Parents | Raising readers & learners.

Home of Parent & Child Magazine

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 foolish! 5 great joke books to read as a family.
5-books-to-read-in-the-bath-allison-mcdonald
by Allison McDonald
5 great bath books that can totally survive bath time with a toddler.
by Allison McDonald
Help your children learn about more than just shamrocks this St. Patrick's Day.
read-to-independent-readers-allie-mcdonald-blog
by Allison McDonald
I read aloud to my children...even after they can read by themselves.
How-To-Deal-With-Reading-The-Same-Book-100-times-allison-mcdonald-blog
by Allison McDonald
Try these 6 suggestions for making repeat read-alouds fresh and fun for you and your toddler.
4-word-games-you-can-play-anywhere-allison-mcdonald
by Allison McDonald
Here are four word games you can play on the go!
by Allison McDonald
Give your children a book every Valentine's Day to help develop their love for books.
ya-romance-books-allison-mcdonald-blog
by Allison McDonald
These great romance novels make great gifts to young teens on Valentine's Day.
by Allison McDonald
Why parents should value all reading materials.
beat-the-winter-blues-alison-mcdonald-blog
by Allison McDonald
5 wonderful books packed with hands-on fun.

Pages

Find Just-Right Books