Multiplication Practice Math Game

Multiplication Practice Math Game

Multiplication Practice Math Game

I am always on the search for ideas to make math learning fun. Hands-on, active games are always a good possibility for our family so we were excited to try one of the limited copies of HoliMaths X, a new multiplication math practice game.

I received this product for free and was compensated for my time to review it. All opinions are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.

Multiplication Practice Math Game

HoliMaths X is a family multiplication strategy game that can be played ten different ways and with one to six players.

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Creative Learning Ideas for Miss Suzy

Creative Learning Ideas for Miss Suzy

Creative Learning Ideas for Miss Suzy

Miss Suzy by Miriam Young and pictures by Arnold Lobel [Purple House Press, 2004] is the delightful story of a little gray squirrel who lives “in the tip, tip, top of a tall oak tree.” First published by Parents’ Magazine Press in 1964, this classic book has been enjoyed by generations of children. It teaches important themes such as friendship, bravery, and love in the context of the charming illustrations.

The picture book can be a great launch story for a variety of learning activities, creative writing, and art projects. It is perfect for early elementary aged learners.

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Daily Life and Priorities in a Creative Family

Daily Life and Priorities in a Creative Family

Daily Life and Priorities in a Creative Family

One of my homeschool parenting aha moments came when I realized we had the freedom (and responsibility) to fully embrace that we are a creative family. Prior to that moment I had always felt that I needed to structure life and homeschooling responsibilities in such a way as to allow time to be creative as much as we could fit it in. Instead I realized that above all else we are a creative family and the rest of life needed to be structured around that fact.

It might not sound like a big deal, but the shift in my mind … Read more »

3 Books Featuring Girls Changing Their World

3 Books Featuring Girls Changing Their World

3 Books Featuring Girls Changing Their World

Today I would like to introduce you to three pictures books featuring girls worth knowing. The three girls lived in different places and different times, but they all share one thing in common – a desire to imagine, create, and change their world.

(Sidenote: I receive free books to review all the time and only share a small percentage of them with my readers. These three are very good!)

Ada’s Ideas – The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World’s First Computer Programmer

Ada’s Ideas introduced me to someone completely new from history. Ada Lovelace was the daughter of Lord … Read more »

Back to School Shopping Spree

Back to School Giveaway!

Back to School Shopping Spree

It’s that wonderful week of the year when a bunch of bloggers from the iHomeschool Network do a massive Back to School Giveaway.

This year I’m doing a Back to School Shopping Spree and giving away two gift cards. The first is a $25 Amazon gift card so you can buy pencils or sketchpads or graphic novels or chocolate (or whatever else you need this year!).

The second is a $25 gift card to my Sallie Borrink Printables Shop. You can pick out copywork or fun fact cards or a … Read more »

Using Audio Dramas for History

Using Audio Dramas for History

Using Audio Dramas for History

History is one of my favorite subjects, but I never had the opportunity to listen to high quality audio dramas when I was younger. At least not the kind that Heirloom Audio has created. I was excited to receive copies of four of their audio dramas to listen to. Now I am excited to share with you my thoughts about how I would suggest using these dramas with your own family (as well as a great offer at the end!). This post is sponsored by Heirloom Audio. All content and photos are my own.

These are the … Read more »

Celebrating the Homeschool Successes2

Celebrating the Homeschool Successes

Celebrating the Homeschool Successes2

As we wrap up with the last day of the 10 Days of Homeschool Encouragement, I’d like to ask you to get involved. I’d like to celebrate our homeschool successes.

It’s easy to focus on the things that don’t go well. That’s why I started out with The Real Phases of the Homeschool Year and a printable you can download. But the truth is that we all do so much well and we tend to overlook it.

We play it down.

We think the successes aren’t as important as the obvious failures.

We don’t allow the successes to shape how we … Read more »

Choose Your Five People Carefully

Choose Your Five People Carefully

Choose Your Five People Carefully

I don’t know who said it first, but the idea is that you become like the five people you spend the most time with. So if you want to see who you will be in ten years, look at the people you are spending the most time with every week.  I’ve looked back over my life in ten year increments and I find this to be quite accurate in many ways.

Who Are Your Five People Right Now?

Today I want to encourage you to think about the five people you spend time with who most influence your homeschooling. Who do … Read more »

Creating with 3D Pens for Kids2

Creating with 3D Pens for Kids

Creating with 3D Pens for Kids2

Caroline enjoys trying almost any new art medium we discover. She especially enjoys working with three dimensional art and toys. Because of this, she could hardly wait to get her box of IDO3D Art Pens opened when it arrived!

I received this product for free and was compensated for my time reviewing the product and writing this review. All opinions are our own and I was not required to post a positive review.

Using IDO3D Art Pens

IDO3D Art has developed special pens that make it possible for kids to create three dimensional objects with polymers. The kit … Read more »