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cool science experiments for kids Easy Science Experiments for Summer - Who’s ready for some easy science experiments for summer? Summer is a great time to gather a few supplies and set up some cool science experiments for kids.  We love seasonal science and summer gives us so many options: outside, inside, in water, in the garden and so much more.  {this post contains affiliate links} Experiments About Insects and Critters Raise caterpillars who turn into butterflies. How to raise butterflies to lay eggs and raise ...
homeschooling all year 10 Reasons To Homeschool Year Round - We never planned to school all year long. It just sort of happened. As a new homeschooling momma in our very first year, I dove in with a huge dose of enthusiasm and little awareness of the reality of my situation:  A first grader, a preschooler, a toddler, a house to keep and too many plans for what I hoped we would learn that year. I soon realized we were not going to be able to get it all done, nor should we, because we all needed time to play, relax and jus ...
multiplication chart Multiplication Games ~ Learn Times Tables While You Move - We love to play math games around here and these multiplication games have been used over and over again in our house. I first shared the idea of Multiplication High Fives here, then decided to take it to the next level and create a downloadable multiplication chart and High Five template. This method has been so effective in getting math facts to stick for my kids. I hope you’ll find it useful as well.  High Five Math Games use Whole Body Learning to engage the br ...
frustrated with learning How to Help a Child Who is Frustrated With Learning - We’ve all been there and we’ve tried lots of things. Our child is stuck in frustration with math or handwriting or learning to read.  Early on in my family’s homeschooling journey, I figured out that my kids much preferred hands on learning to sitting down and filling out worksheets.  Later I figured out that it wasn’t just hands on activities that helped them retain and process information, but moving their whole bodies helped too: ...
science experiments for kids STEM Activities for Kids: How strong is a piece of paper? - We love fun and easy STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math) activities. This engineering challenge activity can be done by young kids and older kids alike and uses what you already have on hand–no need to buy any supplies. We are going to test the strength of paper, folded in differently  shaped columns, by piling books on top. This is very similar to how columns are used to support buildings and other structures. Triangle, square and circle. Which paper&n ...
homeschool kindergarten Kindergarten at Home: Getting Started - Making the decision to homeschool is big. The next step is choosing curriculum and planning what and how you want your child to learn.  I’m a big proponent of old school kindergarten –a very relaxed approach that focuses on learning through play, outdoor time in the natural environment, reading lots of books together, and exploring whatever my child is interested in. But I do like to have a some curricula choices on hand to use as a guide. There’s ...
easy science experiments for kids Simple Science Experiments for Spring - Spring is about to…well, spring. We couldn’t be more excited! Here are more than twenty great simple science experiments with the theme of Spring.     Experiments With Plants and Gardening Learning about plant root systems from Imagination Tree. The celery experiment that shows how water travels in plant stems from Coffee Cups and Crayons. Starting seeds indoors from us, Creekside Learning.

 

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