The more I make my kitchen kid-friendly, the more I can teach my own kids to take over the cooking tasks. Recipes for kids should include a couple of factors, the first of which is the recipe appeals to the children! They will like to eat it! The second factor I look for is that my kids can enjoy learning how to prepare or cook it as well.Continue Reading
My daughter was so disappointed when I told her that we would be doing preschool at home this year. She loved her year at preschooler, and she wanted to return. But I reassured her that we’d have plenty of preschool fun. I was surprised, then, to find her completely resistant to the idea of a set preschool time at home. I’ve had to modify my expectation of at-home preschool, and as a result, my active preschooler is much more happy with our new version of school time. Homeschooling an active preschooler is more about expressing and showing a love for learning than it is about making learning a formality.
To my surprise, a number of homeschooling friends have expressed anxiety about teaching language arts: writing, spelling, reading. Because I love language arts and I love reading books about these things, I’ve set up this list of must-read books for those preparing to teach language arts to little learners.
I love teaching my kids language arts. When I look at the curricula I’ve acquired over the years, I definitely have more than enough of the language learning resources. I studied grammar in school myself, and so I look forward to doing language activities with my little ones. There is not nearly enough time to enjoy it all, and sadly, my kids are not always as eager for editing practice, but I definitely do not feel anxiety about teaching the subjects.
When I think of a “must read” list, I think of something short. Here, then, are just four simple books for you to read before you tackle teaching your little ones.Continue Reading
When I look back on homeschooling and being with my kids in 2016, I see just what a great year we have had. Here are some of the most memorable activities from 2016 that I loved doing with my kids. I still recall these with fondness, even all these months later.