BLOG UPDATE My first blog update is that I'm changing the title of "Good Reads" to "Worthy Reads." This is because I realized that sometimes I find articles or videos on homeschooling or other subjects that I don't necessarily think are good, but perhaps they are worthy to share and discuss. My second update is … Continue reading Worthy Reads & Blog Update
In an earlier post, I mentioned that I wanted to create history lessons around each holiday this year. In addition to this, I want to do general activities to celebrate each season. However, I still feel the need to keep things extremely simple with my boys. At ages 5 & 2, they just aren't ready … Continue reading November & Thanksgiving Activities With Small Children
There’s a time when old traditions need to die, a time for new traditions, and a time when old traditions can be reborn with new meaning.
My kids love 123 Jump, which is a place with toys and several inflatables. I like it because it's low key, quiet (that is, no music playing), and if we go during the week, there's usually not many other kids there.
When I grow up I want to be a little boy. ~ Joseph Heller
Sometimes I’ll get the question: “How’s homeschooling going?” and I get a little taken aback because I feel as if I should answer: “It’s great! We’re doing reading, math, science, art and going on lots of field trips!” At least, that’s what I think people want to hear. After all, if my child were in Kindergarten, he would be getting a daily dose of the above. Truth be told, though we do a little of that stuff, and I’ve written about it in my columns, my main directive for my kids is “Go play.”
links to good reads around the web
This autumn, my five-year-old and I have been enjoying the knee-high naturalist class at the Sandy Creek Nature Center. It takes place every other Wednesday from 3:30-4:30p.m. Children ages 3-5 are eligible and must be accompanied by an adult.
Supporting my son's interests has led us into the world of snakes.