Tag Archives: Creating

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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Why We Can’t Live With Chaos

  The last week or so had been rough! Not only has Daisy turned into a major chaos maker, as she conquers the task of mobility, but our renovation project finished and I’ve been trying to put the basement back … 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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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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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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Encouraging An Interest You Don’t Share (and that makes a mess!)

Mouse is creative in the artistic sense. She loves to make things to pretty up the house. She cares about clothes and what looks “cute”. She wants lotions and soaps that smell nice. She also loves bones,the workings of the … 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!

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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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A Quick And Easy Dress For Mouse (Tutorial)

Mouse keeps growing and growing and I’m left scrambling to keep her in dresses ( it doesn’t help that she is a “full steam ahead” kind of a kid and it hard on clothes)! The other week I went fabric … Continue reading

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Easter 2013

On this rainy Easter morning, I step outside to move my seedlings to their spot on the front porch for the day. The rain is dripping down steadily and I breathe deep. This is a spring rain and I haven’t … Continue reading

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