Category Archives: Books

103 Ways to Learn from Experienced Homeschoolers

103 Ways to Learn from Experienced Homeschoolers

Do you ever wish you could pick the brain of experienced homeschoolers? Do you long for a better support network as you navigate your homeschooling journey? I’ve been there. I don’t have much of a homeschool support network in real life. I don’t really have the capability to travel to homeschool conventions. But I have (Continue reading…)

Simple Learning Ideas for April Holidays, Units and Famous Birthdays

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April is full of fun learning opportunities such as National Poetry Month, Arbor Day, and John James Audubon’s birthday. Here are some simple and creative ideas to use this month! National Poetry Month National Poetry Month is a great time to introduce children to the world of poetry. By starting with engaging poems, there is (Continue reading…)

iBlog Pro – Take your blog to the next level with this ebook

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If you are a blogger and want to take your website to the next level, I highly recommend iBlog Pro. This ebook is FULL of excellent information from experienced bloggers. I personally contributed the chapter “Setting Up Your Blog for Passive Income,” a topic near and dear to my heart! The major sections all have (Continue reading…)

Kindergarten Classic Picture Books Reading List

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Snuggling up to read with a small child is truly one of life’s simple pleasures. Exploring a world full of adventure, kindness, courage, and truth broadens her understanding of life itself. As a former elementary school teacher and ardent picture book lover, I already had a large collection of picture books when I was ready (Continue reading…)

Sticker Dolly Dressing Around the World – Sticker Books as Learning Tools

Sticker Dolly Dressing Around the World

I purchased Sticker Dolly Dressing Around the World probably almost a year ago. It sat on the shelf until it seemed like the “right” time to get it out and use it with Caroline. This fall was the right time and so we’ve been enjoying it! One of the things we like to do as (Continue reading…)

Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression – 10 Days of Learning from The Great Depression Series

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Every once in awhile you see a book somewhere that draws you in and you know you have to buy it. Potato: A Tale From The Great Depression was that way for me. It brings a complicated time down to a simple level for children, showing them what life was like for one family during (Continue reading…)

Fall Apple Lesson Ideas for “Apple Farmer Annie”

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The fall book Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington is the delightful story of Annie, a young woman who owns an apple farm and sells her products at the farmer’s market in the city. The book has bright, colorful illustrations that appeal to younger children as well as simple text making it an ideal read (Continue reading…)

Kindergarten and First Grade Scarecrow Ideas, Books, Writing Prompts, and Crafts

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Scarecrows are a fun part of fall, and kindergarten and first grade children will find a special unit featuring them along with barns and animals to be enjoyable. Primary aged children will enjoy themed read alouds and writing about the books by using creative writing prompts and other project ideas. Barn Dance Read Aloud Book (Continue reading…)