As homeschoolers it’s sometimes difficult to meet the needs of different aged children. True, we don’t have to manage a classroom full of 30 children. But most classroom teachers aren’t juggling multiple grade levels and a toddler and baby. Even with our best efforts, it can sometimes feel like no one is getting what they need. Easy Changes that Bring Peace At our house we
Are you looking for a creative way to teach character education to your kids? Have you ever seen it done through a coloring book approach? Last month I found just that, a delightful character education series of coloring books called Donnie Learns. This unique series of seven books is made up of inspiring stories that are paired with coloring activities. The activities teach important character
It’s the perfect time of year to take on a winter themed nature study in our homeschools. I’ve chosen a NaturExplorers product from Our Journey Westward to look at how animals cope with the difficult winter season. We often watch the birds visiting our feeder during winter and wonder how they survive such bitterly cold conditions so this seemed like the perfect unit study for us
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
Stories From The Bible holds a treasury of 17 of the Bible’s stories. This book is beautifully written and is a wonderful introduction to God’s Word for small children. “Every story has a beginning. The story of creation begins with God. He was there before anything else. God can do anything, and has the most amazing imagination ever.” – Text from Stories From The Bible.
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
Do you have a little one in your house? Are you looking for a way to introduce early reading skills? One day, when I was over on Amazon, I found a delightful resource for introducing early reading. It is called “Meet Alex the Ape: The Apple Fiasco”. Alpha, the main character, guides the child through this story, while “teaching” lots of great concepts at the
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!