The weather begins to cool down, the days become a little shorter, and most nights are filled with the sound of cicadas and it typically means that it is back to school time. The beginning of the school year can be exciting, nerve-wracking, and all together scary if you don’t know what to expect. Here … Continue reading Back to School Made Easy!
Sweet, sweet summertime. It's slipping away! There is so much to love about summer- backyard grill outs, bonfires, the lake, outdoor walks, the pool, the 4th of July, picnics in the park, sunshine, the list goes on and on. But really, it all comes down to the fact that we get to spend more time … Continue reading The Great Sensory Outdoors
I love a cookout. Who doesn’t? Burgers, hot dogs, and watermelon. AND I don’t have a million pots and pans to clean up after. So there is that. But there is one thing I don’t love about a cookout. The amount of food my kids eat. Not enough. Don’t get me wrong, if we are … Continue reading It’s a Cookout!
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The boys have taken a firm stance against worksheets. They say no more. Whatever. We will have little academic learning tomorrow, but it is day 5, and we have all given up on that idea anyways. Today our health lessons were a flop. By 10 am I put on music from movie fight scenes and … Continue reading Neighbors: Activities for the Stuck at Home
And tomorrow we learn about health. Let it be clear. We do not sit down and have school activities. We play. We fight. We get yelled at for fighting and I give them something to do. These are the "somethings" I give them to do. Healthy or Not Healthy Worksheet Dental health Worksheets Yoga for … Continue reading Health Activities for the Stuck at Home
These blog posts are going to be quick and easy. Expect very little. Tomorrow's theme in our house is germs. Fitting huh? Here are the plans and the links! Scrub letters off an ice cube tray using a home made tooth brush - or use a cotton ball, beacase that is what we have on … Continue reading Germs: Preschool and Kindergarten Activities for the Stuck at Home
Part three of our language in play posts. This week we are going to talk about repetition. So naturally I named it three-peat. Because I love words. Repetition - when done right - should be super annoying. To yourself, to your husband, to any adult in the vicinity - but I promise it won't be … Continue reading Three-peat
(In tune of Baby Shark) Part two two two two two two ta two. Now you have that stuck in your head. You are welcome. Part two of language in play. Last week we talked about bossy play. If you missed it, go read it. Now. Click right here. (Speaking of bossy - jeez). So, … Continue reading What color is that? And other questions you need to stop asking.
I say this to both boys. A lot. "Boys! Bossy fun is not fun for anyone!" It is not. No one likes to be bossed around. Especially when you are trying to do something fun, like playing. Both of my boys respond really well to being bossed around. Gus especially. (Enter sarcasm here). The next few weeks … Continue reading Bossy Play is not fun for anyone