Top 10 Posts of 2017

Which ten posts did you enjoy the most from this past year? Some really surprised me -- see if your top picks made the list!

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I actually wasn't planning on doing a post like this, but I've had several new-in-the-past-year readers ask if I would. Part of me thought that a list like this would be boring to read, but then I realized how much I've been enjoying seeing these posts on the blogs I read, especially those I haven't followed very long.

So, here you go!

If you're fairly new here, I hope you have fun seeing a bit of what we were up to around here this past year.

And if you've got your own little personalized butt-groove carved out on my couch because you've been here so long, then see if you remember these posts and if any of them would make your list!

A publisher learned of my love of books in late 2016 and asked if I would be interested in doing the occasional book review here on the blog and I've been in hog heaven ever since.

That one publisher grew to several and Gv and I have had such a blast discovering new titles all year long.

I'm not at all surprised that my review of the Zoey and Sassafras series showed up on this list, because it was easily our favorite new find of 2017!

When Pam Barnhill asked me to join her team last year, I knew I'd somehow have to introduce the world to Gv's favorite show and all the amazing ways it helps preschoolers learn math concepts!

Not only was this post wildly popular, but my post on Gv's Peg + Cat Birthday Party was as well!

I'm always making gifts for G, like this Hubby Calendar, our Passport to Fun trips, or this great Year of Fun Box, but last year's Love Jars gift was probably the easiest one yet and I've heard scads of you raving about how much you've profited from this simple idea in your own homes!

I raved about this book on my 5 Easy Ways to Incorporate Preschool Math Into Your Days post on Pam's site and was tickled pink when the author contacted me and asked if I'd be interested in working with her on future projects.

Ummm, yes! I excitedly wrote up a review on this early-learning book and am anxious to share further details about her other fantastic books in the near future!

I'd been hearing that many people steer away from spending too much time with fairy tales (due to worry regarding their seemingly scary nature), so that prompted me to do some research on the subject.

I ended up learning far more than I ever expected and most of you were surprised to learn what I shared as well.

We had lots of fun continuing our book activities this year. Although I mentioned in this recent 2018 Goals post that we would not be participating in this project for the foreseeable future, I'm sure I'll still be coming up with fun activities that you love like this again.

This was another post that was part of the monthly crafting book club. I'm so used to coming up with center activities like this from my classroom days that this idea didn't seem that out of the ordinary to me, but boy, did you all love it, since it's so simple and fun!

I was surprised to learn that not everyone is familiar with nursery rhymes these days, so of course that meant I felt the need to write about it!

Many of you were excited to read this post and loved learning new ways to incorporate nursery rhymes into your child's days.

Friday Frivolity parties are always well-attended and such fun, but this week that was focused on decluttering had the most views out of all of them! 

The top post of the year, which made complete sense since it was so jam-packed full of amazing resources and hints on how to do preschool yourself at home.

Even if you have older kids, this one's worth a read!

So, did your favorites make the list? Were there any that you'd thought for sure would show up on the top ten that were missing?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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