- Poor man’s water table :: From contributor Amida of Journey into Unschooling
- City and country: The school where it all began for me :: BBC News
- Summer writing ideas for kids :: Frugal Fun for Boys
- Why I’m throwing out the bucket :: Quill and Camera
- Scheduling your day without losing your mind :: Life Your Way
My recommendations this week:
Looking for a homeschool resource to teach your kids cursive? This book is what I use with Trishna and we like it.
With short lessons (10 minutes), it starts with the easiest strokes and progresses from there. And it’s non-consumable, so you can use it with multiple kids!
These “first” encyclopedias by DK Publishing are my favs to purchase. I add a couple each year to our home library, and it seems like not a day goes by when I don’t see one of my kids flipping through them.
They are full of colorful photographs, diagrams, and fascinating info. Highly recommended for ages 5-10+!
We just got our Little Passports package from England in the mail this week, but did you know that they also offer another subscription just for the USA?
For ages 7-12, “visit” two states each month with recipes, connect the dots, mazes, and other activities to learn more as you travel the US.
Featured sponsors this week:
Reading Rainbow was a huge part of my journey toward falling in love with books way back when, so I was thrilled to donate toward their Kickstarter campaign to bring it back via the web to homes and give it free to needy schools!
They have just 11 days left of their campaign and about $1 million left to raise – even a few dollars makes a difference.
Oak Meadow’s curriculum goes from PreK-12th grade and their unique approach is both academic yet still infused with a sense of heart and imagination.
You can use their program independently or enroll in their fully accredited distance learning school for support! I’ve been inspired by many of their materials over the years.
Artterro offers a collection of inspirational eco-friendly art kits. I love that they are open-ended–so kids can really let their creativity run wild with them.
We have the needle felting kit and I have to say I enjoyed it as much as the kids–simple and a fun way to spend time together.
These Magic School Bus Science labs on Weather, Engineering, Polymers, and Chemistry look fun to have on hand over the summer for ages 5-10…and for just a few days Educents has them on sale even cheaper than Amazon Prime!
Blessings on you and yours this week…
“Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.”
~ Maria Montessori