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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

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by Allison McDonald
This holiday season, try giving these stocking stuffers to promote key literacy skills.
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by Allison McDonald
You aren't the only person your child can read to. Here are 6 different types of reading buddies for your kids.
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by Allison McDonald
Here are eight great Hanukkah books to share with your children during the holiday this year.
by Allison McDonald
Try this simple reading game you can play while reading bedtime stories.
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by Allison McDonald
Try this family writing activity this Thanksgiving.
by Allison McDonald
Vocabulary is important, and sneaking in new words in fun ways like this only helps.
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by Allison McDonald
A book list to consider for Veterans Day.
by Allison McDonald
Give your kids something more than turkey to dive into over Thanksgiving break.
by Allison McDonald
Use books and movies together to deepen comprehension.
by Allison McDonald
Try these 10 books to extend your family activity into reading.

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