his way.

Christy said...

This is a fantastic giveaway! I would love to win.

sbswtp said...

oh my goodness!!! This is like the best giveaway :) I'm excited about it too...and that's even if I don't win! I have enjoyed both posts on the Alphabet Box and I am on the lookout for objects so I can start one. Have a great day!

rm said...

I love it!! I wish I could find a box here. I know Egg knows most of this, but there is nothing wrong with just doing it for fun. I like your sandpaper letters too, where did you get them, are the wooden?

The girl who painted trees said...

Wow! What a generous giveaway Mari-Ann. I used the pieces from a game I had for our letter drawers. Some of our drawers were empty, but Bear learned all her sounds so fast that she got bored of the alphabet drawers fast. Now we use the pieces for storytelling (she chooses some and we make up stories about them). You can see our alphabet drawers here
I've collected a few miniatures, but I really need more as I want J-jo to have little objects as opposed to the two dimensional thick pieces. I love yours. Can't wait to come back and comment tomorrow!

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

Oh, I would love to be entered for this! I am a homeschool mom. My 2 year old (he will be 3 next month) I am going to start teaching him his ABC's, he already has learned the ABC song & is anxious to learn his ABC! I think your giveaway would be awesome to use as a teaching tool!
Maybe another way this can be used it as a scavenger hunt game! Hide the pieces around the room, give the child the letter card and have them look for the piece that goes with it that matches the 1st letter of the word!

Thank you - what an awesome giveaway!
Nicole
http://mamato3blessings.blogspot.com/

Mama to 3 Blessings - Our Homeschool Blog

Martha said...

Wow, I'm the first! I LOVE this idea, and would be thrilled to win this giveaway! My 2 1/2 year old son is really ready for something like this.

Grace said...

What an amazing idea! I'd love to win and if I don't I will make one. My daughter would love it.

Musical Mama said...

I am in desperate need of miniatures for our alphabet cabinet. I've been working with E on it, but I only have a few drawers complete! Thanks for the giveaway!

The Activity Mom said...

What a fabulous giveaway! That would be so fun! I've wanted to put something like this together forever and just haven't gotten started. Thank you for the chance to win.

Emily said...

I love the alphabet box. Where do you find all the little objects, like an astronaut and the axe? Have you been on the look out whenever your out or did you go to one place that sells stuff like that? Thinking a cake decorating store or party store.

Our Family said...

I've been meaning to put an alphabet box together for a while, but now I don't have to. Thanks!

Jen said...

Two things:
1. THANK YOU for all the amazing ideas. I had no idea there was so much you could do with these cute little objects!
2. THANK YOU for offering such a GENEROUS giveaway!!! Wow you are so sweet!! I'm crossing my fingers and toes. :)

Esmarellda said...

I'm just about to start pre-school with my little guy and would LOVE to start one of these!!!! Thanks so much for the great ideas :-)
thewharys@yahoo.com

Emily said...

This would be perfect for my boys. I plan on making a box if I don't win.

Kathy said...

I love all of your ideas. I especially like your ABC ideas. I teach at a very small church preschool. I would love to win this generous giveaway.

Izzie, Mac & Me said...

I've been wanting to put together a true box...we use items around the house and then put them back where they belong. So, we don't have specific items just for a true box. This is a great way to get started. Thank you so much for hosting such a great giveaway!

Alison said...

WOW! I would love to win this!! An alphabet box is such a fantastic idea!

Beth H said...

oh my what a great giveaway. My little guy is just showing more interest in letter so this would be a wonderful tool for us!!

MijMij said...

Thank you for this post. I didn't know how to introduce sounds, without having to do letters as well. Your box would help us make a start.

Amy and Daniel said...

I love this idea! I would love to have one of my own to use with my little girl!

Lisa said...

I love this!

Packer Family said...

I want to win!!! I love your blog!!!!

Eva Marina said...

What a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

Debbie said...

I would absolutely love to win this for my little sweetie!

*m said...

Ahh, fabulous! Really really fabulous. As a working moma (for the time being) this would be a priceless joy to add to our home learning space (and save so many hours of searching for the objects!). Fabulous. And thanks, as always, for the inspiration!

Becky said...

I teach English as a Second Language for elementary school and this would be great for my kids! Thanks for the giveaway!

rebeccaerins@hotmail.com

Alyssa said...

What a unique and cool giveaway.
I'm so interested in this learning tool - might need to make one for myself if I don't win!

Alyssa
http://lifeoflyssie.com
alyssalb@gmail.com

crazytown mama said...

What an awesome giveaway! I LOVE this idea, and I'm so stealing it whether I win or not... LOVE all of your posts actually although I can never figure out this comment thig enough to post (if this is my second post i am SOOOO sorry... my first didnt show up so I thought I'd try it again...)

Oh, I would LOVE to win this! I have two kids learning their letter sounds and finding objects for a sound box is proving incredibly difficult!

What a generous giveaway! We would of course love to be entered! I hadnt thought of that little umbrella, I have some of those. Yay something in our U box even if we dont win. Thanks for the tip!!

Lindsay said...

okay so this post showed me a few things I could do still with Sammy on these! Thanks for the email with the other information as well. I think I am going to start collecting things for the boxes :-) I would love to win this it would def. help me get started!!

Sherri said...

I would love to win this for my girls! You're blog is really great. I get some wonderful ideas from you that I use with my kids. Thanks for sharing all of your ideas....what a gift to are giving to moms!
solson35 @hotmail.com

April said...

Ok ok, I'm excited and I am going to be back to comment again. I would love to win your giveaway. I am really loving the little apple, ax, wagon. And I think thats a vase and if it is that would be even better because "v" and "x" are hard letters to find.

artsy_momma said...

This is perfect for my toddler! I would love to win this :)

Ashley said...

Great giveaway! Thank you for the chance!

Ashley@meandmarielearning.com

Angie @ Kids Matter said...

This is a great give - away! Thanks!
angie agkerrick(at)hotmail(dot)com

Michelle said...

Perfect. I have a pre-schooler just beginning to work ont eh alphabet!

The Mom I Want To Be said...

Thanks for the ideas of how to use the alphabet box and the great giveway! I would love to make one for my daughter, since I feel like I don't create enough new stuff just for her (she gets big brothers stuff :)

Crunchy and Green said...

This is like the best giveaway! Thank you for explaining the different "games" you can use with the alphabet box.

Theresa said...

what a fabulous giveaway!
LOVE your alphabet box & need to make one of my own! :)

miss carly said...

Oh my! This is a fantastic giveaway!

Even if I don't win, I seriously am bookmarking your site. I am forever looking for new sites!

Thanks!

{misscarly@early-childhood-resources.com}

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

what a great giveaway. so fun!

Nicole said...

What a great giveaway. I found your blog not to long ago and went back and read from the beginning. I so wish I had found something like this when my kid were younger. But even at the age of 4 I can incorporate some of these great ideas and I have passed your blog on to many people with young children. Thank you for taking the time to share these things with us!

Samantha said...

Great idea and giveaway!

Mommy Moment said...

What a lovely giveaway! I'd be blessed if I won!

My spot! said...

What an awesome giveaway! I am looking for miniatures to add to our alphabet box. Nothing beats to having a real object to use for teaching the ABCs! :)

Zonnah said...

This is so sweet of you, not only for the giveaway but for the whole posts on the subject!

Kpop82 said...

So excited I would love help starting my Alpha boxes. My daughter knows all her letters but we are now working on reading skills so a head start on the box would be great.
Thanks!

Susan said...

What an awesome give away! (I think this is Friday...I am typing it on Thursday night and not so good at the time zone thing!)

Fun On a Dime Lady said...

Love this! Thank you!

Alison said...

I love the idea of an alphabet box, but tiny stuff is so hard to find here for some reason...

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This would be an awesome prize to win.

rm said...

June 25ths comment! Good Luck everyone!

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

day 2 (my 2nd entry)
Turn the alphabet cards face down and play memory match, matching the upper & lower case ABC's together!

Thank you so much - what an awesome giveaway!

Nicole
http://mamato3blessings.blogspot.com/

The girl who painted trees said...

I'm back for my second comment. Thanks so much for this giveaway!

Esmarellda said...

really hoping we win this one to use! It's such a fun idea :-)
thewharys@yahoo.com

M/T.A. said...

What a great way to get my alphabet box started! Thanks for the detailed description.

Andrea said...

Wow. I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog via 1+1+1=1. This idea is fantastic for my 31 month old son, Ben. He loves all his letter sounds, but it hasn't yet clicked to associate the sounds with words. I think filling an Alphabet Box with things that truly delight him will assist him in making that connection.

Thank you for the inspiration and tips. I can't wait to find some time to look around the rest of your lovely blog.

Samantha said...

Thanks for this idea. I'll prolly do something similar for Chinese before I get around to English.

Forgot to leave my email in the last comment I made...

speschel @ gmail.com

Thanks again!

Lindsay said...

I'm back for round 2! I didn't want to be completely boring so I will tel you that I am going to have a soft taco for lunch ;-)

Brianna said...

I just made some alphabet bags but I don't have any objects yet - this would be a fantastic start.

Amy and Daniel said...

my second entry, what a great giveaway!

My Child's Diary said...

Musical Mama said...

second entry for me! I really need these, as I started teaching another child preschool as well as my daughter. The first thing he wanted to work on was the alphabet cabinet! And he was so disappointed when I only had a few boxes complete for him to explore!

Tam said...

thanks for the giveaway!

Karra said...

I love this idea and it would be awesome to have this "starter kit"!

The Mom I Want To Be said...

Day #2- Thanks Again!!!

Martha said...

Day two for me. :)
(Crossing fingers!)

liptacfamily said...

Wow - my mind is already think of all the "miniatures" I have around my house - love the idea

sbswtp said...

Still loving this giveaway on day number 2 :) The more I think about these boxes, the more excited I get...I think I may attempt to do the pouches...we will see... :) I'll be back tomorrow :)

My spot! said...

Day two for me! Started scouting for miniature objects at craft stores today!

Day two for me, too! :)

CHERI said...

Sounds like you do a great job teaching your little one in fun ways! I enjoy working with my grandchildren and this summer am doing a little homeschooling with them. I would love to win your giveaway. My granddaughter is learning her sounds. Thanks for your generosity.

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE this idea. I really hope I win, but I already missed a day! I've still got a chance, right?

Susan said...

Day 2! Let me know if you want me to sew you the pouches...it will take like one afternoon to do, not hard at all with the machine, much harder by hand!

Fun On a Dime Lady said...

I want in!

MommyToTwoBoys said...

You are right, as a former teacher I should be able to make this! But, time is in such short supply. This would be perfect for my son right now. He is learning all of his letter sounds. Thanks!

The girl who painted trees said...

Here's my entry for June 26th. It's so much fun to come back daily and visit. How is your course? It must be fun to study something you can go practice with James right away.

juliecerdas at gmail dot com

Musical Mama said...

Comment for June 26! Thanks so much again for doing this giveaway!

nicolerparker at hotmail dot com

The Mom I Want To Be said...

Day #3 :) I was at Michael's Craft store yesterday and they had a large display of mini erasers near the registers. They were perfect for the ABC box (besides the fact that they were \$1 a piece). But, it gave me the idea to look in shops in china town, etc...

Lindsay said...

okay so its Saturday.. I just finished helping to clean the church with my bible study.. I am now eating an everything bagel with cream cheese that Tim and Sammy got me while I was cleaning ;-)

Martha said...

Day three...still hoping to win. :)

rm said...

June 26th :)

Leann said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

sbswtp said...

Hello...its me again :) Day 3 entry... totally love the way to get extra entries :) I hope you are having a fantastical Saturday!

Karra said...

Entry #2 for me! Thanks! kebattaglia@gmail.com (sorry I forgot to put it in my first comment)

Esmarellda said...

Can't wait to try some of these ideas with my little one
thewharys@yahoo.com

JDaniel4's Mom said...

There are so many ways to use these tools.

jdaniel4smom at aol dot com.

raisingdeeproots said...

What great ideas! We are doing an alphabet adventure with our 3 boys this summer. I am excited to add these ideas to our mix! I just started reading your blog & am excited to read through the old post...we have already started gathering goods to make the spinny spellers! Thanks for you willingness to share all that fun going on in your house, it is way too good to keep to yourself!!

Samantha said...

Comment #3, This is so fun!

speschel @ gmail . com

Beth- the mama bee said...

oh how nice! If we don't win, we will be working on our own! Thanks, Beth

Our Family said...

Day #2!!!

Comment for day three...

Jen said...

Day 3, but only my second entry... :( I forgot to log on yesterday. Toes and fingers still crossed!!

liptacfamily said...

Day two for me -

Raylene said...

What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for all of your wonderful ideas.

Jiaying said...

Thank you so much for your posts and giveaway. I'm just starting to put together sound boxes. This is so timely.

Mom 'n' More said...

What a neat Giveaway! I will be letting my readers know and my yahoo group too!

Christine said...

Wow, thanks for all the information! Hope to get started creating a similar box.

Huskerbabe said...

What a great idea! I'd love to win,I have a little guy who is almost 5 but has some neurological issues so it is much harder from him to learn. Even if I don't win, I will be using your ideas. Thanks for sharing.

My spot! said...

Comment/entry # 3.

Esmarellda said...

thanks agin for the creative and wonderful ideas :-)
thewharys@yahoo.com

The girl who painted trees said...

This is my June 27th entry. Did you know I'm hoping to get a couple of students for the Fall for an in home preschool so Bear can have some company for school? I'm going to start my training soon and am so excited:)

juliecerdas at gmail dot com

sbswtp said...

Good Morning!! -well it's morning here...Entry #4 for me (Sunday)...I am completely on the lookout for miniatures...so much fun!!!

rm said...

June 27th :)

Karra said...

Thanks again!

Kebattaglia@gmail.com

Samantha said...

Comment #4... so excited!

speschel @ gmail . com

Mommy Moment said...

Here is another entry!
Thanks again for this wonderful giveaway Mari-Ann!

(hugs)
Jody

mommymomentblog AT gmail DOT com

Raylene said...

Still loving this giveaway!

Elizabeth said...

pick me! pick me!

Lindsay said...

Today's entry: I just had pepperoni pizza ;-)

The Mom I Want To Be said...

You're having such great success with people coming back everyday! Congrats and thanks again :)

Susan said...

Entry of the day!

Kara said...

What a generous giveaway! You rock!

Elizabeth said...

I am always looking for great preschool activities for my little kiddos, and really loved the Alphabet Box posts. We're definitely going to start one for us!

Martha said...

My fourth entry. I think I'll go through my bigger kids' little toys looking for more small things to use for this fun idea!

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

UGH - I was out of town so I missed a day to enter!

Day 3 (my 3rd entry)

Another way I would use this AWESOME giveaway if I won would be to:
use the ABC's in order & OUT of order and have my son (he will be 3 7/27) match the toy pieces up to the letters. I want him to learn his ABC's in order & know them also by placing a letter tile down and asking him what letter it is & having him match the toy piece up.

Thank you again for the opportunity to enter this GERNEROUS giveaway!

Nicole
Mama to 3 Blessings - Our Homeschool Blog

Our Family said...

Today's entry

liptacfamily said...

Still Love it!

Julie said...

Sounds like fun!

www.forfreeyatake.blogspot.com

me said...

I would love to win this! :) Thanks for the opportunity!

MijMij said...

We've made a start, but I'd still like to win :)

rm said...

June 28th!

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

I'm back!

(Day 4) 4th entry

If I won, another way I would use this awesome giveaway is for instance for A, I could hold up the alligator, emphasize on the ah sound and have my son match the card up by the sound of the 1st letter of the toy!

Thank you again!
Nicole

http://mamato3blessings.blogspot.com/

The girl who painted trees said...

June 28th comment. It'll be fun to see who wins after all these chances we're getting:)

Martha said...

Entry #5! Still hoping. :)

Christine said...

I'm in again!

Lindsay said...

So my entry for today.. cinnamon roll for breakfast at work :-P

susan said...

what fun! I'm a pediatric OT and can always use more tools to assist the kiddos!

Raylene said...

Thanks for another opportunity to win the giveaway! I love this idea :0)

My Family My Forever said...

Awesome giveaway, and so very generous! I would love to win this!!

Susan W said...

Shoot, I've been out of town! I would love to win this - we can't afford preschool next year for our little girl, so we're trying to create our own at home. This would be such an amazing jumpstart to our whole alphabet theme! Thanks for the opportunity.

My spot! said...

June 28th entry

jhplee{at}hotmail{dot}com

Angela said...

What a great giveaway, and I am so excited to have found your blog. I started a similar Alphabet Box, but I definitely did not have all the objects to fill it. I would love to win. Thanks

Samantha said...

Comment #5... Wow, it's getting down to the wire. Very cool. I just made a list of objects for all 37 Zhuyin Fuhao that I will attempt to find miniatures of soon. A lot of thought goes into a project like this. Thanks for this giveaway!

:)
Samantha
speschel @ gmail . com

sbswtp said...

Hello...Happy Monday...Entry Number 5 for me..I am becoming obsessed with this project...I have decided that I will in fact use the boxes instead of the pouches that I thought I might...as I have found the perfect spot on my shelf for the Alphabet Box...also, I just wanted to add that Lindsay's entries of the food keep making me hungry....Until tomorrow...have a great rest of the day!!!

Karra said...

Entry #4 for us! Thanks! Hoping to win!!

kebattaglia@gmail.com

Rapunzel's Room said...

We'd love to win, thanks!

Crystal said...

I LOVE your blog! I visit it often to find so many creative ideas... including the Alphabet Box! This is an AWESOME giveaway!!

The Mom I Want To Be said...

I started looking for my miniatures today- Thanks for the giveaway!!

SimplyMontessori said...

Great giveaway!!!
Thanks! ♥

Mama Mandy said...

Hope I win! =) Great idea for a giveaway!

liptacfamily said...

Thanks again for the great giveaway!

Wabi-Sabi Wanderings said...

Such a lovely thought-filled giveaway! Thank you :-)

PreethiM said...

I just found your site and love it. I'd love to win.

Our Family said...

Day 5!!

Fun On a Dime Lady said...

Count me in!

Susan said...

Final Entry! I figured I should probably do this before I go to sleep and forget about it tomorrow =)

rm said...

June 29th:)

I think Lindsay should start a "what I'm eating" blog, because I have become rather fond of finding out :)

Alison said...

I would so love to win this, I could finally stop stealing my sons mini playmobil items!

sbswtp said...

Good Morning :) I have to admit I am kind of sad that the giveaway is going to be over...it has been fun coming and seeing what everyone comes back to say...seriously a great idea for the giveaway...I hope you enjoy your day...it is supposed to be nice here- like 90 ish....so this is my 6th entry...

The girl who painted trees said...

June 29th. Kind of sad this will be the last one, hehe. This has been kind of fun:)

juliecerdas at gmail dot com
(although, I think my email is enabled, I just never know)

Our Family said...

Last entry. Pick me, pick me!

Lindsay said...

oo the last entry! hmm we are having hamburgers, corn, and seasoned potatoes for dinner tonight :-)

Amera said...

This is so cute! Very glad I found your blog!! My little guys would love something like this! I also love it because it could be adapted for any language and in a bi-lingual family that's a huge plus!

Esmarellda said...

I love it!
thewharys@yahoo.com

Martha said...

Last entry...still looking for more minis, still hoping I win. :)

Raylene said...

So this is my last chance entry! Thanks for all the info so that all of us who don't win can still make one. This has been great motivation. :0)

Samantha said...

Comment #6 -- The first three Zhuyin Fuhao are somewhat done. Fun fun fun!

Thanks again!

Samantha

speschel @ gmail . com

Laura said...

I have just found your blog and am SO inspired. I am a hs mom of 5 (16,12,4,2.5 and 1) and cannot wait to use a couple of your activity trays with my little ones! Thanks for sharing. YOUR BLOG IS AWESOME>>>>

My spot! said...

June 29 entry.

Thanks.

The Mom I Want To Be said...

I can't believe I remembered to do this everyday!! All in the name of a great giveaway ;)

Karra said...

Hoping to win! Thanks for the AWESOME giveaway and GREAT blog!

kebattaglia@gmail.com

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

My 4th entry

If I would this giveaway I would use the letter tiles, I would put a word together and then have my 5 year old write it out to practice his spelling & handwriting. Especially his lowercase letter, he prefers to write in all caps, this would be helpful for him!

Thank you - can't wait to see who wins! :)

Nicole

liptacfamily said...

Final Day - Thanks again

MijMij said...

Last chance :)

Musical Mama said...

Oh, rats, I was away this weekend and couldn't enter! Oh well, here's my entry for today. Good luck, everyone!

NicoleRParker at hotmail dot com

Tim and Jess said...

This is so amazing...I would love to work with my lil one with the alphabet box...what a fantastic idea:)

With company in town, I forgot to come back. I guess this is my last entry...

G said...

Thanks for all of your great ideas. The Alphabet Box is such a great giveaway!!

Mommy Moment said...

Just had to try one more time! What a wonderful giveaway!

Jody
mommymomentblog AT gmail DOT com

raisingdeeproots said...

Are we still posting? I missed a few days as we are in VBS mode in our house! This is a great give away from a fabulous crafty mama!

Jodi said...

Wow I came across you site Today and I just Love it! I'm a Preschool teacher looking for great New Ideas to keep my little ones intrseted. I'll be Looking at this site everyday! Thanks for the Wonderful Ideas.. Also This Alphabet Sound Box is so Cool and Would be a wonderful thing for the Classroom Thanks for blogging about it. God Bless you and your family:)

Ruthie said...

I love how you have used individual drawers for each letter. I have previously used a set of 5 drawers that were divided and lettered inside, but this is less overwhelming to the user. Hope to win the giveaway to use with my kiddos!

Deb Chitwood said...

Your alphabet box posts are wonderful! Such great directions for both making and using the boxes! I linked to them at Living Montessori Now in my post for the July Teach/Learn Blogging Carnival. http://livingmontessorinow.com/2010/07/18/learning-to-read-can-be-just-fun-game/

raisingdeeproots said...

Mari-Ann! Since I didn't win your fabulous giveaway, I made one and my kids are LOVING it!! Another game we have been using is what I am calling "Common Thread"- I pull out one tray or several items that are for example blue or shiny or soft- and I ask the kids what all of the items have in common. Not sure how old your little one is but my 5 year old is loving this one! Many blessings, Kellye

Play&Learn said...

i am a mom with two small children (3yo and1yo) and recently moved to Turkey where homeschooling is illegal but plan to do as much as I can. Just starting to plan and gather resources though they seem few and far between. Your site has been amazing and I can't wait to spend the next few hours perusing... Not to mention the next few years. Looking forward to all the wisdom you provide, learning from and with you!
With thanks,
Jenny

Heather Benza said...

Ha ha i was totally thinking "WHAT?!? Closed? But it's only the 25th!" Oops wrong year! This is a fantastic idea though! I love it!