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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
Get kids more engaged with their surroundings during your next family road trip!
by Allison McDonald
To build a strong writer, help your child develop control over her hand's small muscles.
by Allison McDonald
Tap into reading superpowers with these diverse titles.
by Allison McDonald
Just in time for Mother's Day! Check out six picture books that celebrate stepmothers.
by Allison McDonald
Add these fun rhyming reads to your bedtime repertoire (and find out what skills they give your child as well).
by Allison McDonald
Recommended reads with superheroes you and your kids might not know yet.
by Allison McDonald
Show your preschooler why the Earth needs our love and protection, and that it’s important enough to have it’s own special day.
by Amy Mascott, Allison McDonald
Learn how to make poetry fun and use it as a resource during family reading time.
by Allison McDonald
Your kids will love the siblings in these books who can be loving or competitive, and fast friends or fierce enemies.
by Allison McDonald
Find out how to keep your kids learning using your phone’s built-in features.

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