how we learn fine motor skills

The Button Tree

As you may know, this year we are doing Kindergarten at home.  I am enjoying the freedom I have in doing just that.  When I was teaching in the Kindergarten classroom I needed to follow a specific curriculum.  At home, I

Skeleton Bone Writing (with Qtips)

Halloween is right around the corner.  Time to break out the themed activities!  I love using themes to encourage learning with my little ones – and if it’s a little spooky, well that’s part of the fun! I wrote a fun
how we learn, how wee learn

Twiggy Jack-o-Lantern

We are still busy outside soaking in every last bit of Fall.  I fear saying it aloud, but I really believe we are nearing the end of our Autumn weather. It feels as though Fall has really just started, and yet
name puzzles collage

A Year full of Name Puzzles

Who doesn’t love a good name puzzle? (If you happen to answer with “me” … if you really don’t love a good name puzzle, you are about to be very disappointed in my post today …) But if you answered with,
how we learn about musical instruments

Classic Rhythmic Shaker – with a TWIST!

We made these rhythmic shakers a few weeks ago at a playgroup.  The boys have been loving them ever since.  I was thinking of which post I would like to write for you, but I couldn’t concentrate due to the spinning
how we learn to sew

A Burlap Flour Bag

Of all the things I thought I may write to you about tonight, from the oodles and oodles of pictures I have on my camera just waiting to come to life for you, I chose this simple, simple idea.  Simple is
how we learn about light and shadows

DIY Pocket Window Curtains for Exploring Light

The Fall has come to our corner of the world in full force.  If you follow along with us regularly, I know you already know that.  I thought you may be feeling a bit tired of all the Fall leaf projects
preserving leaves, how we learn

Preserving Leaves with the Little Ones

Are you tired of me writing about leaves yet?  I apologize if you are – this will be our last post on leaves for awhile.  I hope.  The boys are still busy spending a lot of their days collecting, sorting, and
leaf pumpkin 2

Leaf-y Jack-o-lantern

My Sam is a collector.  Feathers, pine cones, and most recently Fall leaves.  I have mentioned this many times before … in this post on our nature belts, in our 5 senses activities for kids outdoors, with our Fall leaf sewing,
leaf crafts for kids

Sewing a Fall Leaf Crown

Ready or not – here comes Autumn.  At least on our farm.  The Fall leaves are plentiful now, and so is the crisp, cool air.  I really do love the Fall, even though I know it is a prelude to our