I am always looking for ways to add “fun” to our homeschool. After some recent evening television, I had a brilliant idea. You are welcome to join us….(imagine a game show announcer voice) “This is Homeschool Jeopardy!!” Seriously, my kids enjoy watching Jeopardy and participating from the couch. I usually cave under the pressure of […]
The world feels a little crazy right now. Schools are closed and people are being told to stay home. Many parents are juggling working from home while helping their kids complete school work. Some parents continue to work as essential employees, while others are not working at all. In the midst of all the confusion, […]
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 family’s grave sites at the local cemetery. It may seem an odd destination for an outing, but I have always been intrigued by cemeteries. Rows of headstones hold vast stories and history. To my surprise, my kids were […]
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.