This week’s art center focuses on Mary Cassatt. I’ve only put out pastels and watercolors this week to encourage my kiddos to really use each medium. I found that putting out more than a couple of choices last time didn’t give them much practice with any one thing. As a side note, if you need […]
One of the main goals I set early on in our homeschool was to give my children a love of learning. Creative homeschooling is the main mode I've used to successfully do that. Don't think that you can never put your child in front of a textbook or computer screen to homeschool creatively! Instead, think of it as offering your children curriculum and styles to meet their needs. Sometimes that will be a textbook or computer class. Other times, it may be a unit study, living literature, field trips, games, project-based learning, co-op classes, or interest-based studies. These articles show you how. Be inspired!
Whether it’s a unit, a special holiday, someone’s birthday or just something you want to do to peak your children’s interest in a certain subject, think about creating a special place of learning in your home to create a buzz of inquisitiveness in your children. We call them learning centers, but you call them whatever […]
If you’re anything like me, art tends to take somewhat of a back seat to other subjects during the school year. So, I’ve decided to make an art center that will stay around all summer long! I plan to fill it with all sorts of goodies, but only a few at a time. I’ll change out […]
On a recent blog, I posted some of the things I do to keep my kids busy and learning during our summer break. One of the things was creating a 100 Things To Do If Bored List. I just recently came up with this summer’s list and thought it might be useful as a Tip […]
(This post contains affiliate links.) Preschoolers Have you ever heard of Preschool Activities in a Bag? Basically, they are learning activities stored in large ziplock bags which can be given to preschoolers to keep them busily learning while Mom works with other children. I love the idea, but don’t have a preschooler right now. Early […]