Since winter is in full swing where we are (and all over the U.S. for that matter) I figured I could be a little late in posting our ground-hog day activities. This was a really fun mini-theme because the snug was able to do almost everything by herself. Obviously I helped, but you could see… Continue reading Groundhog Day!
Now that we are in the thick of school, let’s talk homework!!! I love homework! I live for homework! Homework is, in fact, my favorite! The object of this project, was not to make my snug like homework more, but to establish a good homework routine. This tray makes it easy to do homework anywhere… Continue reading DIY Homework Tray!
My daughter gets allowance; she is 5. She gets allowance because she is a big contributor to the family. We settled on $3 for now. While trying to decide on the amount of allowance to give her, I noticed a few things. Mainly that money, (U.S.A. currency), is confusing. For adults, for teenagers and especially… Continue reading Money Managment for Little Kids: The Shop.
We did this Chinese New Year theme last year, but due to a broken computer at the time of doing the theme, I am just getting around to posting it…erm…now. Exactly one year later! At 7:30pm the night of Chinese New Year, and we haven’t even done our activities or read our books for this… Continue reading Chinese New Year Theme!
Here lies a compilation of childrens’ books meant to challenge the boundary of your parenting bubble. Beautiful books that are sometimes hard to read and hard to explain, but completely fulfilling. Books that show hard, bad sides of the world, but then show the beauty that always outweighs. Books that will bring you to tears… Continue reading Bubble Challenging Childrens’ Books.
During Easter this past year, my mom thrilled that this was the first Easter she was getting to spend with her granddaughter, had her camera at her side and was dutifully taking many pictures. Snug was intrigued by grandma’s little camera, a Nikon coolpix, bright red in color. Snug has seen many cameras before, even… Continue reading A four year old painting with light.
For our third letter, we went for U. So much for skipping around the alphabet eh? Also, did you know, many of the words that start with the letter U are opposition words? As in unusual or unlikely? Take a peak in the dictionary, if you own one anymore (we don’t, sigh) and see how… Continue reading Letter Themes Part One: Letter U!
Letters, there are so many ways to teach letters. I figured we should start doing letters given we aren’t officially starting school this fall. It has been a battle of a decision, but we all have come to an agreement that it would be better to home school for preschool. Just preschool though. Since there… Continue reading Letter Themes Part One: Letter Z and T.
Quite a few significant events occurred in the Snug’s life leading up to this theme. First she was born into a family whose life is mostly consumed by animals. She has seen zoos inside and out and gotten up close a giant variety of animals. Second, she went to the dentist and had an amazing… Continue reading Veterinarian Theme!
Springtime is here, now that it is April. It was in the high 80’s over the weekend and my husband and I both accidentally got sunburned, in the car, on the way to Nebraska. Today I woke up to snow on the ground. Spring is beautiful. Since it is spring, that means it is almost… Continue reading Summer Solstice & Sun Theme