Author Archives: Jillian

About Jillian

I love to create. I have tried many different mediums; sewing, cake decorating and storytelling are some of my very favorites. I have been a stay at home mom for 5 years (with a brief part time job somewhere in there.) Before I became a Mommy, I was co owner and teacher of a home family child care. I plan to jump right back into teaching preschool as soon as my kids are in school.

a little move and minor construction

Hello Subscribers!  This post is just for you.  I have moved to a new location.  I will still have the same web address, but you will need to update your subscription in order to continue receiving my posts in your … Continue reading

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Book Review ~ Easter

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I posted one book review, along with an activity yesterday.  If you missed it make sure to stop by and read about The Paintbrush Bunny. Ernest’s First Easter by Paivi Stalder  Illustrated by Frauke Weldin Ernest is a bunny, new to … Continue reading

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more Easter fun with PAINTED EGGS

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When I was deciding how to color eggs this year, I wanted to do something really special.  I search the web and still didn’t find what I was looking for.  Then we brought out our stack of Easter books, and … Continue reading

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get ready for Easter with EASTER EGG NUMBER HUNT

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Easter is just around the corner.  We pulled out all of the plastic eggs,  bunny ears and Easter books.  Now you just know that a regular old egg hunt is not going to fly around here!  It took a little … Continue reading

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finding a preschool series. . .part 3

Now you have the phone numbers, you’ve asked the over the phone questions, and even set up the appointment. . .what else do you need to know?  The first couple of steps into the door can tell you a lot … Continue reading

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Letter of the Week ~ M ~ Marble Painting

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We have always done our marble painting in an open box.  Place the paper in the bottom and drop in some paint covered marbles.  Let the kids move the box around so that the marbles roll around the paper.  It’s … Continue reading

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Library Visit Tips

Last week on my facebook fanpage, I received a request to write a special library post.  Elyse from Mamatoto Doula left this comment: I’d love for you to write a post on how you and the kids check things out at the … Continue reading

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Letter of the week. . .week ~ Chicka Chicka Boom Boom flannel story

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Have you heard of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom?  If not, get in the car and drive to the bookstore. . .you MUST own this book!  Between teaching preschool and reading to my own little ones, no other book has had … Continue reading

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letter of the week. . .week ~ LETTER SOUND GAMES

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Playing with letter sounds is so much fun, we are always finding new ways to add in a little practice.  In fact tonight after our story I asked M and M to give me a word that started with the … Continue reading

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letter of the week. . .week ~ M BAG

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Do you remember the Mystery Bag activity Little M and T.L. enjoyed while we were exploring Sense of Touch?  I changed the rules just a bit to make it work for our letter of the week M Bag and “WOW” … Continue reading

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