When my daughter was little, we spent time each morning reading simple character building stories together and talking about what they meant. This became such a precious time for both of us each year. One of my favorite memories was when we read a story about caring and feelings. I recall saying to my daughter something like…”So we care about other people’s feelings.” She was
As we plan our nature study for the upcoming year, why not spend a bit of time looking at some of our planet’s endangered animals fighting to survive? Red Alert! 15 Endangered Animals Fighting to Survive has been written by Catherine Barr and illustrated by Anne Wilson. It is available from Amazon in the UK and the USA for £13.54 and $16.17 respectively. The Curriculum
Summer is just around the corner and the promise of long days filled with picnics, swimming and trips to the seaside lie ahead. Summertime is the perfect time to plan in some seaside themed unit studies, nature studies or to fill your morning basket with ocean-related reading books for the little ones. The Coral Kingdom is perfect for just such a time. The Quarto Publishing Group
Do you have a young learner who likes to learn hands-on, or a child in your house who struggles with addition and other early math? Or do you happen to have a manipulatives kit and just aren’t sure what to do with it? Recently I found a great little frugal resource that is all set up to teach basic primary math, including counting, addition and
Looking for Creative Crafts to Do With Your Preschooler? Then The Big Book of Bible Stories to Make may just be one you want to add to your homeschools bookshelf. I love that this book has a hardcover which makes it durable – perfect for little hands. Years ago, before I started homeschooling, I taught in the same preschool that my youngest daughter attended. As
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
I love those illusion pictures don’t you? I find them fascinating. My girls enjoy them too. It’s fun to see something else hidden in a picture that is not at first apparent. I had a book sent to me by Francis Lincoln children’s Books to review. ‘Illuminature’ is such a fun book. I think that this book would make a fabulous Christmas gift for a child.
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