teach mama

Amy Mascott is the creator of teachmama.com [http://teachmama.com], where she shares tools and resources parents can use to become the best teachers they can be for their children. Recognizing the power of collaboration in the education and parenting space, Amy built the community ‘we teach’, [ http://weteachgroup.com] a network of parents and teachers who connect online and offline, share ideas, and grow as educators—no matter the classroom. ‘we teach’ has quickly become one of the most successful networks of its kind, with 6500+ members, reaching upwards of a million people online alone.

 

A Reading Specialist, writer, consultant, and mom to a crazy-cool 9, 8, and 6-year-old, Amy’s reflections on literacy, parenting, and social media have been featured on dozens of online and print publications, including Scholastic Parents, PBS Parents, readwritethink.org, PBS Digital Studios, and more.   She hails from the Keystone State but lives in the DC Metro area where she’s either cheering for her kids on the soccer field, biting her nails during swim & dive meets, or buzzing around her kids’ elementary school, doing the Room Parent thing.

talk with kids about emotions: ‘inside out’ mini-book and card game

With an 11, 9, and 8 year old, you’d think that we would be over talking about and identifying emotions over here, but we’re not. In fact, after watching the Disney*Pixar film,...more

chocolate math: age by chocolate

Our tabletop surprises are rocking and rolling this summer, but one thing that really, truly got the kids’ attention was our first (we have another planned!) chocolate day. The whole focus was chocolate, and friends, it was pretty sweet if I do say so myself. Who wouldn’t like to talk math and chocolate? ...more

smart apps for busy families: get ready for back to school! #BTSTech chat

I can’t even believe it, friends, but (gulp!) school is around the corner. And before we know it, our schedules will be kicked into high gear. Afternoons and evenings...more

camp google: ocean, space, music and nature weeks

Friends. I have been working with National Geographic Kids for some time now, as one of their ‘Insiders’ and honestly the coolest thing about it is that I get kind of ‘behind-the-scenes’ information that I can share with you. Honestly ....more

need something fun and unplugged for kids?

Friends. We’re rocking and rolling this summer. We’re doing just about everything we can to keep ourselves smiling and sane in between 50 thousand swim and dive meets ....more

color puzzles: fun math and logic for kids

Sometimes it’s hard for me to...more

outdoor adventures for the whole family: Shenandoah Valley

My crew is always up for a little adventure, especially when it’s outdoors. So when...more

summer fun for kids: week 3 #tabletopsurprises

We have had one wild week here, friends. Our Owen headed to his Nanny and Pap’s for baseball camp, and our Maddy and Cora were stuck here with me and were pretty darn sick. Luckily, our girls are on the mend (finally!), and Owen is back here with us in Maryland, now determined to land himself on a baseball team ....more

get kids to play outside: 4 tips for summertime playground fun

Sometimes, getting kids to play outside is no easy feat, especially in the summer. Because here in the DC Metro area, it’s hot. It’s hot ....more