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3 Valentine's Day Learning Activities

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3 Valentine's Day Learning Activities

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Holidays are always a good opportunity to combine themed activities with learning. For this holiday, we're focusing on fine motor skills activities you can do with your preschooler leading up to the day of love. We hope you enjoy these ideas, and if you try them out, be sure to leave a comment letting us know! Alphabet and Number Valentine’s Matching Game Via iheartcraftythings.com This activity is based on using the free heart printable provided. You can use this printable with ordinary dot stickers to create a Valentine’s-themed letter and number matching game....

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Make Learning an Adventure

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Make Learning an Adventure

Here at merka, we’re passionate about kids learning, and that’s why we’ve created so many interactive products and resources. Whether you’re a student, parent, or educator, we want to help you make learning a fun and engaging experience. Using bright, colorful educational products like placemats at the dinner table can spark conversations that make learning an ongoing part of your day. Here are some other ways you can broaden your horizons, turning “school” into a lifelong journey of creativity and exploration: 1. Follow your curiosity This applies to both you and your child or student. When you’re curious about something,...

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How to Make Reading Part of Your Family Routine

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How to Make Reading Part of Your Family Routine

Here at merka, we often talk about how important it is to read to your child. Reading together as a family is one of the best ways to help your child succeed academically and learn to love reading themselves. But sometimes it can be a challenge to fit reading into our busy schedules, or to get kids interested in it, especially as they get older. Whether you want to start a new routine of reading in your family, or you want to increase your child’s capacity for being attentive to a story, here are some tips to add more reading...

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Talk About Their Day

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Talk About Their Day

“How was school today?” “Good.” It’s pretty much a guarantee that you’ve had that conversation with your child at some point in their school career. It can be frustrating when you genuinely want to hear some highlights from your child’s day, but even when you ask them open-ended questions, they don’t give you much of anything to discuss. Pushing through the challenge of sharing a little bit about their experiences every day is good for both your child and you. Oftentimes they would really like to connect with you about what they’re going through, but they don’t know where to...

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5 Winter-Themed Learning Activities

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5 Winter-Themed Learning Activities

Now that it’s the middle of winter and the excitement of the holidays has worn off, it’s the perfect time to add some zest to your snow day or after-school routine with some crafts or games that double as educational tools, and allow you to spend some quality time with your child. These ideas can also be used in a classroom or child care setting. Read on for five of our favorite winter-themed learning ideas. Paper Plate Snowflake Yarn Art This fun craft is cheerful, colorful, and helpful for practicing hand-eye coordination and beginner sewing techniques. Winter Collage Scene for...

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