Today I get to share a fun pioneer covered wagon craft at my friend Kim’s blog! When I think of Life Over C’s, I think of hands-on learning. I decided we’d share how we made a covered wagon with her readers. Click over to see how I put together the milk carton covered wagon.
My two-year-old daughter loves Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. For those who may not be familiar with this toddler show, it is the “next generation” of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. (See Elizabeth Bird’s “deconstruction” of this aspect of the show for more enlightenment.) So she and I were naturally excited about the Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood App (from Android […]
Strawberry is a very active toddler. And she loves going outside. So as summer begins, I’m on the hunt for activities that will help her get her energy out all the while maybe … possibly … learning something. I’ve found some awesome kid bloggers to share some ideas with you. Here is a roundup of more […]
Summer time. It is finally nice enough to go outside and we are finally done with school, so we have the time. Where do we like to head? Well, other than the pool, the playground is our destination of choice. One of the best parts of the playground is the abundance of opportunities for imagination, […]
I was so excited to read that fellow teacher-author Deanna Jump has decided to host a weekly linky talking about the books we love! The ABCs of Literacy by Cynthia Dollins is a book with ideas for parents of toddlers to help make “read-aloud” moments fun at the same time that we encourage literacy. This is a […]
I love making book lists.When my little ones began to gear up to preschool, I began thinking of ways to organizing our reading topically. It’s time to plan ahead a little bit. I am working on making a list of subjects to explore together. Now don’t get me wrong. I never forced my toddlers into […]
I have noticed that my toddler, Strawberry, does not recognize shapes: she knows heart, moon, and star, but not the basics like circle and square. She calls ovals “footballs” and gets excited when she sees them though! I have been thinking for weeks that we needed to focus on learning the shapes. When I saw […]
When my son (Raisin) was 2, I began a personal project or challenge to read 1000 different books with him before he entered kindergarten. (At that point, I had no intention of homeschooling.) Together, we did it. There were so many benefits of our marathon reading times together. We got in the habit of choosing […]
Baby Strawberry is already 20 months old. I don’t notice homeschooling a toddler as much as homeschooling an older child because the things the toddler learns appear so simple. But as I watch her progress from hour to hour, I am amazed at how her every moment provides learning opportunities that will build on each other. When my son was that […]
Most of what I post on will relate to my son’s education. He’s going in to first grade, so obviously his educational needs are more than those of my toddler daughter. However, today I want to highlight some resources that have already made a huge difference for my toddler daughter’s learning: Sign Language.