How To Homeschool With a Really, Really, Really Active Toddler

This is for you, the mommas with toddlers who scale refrigerators instead of sitting quietly, gently exploring a toy.   …for the mommas with toddlers who dump ALL the cereal onto the pantry floor in 2 nanoseconds when you thought they were right next to you–those baby ninjas.   This is for you, mommas of toddlers who defeat all the childproofing devices and clog every toilet in the house with Matchbox cars...

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Cool Science Experiments for Kids: Easter Theme

I love organizing some of our learning around a holiday theme or season.  We just finished exploring our winter science experiments and now we’re ready for Spring with these fun Easter experiments. Test the strength of a raw egg, grow a carrot from the top, raise baby chicks and experiment with your Easter candy with these cool science experiments for kids.    {This post contains affiliate links.} Science...

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Cool Science Experiments: Growing Crystals

This two-ingredient project has a big WOW factor, and it’s become a favorite in our house. I am  always on the lookout for cool science experiments for kids that I can do right in my kitchen. This growing crystals experiment fits the bill! How to Conduct the Crystal Growing Experiment You could make any shape, really, but we decided on bunny rabbits for Easter. Borax and boiling water are all it takes to grow crystals! And they...

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Please Don’t Call My Child a “Reluctant” Learner

My child wants to learn every day. Some days, she rejects the work I want her to do, tossing her math book aside and slithering out of her chair, but later I find her drawing pictures for a book she is making. She has the whole story in her head and it takes place in Brazil, the country we most recently studied in geography. She asks me for more information about Brazil so that she can include it in the pictures she is...

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Cool Science Experiments: With a St. Patrick’s Day Theme

These cool science experiments look like so much fun, it’s hard to choose just a few. They span from kindergarten through middle school,  so there’s something for everyone here.  Choose from one of the main themes of St. Patrick’s Day:  Rainbows, gold, leprechauns or shamrocks.  We’ve got it all covered!  Top o’the morning to you and your junior scientists! The Science of Rainbows Density experiment: Make...

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