Here are 12 ways to get your hands dirty and learn about soil alongside your kids.
National Brush Day + Giveaway
Three out of four parents told the AdCouncil recently that their kids sometimes or frequently forget to brush. We really should be able to stop for two minutes at a time to help them learn to brush well.
Printable Birthday Number Colouring Pages
In this free printable, you get number pages from one to ten. The activities range from colouring in, to reading practice, to writing practice with the dotted letters to join
More Basic Shapes Practice for Kids
Try these printables for more reading and writing practice.
Printable Shape Practice Sheets for Kids
Print out these pages for basic shape recognition, as well as reading and writing practice.
Why I Won’t Hide My Kids’ Veggies
There is an amazing amount of information out there about vegetables and how they are good for you. Vitamin A in carrots for good eyesight, calcium in broccoli and spinach for healthy bones, and so on. And, surprisingly, there is just as much information about how to hide these vegetables and not let your kids […]
Unschooling: Preparing Children to Get Along With Others
It is obvious that our children need to learn how to get along with others in order to be well prepared for adult life. However, the suggestion that a child must attend a public school to learn that is simply bogus. They will become adults, regardless of their educational environment. The question each parent must […]
Preparing Children for the Workforce through Unschooling
There are so many ways to educate your child, but unschooling might be the most provocative. People assume it is what is sounds like – you are a negligent parent who not only does not send your child to school like ‘normal’ people, but you don’t even educate them at home! If you did, you […]
Planning Your School Rather than Detailing Your Day
One of the great temptations for new home educators is to bring a traditional, assembly line, children-stuck-at-desks, seven-subjects-each-day-in-50-minute-increments approach to their home education. That approach is not working very well for the schools and their students, so why would we bring it into our homes with our children? Sometimes, we are tempted to do that […]
Bringing Kids into the Kitchen as a Strategy for Feeding a Large Family
Do you feel like a prisoner of your kitchen — like the character Fiona Cleary in Thornbirds? From waking to sleeping she lived in the kitchen and back garden, her stout black boots beating a circular path from stove to laundry to vegetable patch to clotheslines and thence to the stove again. (Thornbirds, p. 11) […]
Rhubarb Crumble Pie – A Recipe You Can Make With Your Kids!
The rhubarb patch is ready to be picked, and one of my favorite recipes using this tart red fruit is Rhubarb Crumble Pie! This is a really good recipe to make with your children. It’s fun to involve kids in the kitchen, and for beginning cooks it’s great to start out with a simple recipe […]
What to Do With the Kids in Your Kitchen
My children are always eager to help in the kitchen but at times its easy for them to get underfoot and just make a mess. I’ve come to realize that sometimes I need to embrace the mess and allow them to learn alongside me. Here are some ideas I’ve found helpful while having kids in […]