Homeschooling Through the Summer

Homeschooling Through the Summer I start ever year with good intentions, great anticipation, and high hopes that we’ll actually finish all the work by the end of May. And every year, we are still working on things (usually math) through June and sometimes into July. Then August comes around, and it’s time to start up again. School for us just naturally goes year-round. But

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Messy Kids

It seems to me lately with my toddler that I spend a lot of time cleaning up or preventing messes.  I know from reading I did when my son was little that messy play is good for children. In an effort to remain in control I am always on the lookout for creative , messy activities that I can contain.  I find cooking and

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Don’t Homeschool Food

One of the main reasons we pulled our son out of school was because of food. Not cafeteria food because he had a bagged lunch from home. The food issue that we witnessed developing in him during the 5 short months in kindergarten were staggering. He and his classmates were told they had to finish their entire lunch before they would be allowed to

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Independent Cooking

Yesterday was my daughter’s first birthday. My son asked what he could get her and I replied he could make her something. He thought for a long time, and finally announced he wanted to make the cake…wait for it…FROM SCRATCH! By himself. Be still my heart. I am obsessed with cleanliness. If I’m honest, and I am, I have to admit I didn’t want

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Science You Can Eat

Hands-on science projects involve questioning, observing, experimenting, and recording. While you may think you need a science lab or laboratory equipment to conduct a successful science experiment, think again — there are many things you can do in your own kitchen with items from the grocery store and common cooking utensils! In Science Experiments You Can Eat, author Vicki Cobb points out that cooking

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Teach Kids Cooking Activities

If you have a youngster who loves spending time with you in the kitchen, or if you have an older child who is beginning to focus on cooking skills, the website is one you’ll want to visit. This cooking site is full of information to help you involve your children in meal planning and preparation. On the homepage, you’ll find a list of

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