Monday, January 9, 2012

Links and a Little Collaboration

Lately, I've been collaborating a bit. Just in case you're wondering what I'm up to when I'm not here, read on.




I've mentioned this one before, but I continue to contribute over at The Savvy Source, where I recommend family friendly events in the Seattle area. The Savvy Source has long been one of my favorite parenting resources. (I think I do actually become a bit savvier every time I visit the site.) I'm sure it's on your short list as well. Here are just a few of my recent favorite reads:
My newest hangouts may not be on your radar yet, but they're terrific resources, so get your bookmarking finger ready...


PreK + K Sharing

PreK+K Sharing is a blog established by Debbie Clement from Rainbows Within Reach and a crew of contributors including respected authors and performers, classroom teachers, school administrators, parenting experts and specialists in brain development and mental health. Once a month, each contributor stops by for a day and shares some useful information geared toward anyone teaching or parenting young children.You'll find teaching strategies, creative arts projects, literature ideas, parenting strategies, learning theory and everything in between. The topics vary, but the emphasis is on excellence in early childhood education through the arts, and child-centered, play based learning. Debbie asked me to pop in, (on Day 29 each month), to share ideas for creating a print-rich home.


Here are some of my favorite PreK+K Sharing articles:
Classroom freebies


I also contribute to Classroom Freebies, a resource for teachers created by Charity Preston of the Organized Classroom Blog. Educators create and share FREE lessons and printables for use with students in preschool through high school. The site is geared toward teachers, but parents can also find free resources to help support learning at home. For example...