Category Archives: Preschool Play

The Busy Toddler and the Sensory Bin

Lately we’ve been doing school around the dining room table instead of in the schoolroom. We begin around the table with our Morning Time stuff – decade of the Rosary, copywork while I read from one of the books we’re … Continue reading

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Free Time or Free For All?

  Free time is an enormous benefit if homeschooling. Play and creative endeavor help make children well rounded and are an important part of the “whole child” approach to education. By providing ample free time I am giving my children … 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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Invitation to Sensory Play: Playdough With Spices and Sprinkles

  Playdough is a favorite around here! I generally keep a batch where Jack and Bull can get it at any time as well as a bowl of playdough toys to experiment with. Sometimes it seems as though playdough will … Continue reading

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Handwork: C is for Carrot

  This was a relatively easy project aside from my hand getting sore from the hole punch! Materials: one sheet of orange felt green or orange yarn (I used green so our carrots could have tops.) scissors hole punch large … 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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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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Construction Truck Preschool: Backhoe with Pipe Printable

Once a bulldozer has leveled the site and the contractor has marked out the foundation the backhoe needs to come and dig the footers for the cement truck to pour cement into for the foundation. A backhoe may also be … Continue reading

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Construction Truck Preschool:Crane and Truss Printable

In most modern house construction trusses are used instead of rafters. They come prefabricated and a contractor will often rent a crane for a day to sway the trusses into position. Today’s paper crane uses cutting, gluing and braiding to … Continue reading

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Construction Truck Preschool: Bulldozer and Printable

Linking up with with Tender Moments and Meet Penny today!   Last week I talked about how obsessed with construction vehicles Bull has been recently and how we had spent the last while reading every book on construction that the … Continue reading

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