If you are interested, you can go to How to Teach Kids to find out about the origin of Valentine’s Day which was interesting to me. One part I thought was really interesting was that the first mass production of Valentine cards was in 1847 when they produced paper lace Valentine’s.
There are also activities for kids, a children’s DVD about Valentine’s Day and a long list of children’s books about Valentine’s Day.
Need some tips or techniques to add to your teaching materials? I have started a new site called How to Teach Kids to share ideas that I have used in my 19 years of public school teaching and also ideas from teacher friends. Hopefully, you will gain a new idea or technique to use if you are teaching your own children or a classroom of students.
Every child is different, and so a teaching method that works with one child might not work with another child. Sometimes it’s a matter of trial and error until the right teaching technique is found that will work with that child. Some children are visual learners, some are auditory learners, etc. There are, of course, some general things that work with most children. For example, children benefit from having phonics in their reading program. The key for overall learning is finding the best teaching method for each child.