Homeschooling preschool through experiences

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As homeschoolers, it’s easy to let the academics of school become all-consuming. School is supposed to be about active practice in numbers, words, and facts we would otherwise not find very interesting. At times, it’s hard to let ourselves stray very far from that mindset because surely if we’re hammering down the academics hard enough, we won’t need experiences.  Read more “Homeschooling preschool through experiences”

The Art of Accidental Learning Part 3: Conversation

Today is the last of our three-part discussion on the different forms of accidental learning. If you missed the first two posts on reception and reading aloud, check them out here and here.

Conversation is the third form of accidental learning, and the best part about this one is that it’s challenging to you as the parent, too! Here’s an example: Read more “The Art of Accidental Learning Part 3: Conversation”

The art of accidental learning: Repetition

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The old way

I tried to force my toddler to learn. Of course I imagined I was doing it gently (meaning we weren’t drilling multiplication tables or anything), but there was a time when I was requiring an even younger version of Ty, my now 2.5 year old, to put forth some effort and just learn for cryin’ out loud. I had more than a few misconceptions to work out.

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Homeschool morning time and free guide

Do y’all know about my love for morning time? How I was “doing morning time” before I knew what it was and how valuable (and fun!) I think it can be? No? In that case, click on over to this post. Oh, and this one. That might help bring you up to speed!

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