Junior Explorers Kit, Educational Monthly Subscription Box

Junior Explorers monthly Educational subscription Kit for kids ages 6-11

This post contains affiliate links If you’ve read my blog for for any length of time, you know that the education of my kids is very important to me. I like for my kids to have ample opportunities to learn and experience new things, and I love for my kids to have fun ways to do so. The… [read more]

Meet Dash and Dot, Robots Helping Kids Learn to Code

Dash and Dot Robots

Most of you know that we are homeschooling this year. When I decided to homeschool, one of my goals was to allow my children to learn in hands-on ways that would teach them to think creatively. Back in December I was introduced to an innovative new “toy” for kids. Dash and Dot robots were created… [read more]

25 St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids

25 St. Patrick's Day books for Kids

Just 1 month until St. Patrick’s Day! Whether you’re a teacher, a homeschooling parent, or a parent who loves to read your kids great books, this list of 25 St. Patrick’s Day books for kids will get your kids geared up for this luck o’ the Irish holiday. Do you know why we celebrate St…. [read more]

50+ FREE Dr. Seuss Printables and Activities!

Free Dr. Seuss printable Seuss-O Game

In just a few weeks we will welcome the month of March! –How did that happen? I swear it was just Christmas.– With the arrival of March comes a birthday celebration like none other! On March 2nd we celebrate the birthday of the man responsible for teaching millions of children worldwide life-changing lessons. Today you are… [read more]

Academics’ Choice Winners! Doodle Quest and The SMART Playbook

Doodle Quest game

As we’ve homeschooled this year I’ve been eager to add games to our daily curricula.  While I love games that teach straightforward academic concepts, I always get especially excited when I find a game that teaches more abstract concepts like creativity, perspective taking, and so on. As an Academics’ Choice Advocate and reviewer I was… [read more]

Discover, Learn, and Enjoy the Perot Museum in Dallas + Giveaway

Perot Museum giveaway

Last week while in Dallas for our Thanksgiving break my boys and I had the chance to visit the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.  We’d been to the Perot Museum once before, but due to it’s massive size we only made it to two of its 5 floors. The Perot Museum of Nature and… [read more]

Exciting Educational Gifts from National Geographic Kids #HolidayGiftGuide

National Geographic Kids Awesome Facts inside

Nothing is more lasting that knowledge.  So this holiday season why not give our kids the gift of knowledge.  Exciting educational gifts are gifts both kids and parents will love. The National Geographic Store has a huge selection of pretty exciting educational gifts for kids!  As a National Geographic Kids Insider, National Geographic sent our family a… [read more]

Make Sure Your Child Gets a BrightStart! at Reading!

Disclosure: I received reading readiness products from Nemours as a thank you for this post. Do you feel confident in selecting age appropriate books for your children? Do you ever struggle with coming up with activities that are fun to keep your little ones learning? Did you know that literacy is the single strongest predictor of adult… [read more]

Little Scholar Tablet by School Zone + Giveaway!

Little Scholar Tablet by School Zone

I’m always on the lookout for fun learning games for my boys!  My phone is filled with educational apps. I’ve subscribed to multiple online educational sites for my boys.  With homeschooling I want to make sure my boys have ample opportunities to learn, and to have fun while doing it. When I was sent the… [read more]

How to Create a Homework Station or Homeschool Area in Small Spaces

Create Homeschool Area in Small Spaces

Last Spring I got fed up. Getting my tired 6 year old to do his homework after a long, stressful day at school was one thing, finding a place for him to do his homework was another thing. I couldn’t have him do it at the kitchen table because homework time usually ran into dinner time when I… [read more]

I Never Thought I Could Homeschool, But…

Why I chose to homeschool

I can’t believe I’m actually saying this, but I have officially decided to homeschool.  I never thought I’d be a homeschooling mom.  In fact, I am pretty sure that I’ve said more than once, “I could NEVER do that” in regards to homeschooling.  And yet, here I am. The biggest question in your mind must… [read more]

Rock N Learn Learn a Language – Review and Giveaway

Rock N Learn Learn a Language review

Summer is in full swing! I hope you and your family are enjoying the couple months off from school.  A few weeks ago I talked about ways to avoid the summer slide.   It is important that kids keep their brains active and learning throughout the summer months when school is out.  It isn’t always easy,… [read more]

Tips to Keep Kids Learning Through Summer + Giveaway!

rock n learn

Disclosure: I received a copy of the DVD below for review purposes. All opinions are honest and are my own. The summer slide.  Not to be confused with the playground slide. All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students… [read more]

Shaving Cream Painting – Wordless Wednesday

shaving cream painting - preschool activity

Yesterday at Joy School I did shaving cream painting with the kids.  We didn’t have a table big enough so we did it on the kitchen floor.  They LOVED it!