Category Archives: Quiet Projects

Invitations to Play and Learn: Exploring the Circle

Several years ago someone gave me several dozen semi-rigid plastic circles. I’ve hung onto them through moves and downsizing because they were odd and seemed like I could surely do something with them! Today I am happy to say I’ve … Continue reading

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Invitations to Play and Learn: Kandinsky Circles

In the annals of “sometimes homeschool moms have great ideas which they plan for and then forget about” …..   I recently found a picture which I had printed out several years ago so the children could do some art … Continue reading

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Invitations to Play and Learn: Snowflakes With Chalk

  One thing that I love about the “project table” in the corner of the living room is the ability it gives me to present art or craft projects and then see how the children interact with them! I’m trying … Continue reading

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Loose Parts and Project Space (Invitations to Play and Learn)

  With the coming of cooler weather I recently moved the children’s play table into the living room from the back porch. Our living room runs across the whole front of the house and bringing the able in gave me … Continue reading

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Invitations To Play And Learn: Work Trays

One of the things that I have learned over time is that limits improve children’s interactions with the materials around them. Over the past several months I’ve been trying to include limits as natural guides in our learning spaces. One … Continue reading

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Handwork or Getting The Children To Make Their Own Toys!

One of the challenges of homeschooling is finding ways to help everyone learn that don’t involve everyone having separate lessons. ¬†Of course some things do need to be separate because different children have different needs and are at different levels, … Continue reading

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Raising Engineers On A Rainy Day

So what do you do when it’s muddy out? Small inside, and brains and hands need occupation? Break out the play-dough and the blocks and have a little lesson on the importance of mortar when building! Pin It

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The Budding Engineer: Lego Bridge Project

Now that Buggle can read he really prefers to spend his roomtime with his nose in a book. This is all very good but since I don’t want him to only spend time in his mind I’ve been looking for … Continue reading

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Geography Study: Week 1

This summer we’re studying the 50 states using the United States Coloring Book from Rod and Staff Publishers and a couple of workbooks (one first grade level for Su and a second grade level one for F) I picked up … Continue reading

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Creating: Quiet Space

When S and I were first getting to know each other we got to talking one day about house design and the things we would look for in a home: a big kitchen, lots of space for entertaining and (I … Continue reading

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