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Crystal McClean
Works at Crystal's Tiny Treasures Childminding
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La La Logic can easily be worked into busy schedules.  See how we've done it.
La La Logic Preschool Curriculum is done both online as well as through enrichment activities and is geared for children from the ages of 3 - 6.
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Do you have a movie-crazed kid?  Or maybe a movie-crazed husband (like me)?  Then these fun learning and party ideas will be lots of fun!
Do you have any movie fans in your house?  I certainly do!  There was a stir around the dinner table this week as the meal was interrupted to watch live streaming of ‘important’ movie updates!   I just couldn’t resist these fun learning and food crafts from the movies!  And just in time for you …
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Don't be caught off guard!  Keep a stash of these for when you're not feeling well or for a sub to use.  You'll find so many uses for these great editable print and go writing activities all year long!
Parents and teachers, don’t you wish you could have a little something up your sleeve to pull out at the last minute?  Something both fun for the kids as well as educational?  I know I need something ready to pull out on the days I’m not feeling fully functional.  Or maybe for use by a …
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Have you wondered why people homeschool?  This is how we've fallen into it.
Have you ever wondered how people fall into the homeschooling life? This is our story about homeschooling abroad.
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My children have been enjoying watching performing arts in both English and Spanish with eSpectacularKids!  And we have a little surprise for someone just in time for Easter break.
eSpectacularKids hosts a video library of storytelling, magic, and theatre shows for kids. See what my children thought about them.
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Happy World Frog Day!!  Here are some fun ideas for your children to do...as well as for Happy Frog's Day, a new twist on April Fool's Day.
Enjoy!
A new tradition is taking the kids blogging world by storm this year!  Have you heard about it yet?? Today is World Frog Day, but… April 1st is now known as..Happy Frog’s Day! Carolyn of The Wise Owl Factory has been taking a writing class and another member shared a story about when she was …
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Dear Mom is a book that will be cherished for years. Peter Wilson really knows how to tug at the heartstrings.
 
This is a beautifully written letter from a grown son to his mom.
Perfect for Mother's Day, and every day, too.
Dear Mom is a very special story by Peter Wilson to his mother. Children will enjoy the rhyme and illustrations, while Mom's will get the deeper meaning.
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This is a beautifully written letter from a grown son to his mom.
Perfect for Mother's Day, and every day, too.
Dear Mom is a very special story by Peter Wilson to his mother. Children will enjoy the rhyme and illustrations, while Mom's will get the deeper meaning.
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One of our best days of Homeschooling took place watching an archaeological dig at Carrickfergus Castle in Northern Ireland.  
I was sorting through photographs on the PC recently and came across ones from a field trip the children and I did last year.  It was such a fantastic day for us, and we’d like to share our Carrickfergus castle archaeological excavation field trip with you. It was March, but the weather was dry and …
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If you're looking for ideas to keep the kids busy during their break, you'll find lots of funtastic ideas on Mom's Library!
Happy April Fool’s Day!  (Well, here in the UK it already is).  Will you be playing any pranks on family or friends this year?  We’re pretty low-key when it comes to April Fool’s Day, but we will be doing our Happy Frog’s Day activities (have you heard about that day yet?)  With Easter hopping just …
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Easter is approaching quickly!  Have you started to dye your eggs yet?  Or begun your egg activities?  Try out any of these fun things featured this week on Mom's Library.
Whether you're looking for Easter egg dying techniques or alternative Easter egg ideas, we have 7 of them waiting for you.
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The clouds broke long enough for us to see most of the eclipse this morning in Northern Ireland.
 
The children and I enjoyed our morning watching the solar eclipse together!
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Mother of two, blogger, childminder
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  • Crystal's Tiny Treasures Childminding
    Owner, 2011 - present
  • Ulster Bank
    2004 - 2011
  • Aeon Amity
    English Teacher, 2001 - 2003
  • University of Regina
    1996 - 2002
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I am a Mom, Wife, Home Educator and Childminder living a fun, frugal life.
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I love spending time with my children and husband.  We enjoy finding frugal ways to have fun and learn together.  
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You can find more about our frugal family and home schooling adventures http://www.crystalstinytreasures.com
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  • University of Regina
    Psychology, 1997
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I'm very happy to be bringing you the latest BritMums Carnival! The theme is anything crafty and I can't wait to share the best crafty ideas

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