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Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald

Allison has been teaching children in various capacities since 1993. She started as a day camp leader at a local recreation center while in high school,  taught various preschool age and after school programs through university, and worked as a reading tutor while pursuing a second degree in elementary education. After graduating with honors she set out to teach, ended up as a director of a large childcare center and preschool, and eventually returned to the classroom. Her son’s birth brought her to combine her love of teaching and helping other parents, sparking the idea for her blog, No Time For Flash Cards.

Since starting NTFFC in early 2008, she has had the opportunity to contribute activities to many websites, become a staff blogger at FamilyEducation.com, and write curriculum for Itty-Bitty Bookworm, a literature-based preschool curriculum.

 

Contributions

by Allison McDonald
Help ease your active child into reading without forcing him to sit and listen.
by Allison McDonald
Try some of these simple activities to boost your kids' learning even more.
by Allison McDonald
These toys -- coupled with the book they are from -- make wonderful gifts.
by Allison McDonald
Get them what they want to read and watch them read more!
by Allison McDonald
Here are the books that amazed me as a child, and I have passed them on to my children. I hope that they, too, will get the itchy feet to travel.
by Allison McDonald
Try this 10-part plan to help your children develop into readers who read for fun.
by Allison McDonald
A super simple way to connect and read with your kids.
by Allison McDonald
Tips and tricks to keep bedtime reading fresh and effective.
by Allison McDonald
Alphabet magnets can not only hold up your child's artwork on the fridge, but they can also be used for simple -- and fun -- literacy activities.
by Allison McDonald
Practical ways to promote reading when life gets busy!

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