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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.

Other Preschool Websites

LDS QUIET GAMES

QUIET CHURCH GAMES

It can be hard to keep toddlers quiet and occupied for an hour during Sacrament Meeting at Church. Here are some game ideas specificlly for members of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Others may find good ideas for other situations where quiet games and activities are needed.

1. Make I-Spy bag with items church related. Here are some ideas and instructions on how to make I-spy bags. You could also purchase an I Spy Bag from Seagull Book.

2. Get a cheap photo album at the dollar store and fill it with pictures. Print out the gospel art photos (size 4x6 or 3x5). Purchase small 3x4 photos of Jesus, temples, prophets etc at Seagull Book. Find other photos online or in magazines that are gospel related to put in the album. Also put photos of your family. Children love to go through and look at these photos and will it will help keep them busy for several minutes during church.

3. Print out scripture story coloring pages found here. Bring crayons to church and have your child color them. Find coloring pages at LDSColoringPages.net or LDSSplash.com.

4. File folder games are a great way to keep your child occupied and help them learn at the same time. Here are some great file folder games from mormonchic. You could also purchase LDS file folder books from Seagull Book or from FinchFamilyGames.com. Make your own file folder games using gospel art photos or photos from The Friend or other magazine. MakingFriends.com has bible paper dolls that you could make into a file folder game for your child.

5. Get a color wonder book for your child to color in. These come with special pens that are designed to work only on a certain paper so if any gets on your child's clothes it won't show or stain. Below are several different options available:

6. The dollar store has a small child size magnetic sketch and erase board . You use a special magnetic pen and can draw pictures without any mess.

7. There are several magnetic games that would be great for quiet time. They are nice because they come in a tin where you can keep all the pieces in one spot. They have a Noah's Ark Magnetic Game that is very nice. Below are several other magnetic tin sets:

8. Bring scripture story books and other church related books or board books for your child to look at during Sacrament Meeting.

9. Here are some great Lace-up cards that are fun for kids as well. Click here for lots of other lace-up card ideas.

10. Purchase or make your own LDS quiet book. The Idea Door has some ideas on quiet books that you can make. Below are a few links to different quiet books available for purchase:

LDSQuietBooks

Seagullbook

LDSToggles

Time4FeltQuietBooks

One thing to remember is to keep these toys and games in your church back and only let your child play with them on Sunday during church so they don't get old. Have several different items to keep your child busy and quiet.