Our review of an affordable and convenient online series of children's music classes taught by licensed and certified Musikgarten instruction, Kathryn Brunner.

Children’s Music classes – Our review of an affordable and convenient online series of music classes taught by licensed and certified Musikgarten instruction, Kathryn Brunner. Read more…

Combinations to 10 - Free printable activity to help kids develop a conceptual understanding of how equations work like balance scales, while discovering and recording combinations that add to 5 and 10

Combinations to 10 and 5 – Free printable activity to help kids develop a conceptual understanding of how equations work like balance scales, while discovering and recording combinations that add to 5 and 10. Read more…

Are you looking for a new kind of chapter book series for young readers? Something that focuses on positive relationships and self-image rather than bullying? Something that portrays realistic characters in plausible adventures, exploring and creating their way through childhood?

Are you looking for a new kind of chapter book series for young readers? Something that focuses on positive relationships and self-image rather than bullying? Something that portrays realistic characters in plausible adventures, exploring and creating their way through childhood? Follow our progress on a new series! Read more…

Best books on coding for kids - interactive, lift-the-flap books, books with offline coding activities, biographies, and history books for a well-rounded unit study on computers and coding languages

This continues my series of posts on Coding for Kids. I’ve compiled a list of the best books we’ve found for a well-rounded unit study on computer coding. This list includes interactive, lift-the-flap books, books with offline activities, biographies, and kid-friendly books on the history of computers and coding.  Read more…

Our favorite homeschool resources for all ages and 7 subject areas

Here is a list of the best homeschool resources that I’ve run across as a homeschooling blogger and mother of 2 young children. These resources span all ages (preschool – high school) in 7 subject areas. Several of these are freely available to the public. Read more…

Review of RightStart Mathematics - developing number sense through hands-on activities

Review of RightStart Mathematics. The lessons and hands-on activities help students develop a strong number sense and mathematical reasoning skills. I love how these lessons are well-planned and result in discovery, deep understanding, and mathematical conversations. Read more…

Math game board | Math and Movement | 8 different game boards in the complete set (also sold individually) covering basic addition through double-digit division

Math Game Boards for addition through division

I created a set of 8 digital math game boards that integrate physical movement with math skill practice in a fun and effective way, covering basic addition through double-digit division. Each level includes a full page of teaching tips, extra practice cards with answers, and a paper dice to fold into a 3-d cube. Read more…

Teaching Kids to Code using Scratch Jr | A review of the website, app, book, and game that help kids enjoy learning fundamental principles of coding

Teach kids to code using Scratch Jr, a fun, intuitive coding program. This is our review of the website, app, book, and game built around the Scratch system that helps kids (ages 5-7) enjoy learning fundamental principles of coding by designing and animating both characters and settings.  Read more…

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