Raising Independent Learners

One of my favorite parts of homeschooling is raising independent learners. What that means is that my children vocalize their interests and take action- without always depending on me to provide the answers. This, really, is the key to successful homeschooling.

The Value of Gardening with Children.

Daylight savings is upon us now, which means spring is coming “in like a lion and out like a lamb.” It also means, if you’re like me, that it’s time to jump on gardening. This is the first year we are actually going to try to sprout our seeds and then transplant. We used our … Continue Reading

DIY Christmas Wreaths

Christmas is almost here! For most people that means days filled with last minute shopping, wrapping, and holiday craziness. It’s pretty easy to get (literally) wrapped up in all this chaos- the collective consciousness is high in stress and credit card totals. The traffic is heavy. The lines are long. Going out in the madness … Continue Reading

Making Arts & Crafts Meaningful for Young Children

The first step towards making arts and crafts meaningful for young children is understanding the difference between art and craft. CRAFT To craft is to make something beautiful that you will use. To knit a scarf or build a chair is craft, because you will use those items to meet a practical need. One needs … Continue Reading