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Simple Tips to Teach Your Kid Phonics

Over the summer I taught Li'l A to read utilizing phonics.  Though I appreciate the expedient fluency that comes with reading with sight words, I believe every child should have a base knowledge of phonics before being taught solely memorization to read.  There is far more freedom in developing an understanding of phonics versus the… Continue reading Simple Tips to Teach Your Kid Phonics

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African Study for Kids

The continent of Africa is like an entire world in and of itself of unique cultures spread across one incredible landmass.  What started out as a one week unit turned into a three week study.  In this post I cover only the first week of studying the northern and central, more tribal cultures of Africa.… Continue reading African Study for Kids

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Bullying: Changing The Way We Talk About Coping With Our Kids

Our Troubling Perspective I have discussed before my stepson, B, and his struggle with his one-dimensional perspective on human behavior. Like with many young boys, there are good people and there are bad people. It's a concept as old as time. There are cowboys and there are indians. There are cops and there are robbers.… Continue reading Bullying: Changing The Way We Talk About Coping With Our Kids

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Claude Monet- Art History for Tots

There was so much that went into impressionism that I spent the entire weekend reading art teacher blog, after art teacher blog compiling all the information I could fathom. Then I asked myself, what are the three main things I want my kids to take away from a week worth of activities? My personal priorities:… Continue reading Claude Monet- Art History for Tots

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Continents and Landform- Geography for Tots

This summer we will be traveling around the world; in preparation, we needed to review our global basics! What are the continents? What are landforms? What does the word culture mean? I asked the kids over Spring Break what topics and concepts they would like to explore this summer, Li'l A was quick to answer… Continue reading Continents and Landform- Geography for Tots

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A Summer of Art History For Tots Overview

Despite my grandparents dragging me through art museum after art museum as a child, I have absolutely no clue when it comes to Art History.   It's a class, that as I grow older, I wish I had taken while my college was paid for, but up until attending the incredibly enlightening Christopher Moore Book Reading… Continue reading A Summer of Art History For Tots Overview

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Comparing Quantities: STEM for Tots

When I first opened the Math Concepts book I didn't really know what sort of challenges I would be facing.  I wanted my five-year-old daughter to understand counting, something that had been an ongoing battle for years.   But when I started the first lesson, and then the second, and then the third from this book… Continue reading Comparing Quantities: STEM for Tots

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My Favorite Quiet Time Activities For Preschoolers

I'm a strong believer in the Montessori method, though I do not have the funds nor time to build a classroom full of Montessori tools and activities for my daughters to explore any idea or subject they may desire.  I instead try to maintain a decent trade out of at least four independent activities they… Continue reading My Favorite Quiet Time Activities For Preschoolers

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Grateful Hearts: Lessons in Proverbs

  I had such a difficult time deciding what to do with a lesson based on gratitude, considering I felt we had just kind of already focused on the subject matter earlier this week when we discussed contentedness and appreciating our blessings.  The Giving Tree would have been a perfect book for this lesson, but… Continue reading Grateful Hearts: Lessons in Proverbs

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Introducing Measurement: STEM For Tots

This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small amount of money and you are granted the opportunity to support a starving blogger if you make a purchase using these links. The Prep Work Last summer I was perusing the bargain section of target when I came across this Discovery Workbook Math Concepts… Continue reading Introducing Measurement: STEM For Tots

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Everyday Mercy: Lessons in Proverbs

Mercy was quite the theme in the Baptist school I attended my early elementary years.  They taught us to love everyone blindly, beyond their faults as God does us.  I probably am most grateful for this one proverb in my life than any other, I have always been able to see and work with the… Continue reading Everyday Mercy: Lessons in Proverbs