Charley Harper Wooden Puzzle review

  This review contains affiliate links to products I own and love! Puzzles have always been a part of our family time, even when our children were very young. Wooden puzzles with pieces that have handles are a great stepping stone to more grown up puzzles. This month our family had the pleasure of spending [...]

How To Draw Animals

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I have always found teaching art - drawing and painting - a challenge in our homeschooling. Which is quite funny because I loved art in school and trained in Fashion Designing which has quite a large drawing/designing side to it. But I just could not pass that on to my children. Even now I have [...]

Homeschool in the Woods: Hands On History Artists Activity Pak

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"Hands-on" is the perfect description for this product because there really isn't much reading and text except for what is presented when doing the activities. That makes it ideal for the tactile learner. You can first do the learning projects and activities of your choice and then later use them to build the lapbook. The [...]

Inkblot by Margaret Peot

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What do you see in an inkblot and what artistic creations could you make with one? I found Inkblot: Drip, Splat and Squish Your Way to Creativity to be very helpful in inspiring me and leading me to know just what to do! With lots of inkblot examples throughout and several ways to use inkblots [...]

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  When I began researching homeschooling options way back when, I ran across Ambleside Online and was immediately intrigued. For various reasons, I ended up selecting another curriculum to begin with; however, Christmas found me lingering on the Ambleside Online website. By the New Year, we jumped into Year 1 and haven’t looked back since. [...]

How to Plan Art Appreciation for Home or Co-Op

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Many times we leave the planning to chance and then when our busy week hits, we find ourselves dropping this important and fun subject from the schedule.  Art and music appreciation is the counter-balance to all your academic subjects and for certain kinds of learners it is the breath of fresh air they need where [...]

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Art Lab for Kids by Susan Schwake is the book that many of you have been searching for. It is a book of easy to implement art projects that use common art supplies and can be adapted to children of all ages. It is perfect for families with multiple age groups who are looking to [...]

American Art History Review

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I’m going to start by being really honest with all of you, I’m very very hesitant to accept any kind of curriculum or product in exchange for a review.  It’s not that I feel superior to anyone or anything, not at all! It’s actually a few other things. 1, I tend to be tardy when [...]