Category Archives: preschool

Activities for the New Year

As one year comes to a close and another one begins, we’ve begun to plan some activities to celebrate and learn about 2012. For my newly-turned 3 year old, we will begin teaching him what New Year’s eve is all … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Play Set Craft

Our books: All of the links for these crafts can be found on my Pinterest Thanksgiving board. Linking up with: 

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PBS Kids Lab Brings Advanced Technology to Kids’ Learning Games

There are a lot of free things out there that you can use to teach your kids stuff.  In fact, combing through them all just might qualify as a part time job.   A few are true gems.  The PBS Kids … Continue reading

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Halloween Fun with Stellaluna

Stellaluna isn’t a Halloween story, but Halloween is a great time of year to read it.  Think of all the bat decorations you may already own or could buy from the dollar store.  Perfect for acting out the story of … Continue reading

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Update on Our Workbox System

I’m getting a lot of visitors to my blog on my workbox page lately so I thought I’d post an update on how this system has worked for us thus far.  We use a file folder system in a portable … Continue reading

Posted in Early Elementary Years, homeschooling, keeping toddlers busy so you can actually educate your older children, kindergarten, preschool, toddlers, workboxes | 4 Comments

Reflections of Our First Homeschooling Year

We’re coming up on our summer break, and I’m feeling reflective. What a journey this first year of homeschooling has been! What I love… researching and choosing and purchasing curriculum and books and other stuff. watching my kids aha-moments when … Continue reading

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Easter Egg Phonics for Beginning Readers with Printables

My preschooler knows all the sounds of her letters and has long had an obsession with the beginning sounds of words.  Lately, I’ve been looking for fun ways to help her focus on the middle and ending sounds of words, … Continue reading

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