I am guilty of not always enjoying science in my homeschool. But I readily acknowledge that children’s attitudes to subjects are formed through their parents’ attitudes to it. If education rather than entertainment is made a priority, then the activities you plan together as a family will be based around that. Parents can help give their children a head start by encouraging science-based activities.Continue Reading
Baking is a tasty and fun hobby. Most people probably would not equate it with science, but the truth is, it can be used as a tool to teach certain concepts. Here are a few ways to teach science through baking activities to children of all ages. Not all of these provide final products to eat and enjoy, but they all deal with the science of baking and introduce your kids to the kitchen!
During winter time, it’s easy to add “snow days” fun into your learning. Start with my snowman vowels sort freebie! Play with snowmen as you sort long vowel from short vowels in a simple phonics file folder game or classroom center. While you’re at it, here’s another winter-y idea: Make learning fun with snowman breaks during the day.
I simply love reading Christmas picture books with my kids. Sometimes huge, long lists are overwhelming, so here are some of my absolute favorite picture books of the season. On my list, I start with a few religious-themed books and then branch to other parts of the Christmas tradition.