Although this post contains affiliate links (What's that?) this post was not sponsored by HP-I just had to pass on this awesome money saving tip!
The reality is: Early Childhood Educators use a lot of ink. From printables to forms it's easy to spend hundreds of Dollars a year on ink cartridges. Want to know a secret?
You could be savings hundreds of dollars a year on ink, and even receive some for free!
My printer died this week, which of course sent me into a panic. In addition to creating printables, I also use my printer for printing a variety of homeschooling resources.
I knew, before I committed to another printer, I needed to do some research on the models that would save me the most money on ink, because let's face it-what I spend on 2 ink cartridges costs more than my printer alone.
No more needing to take out a loan to buy ink
After doing some research, I came across the HP Instant Ink Program. With this program, you choose a monthly printing plan that works for you. I couldn't believe it! No longer would I need to cringe every time I printed a heavy ink full color page, or cringe when I accidentally print off 20 pages instead of 2 (this may or may not have happened). With the instant ink plan I chose, I now only pay $9.99/month and get up to 300 pages of full color printing every month.
What you will need:
Wait it get's better...
Now that part is nice, but even better your HP Instant ink compatible printer communicates with HP, and let's them when you are low on ink. So no more needing to make late night trips to the store, or going out in inclement weather just to find my cartridge is out of stock at the store (all true stories). Now, when my Printer senses I'm getting low on ink (and before I actually run out) HP mails me a new ink cartridge.
In order to participate in this program you will need an eligible printer.
HP offers a wide variety of printers that are compatible with their instant ink program. I found a great deal an HP Envy 4520 on Amazon. I love that I can print to this wireless printer from all of our devices anywhere in the house. It prints on a variety of sizes of paper an envelopes. It also prints double sided which is excellent for saving on paper, and creating multi-sided printables.
Choose the plan that works best for you:
After you have an eligible printer, you can sign up for Instant ink.
You'll have 3 choices based on your usage:
Don't forget to save your receipts, and claim them on your taxes.
With Instant ink, you will no longer have to worry about print rich photos, or printables.
Everyone loves FREE ink!
To sweeten the deal HP offers and amazing refer a friend program.
Just share your link with your friends and you both earn free ink!
Sign up through my link to earn free ink, and then be sure to share your code with friends and family members!
Nothing beats Summer! Sun, Ice Cream and Fun at the beach! This 61-page pack is full of 16 easy to print and assemble activities and games for your fun in the sun theme. This activity pack includes a variety of Math, Literacy, Fine Motor, and Science activities perfect for creating centers, file folder activities, or morning work for the preschool aged children in your care.
Inside you will find:
Ice Cream Shape Clip Cards
At the beach color matching puzzles
Shadow Match puzzles
Snow cone letter match puzzles
Fun in the Sun Pre-Writing/Cutting Practice
Seashell uppercase and lowercase letter matching file folder activity
Sunray count and clip cards
Ice Cream Race to the top game
Seashell counting mats 1-10
Ice Cream Scoop Counting mats with Frames
Ice Cream Scoop Counting mats 1-10 (no frames)
Build an ice cream cone patterning
At the beach I spy…
Sorting summer fun
Fun in the Sun word wall cards
Hot & Cold Sorting
Directions, TOS, and Graphics Credit
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There are several ways to can help even the youngest of children in your care make friendships. Below you will find suggestions and resources!
Provide opportunities for Infants to play together
Placing Infants face to face and near each other will allow them to be aware of each other.
Create Treasure Baskets for the Babies to explore together-from the Nurture Store
Invitations to play with balls and bowls from Munchkins and Moms
Allow older children to safely play and interact with the younger Children in your care
The Value of Mixed Age Play from Education Week
When you are holding a young Infant you can talk about what the older children are doing-be sure to refer to them by name!
Tips & Activities for Infant Language Development from The Stay at Home Mom Survival Guide
Provide multiple toys of the same kind so that Toddlers can play next to each other without
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