A Very Hungry Birthday

The classic story, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, was published 50 years ago! That little critter deserves to eat through 50 cupcakes in celebration. Eric Carle, who is now 89 years old, originally titled the book A Week With Willi Worm before he ended up going with the caterpillar and butterfly theme we…

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Do You Sing?

Do you sing with your students? That’s the question I asked teachers on The Mailbox® Preschool Facebook page. And I was happy to see so many of you responded with a big enthusiastic, “YES!” Singing helps build early language skills and increase brain development. Plus it’s just fun. And if you don’t sing, you’re missing…

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Take a Pause

It’s Memorial Day–a day when we pause to remember those who have given their lives for our country. And did you know there’s actually a legally required pause? It’s at 3:00 p.m. The legal requirement was passed by Congress in 2000. Of course this isn’t strictly reinforced, but I do like the idea behind it….

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That’s Funny!

Tim Conway, the legendary comedian, passed away last week. When I found out, I spent some time watching some of his best outtakes from The Carol Burnett Show. They’re hilarious! If you’ve never watched them, you really should. Laughter is the best medicine. It relaxes the body and relieves stress. So when we can combine laughter…

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Ants!

While browsing The Mailbox® website, I came across this adorable lift-the-flap ant booklet titled, “Where Are the Ants?” And I thought to myself, “They’re in my kitchen, that’s where they are.” Now that the weather is warm, all of the wiggly critters are out and about. And, of course, that means a few of them…

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Healthy Habits

This past week, as I described it to my friends, was Kim Maintenance Week. Some fluke had me going to the dentist for a permanent crown, the eye doctor for new glasses, and the hairdresser for a cut and color all within the same week. Now I feel all shiny and put together. But all…

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Happy Earth Day!

It’s Earth Day–a day to focus on conservation, earth-friendly habits, and the amazing planet we live on! It’s the perfect day for some fascinating facts about the third rock from the sun and its inhabitants. Check this out! The earth isn’t an exact sphere. We’re actually a bit squashed around the middle due to gravity…

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Marvelous Monet

It’s spring – and that makes me think about ponds. What a great season to share some interesting facts about Claude Monet – and a super simple pond-themed project inspired by his work. I love putting interesting facts in my blogs because I honestly learn so much myself. I can guarantee that the facts below…

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