I love Farmers Markets! It is a great way to support local farmers and get delicious, fresh produce! It is also a great way to teach children the process of growing food and how it goes from the farms to our tables. This summer, we have been attending local farmers markets, like the Youngstown Farmers… Continue reading Using the Farmers Market as A Teaching Tool
Using the elements from brainstorming, she began to flesh out her town. She gave it a name. She built a town hall, a school, playgrounds, houses, and other features that made up her town. As she got more creative, she began to make up stories about the people that lived in her town and what their lives were like.
If you have children (ages 5-12) who enjoy the Magic School Bus books or videos–and if you like doing science experiments with them–then you'll LOVE The Magic School Bus Science Club!
This post is sponsored by Disney as a part of the #DisneyKids Play Date campaign. All opinions are my own. I love hosting playdates, so Miss Crankles and I decided to host a special Mommy and Me Disney Princess party for Mother's Day a few weeks ago! We started off by adding a bit of… Continue reading How to host a memorable playdate with some Disney Magic
The key to making this fun has been telling a story as we have been creating this garden. Miss Crankles is small, but she has a big imagination and loves being told how the fairies are going to visit the garden at night and stay in our little fairy houses and swing on our fairy swing. Adding whimsy to your life can make you feel like a kid too. Telling her the story and seeing her excitement makes me want to believe that maybe at night while I sleep, the fairies will play in the little garden we made.
Through studies, I also know that children hear sounds in other languages that adults do not hear. It is one of the reasons why I have exposed my children to other languages at an early age.
Lehman's in Kidron, OH hosts homeschool days every Tuesday now through March! At Lehman's, your homeschooler can learn about a more simpler time and do the following: -Churn Butter -Peel Apples -Learn all about Aladdin Lamps -Wood Carvings Presentation from local artist Paul Weaver -Treasure Hunt -Taste Test funny-flavored sodas For more information, see their… Continue reading Homeschooler Day at Lehman's
It is that time of year where we get pre-occupied with holiday parties and get togethers, and our kids start to get a little bored with homeschool. It is very easy to want to take a break for a while, but instead of giving into the break, maybe you should step back and find some ways to add life into your homeschool day once again.
Putting too much into our schedules does not do us any good, but it is not great for our kids either. Happy mommies homeschool better. We are more cheerful, and our kids benefit from having all of us instead of burned out versions of us.
Balance lets us be able to enjoy the activities in which we participate, and it gives us time to be able to focus on being a family and enjoy playtime and our studies too!