Connie Deal


About Connie Deal

Connie is the mom of two toddlers and 3 dogs. When they're not doing activities, Connie and her kids are gardening, taking pictures, going for walks, or enjoying time outside. Connie left the classroom when she became a mom, but she's a teacher at heart and loves helping others.


3 ways to incorporate music into your child’s week

I’m not a music person. I can’t carry a tune to save my life. Can’t read music. Have no rhythm. I don’t enjoy it (unless it involves pushing “play” on something). To say it’s not my forte is putting it mildly. I have no desire to teach it, and I […]


Boredom Buster, Energy Eraser Activity

Getting cabin fever? Need something active, but easy for your kiddos to get some energy out? Try a game! If you don’t have craft sticks, use paper. It need to be usable, not fancy. Kids don’t care about fancy or “Pinterest Perfect.” They are happy that it’s done and they […]


What is a playful learning activity?

A playful learning activity occurs when children learn through play. It’s something children enjoy doing and are able to explore and be creative on their own. There are often very few directions or guidelines because it’s an open-ended activity. The activity in this picture is a playful learning activity because: […]


Your future will thank you

“I thought I had more time.” It’s been just over 4 months since the dreadful day that we had to let our our beloved Buster go, and those words still replay over and over and over in my head.   I refuse to say “put to sleep” because that implies […]


Will it grow? A Simple Science Experiment Using Lettuce

Did you know you can regrow lettuce? Well, you can. Simply put the ends of it in water. Since we had already done that, I decided to take it up a notch and get the full use out of my lettuce by using it for a simple science experiment. I […]