You can’t turn on the television without hearing news of the coronavirus pandemic. Many states have closed schools and are telling parents to temporarily homeschool their kids. Although I’m not an expert on how to educate a full classroom of kids, I am the token homeschool friend for several moms. That said, I’ve gotten a […]
One of the greatest joys I have ever shared with my kids is a love for books. A well-written story can take a reader on amazing adventures. Regularly reading to children is the best habit parents can establish. Children benefit from being read to. Listening to stories helps develop language skills and increases vocabulary. Books […]
Do your kids love dinosaurs? My children were recently reminiscing of a time they were junior Paleontologists. If you are studying dinosaurs or just looking for an activity for a rainy day, this is a fun project!! Fill a large plastic tub with sand. I know the thought of an indoor sandbox sound like […]
During a recent trip to my small hometown, I took my kids to visit some of our families grave sites at the local cemetery. I know it may seem an odd destination for an outing. I have always been intrigued by cemeteries, where the rows of headstones hold vast stories and history. I was surprised […]
Getting children to listen and follow directions can be challenging. Too often I find myself having to repeat directions, and provide constant monitoring to make sure directions are carried out. Recently, I was delighted to find an art project that held the hope of a listening lesson. What I expected to be a short lesson […]
We have had some busy weeks beginning our homeschool year and fall activities. As we are beginning to settle into routine enough to let out a sigh, I suddenly noticed fall is fading and there are only SIX more weeks until Christmas!!! Now is the perfect time to start planning Christmas projects. Homemade gifts make […]
With summer sunshine comes the anticipation of endless playtime and activities. Although I like to give my kids plenty of time for free play, I also plan and schedule some budget friendly activities.
We have enjoyed a trip to Seattle and taken in a number of kid friendly attractions. The littles thought they were enjoying some school free days, but decided our outings were more like amazing field trips.
Getting through a school day, and maintaining harmony, can often prove challenging. Add in a busy preschooler who becomes under-challenged, and chaos often ensues. That was the scene at my house last week. Regardless of the many activities I rotate through Little Bear’s work boxes, she was in need of some new busy bags. All […]
I have come to recognize boys don’t naturally exhibit displays of love. Their assignment for the week was to write a daily message for each sibling of why they loved them.