The Only Preschool (or Kindergarten) Curriculum You Need Is Your Enthusiasm

i.e., The building blocks for a child’s education, starting with preschool. My four-year-old is of preschool age, though I won't consider him "pre-K" until next year. (This is because both my boys have August birthdays, but I also believe children are required to start school too early nowadays. Of course, it depends on the individual … Continue reading The Only Preschool (or Kindergarten) Curriculum You Need Is Your Enthusiasm

An update on our homeschool math, Life of Fred: Butterflies

Last year I wrote a comprehensive post on how I have been doing kindergarten math.  I teach my six-year-old math in a variety of ways, but our main resource is Life of Fred. At that time, we had finished the first book in the Life of Fred series (Apples), but when I started the second book … Continue reading An update on our homeschool math, Life of Fred: Butterflies

Cleaning the House with Young Children

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on June 20, 2012. Mothers of young children often lament how they can’t get anything done.  What they mean by this is how they can’t seem to get the laundry, house cleaning, or cooking done, or, if they do another kind of work, they can’t find … Continue reading Cleaning the House with Young Children