A quick project to introduce symmetry: You can either provide or have them use a protractor to draw some simple geometric shapes on construction paper. I typically require a square, an equilateral triangle, and a third polygon of their choice. They will need two identical copies of each shape -- one for showing line symmetry... Continue Reading →
The Donkey in the Living Room, by Sarah Cunningham, beautifully re-tells the Christmas story through the eyes of the animals and people present. In an "Elf on the Shelf" style tradition, Cunningham suggests parents wrap the pieces of their Nativity set and hide one for their children to find each day leading up to Christmas. ... Continue Reading →
Read our review of this Parks unit study by Homeschool Complete, and enter your email address below to register for this awesome giveaway! Giveaway includes... • Printed copy of the Parks Unit Study • Sight Word Flashcards • Sight Word Bingo Game • Compound Word Memory • Student Journal • Square Tiles • Spelling Squares... Continue Reading →
My husband and I are Gen-Xers living in a Millennial world. We don't buy into all of the aggressively cute self-aggrandizing of modern parenting. When we found out Baby #3 was on the way, we didn't browse Pinterest for a sickly-sweet photo op idea. Instead, we just told our kids. But we also recorded it,... Continue Reading →
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It's the first week of November. The stores are already pulling out the Christmas gear, and like most parents, you're getting serious about the kids' wish lists. While you're perusing Toys'R'Us's list of must-have battery-operated junk, it may occur to you that there must be better options out there. And you're right. Active Toys Make... Continue Reading →
While walking home from our neighborhood playground, my boys discovered some brilliantly colored maple leaves and could not resist collecting them. At first, I attempted to press them in wax paper to preserve them, but I encountered three issues: The wax paper refused to seal on one side. It was the end of the roll,... Continue Reading →
Before I had kids, "Fall Back" was my favorite day of the year. For weeks leading up to it, I'd plot how I was going to spend my extra hour. Then I had children and discovered that daylight savings time is just one more thing kids ruin alter beyond recognition. Nobody gives toddlers the memo... Continue Reading →