We had the privilege of exploring our nation’s capital on the way to see family this weekend!
- Getting a derailed weight loss back on track :: From contributor Kris Bales of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers
- A kids’ tinkering kit :: Katydid and Kid
- My life issues are not as big as they seem :: I Take Joy
- How to homeschool with little people in the house :: Vitafamiliae
- Nature walk bracelets :: Alpha Mom
My recommendations this week:
We used this chart years ago to make a visual schedule when the kids were younger. Imagine my surprise when Jonathan (now 10) dug it out last week & started using it! The included strips are a bit “schooly” so we always turned them over and wrote on the blank side.
This book represented a paradigm shift for me in how I approach our homeschooling. When I glance at the title on the shelf (without even opening the pages) I’m reminded to reflect on how and why I’m doing what I’m doing in our home & with my little people.
Have you tried out Little Passports yet? They sent us to Argentina this week and the kids loved excavating the dinosaur fossil souvenir that was included. We’ve enjoyed this fun way to learn about the world & “travel” to a new country each month via our mailbox!
Featured sponsors this week:
Artterro eco-friendly art kits are open-ended and inspire creativity – they also encourage quality time between parents & kiddos. They have 13 kits to choose from, and even the boxes they ship in can turn into a birdhouse or other project!
If you’re drawn to a more creative, child-centered style of education, but feel you need structure & direction along with it, take a peek at Oak Meadow. They offer curricula for grades PreK-12 as well as an accredited distance learning school.
“Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.” ~ Mark Twain