Kids love to do hands-on science experiments. My boys and I are doing different experiments with baking soda and vinegar. This experiment involves blowing up a balloon with the gas resulting from the reaction of the baking soda and vinegar. Kids of all ages will love doing this experiment. We have even included a YouTube video so you can see our experiment in action. To do this project you will need:
by Lucy Markham
One of the many wonderful things about homeschooling your children is being able to cater to their individual needs. Unlike public school (especially with the almost-nationwide implement of Common Core in 2010), homeschooling offers the opportunity for a flexible curriculum that allows your children to pursue their own interests.Pin It
We have just started homeschooling our boys this year, and I have been looking for some interesting and engaging ways to encourage my boys to learn.
There are a number of ways to teach your children at home, but in recent years unit studies have become very popular. You can find many unit studies to choose from all over the internet.Pin It
According to child development experts, completing crafts helps to build a child’s fine motor skills and dexterity. Not only do your children benefit developmentally from crafting, but the process provides ample bonding time for you as a family. If you are a sewer, there’s little doubt that you have at least a yard of fabric lying around the house that you’ve been wondering what to do with. Whether you’re trying to empty your stash of scraps, have old clothes to get rid of, or are ready to take the kids shopping to pick out their own material, here are 10 great fabric projects to complete with the kids.Pin It
If you are looking for a homeschool curriculum for your preschooler, then I highly recommend that you check out the “Learn and Grow” preschool curriculum by Michelle Caskey.
I have used this curriculum for all three of my boys. For my older two, I found there was much more information than I even needed in the curriculum, and I just chose a few pieces of it here and there as my boys made their way through their preschool years. They were not very interested in “school” at that age, so I didn’t really push reading and writing too much on them until kindergarten (they liked the counting and art projects best).