A guide to choosing the best phonics curriculum for your family. Plus, a comparison of ten top learn-to-read programs for homeschoolers.Read More
Homeschool Reading Curriculum: All About Reading Review
If you’re searching for a homeschool reading curriculum, All About Reading should be on your list. Our review & recommendations for families.Read More
The Basic Types of Special Needs: A Guide to Special Education
I remember the first time we covered different types of special needs in my teacher certification courses. There were so many! Why did they all overlap?! How could I keep them all straight? Maybe you’re similarly overwhelmed. You might be concerned about your child, and wondering whether or not they have a special need. Maybe…Read More
Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum: 2 SIMPLE Picks for a Great Year
Last time I wrote about kindergarten homeschool curriculum, I had a list as long as my arm. This time around, I need to keep it SIMPLE. In fact for my youngest child’s kindergarten year, we’re only using two things. For a full list of your secular homeschool curriculum options, see our Secular Homeschool Curriculum Guide.…Read More
Earth Day STEM Activities: 15 FUN, Hands-on Ideas!
Encourage your kids to learn about recycling, conservation, and our environment with these 15 hands-on Earth Day STEM activities! #stem #steam #stemeducation #earthdayRead More
Pumpkin Crafts for Kids: 20 FUN Ideas for Fall!
20 fun and EASY pumpkin crafts for kids. This great list includes a variety of open-ended play opportunities as well as crafty decorations that will keep little fingers busy all through the fall! Click through for 20 great ideas!Read More
Fall Crafts for Kids: 20 hands-on ideas for kids of all ages!
Celebrate the season with fun fall crafts for kids of all ages. You’ll find stamping, twisting, tying, and gluing. Paint and paper. You’ll see some process-based crafting and some product-based crafts that will make lovely gifts for grandparents and friends near and far!Read More
Stories for Kids: 12 AMAZING Authors for Preschool & Kindergarten
When looking for stories for kids, don’t miss these 12 amazing authors! Your preschool and kindergarten children will love the friendly, fun characters in these memorable stories, poems, and picture books. Read on to find our very favorite, award winning authors. Funny Stories for Kids 1) Mo Willems You probably already know that rascally pigeon…Read More
Learning Through Play: What it Means & How to Get Started
You may be hearing over and over that learning through play is the best way to teach your young child. But what does that mean? And how to you encourage learning through play with your child? Read on for 5 ways to incorporate learning through play in your home in the early years. What…Read More
15 Easter STEM Activities
With the Easter holiday coming up, it’s a great time to take a break from your regular routine and enjoy learning with a few fun, hands-on Easter STEM activities! Read on for a round up of egg projects and ideas about what to do with all those leftover Peeps. Look, February has been over for…Read More
10 FUN Money Games for Kids!
10 FUN Money Games for kids. Teach money, counting coins, and making change with these great games from preschool/kindergarten through elementary grades! #kindergarten #elementary #money #math #educationRead More
Short Vowel Worksheets – Sample Pack for CVC Phonics Practice!
Looking for engaging short vowel worksheets? You’ve come to the right place! Find a huge pack of cvc practice worksheets below. PLUS printable sample worksheets to get started right away! I’m so excited about these short vowel worksheets that I just had to share a sample with you! I haven’t been happy with the…Read More
Thanksgiving Placemats for Kids: 10 FUN Designs
These fun printable Thanksgiving placemats for kids will keep your kiddos busy at the table this thanksgiving! These placemats are horizontal, black line pages. You can use them to keep little ones busy at the Thanksgiving table or as a notebooking page for your thankfulness activities. Printable Thanksgiving Placemats for Kids Download your printable AshleyAshley…Read More
Teaching Money: 5 FUN Ways to Get Started!
This post includes ideas for teaching money and 5 FUN money activities to get you started! When to Start Teaching Money If you are using a math curriculum, you might notice something missing in the younger grades – money. Not the kind you spent on the curriculum – I’m sure there was plenty of that!…Read More
Halloween Books for Preschool: 31 Not-so-scary Recommendations
31 days of not scary, friendly Halloween books for preschool aged kiddos. If you have a sensitive little one who loves Halloween but doesn’t love the creepy side, these are for you! 31 Friendly Halloween Books for Preschool 1. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson & Alex Scheffler A favorite Halloween adventure for preschool kids…Read More
Pumpkin Books for Preschool! 10 NOT Scary Reads for Little Kids
Find ten lovable, not scary pumpkin books for preschool here, and don’t miss our full list of 31 Days of Friendly Halloween books for this October! Check out these print-and-go activities for fall! Click an image to learn more. Top favorite pumpkin books for preschool: 1. Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli A beautifully illustrated story of…Read More
Halloween Centers: Hands-on Learning for Preschool & Kindergarten!
Your kiddos will love practicing capital and lowercase letters, counting, and prewriting skills this October with these 5 engaging Halloween centers for preschool or kindergarten. I love using center activities in our homeschool. It gives my child a chance to practice and play independently during school work time. And it gives me a chance to…Read More
Free File Folder Game for Halloween! K-2
I’m so excited to share a free file folder game for Halloween! This printable activity focuses on the short a sound and is appropriate for kindergarten, first, and second graders. Read on for details ! File Folder Games for Kindergarten Centers I’m homeschooling a kindergartner again this year, but it’s a whole different ball game…Read More
Homeschool Schedule: 2 Kids and a Semi-relaxed Routine
We’re excited to get back into our homeschool schedule. This year I’ve set up an easy rhythm that allows me to take time with both of my children individually and gives us time to learn together. Welcome to our homeschool. This year we are schooling kindergarten and 2nd grade with an emphasis on relaxing into…Read More
Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum: Relaxed Introduction to Academics
This is my second go-round with kindergarten homeschool curriculum. This year will be a little more relaxed with double the kids! For a full list of your secular homeschool curriculum options, see our Secular Homeschool Curriculum Guide. I’m feeling really good about going back into our old kindergarten materials this year to work with my…Read More