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NEW! Grandma Bubbles Books for Young Readers!

Teaching your preschooler to read? Grandma Bubbles has written some original, fun, colorful books that contain engaging stories that will keep your reader wanting to come back for more.

Jump in with Kit and Glug and teach your child how fun reading can be!

Click on the picture below or visit Grandma Bubbles' site at grandmabubblesbooks.com.

My preschool girls love reading Grandma Bubbles Books. Click here to see them read a few pages from the Kit and Glug series.

Here are some other products to help your child in their reading adventure:

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Here are some great books that are full of activities and ideas for toddlers and preschoolers!


Favorite Websites

StarFall

When my daughter was 2 1/2 years old I taught her how to use a mouse. I then set her loose on starfall.com. It is full of learning activities for kids. My daughter knew all of her letters and sounds long before she was 3, thanks to this site.

Starfall also has Learn-to-Read phonics books that you can purchase to help your child's reading skills develop even further.

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FISHING

A fun idea for preschoolers is to make a fishing pole with a magnet at the end of it and fish that have paper clips attatched to them and let the children try to catch the fish.

To Make the Fish:

Cut fish shapes out of colored cardstock and lamenate. For a simple fish template click here (from coloring.ws/simple_shapes.htm).

It is best if you lamenate the fish with a real lamenator because you can then write on them using dry erase markers. If you do this be sure to wipe off the marker right away or it'll be permenant.

To Make the Fishing Pole:

1. Tie a string to the end of a dowl or stick. Attach a magnet to the bottom.

2. Another easy and cheap way to make a fishing pole is to tie and/or glue a strink to the end of a jumbo craft stick. This method is good if you have several children (each child will want to hold the fishing pole so make one for each). Attach a magnet with hot glue or super glue.

3. The dollar store sales cheap fishing poles. Just realize they are very breakable and will probably not last long with toddlers.

Pond:

1. Get a small baby swimming pole for the pond.

2. Use sheets of blue construction paper.

3. Use your imagination!

Games to Play with Fishing Pole Set:

You could do many different kinds of games with your fishing pole and fish. Here are a few ideas.

1. Have child name the color of fish they catch.

2. Write a number or letter on fish and have child tell you what number or letter it is.

3. Paper clip a chore, treat or activity to the fish and have children fish for them.

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