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Schooling tips: from baby sign language to pre-school lesson ideas and true home schooling


    Screen Time Reality   Kids today are surrounded by digital devices. They were born into a digital age. We parents continually try to navigate this reality, determining the role tablets, computers, smart phones, and television should play in the lives of our children. The advice out there on screen time seems to contradict and even shift right before our eyes.   So is there a science to screen time? How can...

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Grammar Can Be Fun!

Grammar Can Be Fun!


Posted By on Apr 23, 2016

    I’ve discovered grammar can be fun for kids!   I’ve laughed till tears run down my face!  My 8 and 11-year-old nephews cracked up begging for more!  My 4 and 6-year-old daughters were engaged, laughing, and wanted to do this every chance they get!  What is it?   Mad Libs Junior   I’d played Mad Libs occasionally, and yes it’s been moderately fun.  So I decided to...

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    Q Letter Activities   In preparation for additional volumes of the Alphabet Diaries, I decided to do a warm-up of sorts with words for another letter of the alphabet.   About four months ago, prompted by a desire to increase the availability of learning tools for Preschool and Kindergarten,  I completed activity sheets for”I” words. As a homeschooling mom, it’s not always easy to find...

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    Bodies in motion, doesn’t that perfectly describe our young children? Do your little ones have a hard time sitting still for a story or are you perhaps wanting to encourage gross motor activity over sedentary activities?   This list of Top 15 Children’s Books for Bodies in Motion is perfect for encouraging movement for any gender! And they are fun stories for the fidgety ones as well; they can act out...

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Victor The Van

Victor The Van


Posted By on Dec 19, 2015

Updated from original publication on October 23, 2015, as part of the series called 31 Days of Methods In Madness. To read all the articles in the series click here.     As a writer and homeschooling mom of a kindergartener, I’ve wanted to write a pre-k to 1st-grade vocabulary word laced short story. I wanted to include coloring pages to correspond to the key vocabulary words.   I finally did just that...

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  Updated from original publication on October 20, 2015, as part of the series called 31 Days of Methods In Madness. To read all the articles in the series click here.     I’m a huge proponent of baby sign language! I’ve written about it before and the tremendous asset that Signing Time videos are in teaching children to sign in ASL. I started to sign with my girls around 6 months of age. It...

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