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Melissa Taylor
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Writer, Teacher, Pinterest expert, KidLit enthusiast, Mom
Writer, Teacher, Pinterest expert, KidLit enthusiast, Mom

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If you're looking for holiday gifts for kids, you'll want to find toys, games, and other ideas that are fun, unique, imaginative, and maybe even educational. This gift guide will help!!
http://imaginationsoup.net/gifts-2016-education-learning-holiday-gift-guide-kids/ #giftguide #learning #edu #STEM #play #kidlit

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After much deliberation, and a lot of reading, here are my picks for the BEST chapter books for children ages 6 - 12 for 2016.
#kidlit #middlegrade #beginningreader #2016
http://imaginationsoup.net/2016/11/11/best-childrens-chapter-books-2016/
pin: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/32369691052253948/
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Guess what?! When you write something down, you’re 42% more likely to make it stick*! Post-it® Brand recently conducted research on Generation Z and discovered that 85% of this generation recognize that they learn best when using both non-digital tools and digital tools for school work. And they’re right! Note taking by hand makes things stick because it beats typing notes for retention and for accomplishing goals.
http://imaginationsoup.net/2016/08/05/note-taking-hand-makes-it-stick/
#makeitstick   #backtoschool  #ad
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We all want back-to-school shopping deals that are convenient and organized. Staples offers it all — great deals, lots of shopping options and tips, plus classroom supplies lists.
read more here: http://go.shr.lc/2a8AFTu
+Staples 
#schoolhappens   #ad   #backtoschool   #schoolsupplies   #deals   #dealsandoffers  
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The Educator’s Spin On It bloggers, Kim Vij and Amanda Boyarshinov just published a great book for young learners called 100 Fun and Easy Learning Games for Kids. The photographs are gorgeous, the directions clear, and the ideas engaging.

I love the variety of activities in the different subjects of reading, writing, math, science, art, music and global studies.

One of the many fun activities we’ve done from the book is an addition activity called 25 Squish.
http://imaginationsoup.net/2016/06/09/hands-on-addition-activity/
#mathematics   #learning   #100games   #kidactivities  
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Children will learn and practice letters,  letter sounds, and words with Talking ABC, a colorful and creative claymation multi-language alphabet app. With no in-app purchases and plenty of kid-friendly engaging elements, Talking ABC is sure to be a new preschool favorite. It’s artistic, playful, and interactive.
http://imaginationsoup.net/2016/01/28/adorable-claymation-alphabet-app/
#ad   #appsforkids   #appstore   #literacy   #tech   #STEM  
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Welcome to the 2016 Multicultural Children’s Book Day! Today I’m privileged to share with you four new picture book titles from Lee and Low, a publisher known for diversity in subject and author.
#readyourworld   #kidlit  
Read more about the books and extension activities: http://imaginationsoup.net/2016/01/26/lee-low-picture-books-diversity/
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The 2016 Newbery and Caldecott winners are Matt de la Peña and Sophie Blackwell respectively as  announced by the American Library Association. What do you think? Have you read these books or any of the Honor Books?
http://imaginationsoup.net/2016/01/11/2016-newbery-caldecott-winners/
pin it: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/26880929004141490/
#kidlit   #ala   #newbery  #2016 #caldecott  
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The Book of Awesome - our family's morning journaling activity to practice gratitude. We decided on a journal not a jar so that we could easily read and reread what everyone else wrote. It's so cool and building a great habit!
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/149674387593692835/
http://imaginationsoup.net/2015/12/07/gratitude-practice-book-of-awesome/
#gratitude   #kidsactivities   #thankfulness  
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