Skeleton and Human Body Unit Study – Recommended Resources and a Free Printable

Creating a Positive Learning Environment As a former teacher now homeschooling my own kids, I love to create a positive learning environment by cultivating a resource-rich home for them. We haven’t yet reached an age where I feel compelled to decide whether to take the curriculum route or just keep following their lead to explore […] Read more…

Storytelling prompts and templates with examples; includes 4 free printable story forms to help encourage young children develop creative thinking skills

Creative Writing with Kids, part 2

Storytelling with Kids – Make Writing Fun! Last week, as part of my series on helping our children and students learn to love Reading and Writing, I wrote a post about helping your kids (of all ages!) write creatively – for fun! In this post I will share more ideas for easily working in some creative […] Read more…

Important notice to everyone following this blog

Hi! Thank you so much for subscribing to my blog!! If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that I’ve been working on adding in one new piece of the “online puzzle” at a time here. I’ve finally got a newsletter set up through mailchimp, and I’m pretty excited to start sending out newsletters instead of […] Read more…

Creative Writing with Kids, part 1

Cultivating a Love for Reading and Writing, part 2: Creative Writing with Kids This post is a continuation of my series on helping our children and students learn to love Reading and Writing. In the first post, I mentioned a few ways that we’ve (very easily) integrated some fun writing practice into our normal days […] Read more…

Cultivating a love for reading and writing, part 1

Curating a Literacy-Rich Home Environment Kids can learn so much when they are surrounded by interesting, creative, and informative things. These “things” can be books, toys, digital resources — or friends, grandparents, outdoor adventures … etc. When we curate* a resource-rich home environment for our kids, creating a space where they can comfortably live, play, […] Read more…

Fall crafts with pumpkins and leaves

Fall Crafts and Activities for Kids We’ve been loving the Fall season this year, now that our kids are starting to get old enough to have fun on our little adventures — and we’re breaking through into a whole new world where nap times don’t always ruin our grand plans ;). Here’s some of our […] Read more…

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