Cast & CharactersThere are some recurring folks in our lives I use abbreviations for; here is a quick rundown.
F (Buggle): Oldest Son, 8 years old (b.2007)
Su (Mouse): Oldest Daughter, 7 years old (b. 2008)
W (Bull): Second Son, 5 years old (b. 2009)
J (Jack): Youngest Son, 2.5 years old (b. 2012)
Daisy: Youngest Daughter (b. May 2015)
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Tag Archives: free play
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
One of the wonderful things about this house is its (mostly) finished basement! When we first moved in, we used it for a schoolroom, but ended up moving that upstairs to the largest, sunniest bedroom. The basement became a storage … Continue reading
Playdough is big around here! I have a super easy recipe and probably make it about once a month. We’ve used it for sensory play with spices and sprinkles, for mortar for engineering projects with blocks, and for all … Continue reading
Yup! That’s me, in a dress, taking an unplanned wade in a large mud puddle (or small pond) at my sister-in-law’s place! And that’s Mouse in a dress, wading in a creek we came across while we … Continue reading
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
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
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
Around here we don’t really have winter. Sure, it snows occasionally but mostly we just have lots of wet, cold days. It’s OK at first, actually kind of nice after the heat of summer but after a while we start … Continue reading
One of the traps of homeschooling is becoming so tied to what I’ve planned that I’m fretted and stressed if we don’t complete it in the time frame I’ve imagined (and it often is imaginary as planning rarely takes into … Continue reading