Category Archives: Toddlers

Age Disequilibrium and Homeschooling Stress

Age Disequilibrium and Homeschooling Stress

Several years ago I became aware of the idea of age disequilibrium. It answered many of my questions regarding how a child’s behavior could change so drastically over the period of a few months. I wrote at one point about my perplexity with the half year disequilibrium at three and a half years. If you (continue reading…)

Shapes Treasure Hunt – Free hide and seek game with colors and shapes for toddlers and preschoolers

Shapes Treasure Hunt - Hide and seek game with colors and shapes for toddlers and preschoolers

When Caroline was a toddler, I found a hide and seek shape game online. She LOVED playing it. I decided to make my own version to share here. I improved it and added a bit of flexibility that was lacking with the one I downloaded. After you print the three pages, cut out the nine (continue reading…)

How I Teach Language Arts – Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary Years Series

How I Teach Language Arts – Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary Years Series

I almost feel like it is dishonest to say how I teach language arts because I sometimes feel like I haven’t. I have facilitated a lot of learning. If there is any area where I feel like I’ve really embraced a relaxed approach to homeschooling and can see how well it can work, it is (continue reading…)

LeapFrog Letter Factory: It’s Officially a Big Hit

LeapFrog Letter Factory DVD

I can officially call LeapFrog Letter Factory a big hit with Caroline. Now that I know she likes it, I’ll look into the other related ones as well.  Thanks very much for the recommendations! I’ll be checking out some of the others soon! I also purchased the Fridge Words Magnetic Word Builder today. We already (continue reading…)

Easy, creative fun with do-a-dot paints and books

This summer I introduced Do-A-Dot Rainbow Art Set Paints to Caroline. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but she LOVED them.  She’s used them regularly ever since. I purchased a few of the books such as Do-A-Dot Discovering My World Activity Book and have been making copies of the pages that interest her. (That way (continue reading…)