Our family absolutely loves board games. While hubby and I have enjoyed games since we ourselves were kids, our passion truly developed when our children were just toddlers and we would gather annually at the home of our dear friends for an extended weekend of gaming and reminiscing. This gaming weekend would take place over Labor Day weekend and the festivities would begin on Thursday
It’s December, and I am still working on my holiday gift list. Are you too? Below are some of my favorites for hands-on gifts for the holidays. Each of these are not only educational but also inspire creativity. I hope that you enjoy browsing this list of books. Just click on the title of the book and that will lead you to each review and
Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we have entered the rush toward Christmas. With family, church, and homeschooling obligations it can seem like we are always a little bit behind during the month of December. Why not consciously choose to create a little margin? Homeschooling offers us that kind of flexibility. In our homeschool, we will be setting aside the bulk of our studies in
As homeschoolers our days are steeped in books. We connect with the characters we read about. And their stories become a part of our story. Carrot Top Paper Shop has created a wonderful line of gifts celebrating literary heroines from Jane Austen to Lucy Pevensie. The hand-drawn prints are whimsical and evocative. Each girl meets your gaze with an open, friendly expression. Role Models for
I started using Growing with Grammar many years ago after my oldest had taken her end of year NYS required assessment test. While she passed the exam per state standards, I could clearly see we were lacking in the English grammar department. So like any mom would do, I hit the Internet to find something that would help me build her up in this department.
Nature studies. Outside time. Looking. Investigating. These are the things we love! I ran across something called Exploring Nature with Children and was really curious about it – it looked like something we would really enjoy – and I was right! ~Don’t miss the discount code at the end! This Charlotte Mason type study consists of a 240 page pdf file by Lynn Seddon of Raising
The holiday season is upon us. Wonderful times of family gatherings, traditions and special homeschool learning. This can also be a stressful time since we are running around town to all sorts of activities – plays, parties, productions. To remedy the stress, each year I like to plan some simple yet educational holiday learning opportunities for our homeschool. I like things that I can tuck
With fall approaching us, are you, by any chance, looking for some fun indoor activities for your kids, when it is too cold to play outside? Play Pack has some wonderful and simple ideas for indoor play, and each of these will also help your kids with their gross motor development. In fact, they offer many activities that can actually help with your child’s handwriting!