Sweet and Simple Mother’s Day Cards

As a classroom teacher and in my position here at The Mailbox, I’ve always approached Mother’s Day (and Father’s Day) with extra care. Perhaps it’s because I lost my mother at a young age. Fortunately, I had a grandmother who welcomed my school-made Mother’s Day cards! There are a whole bunch of wonderful projects and…

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It’s My Fave!

I’ve been working at The Mailbox for 14 years, and in addition to managing the preschool magazine, I’ve worked on a LOT of books. I like all of them, but of course, I have a favorite. And it’s now available in eBook format. I’m totally geeked about it! My favorite is Totally for Twos: Art….

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Positively Process Art!

Process art is the BEST! Why? Because it’s calming. It doesn’t cause frustration like many craft-related experiences. (Think: “I have to cut out all those pieces!?” and “Mine doesn’t look like it’s supposed to!” ) It allows children to explore the senses. And it lets youngsters experience success. Although some children frequently have successful experiences,…

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Move Over, Mr. Popper

Sure, Mr. Popper is an inquisitive fellow with a great passion for penguins. Sure, he’s the main character in the popular children’s book Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater. And yes, Jim Carey did play the character in the movie version of the book. However, just for today, I’m asking Mr. Popper to…

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