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…

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…

Top 5 One Player Games for Kids

One player games? What?? You’re supposed to play with your kids all the time? Right? Wrong! Whoever invented these is a …GENIUS! Board games are something we thoroughly enjoy playing together as a family; however, there are also moments everyday when I NEED quiet time, when i DON’T want to be playing a game or…

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,…

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…

6 ways to avoid Home school Burn-out!

Below you can find a few of my favorite tips that I pep-talk myself with as well as offer to home school friends. While this journey can be beautiful, it is demanding and burn out can happen easily if you are too rigid and structured in your ways.

Arts and Crafts| Weeks in Review

Mermaid Doll Making Kit This was one of our more special art projects this past week. I purchased this Mermaid  kit from Joann’s and it included everything needed to make the mermaid. Instructions were simple and easy to understand and we had fun making it. Transforming Ninja Star with post-it notes One of my sons…

Math Manipulatives

When you homeschool, there is a plethora of activities and gadgets that can be incorporated to aid the learning process, but it can get expensive and overwhelming…i’m going to list the ones we enjoy  and find the most useful. Math Dice For more information on the Math Dice, please check out my review here. Coin-u-lator…

Zingo

This is a game which is well liked by my 3 year old. Perhaps its the spiffy little zinger, the bingo like cards, the feeling of playing a big kid board game or perhaps its a combination of all those plus the added confidence of actually learning. The version that we have is the “sight words” Zingo and…

Half-Empty?Absolutely not…

I lay there pretty exhausted after a long day of reading, math, religious studies, science, spelling, trampoline jumping and volleyball playing. I must have exclaimed at how tired I was and it only took a few seconds before I saw his little feet dart across the room, picking up the cover for his Lego table…