Category Archives: school readiness

The Busy Toddler: Learns Preschool Skills!

Now that we have a week of school under our belts, I’m working on figuring out just what preschool skills I want Daisy (AKA The Busy Toddler) to learn! After this many years of homeschooling with little children underfoot and … Continue reading

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Kitchen Kids: The Three Year Old

    He’s three and he loves to “be the kitchen helper” but what can he usefully do?   Quite a bit actually. He saves me a lot of steps! He: Fetches things- most cans have pictures so he can … Continue reading

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Invitations to Play and Learn: Letter B Fine Motor Activities

I recently added another young preschooler to our school days and have had the opportunity to become much more intentional with my work with Jack. I’ve been wanting to work more with him for a while and adding A (she’s … Continue reading

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An Easy Learning Toy For The Toddler

  With Christmas quickly approaching the children are trying to make gifts for one another and their friends. Of course they aren’t very good yet at matching their abilities to their imaginations and desires to make things so most of … Continue reading

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Loving The Mess: The Importance Of Sensory Play

The other day Jack and I were sitting on our back patio. I was reading and he was exploring the sand box and experimenting to see how much sand he could pick up with a piece of tile. He added … Continue reading

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T is for Tracks!

Bull’s B book was so much fun I decided to do another one. Focusing on the “b” sound for a week started to help him hear it in words he mispronounces so I decided to do a T book last … Continue reading

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Apple Tree, Apple Tree…

Bull and I are continuing to work on learning to count to ten. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been using an apple tree theme to create a counting book for him. I pre-cut all the pieces during one … Continue reading

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Storytelling

One of the first teaching jobs I had was as a reading tutor. I worked with several little boys who all had speech difficulties that had hindered their ability to read. All of them were receiving speech therapy and my … Continue reading

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Fine Motor Skills

One of the things that I have noticed about Bull is that he is much more athletic than the other two. This is a very good thing as his surgery at two months old severely effected his stomach muscle development … Continue reading

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Preschool: Conversation Starters

In the evening when S comes home he often asks the children individually about their day. Buggle and Mouse always have plenty to say but Bull often responds to “What did you do today?” with “I don’t ’emember.” I hadn’t … Continue reading

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