Giveaway ~ Johannesburg #MeetUp with Meg Faure

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Many, many, years ago, I was fortunate enough to go to the very first Baby Sense Seminar held by Meg Faure. I was then lucky enough to go to her Toddler Sense seminar. It changed the way I saw parenting and child stimulation and has guided me through many parenting panics.
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This year I have been invited to attend the Meet up with Meg and I’m thrilled to announce that, in celebration of our first collaboration, Monsters Ed and Meg Faure are giving away 2 Tickets to the #MeetUp with Meg Faure is taking place on Saturday, 29 September 2018 at the Kyalami International Convention Centre!
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Expect fast-paced, entertaining talks by leading childcare experts, guest appearances by celebrity parents, and opportunities to engage with top baby brands.
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The event offers a full day of entertaining and educational talks divided into four themes:

08:45 Pregnancy Sense sponsored by Medela
11:00 Baby Sense sponsored by Colief
13:30 Parent Sense sponsored by Old Mutual
15:20 Sleep Sense sponsored by Floradix

Limited Early Bird Tickets Available HERE

The #MeetUp with Meg Faure ticket includes entry to all 4 #MeetUp sessions and access to The Baby Show Expo on Saturday.

The tickets to the #MeetUp with Meg Faure include:

* access to a full day of entertaining and educational talks divided into four themes: Pregnancy Sense presented by Medela, Baby Sense by Colief, Parenting Sense by Old Mutual and Sleep Sense by Floradix. Each theme will see parenting experts, medical specialists and celebrities present 15-minute thought-leadership talks providing a unique experience for new and expectant mothers, parents, grandparents and caregivers.
* access to the Baby Show which is set to deliver a unique family-friendly shopping and advice experience, featuring 1000s of products and 100s of brands,
* each attendee to the #MeetUp with Meg Faure receives an awesome goodie bag and the chance to win fantastic prizes, including a Babies R Us Gift Registry worth R35 000!

COMPETITION IS OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF SOUTH AFRICA ONLY
COMPETITION CLOSES ON 31 AUGUST 2018
WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON 3 SEPTEMBER 2018 AND BE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL
MONSTERS ED RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SELECT ANOTHER WINNER, SHOULD THE WINNING ENTRY NOT MEET ALL THE CRITERIA
ALL ENTRIES WILL BE VETTED
MONSTERS ED DECISION IS FINAL
PRIZE NOT EXCHANGABLE

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Freebie Friday ~ Letter V Resources

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Letter V Resources

Get Ready for Reading: All About the Letter V from Education.com
Letter V Resources
Does your preschooler have a voracious appetite for reading? Feed her brain with this early reading worksheet that explores the letter V. She’ll be encouraged to trace the letter and practice identifying it in words and objects. Not only will she be familiar with all things V at the close of this worksheet, she’ll also build on her early reading foundation.

Practice Tracing the Letter V from Education.com
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This worksheet offers very valuable practice writing the letter V! First, kids trace lines to practice the fine motor skills they need to form the letter V. Then, they trace the letter several times for practice. Finally, they trace the letter V in Volcano.

Find the Letter V: Five Vipers from Education.com
Letter V Resources
Here’s a wall you’ll want to stay away from: Five vipers are sitting on it, and one will fall! Kids hurry to circle the V’s in the rhyme before the viper takes its tumble! This worksheet offers practice recognizing and naming lowercase letters of the alphabet and exposes kids to nursery rhymes and poetry. Kids completing this worksheet also practice counting.

Polka Dot V from Mom Junction
Letter V Resources

WEEKLY *FREE* MOANA HANDWRITING WORKSHEETS RELEASE — THE LETTER V… from Our Crazy Homeschool Life
Letter V Resources
For those that interested in these Moana handwriting worksheets, the Letter O is done! Please see below for links to letters A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U.

Letter v Maze from Print Activities
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Veer the viking through the maze to find his viking ship on this free printable maze of the letter v.

Preschool Letter V Worksheets from Fun Learning Ideas
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Vroom, vroom vroom, what does vroom start with? V! Today’s preschool letter v worksheets are perfect for letter recognition. These free preschool letter v worksheets help your little ones work on their fine motor skills by tracing as well as using dot markers.

FREE Letter V Worksheet: Tracing, Coloring, Writing & More! from MPM School Supplies
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This free letter V worksheet includes a variety of letter V activities. There’s a section for tracing the letter V (both uppercase V and lowercase v), one with a picture of a violin and the word ‘violin’ for coloring, a section to find and circle all of the letter V’s, and a writing section to practice handwriting skills.

Letter V worksheets like this one are perfect for preschool and kindergarten age children and work great in the classroom or at home!

Free Romping & Roaring V Pack from 3 Dinosaurs
Letter V Resources
Romping & Roaring V Pack contains 47 pages:
Coloring Page, Color and Trace, Color Or Dot the Letters, Stamp Letters on the Picture, Decorate the Letter (or playdough mat), Prewriting Practice Lines, Prewriting Practice Working up to Letters With Start & Stop, Trace Letters Practice with Start & Stop, Trace Letter, Trace Letter Place, Trace with Arrows, Trace Letter with Lines, Color Upper Case & Lower Case, Color the Letters, Find the Letter, Dot the Letter Upper & Lower Case, Matching on Page, Roll & Count, Dot the Letters, Dot Letters and Image, Dot Letters Different Font, Shape Tracing Solid Line, Shape Tracing Dotted Line, Color Capitol Letter by Size, Color Lower Case Letter by Size, Color Image by Size, Upper Case Letter Maze, Lower Case Letter Maze, Upper & Lower Case Letter Maze, Color the Letter and Image Book, Color the Letter Book, Trace and Draw Book, Sort Upper & Lower Case, Sort by Size, Lacing Card, 2 part Letter & Image Puzzles, 4 part Puzzles, and 9 part Puzzles.

Letter V Worksheets FREE Kids Printable from Kids Activities
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THE LETTER V WORKSHEETS FOR KIDS SET INCLUDES:

4 pages of upper and lower case tracing with pictures to color.
1 page of tracing words (starting with letter V).
2 pages of V beginning sound activities – one page to color the images of objects that start with V and one to circle the correct images.
1 letter V coloring page.

Letter Sounds: V from Education.com
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First, kids say the name of each picture. Then, they circle all of the pictures that begin with a V sound. This worksheet covers phonics skills such as recognizing sounds of letters and distinguishing initial sounds in words.

Letter Dot to Dot: V from Education.com
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If this mystery picture starts rumbling, watch out! Follow the letter V to reveal the mystery V picture: a volcano! As your kindergartener connects the dots, he’ll practice recognizing capital letters, while building his fine motor skills for writing.

Letter V Worksheets – Alphabet Series from Easy Peasy Learners
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LETTER V WORKSHEETS

As not all types of worksheets work for every student we decided to offer a variety of 8 in hopes you will find the best on for your early learners.

From navigating through the letter maze to handwriting practice this worksheet set has it all.

There are 3 tracing handwriting worksheets in this set, one with only lowercase letters, one with only uppercase letters and one with a mix of both.

A letter maze will help with letter identification and so will the engaging color by letter puzzle.

Two additional letter recognition worksheets are really fun too, in one students have to cirlce all the letters V and in the other they have to color them.

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Freebie Friday ~ Letter U Resources

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Letter U Resources

Home Preschool ~ Letter U from 1+1+1=1
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Each week I share 2-3 posts sharing our home preschool learning. This post is only sharing our letter focused work. If we have a theme of the week, it will be a separate post too. All of our general play based learning will be in a final weekly wrap up post called, “Learning with Ladybug.” I am separating out the posts to make them easier for people to find down the road when searching for specific letter/theme activities. See our entire home preschool plan here!

Letter U for Umbrella: Free Preschool Printables from Confessions of a Homeschooler
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Welcome to the Letter U where we’ll be having fun with Umbrellas!

Now I Know my ABCs ~ Letter U from Totally Tots
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Letter U ~ Umbrella Bird

Letter U Worksheets – Alphabet Series from Easy Peasy Learners
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Moving forward down the alphabet we are already at U. This set of letter U worksheets is next in line in our alphabet worksheets series. Ready to practice? We are!

Letter U Worksheets for Kindergarten from Preschool Crafts
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On this page there are many letter u worksheets related to alphabet.

Learning the Alphabet – FREE Letter U Printable Pack from This Reading Mama
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Today, we’re sharing another FREE printable letter pack from Learning the Alphabet. We’re only 5 letters away from the last letter. Wow. That went fast! If you’re new to Learning the Alphabet, you can read more about it and see lots of images of these packs in action in our introductory post…

etter U Coloring Page from Education.com
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Kindergarten is all about learning about letters and the sounds they make. Get your pre-reader ready by going over the letters. This fun alphabet coloring page will have your child coloring a prancing unicorn while learning the shape and sound of the letter U.

Letter of the Week: Preschool Letter U Activities from Teach Beside Me
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I am ready to share our preschool Letter U activities with you! I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving! I took a few days off, so this letter post is a bit late. But I am sure you probably were busy yourself and likely did not notice!

Printable Letter U Craft Unicorn from Fun with Mama
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This printable letter u craft unicorn is a fun addition to our other printable alphabet letter crafts. This activity is slightly more challenging then the rest due to the small pieces but equally as fun for preschoolers. At the bottom of the post you will find 15 of my favorite unicorn activities from around the web!

Letter U Tracing Worksheets from Itsy Bitsy Fun
Letter U Resources
Alphabet worksheets can be a great complimentary resource for hands-on alphabet activities. If you are doing the letter of the week activities, this single letter set will come in handy.

Letter of the Week: Letter U from One Beautiful Home
Letter U Resources
Each packet has a total of 8 printable sheets, that not only focus on a specific letter BUT they will also introduce / work on:

Graphing
A lot of Handwriting Practice
Search & Find
Coloring
…and more!

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Freebie Friday ~ Letter T Resources

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Letter T Resources

Free Romping & Roaring T Pack from 3 Dinosuars

Romping & Roaring T Pack contains 47 pages:
Coloring Page, Color and Trace, Color Or Dot the Letters, Stamp Letters on the Picture, Decorate the Letter (or playdough mat), Prewriting Practice Lines, Prewriting Practice Working up to Letters With Start & Stop, Trace Letters Practice with Start & Stop, Trace Letter, Trace Letter Place, Trace with Arrows, Trace Letter with Lines, Color Upper Case & Lower Case, Color the Letters, Find the Letter, Dot the Letter Upper & Lower Case, Matching on Page, Roll & Count, Dot the Letters, Dot Letters and Image, Dot Letters Different Font, Shape Tracing Solid Line, Shape Tracing Dotted Line, Color Capitol Letter by Size, Color Lower Case Letter by Size, Color Image by Size, Upper Case Letter Maze, Lower Case Letter Maze, Upper & Lower Case Letter Maze, Color the Letter and Image Book, Color the Letter Book, Trace and Draw Book, Sort Upper & Lower Case, Sort by Size, Lacing Card, 2 part Letter & Image Puzzles, 4 part Puzzles, and 9 part Puzzles.

Toy Story Preschool Pack ~ Free Printables! from 1+1+1=1

Toy Story has been on my idea list for years, I actually started a simple Tot Book years ago and never finished it. It is finished now and way bigger than a small Tot Book! I am excited for all of you Toy Story fans out there to enjoy some learning fun with these Toy Story printables!

Tools Tot Pack from Our Little Monkeys

If you can’t tell from the pictures, here’s what you can download:

colors cards
shadow matching
size sequencing
prewriting
finish the pattern cards – you can keep the sheets whole or cut around each patterning box and put these on a ring
letter finder
count and clip cards
shape matching
4 part puzzles
Race To The Toolbox game
color the hammer
circle the picture that is different

Letter T (Tiger) from We Love Being Moms

The tiger is the biggest species in the cat family.
Tigers like to hunt alone at night time.

Letter T from 1+1+1=1

Alphabet Puzzles

from Terry’s Touch on Teachers Pay Teachers

Using the cute turkey or tractor when introducing the letter T will be fun and memorable. Easy cut pieces and a black/white and color version are included.

5 Letter T Worksheets / Alphabet & Phonics Worksheets / Letter of the Week from Kelly Connors on Teachers Pay Teachers

With this set of Alphabet & Phonics Worksheets, you will get 5 differentiated alphabet worksheets. These worksheets would be perfect for morning work, homework or centers.

There are 4 different activities for each letter.

The activities are as follows:

1. Penmanship Worksheets – There are 2 different penmanship worksheets.

2. Uppercase and Lowercase Identification / Beginning Sound
Identification

3. Beginning Sound Identification – Draw 3 pictures that begin with the sound of the letter.

4. Writing Worksheet – Write a sentence using a word that begins with the sound of the letter. The sentence can be modeled for beginners.

Abby Phonics – Kindergarten – The Letter T Series from AbbyExplorer on Teachers Pay Teachers

8 INTERACTIVE EXERCISES FOR THE ALPHABET LETTER
1) Word FlashCards: Learn each word and its spelling.
2) Spelling: Arrange the letters in the correct order to spell the image.
3) Writing: Write the word that you hear and/or see.
4) Sentences: Choose the word that best completes the sentence.
5) Matching: Match the words to their correct pictures.
6) Riddles: Choose the word that best answers the riddle.
7) Word Search: Find the words that correspond to each lesson.
8) Review: Choose the word that contains the letter that they just learned.

Letter T Beginning Sounds Say It & Clip It Card from Shelley Bean Designs on Teachers Pay Teachers

You are downloading a free sample of my beginning sounds Say It & Clip It Cards.

Print and Laminate – Have student trace the uppercase T and lowercase t with their finger and make the letter sound. Use clothes pins to say each picture name beginning with /t/ sound and clip the picture with the clothes pin until whole card is complete.

Great way to reinforce letter recognition and sound retention 🙂

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Freebie Friday ~ Letter S Resources

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Letter S Resources

Scarecrow Mini-Math Unit from Christina Cox on Teachers Pay Teachers
Letter S Resources
Scarecrow Mini-Math Unit
*Perfect for beginning kindergarten or preschool
*Included:
*Ten frames
*Number ID cards to 10
*Number writing activity up to 12

Spanish – La Letra “S” – Letter “S” from SchinkOutsideTheBox on Teachers Pay Teachers
Letter S Resources
Letter “S” Cut & Paste Worksheet
La Letra “S” Recorta y Pega

Learn the Letter “S” in Spanish using the sounds sa, se, si, so, su.
Aprende la letra “S” usando las silabas sa, se, si, so, su.

Free Phonics Bundle Letter S from Epic Phonics on Teachers Pay Teachers
Letter S Resources
Free Phonics Activities

All about the letter S
Enjoy this free sample of all my Phase 2 Phonics no prep printable activities!

Alphabet Book for Letter S from Jessica Parker on Teachers Pay Teachers
Letter S Resources
Alphabet Book for Letter S: “Color the Letter” Alphabet Book – Sight Words Included!

Super Letter S from Oh So Cute O’Flaherty on Teachers Pay Teachers
Letter S Resources
A printable worksheet for the letter “Ss.” Can be used as morning work or as review.

FREE Letter S cards- 10 A4 cards with words and pictures from on Marks Teaching Resources Teachers Pay Teachers
Letter S Resources
Here I have 10 different words beginning with the letter ‘S’. The words are placed in feet. These can be cut out and laminated and placed on the floor or a wall as a reminder to your students about words that begin with the letter S.

Scarecrow, Scarecrow, What Do You See? from 1 – 2 – 3 Learn Curriculum on Teachers Pay Teachers
Letter S Resources
Fall themed book in color and B & W to add to your fall literacy ideas.

Prek Letter S from Confessions of a Homeschooler
Letter S Resources
Welcome to the Letter S! We will be having fun with snowmen this week! Hope you enjoy!

FREE Snowman Worksheets from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Letter S Resources
These are perfect for a fun S is for Snowman Preschool Week, but these worksheets include educational activities for Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd graders too.

Superhero preschool pack from Musings of Me
Letter S Resources

Free Superhero Pack from 3 Dinosaurs
Letter S Resources
Superhero Pack contains over 70 pages:
(Part 1) 3 part Cards, Which One Is Different, What Comes Next?, Prewriting Practice, Prewriting Patterns, Pattern Cards, Matching Cards, 4 Piece Puzzles, 10 Piece Puzzles (1-10, 11-20, Skip counting by 2, 5, 10), Color by Size, Dot the Letter S, Trace the letter S (Print & Cursive), Superhero Count & Graph, Dot the ABCs Uppercase & Lowercase, Dot the Number (1 to20, by 5 from 5 to 100), (Part 2) Beginning Sounds, Pocket Chart Wall Cards (Print & Cursive), Trace Beginning Sound (Print & Cursive), Trace the Word (Print & Cursive), Write the Word, Size Sorting, Write a Sentence About the Word, Beginning Sound Trace and Color, Cutting Practice, Sorting Superhero & Kids, Superhero ABC Writing (Part 3) Color the Pattern, Fill in the Missing Pattern, Superhero Writing Paper, Count Cut and Paste, Superhero Tile Words, Roll & Cover (Counting, Adding & Multiplication), Superhero theme Sentences (Reading, Color, Trace, and Cut & Paste)

Tot Pack contains 33 pages:
Solid Line Prewriting, Dashed Line Prewriting, Which One is Different, 2 Piece Puzzles, Color the Superhero, Superhero Shape Book, Matching Cards, 9 Piece Puzzle, Matching Single Page, Shape Tracing, Do the Letter S

Free Printable Super Hero Number Practice Sheets 1- 10 from Miniature Masterminds
Letter S Resources
Here is a booklet of 10 pages focused on numbers. Each page has the number, word, place for practicing writing the word, an image depicting the number, and a circles to dot or place counting stones. This book is printer friendly and easily could be used with a large classroom. They can color the images of super heroes and numbers as they practice counting.

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Paper Jet Challenge: Win a Trip to Zanzibar #BeAKidAgain

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Paper Jet Challenge
In celebration of Youth Month, Travel Start is challenging you to get in touch with your inner child by taking part in the Paper Jet Challenge. Submit a video of your best paper plane flight video, challenge your friends, and stand a chance to win amazing prizes! Enter by clicking HERE. You have until 7 July 2018 to enter.

I was challenged by Travel Start to share my favourite childhood memories and what better memory to share than my favourite childhood adventures on my grandparents farm.
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Growing up in the 1980’s and 90’s we were fortunate enough to have grandparents that lived in Rural South Africa and farmed sheep. I remember my brothers and I having, almost, full reign of the farm. I remember finding old bricks at the wind pump and deciding that we were going to build a house. We spent hours and hours building this little, dilapidated house with only 4 short “walls” only about 3 bricks high. We spent the whole weekend playing in our little house den. Our imaginations ran wild with all our little adventures.

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Dad readying the horses for someone to ride and my Aunty Sharon ready to ride.

Having the freedom to explore the farm and watch our grandfather work with the sheep was definitely an advantage I didn’t realise my peers and other children weren’t exposed to. Something my children don’t have exposure to today. I remember feeding lambs that had been abandoned by their mothers with my grandfather. Its a memory I treasure to this day and have shared with my children on numerous occasions (probably to the point of annoyance).

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Feeding the lambs with Grampa

The kidlets have had different experiences that we never had as children. My mother used to co-manage a game farm in the Upington area and we spent many holidays there. They have many fond memories of going on game drives, walking up to giraffe and watching them from a short distance.

One thing I would love to add to our family holiday memories is a trip to Zanzibar. What a beautiful place! There is so much to sea and what better way to make new memories than on beautiful beaches and museums.
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Zanzibar: a romantic island paradise of aromatic spices, tropical beaches, and exotic African rhythms

Zanzibar is a unique paradise. Beyond the dreamy turquoise and raw coconut coastlines and delectable cinnamon-vanilla aromatics, it is a place of dazzling colour, spellbinding culture, and bewitching soul. Zanzibar is an archipelago off the coast of Tanzania and is home to an estimated population of 1.5 million. Attractions include Stone Town, Mnemba Atoll, and Kendwa Beach.
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Get ready to lose yourself in the sultry rhythm and shabby decadence of this tropical African paradise with cheap flights to Zanzibar. Zanzibar is home to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ), which is 10-minute drive from the centre of town. The airport serves Kenya Airways, Mango Airlines and Precision Air. Popular domestic flights to Zanzibar depart from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Flight duration from Johannesburg to Zanzibar is approximately 3 hours, 35 minutes.

Win a Trip to Zanzibar

In celebration of Youth Month, Travel Start is challenging you to get in touch with your inner child by taking part in the Paper Jet Challenge. Submit a video of your best paper plane flight video, challenge your friends, and stand a chance to win amazing prizes! Enter by clicking HERE. You have until 7 July 2018 to enter.

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