Say Cheese | Multiplication Game Review

Adding games into learning help to foster a sense of enjoyment and takes the pressure off of the child. I find this to be especially true for math games especially when its a concept that’s difficult. A topic that we encountered a few hiccups with along the way was multiplication and quickly recognizing multiples and…

Dinosaur Excavation Bin

This Dinosaur Excavation Bin is an activity that my 4 year old loves and it keeps him occupied and busy for quite a while. How To: 1) Start off by getting a large plastic tub 2) Add kinetic sand to it- we use this because of the texture and ease of cleaning but you can…

Homeschooling Mistakes

Often times people say homeschooling requires a leap of faith, taking the plunge and diving in and just like those dives that end in belly flops, there are homeschooling mistakes that I made when i began this journey in 2015! My TOP 3 HOMESCHOOLING MISTAKES! 1) I set the standard WAY too high! I had…

Simplifying Life || Extracurricular Activities

As our kids get older and more involved in extra curricular activities, some days it can be overwhelming and exhausting. For example, last Saturday, there was swimming for 3 kids, Trampoline Park event with friends, lunch and karate competition tryouts for 1 kid all between 10 am and 3pm. Thereafter we did grocery shopping, some…

Homeschooling Woes | Finding “Me” Time

In our house, the day starts pretty early- at least one child is wide eyed and bushy tailed at 6 am, leaving behind remnants of what was the brief calm before the storm. Some days, there is no denying that I feel like I’m doing a myriad of things all at once, while being teacher,…

Schoolhouse Teachers.com |REVIEW

When I first started homeschooling, I remember spending countless hours researching curriculum, methods of teaching, pros and cons and actively seeking out support groups that I could lean on.  I still remember how excited I would become when meeting new homeschool parents on online forums, by chance and through my local homeschool groups. Why, you might…

Brown Bear Brown Bear…

Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? I believe literacy starts from the time a baby is born and as a result, I like to stock the little minds of my kids with stories from the time of their birth. When they become mobile and can grab the books, we get into little problems,…

BEST Building Toys

Children with busy minds tend to feel bored or under stimulated, especially on glum and rainy days when they are hoarded up indoors. I have compiled our favorite building toys that help to keep everyone happy, while tapping into their creativity and helping them explore and learn. Magnatiles QuBits Construction Toy   Rainbow Blocks Straws…

10 Reasons We Like Homeschool Better

I actually know my children and vice-versa…Instead of spending the morning saying “hurry up”, we spend the first hour of our day chatting, playing games, doing religious studies, etc TOGETHER. They get to learn and practice life skills all day long. The microwave, toaster oven, tea-maker and other small appliances are not off limits in…

5 Tips to Improve Fluency

Pay attention to ACCURACY – Don’t eliminate prefixes/suffixes – Don’t skim over words or eliminate any – Don’t add random words where you think they belong because this can change the entire sentence. Read with Appropriate EXPRESSION – Ensure that your reading isn’t robotic and you are reading sentences, not words Pay attention to PUNCTUATION…

Creative Play | QuBits

Sunday mornings are typically spent lazing around, playing games, painting, playing outside- all the things to which there should be no time limit. It is perhaps one of the best days in our home because there are no activities planned and we don’t have an agenda to be anywhere at a specific time. This Sunday…