Silly songs can easily get stuck inside your head. But they are so good for kids to sing. If your kids love singing silly songs as much as mine do, don’t worry! They are actually practicing important reading skills. So the next time you’re folding laundry or driving to the store, go ahead and
My kids love crafting! I love that they learn so much while creating. But with kids ranging in age from teen to baby, our crafting time takes some definite intentionality. I can’t just go to Pinterest, pick one beautiful project, and get the kids started. Their abilities and interests are just too varied. Some
Red. Blue. Red. Blue. Big. Big. Small. Big. Big. Small. 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4. Patterns are everywhere! If you’re looking for a fun way to practice patterns with your kids, give one of these games a try. They’re: Easy to set up Fun to play Full of learning Because learning
Christmas is almost here! I love this season of celebrating the birth of Christ. However, between all the shopping and visiting, it seems like we spend much of this month in the car. To help make our drives more enjoyable and full of Christmas cheer, we started playing Christmas themed car games. Whether you’re
The ability to decode words you don’t know is an essential part of reading. That’s why children need a basic understanding of phonics. But you can’t sound out every word, and you want to get to the point where you can read fluently without stopping to sound them out, so your child must also
Do you have any summer road trips coming up? Playing games is a fun way to help pass the time. My family loves playing games in the car, but we get bored quickly with standard classics like “I Spy.” I love playing a variety of games that kids of all ages can participate in.
Using manipulatives helps students understand math concepts. The visual aspect really helps many students learn the material. Homemade Math Manipulatives Because they aid in understanding, manipulatives are an essential part of math instruction. Unfortunately, store bought, ready-made manipulatives may be outside your homeschool budget. To help, here are five manipulatives you can make at home.
Do you have a globe for your homeschool? My kids love the one we have! They think it’s so much fun to play with. But, a globe isn’t just for fun. It’s also a great tool to inspire learning for kids of different ages. Here are six ideas for integrating the globe into your