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Practical Life Ideas For Ages Six & Up
Our Homeschool

Practical Life Ideas For Ages Six & Up

Homeschooling permits a flexible schedule and time for children to pursue a wide variety of interests.  I have previously  listed a variety of “practical life” activities; these are all excellent kindling for arousing interest in useful hobbies.  And, unbeknownst to the child, simultaneously foster development of fine motor skills, character, confidence, and true self-esteem. I … Continue reading

A Good Day For Goop
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A Good Day For Goop

Still waiting for a shoulder prognosis here.  Trying. To. Be. Patient. It’s one of those off-weeks here where mom is just pretty much out-of-commission and we’re mostly “unschooling.”  The kids like it.   Spelling, math, violin continue.  Lots of reading.  But it’s too cold to be outside much, and the pain I’m in is keeping … Continue reading

Playsilks
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Playsilks

When it comes to toys and gifts, I admit I am a minimalist. I will occasionally share ideas for some of our hands-down favorite toys, the ones that get used by children of a variety of ages and both genders.  In recognition of “Black Friday”, I’ll share today one of my recommendations for children ages … Continue reading

Elementary Albums By Elizabeth Papandrea
Misc. Resources / Montessori Thoughts

Elementary Albums By Elizabeth Papandrea

If you have been thinking about purchasing a set of elementary-level Montessori albums, there is a digital set written by AMI trainee Elizabeth Papandrea.  It is available for purchase and on-sale for $80.   (Regular price is $100).  Volumes include: Mathematics 1 & 2 Language Geography Geometry Biology History Music Theory I haven’t seen these myself, … Continue reading

Getting To Know “Montessori For Everyone”
Misc. Resources / Montessori Thoughts

Getting To Know “Montessori For Everyone”

If you’ve searched for educational materials for your children, I hope you’ve come across Montessori For Everyone.  This site, owned by Lori Bourne, is a great resource for high-quality digital files you can print and use as needed.  I have enjoyed using several of Lori’s materials with my children over the years. Lori sells materials … Continue reading