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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.

 

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by Allison McDonald
Introduce your kids to these 10 non-fiction children's books about military history.
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by Allison McDonald
Make reading the focus of this simple, special event.
by Allison McDonald
In honor of Mother's Day, let's celebrate these fictional moms from children's books.
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Download this free fill-in-the blanks printable for Teacher Appreciation Day.
by Allison McDonald
Let your child fill in the blanks to craft a beautiful and heartfelt message to his or her teacher. Perfect for Teacher Appreciation Day or any day!
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Sidestep some challenges that parents and children face with homework by creating a homework-friendly home.
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Try these 5 great children's books about the Earth for toddlers and preschoolers.
by Allison McDonald
Why leaving holiday children's books out way past their season lets kids make great connections with books.
by Allison McDonald
Fill your child's Easter basket with things that promote literacy!
by Allison McDonald
Get foolish! 5 great joke books to read as a family.

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