Skip to main content

Posts

Featured

Searching for the right words

My daughter's teacher gives a word search puzzle for homework every Wednesday, and while my little first-grader can breeze through the rest of her homework, word searches always leave her stumped.

"Can you help me?" she'll inevitably asks every time.
And I do help, because when I don't, a single puzzle can take her more than an hour to complete. I tell her the word is on the left side or on the right side, that it's near the top or somewhere in the middle. But I always feel a little guilty. Is that doing too much?
Back when I was a kid, I enjoyed word searches and other puzzles, but I think I was in at least third grade before I ever saw one. I can see how they'd be tough for a first-grader, and my daughter dreads them. (She says one of her classmates breezes through them.)
My sister recommended I get a book full of word searches for kids from Dollar Tree to help her get some practice. That's what my sister did with her children, and it really helped…

Latest Posts

100 marshmallows for 100 days

Room for improvement

Bonding over nail polish

Why my daughter has just a few pairs of pants

The snowman my daughter made

Basketball skills and drills

For the love of cheese

School pictures — then, now, and in the future

My daughter wants to be Elsa again for Halloween, and I wish she'd "Let It Go"

Improving flexibility for my daughter and me

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.