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We recently started homeschooling and we are LOVING it. We have done homeschool preschool, but things feel so much more official now that we have a kindergarten student.    Breakfast before school! Homeschooling in a fifth wheel means that the table is our homeschool room. It’s not fancy, but it works!   Now, before you tell me all the reasons...

I know that a lot of people focus on teaching their toddlers how to sing the alphabet and how to recognize shapes and colors, but I feel like there are WAY more important things to teach little kids. While we do plenty of the alphabet singing and color saying, I like to try and teach my little ones practical life skills as much as possible. I am always looking for...

My son is almost two and a half years old, and he is SO interested in letters. We probably sing the alphabet song 100 times a day. His favorite puzzle is an alphabet one and whenever he sees a sign, he says “b mommy!” (all letters are “b” to him right now). When we read books he likes me to point to each letter and tell him what it is.  I have decided to use his interest in letters to my advantage. He will sit and let me show him letters for about 20 minutes, which is a long time for a two year old. I have...

I try hard to incorporate some learning activities into my son’s day. He’s young (25 months) so there isn’t much I can do but I have figured out that he is starting to pick up on colors and shapes. Before today, all I’ve done is say things like “That blanket is yellow!” or “you’re playing with a red truck!” When...

This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Homeschool Blogging Carnival hosted by Lisa at The Squishable Baby and Keisha at Unschooling Momma. This month our participants are talking about their favorite homeschool project or experience. There are a few affiliate links scattered throughout this article.      I decided to take a break this week from the home maintenance binder (don’t worry, I’ll post another section on it next week!) to join The Squishable Baby’s Homeschool Blog Carnival. The theme...

  Click here to download  Music is amazing, isn’t it? Good music can fill the room with an awesome spirit. It can change the tempo of a day almost instantly. I like to turn on music when my kids are having a hard time and have an impromptu dance party. It works, every time. Tears dry up and tantrums go away. It’s like magic. I also want my children...

In my quest to come up with some good activities for my almost two year old, I came across an idea from Play, Create, Explore. This activity was easy to prepare and my little guy loved it. It kept him occupied for about 25 minutes, which is house in toddler time. So, what I did was save egg shells from breakfast (we had omelets). I boiled the egg shells and cleaned out the insides afterwords. I’m not sure if boiling was actually necessary, but I figured it couldn’t hurt. I put all the shells into a bowl and stuck him in...