15 Ways to Turn Around a Chaotic Homeschooling Day

The amazingly creative learning activity you planned was a total bust and ended in toddler tears. You lost your keys somewhere between changing the baby's diaper and packing the snacks for after soccer practice. The kids' bad attitudes are quickly growing contagious, and you have absolutely zero plan for dinner. I've been here. So many [...]

Unplugged Play: 50 “I’m Bored” Activities

At 11:15 this morning, I set the baby in the pack-and-play and started to prep lunch. I asked my five year old to find something fun to do while waiting for lunch. Apparently, this was no small feat --  the whining ensued almost immediately. Independent play is definitely a learned skill, and takes time to [...]

Preschool P.E. at Home

When we first started preschool activities at home, I knew physical activity and education would be important, but I wasn't sure where to start! As time went on, I realized that the most important part of physical education in the early childhood years is simply the enjoyment of and participation in being active! So we [...]

12 New Ways to Celebrate Fall While Homeschooling

Looking for some fun, fall activities for your homeschool that go beyond the pumpkin patch? We were too! I've compiled a list of some unique activities we've been incorporating into our autumn school days, and a few we have yet to try. I can't wait to check them all off our fall bucket list! Make [...]

Alphabet Soup – A “Martha Speaks” Learning Activity

This little learner activity is perfect for emergent readers! This summer I grabbed the children's classic, Martha Speaks (by Susan Meddaugh) off the library shelves and got a little bit inspired to do something more than just read. My daughter laughed and laughed at the idea of a dog spouting off full sentences, and begged [...]