Adirondack Autumn Leaves

Mirror Lake Autumn and spring have always battled for the title of my favorite season. This year, I think autumn has finally taken the prize as we visited the Adirondack State Park (Mirror Lake and Lake Placid, NY) for the first time to enjoy the autumn colours. Wow, I’ve never seen so many beautiful shades of autumn […] Continue reading →

Father’s Day Reflections…

Golfing at Waterton Hello DLTK viewers.  I don’t very often write blog posts for our sites but I am feeling particularly inspired today.  I am the ‘D’ in DLTK and usually provide technical support for Leanne as she works to materialize her ideas into the marvelous activities you find on our sites. The reason for my inspiration is […] Continue reading →

Spring Bunny Paper Craft

Spring Bunny Paper Craft The spring bunny is a paper craft that kids enjoy as part of a number of different themes including a spring theme, a weather theme, an April Showers theme and an Easter theme. The completed bunny is nice and big so it makes a fun decoration for a bedroom door or the family refrigerator. I […] Continue reading →

Preschool Patterning Practice

heart paper craft - Valentine's Day patterning Creating patterns is one of those preschool math skills that seems like “just fun” but really is forming the basis for lifelong learning. Some kids are “natural patterners” doing it without encouragement making patterns for fun with everything from peas and carrots to blocks and legos.  Others require a little more hand holding — paper […] Continue reading →

Preschool Development

Broccoli or Cookies I mentioned a while ago that I’d attended an interesting presentation by a couple of child psychologists and discovered that I’d done quite well (completely by accident) at parenting my girls when they were babies.  (Read “Talking to Babies“) Unfortunately, it turns out that I didn’t do quite as stellar a job parenting them as […] Continue reading →

Talking to Babies

Tasha feeding Kaitlyn Long story, but I was at a “Nerd Night” event this week (the short version of the long story is, “I like learning stuff”). One of the presenters was a professor of child psychology at an infant level and another was a professor of child psychology at a kindergarten level. I really enjoyed their talks […] Continue reading →