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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
Learn what some of these popular YA books are about -- and what parents should know about them.
by Allison McDonald
Learn more about America's history through great Americans' biographies.
by Allison McDonald
Use this favorite summer activity to spark interest in books.
by Allison McDonald
A long-term project like writing to a penpal is a great way to consistently work on reading and writing.
by Allison McDonald
Why worry about your child's vocabulary? Here's what you can do at home to boost it.
by Allison McDonald
Rhyming not only focuses on the individual sounds in words, it also allows children to play with those sounds and find other words with them.
by Allison McDonald
What is this list of words, and why does your child need to learn them?
by Allison McDonald
Try this simple game to work on letter recognition and formation with your kids.
by Allison McDonald
Spring into action and get ready now to read all summer long.
by Allison McDonald
Here are 10 tips to make summer reading at bedtime easier to keep up and maintain a routine.

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