She was teaching herself to read at 3, what next?

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  She is brilliant and scary! Our little one has been teaching herself to read since she was 3. While we homeschool our older children we learned long ago not to push when they are young as it backfires so we were going with a hands off approach. Despite us though our little one used […]

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Review – Learning is best when it is play – Matics

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www.kabukihelps.com This game was created by a mom because her son was struggling with some basic math skills.  She wanted a fun way to help him practice and reinforce what he was learning in school.  That mom is also the founder of Kabuki Helps, which has grown into a community of parents and teachers committed to making […]

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3 Little Minecrafters up all night in bed….

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  Yes we homeschool and yes our kids play minecraft! It seems like some silly stereo type but this one actually fits us! Of course there are many homeschooling stereo types that don’t fit. We don’t homeschool for religious reasons as we are secular homeschoolers. We are good without god believe it or not! Or […]

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Keeping Summer Fun With Jumping Words

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As many parents know, there is often learning loss that happens over the summer months when kids are out of school. This can happen to homeschoolers like my own or any student. One of the ways we can help prevent the loss is by practicing skills your children already have in fun and creative ways. […]

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Simple Home Made Finger Paint

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How to Make Home Made Finger Paints One of the sad things these days is that so many art supplies have chemicals in them and even come from other countries. Sometimes we just want something that is simple and that we know is safe for our children play and create with. Some days we just […]

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My 6 year old is ready for riding lessons

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           When is a child ready for riding lessons? It might be sooner than you think? Many toddlers get on horses and start young. While I know this as I have seen it I just wasn’t sure my little girl was ready for lessons. We just moved to GA and lessons […]

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My child got kicked out of Minecraft Homeschool!

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 First, What is Minecraft Homeschool? To understand the situation one has to first know what minecraft homeschool is. First, Minecraft is video game. It is creative genius with basic graphics and many ways to play. It is a popular game that many kids love and even many geek adults. It can be played alone or […]

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Summer Tip for Homeschoolers and Large Families

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Get Memberships! Having a large family can be costly and homeschooling a large family certainly isn’t cheap. Often I hear about parents saying they are stuck at home, don’t have money to go out, and this saddens me greatly. There are so many amazing museums, zoos, and aquariums to enjoy and if you get a […]

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Kindergarten Teacher Gives Our Kids A Song

There is a reason for the saying “The gift of music” and sometimes it really is a gift. This is one of those times. I can really see that saying when I watch the video below. Kindergarten Teacher Mr.Z and the Shashka Frashkas has shared this fun and important song with many kids and now the […]

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Halloween Wreath With Kids

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If there is one thing my little homeschoolers love to do it is crafting and as one of our favorite holidays is coming this was a fitting project. Last month my 4 year old and I made a crayon wreath to help welcome in our school year. This month this owl wreath made with help […]

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Finally The Eco-Friendly Paint You Have Been Wanting – Review

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Earth Paint Review I have to say this is now my favorite kids paint and I enjoy working with it as well. For years I have been uncomfortable with paints that I didn’t feel safe with, that I knew contained petroleum products and worse. I have searched and searched and finally came across a blog post about painting […]

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Messy Kindergarten Learning Fun!

Homeschooling Kindergarten this year has been so much fun. Maybe because we love making a mess and love games. It is not hard to find games for any subjuct, just search online! From kindergarten and first grade math games to Maryland state standards, it is all really easy to find things quick and jump in!  […]

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Signing Time On Demand Review

 My little crunchy family has been blessed with being able to review Signing Time on Demand for our readers.  Signing Time on Demand has Digital Videos on demand to help teach children and adults as it turns out American Sign Language ASL.  You can view the on demand lessons on your computer or a mobile device such as and […]

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Duck Egg Candling Video

  Incubator Date: April 22  Candling Date: May 2nd — Day 10 — 16 of 18 fertile eggs! All look viable!  Day 23 — 5 eggs no longer look viable, leaving 11 possible. Estimated Due Date: May 20th — 5 more days!  All of the children are very thrilled about the coming ducklings.  Our 4 year […]

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Guest Blog: The Positive Benefits Of Involving Your Children In The Food Selection Process

The Positive Benefits Of Involving Your Children In The Food Selection Process Children learn by observing others, making it extremely important for parents to set a good example when it comes to food choices. When children are involved in the selection process, they learn how to choose between healthy and unhealthy foods. The nutritional principles […]

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Homeschool Science Fun — Rock Candy

Yes, we count making candy as a science lesson for all our children!  Sweet!  We used a recipe from another blogger that was basically 1 part water to 2 parts sugar.  We did double jars, one for the warm window, one for a cool dark closet.   It did look very nice for the week it […]

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Review — Exercise Rhymes

This is what your looking for.  That is, if you are anything like me. I am a very busy military wife and homeschooling mother of 4. On top of this I am also a writer and reviewer. Any single one of those things is enough to call a mother busy so I know you are […]

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Happy Birthday Dr Seuss!

Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904 As we love him, we wanted to celebrate too! While we have many many Dr Seuss books and I know we have this one in the house some place, I could not find it so I just got it on the ipad, no biggie! The children enjoyed reading […]

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More Sensory Fun!

This time we used magnets in our home made sensory table box. Really it is a bin on the floor but it gets the job done. Our rainbow rice from weeks back is still in great shape and we have not lost much of it shockingly, even with the children playing with it often.  For […]

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Valentine Window Clings

The other night was a creative night here with the littles. Many nights are creative here because it is our idea of fun. We are not really the “sit and watch sports” types, though we did try and watch the super bowl on Sunday with a friend. Mostly we played with the kids though all […]

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