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PRESCHOOL | HOMESCHOOL IDEAS video

🚧 Unstructured Play 🔨 Play dough and construction tools! It was the witching hour and dinner was yet to be made. 😳 Thankfully I remembered 💡 the bag of play dough and accessories in the basement, tied it in with some construction worker equipment and away they went! 👷‍♀️👷‍♂️ Today’s lesson in homeschool was to practice measuring as the community helper of a construction worker would do! 🔨 Although practicing measuring was fun, banging with the hammer took the cake...! 🎂 Dinner was made and we all survived the witching hour! 🙌
🚧 Unstructured Play 🔨 Play dough and construction tools! It was the witching hour and dinner was yet to be made. 😳 Thankfully I remembered 💡 the bag of play dough and accessories in the basement, tied it in with some construction worker equipment and away they went! 👷‍♀️👷‍♂️ Today’s lesson in homeschool was to practice measuring as the community helper of a construction worker would do! 🔨 Although practicing measuring was fun, banging with the hammer took the cake...! 🎂 Dinner was made and we all survived the witching hour! 🙌
Number activity.

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I spy with my little eye...how many different animal tracks can you find in the snow. Click picture to zoom in. #homeschoolfun #homeschooling #homeschoolpreschool #homeschoolkindergarten #montessoriathome #montessoritoddler
I spy with my little eye...how many different animal tracks can you find in the snow. Click picture to zoom in. #homeschoolfun #homeschooling #homeschoolpreschool #homeschoolkindergarten #montessoriathome #montessoritoddler
Costco Churros to the rescue! 🌦🌈
What’s your Costco food court must have?
Costco Churros to the rescue! 🌦🌈
What’s your Costco food court must have?
A list of some top educational websites for homeschoolers⁣
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Some alphabet play, writing practice. #totschool #totschooling #letstotschool #preschoolathome #earlylearning #homeschoolpreschool #learningthroughplay #invitationtoplay #invitationtolearn #playandlearn #instalike #instagood #pictureoftheday #picoftheday #instabest #instaphoto #bestpic #instakids #kids #myson #playtime
Learning about patterns! She’s pretty good at it! #math #mathematics #patterns #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolpreschool #preschool #preschooler #kids #kidsofinstagram #learning
Learning about patterns! She’s pretty good at it! #math #mathematics #patterns #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolpreschool #preschool #preschooler #kids #kidsofinstagram #learning
Homeschool Sanity Saver for those of you with littles and older kids//
Crankles has been going through a clingy phase lately and always wants someone to entertain her or play with her. When I am helping the big kids with school work, sometimes it gets out of hand. I set up her little table in the dining room though with activities to keep her little hands busy when we are trying to get other things done, and it has been a life saver! Currently, she has an easel with a dry erase board. She has coloring pages and an art box. She has Bendaroos for creating, and we put together a container for Moon Sand so that she can play with it without it making a mess. It keeps her happy, and it allows me to be able to do what I need to do with the big kids! What are some ways you take the stress out of your homeschool day?
Homeschool Sanity Saver for those of you with littles and older kids//
Crankles has been going through a clingy phase lately and always wants someone to entertain her or play with her. When I am helping the big kids with school work, sometimes it gets out of hand. I set up her little table in the dining room though with activities to keep her little hands busy when we are trying to get other things done, and it has been a life saver! Currently, she has an easel with a dry erase board. She has coloring pages and an art box. She has Bendaroos for creating, and we put together a container for Moon Sand so that she can play with it without it making a mess. It keeps her happy, and it allows me to be able to do what I need to do with the big kids! What are some ways you take the stress out of your homeschool day?
The tour of our Tot School Play Room is in my stories & has been saved to my highlights! This room is the hardest for me because I save everything just in case I need it for an activity or sensory bin ☺️☺️ BUT I’ve made huge progress and I know that because clean up is such a breeze now! 😉 Every single night this room would be trashed and every Sunday I would spend cleaning to get ready for the week 😒 I was beginning to hate it! 
But since I started getting rid of things and focusing on just what we use... my goodness! This room pretty much looks this way each night, give or take some rice on the floor and that’s never going to change because I’m a sensory mama 😊The last few photos are what it looked like before (swipe to see my shame 😂)
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#totschool #homeschoolpreschool #homeschoolroom #playroom #playroomdecor #minimalism #organization #kidsroom #momlife #momlifebelike #toddlerroom #toddlerlife #lessismore #simplify #homeschool #preschool
The tour of our Tot School Play Room is in my stories & has been saved to my highlights! This room is the hardest for me because I save everything just in case I need it for an activity or sensory bin ☺️☺️ BUT I’ve made huge progress and I know that because clean up is such a breeze now! 😉 Every single night this room would be trashed and every Sunday I would spend cleaning to get ready for the week 😒 I was beginning to hate it!
But since I started getting rid of things and focusing on just what we use... my goodness! This room pretty much looks this way each night, give or take some rice on the floor and that’s never going to change because I’m a sensory mama 😊The last few photos are what it looked like before (swipe to see my shame 😂)
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#totschool #homeschoolpreschool #homeschoolroom #playroom #playroomdecor #minimalism #organization #kidsroom #momlife #momlifebelike #toddlerroom #toddlerlife #lessismore #simplify #homeschool #preschool
List of our favorite toddler board games is up on kidsloveboardgames.com (link in profile). Did your favorite make the list?
List of our favorite toddler board games is up on kidsloveboardgames.com (link in profile). Did your favorite make the list?
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Posting is such a universally loved kids activity 🙌🏻
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My girls have been posting since about 12 months (probably a bit before that even), and I started out with boxes or big jars/tubs with holes cut in them, and they would post blocks or other larger objects through them
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As their fine motor and hand/eye coordination skills improved, I started making the posting slots smaller! Picture 3 shows an example of a more complex slot, which the girls post the Kmart wooden animal tiles through .
And when Miss 2.5 was about 18 months, I made the posting frame (picture 2), by using an ikea frame and taping the clear plastic bits to the outside to create a slot through the middle! Miss 2.5 still loves posting coins and counters through this! .
The first picture is another tricky one (18 months +) which I made by slicing a small slot in a cardboard box, and hot gluing a baby wipes lid over the top, to create an opening/closing coin posting box ☺️ .
Posting is wonderful because it improves fine motor skills, hand/eye coordination skills, and develops a child’s concept of object permanence, which means that they can understand that even when they can’t see something, it can still exist somewhere else. This is a tricky concept, especially for the young toddlers! .
But posting helps them to understand that when they put something in one place, it turns up in another place - and they are fascinated by it! 😍🙌🏻
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#earlylearning #playislearning #teachermum #playbasedlearning #learningthroughplay #playmatters #invitationtoplay #diymum #earlylearning101 #kidsactivities  #reggiokids #reggioinspired  #childhoodunplugged #toddlerplay #preschoolplay #stayathomemum #homeschool #homeschoolpreschool #montessoriathome #wherelearningmeetsplay #letthemplay #preparedplay #intentionalplay #slowliving #playathome #playathomemummy #letthekids #everydayplayhacks #tabyplay
• POSTING BOXES/FRAMES •

Swipe 👉🏻 to see some variations!
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Posting is such a universally loved kids activity 🙌🏻
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My girls have been posting since about 12 months (probably a bit before that even), and I started out with boxes or big jars/tubs with holes cut in them, and they would post blocks or other larger objects through them
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As their fine motor and hand/eye coordination skills improved, I started making the posting slots smaller! Picture 3 shows an example of a more complex slot, which the girls post the Kmart wooden animal tiles through .
And when Miss 2.5 was about 18 months, I made the posting frame (picture 2), by using an ikea frame and taping the clear plastic bits to the outside to create a slot through the middle! Miss 2.5 still loves posting coins and counters through this! .
The first picture is another tricky one (18 months +) which I made by slicing a small slot in a cardboard box, and hot gluing a baby wipes lid over the top, to create an opening/closing coin posting box ☺️ .
Posting is wonderful because it improves fine motor skills, hand/eye coordination skills, and develops a child’s concept of object permanence, which means that they can understand that even when they can’t see something, it can still exist somewhere else. This is a tricky concept, especially for the young toddlers! .
But posting helps them to understand that when they put something in one place, it turns up in another place - and they are fascinated by it! 😍🙌🏻
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#earlylearning #playislearning #teachermum #playbasedlearning #learningthroughplay #playmatters #invitationtoplay #diymum #earlylearning101 #kidsactivities #reggiokids #reggioinspired #childhoodunplugged #toddlerplay #preschoolplay #stayathomemum #homeschool #homeschoolpreschool #montessoriathome #wherelearningmeetsplay #letthemplay #preparedplay #intentionalplay #slowliving #playathome #playathomemummy #letthekids #everydayplayhacks #tabyplay
It may have hit 70°+ today, but we’re still rocking the winter sensory bins! 🤣❄️ I just love all the fun we have with these little snowman cuties and cotton balls! We love to try and build giant snowmen with them! 😍 How do you use cotton balls with your little ones??
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It may have hit 70°+ today, but we’re still rocking the winter sensory bins! 🤣❄️ I just love all the fun we have with these little snowman cuties and cotton balls! We love to try and build giant snowmen with them! 😍 How do you use cotton balls with your little ones??
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#thestayathometeacher #toddlermom #toddlerlife #learningthroughplay #letthemplay #homeschoolpreschool #totschool #earlylearning #teachermom #homeschoolactivities #preschoolathome #busytoddler #toddleractivities #toddlerplay #playtolearn #simplelearning #totlife #teacherspayteachers #lifestylehomeschooling #littleoneslearn #iteachprek #littleplayideas #preschool #sensorybin
FREE Counting Buttons activity added to my store.  This practices numbers 1-20 and makes a fun Math center, station or small group.  You can grab it using this link: bit.ly/freebuttoncounting
FREE Counting Buttons activity added to my store. This practices numbers 1-20 and makes a fun Math center, station or small group. You can grab it using this link: bit.ly/freebuttoncounting
Lentils, chickpeas and garden finds make the perfect sensory experience! Heidi (@the_harmony_tree_house )
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Sensory Play |  I read my first article on sensory play and the importance of it when I was newly pregnant, all the way back in 2014.

I was still processing the fact that there was a tiny human growing in my tummy, I had no idea about being mum, but what I did know is I wanted to raise creative souls. 
Sensory play has been such a incredible tool in our household. I use it to help sooth both frustration and boredom. And it teaches my boys to communicate and work together. It gives my three year old the opportunity to 'teach' his brother things. During this particular activity as I sipped on my tea I heard him tell his brother, that he can eat the mint, it is yummy but please do not eat the chickpeas as they are not cooked and could hurt your belly if you eat too many. I was proud he felt confident to direct his brother, helping him to explore their environment in a safe way.

I like to provide different tools and materials for them to explore with. Different textures and different ways of experimenting and learning about them. Large bamboo tongs to pick up gumnuts. Mortar and pestles to grind herbs and flowers. Mint lavender and Rose petals are favourites for us. Scooping and pouring with different sized scoops spoons and vessels. I like to choose items that are not plastic, wooden and ceramic work well - just supervise if your babe is known for banging things together. But I have found using ceramic jugs to be a good way to teach mindful and gentle play.

We are massive on childled play in our house and I feel sensory play provides a perfect opportunity for exploration.
Also sometimes they may be engaged for hours sometimes minutes and that is ok. I think it is important to understand this is normal and sometimes what my children find engaging one day they may not enjoy the next so it is important to change things up regularly.

Our beautiful wooden chopping board knife, mortar and pestles and rain scoop are available from @arkandluna

Tuff trays can be purchased from @invitationtoplay
Lentils, chickpeas and garden finds make the perfect sensory experience! Heidi (@the_harmony_tree_house )
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Sensory Play | I read my first article on sensory play and the importance of it when I was newly pregnant, all the way back in 2014.

I was still processing the fact that there was a tiny human growing in my tummy, I had no idea about being mum, but what I did know is I wanted to raise creative souls.
Sensory play has been such a incredible tool in our household. I use it to help sooth both frustration and boredom. And it teaches my boys to communicate and work together. It gives my three year old the opportunity to 'teach' his brother things. During this particular activity as I sipped on my tea I heard him tell his brother, that he can eat the mint, it is yummy but please do not eat the chickpeas as they are not cooked and could hurt your belly if you eat too many. I was proud he felt confident to direct his brother, helping him to explore their environment in a safe way.

I like to provide different tools and materials for them to explore with. Different textures and different ways of experimenting and learning about them. Large bamboo tongs to pick up gumnuts. Mortar and pestles to grind herbs and flowers. Mint lavender and Rose petals are favourites for us. Scooping and pouring with different sized scoops spoons and vessels. I like to choose items that are not plastic, wooden and ceramic work well - just supervise if your babe is known for banging things together. But I have found using ceramic jugs to be a good way to teach mindful and gentle play.

We are massive on childled play in our house and I feel sensory play provides a perfect opportunity for exploration.
Also sometimes they may be engaged for hours sometimes minutes and that is ok. I think it is important to understand this is normal and sometimes what my children find engaging one day they may not enjoy the next so it is important to change things up regularly.

Our beautiful wooden chopping board knife, mortar and pestles and rain scoop are available from @arkandluna

Tuff trays can be purchased from @invitationtoplay
Practice math facts gets super fun when you can jump all over the living room!

#homeschoolingboys #homeschoolfun #homeschoolmath #homeschool #homeschoolkindergarten #homeschoolpreschool
Practice math facts gets super fun when you can jump all over the living room!

#homeschoolingboys #homeschoolfun #homeschoolmath #homeschool #homeschoolkindergarten #homeschoolpreschool
Our pretend play got pretty serious today, and I had to be "Grandpa" 👴
#homeschoolpreschool #theoilyhen #blossomandroot #motherhenhomestead #wecallittalkplay #kidsandtheirimagination #imaginitiveplay
Our pretend play got pretty serious today, and I had to be "Grandpa" 👴
#homeschoolpreschool #theoilyhen #blossomandroot #motherhenhomestead #wecallittalkplay #kidsandtheirimagination #imaginitiveplay
This afternoon we read Axle Annie and made pretend snow using insta snow powder from @stevespanglerscience ! So fun! 🙌🏼❄️
This afternoon we read Axle Annie and made pretend snow using insta snow powder from @stevespanglerscience ! So fun! 🙌🏼❄️
Today definitely wasn't perfect. There were quite a few struggles with attitudes, but inbetween the lows my seven year-old volunteered to help out with my four year-old and that is worth noting. She wanted to teach him how to play the hours on the clock memory game she learned in her math lesson this week.  I love it when she's excited to teach what she's learned. It's often hard for me to see the good when there's difficulty mixed in, so I'm trying to make an effort to highlight those moments.
Today definitely wasn't perfect. There were quite a few struggles with attitudes, but inbetween the lows my seven year-old volunteered to help out with my four year-old and that is worth noting. She wanted to teach him how to play the hours on the clock memory game she learned in her math lesson this week. I love it when she's excited to teach what she's learned. It's often hard for me to see the good when there's difficulty mixed in, so I'm trying to make an effort to highlight those moments.
We LOVE this quote... this is one of the main reasons we always encourage parents and teachers to play games- children are learning constantly and they don't even notice they are! Its like hiding vegetables in bolognaise sauce...win win!
We LOVE this quote... this is one of the main reasons we always encourage parents and teachers to play games- children are learning constantly and they don't even notice they are! Its like hiding vegetables in bolognaise sauce...win win!
•Salt Painting Igloo•
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This was some super fun process art!! After seeing the beautiful creations from @misssalvadorslittles and @creative_fun_for_kids this week I knew exactly how I wanted to test out our new liquid watercolors from @discountschoolsupply 🎨
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I had Noah paint with Blue for the bottom half and then we covered it with plastic wrap and squished it up a little and left it to dry that way. Then the top we painted with violet and magenta liquid water colors and sprinkled salt on top of a beautiful glittery effect ✨
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Once this dried we peeled off the plastic wrap and I spread some glue in an igloo shape and then had Noah stick on pieces of newspaper on and I painted a door shape for Noah to fill in but he was over it so Mama added the finishing touch 😂
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•Salt Painting Igloo•
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This was some super fun process art!! After seeing the beautiful creations from @misssalvadorslittles and @creative_fun_for_kids this week I knew exactly how I wanted to test out our new liquid watercolors from @discountschoolsupply 🎨
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I had Noah paint with Blue for the bottom half and then we covered it with plastic wrap and squished it up a little and left it to dry that way. Then the top we painted with violet and magenta liquid water colors and sprinkled salt on top of a beautiful glittery effect ✨
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Once this dried we peeled off the plastic wrap and I spread some glue in an igloo shape and then had Noah stick on pieces of newspaper on and I painted a door shape for Noah to fill in but he was over it so Mama added the finishing touch 😂
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#invitationtocreate #artsandcrafts #smockson #processart #kidscrafts101 #kidscrafts #kidart #preschoolart #toddlerart #easyart #preschoolcrafts #artwithkids #craftsforkids #crafttime #artmatters #kidscraft #gomakestuff #welovewinterplay #tagfromtheheart #getcreativewith #everydayplayhacks #steamkidschallenge #earlyyearsideas #creativekids #entertaining_kids #homeschoolpreschool #preschoolathome #preschool #preschooler #preschoolactivities
Sight Word Stomp - intermixed with Addition and Ten Frame cards so Superman and Lil Dude could stomp through the spiral together - they had to take turns practicing their own skill cards to make it to the middle (yes, I put candy on the middle piece. Sugar is my co-teacher.) I called it a collaboration game to incentivize them to not run each other into the ground as they raced through it 😳. .
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You could do this with any skill that lends itself to flash card type practice - just put the cards on the floor and let kids stomp on them as they say the answers. Kinesthetic learning, maybe?
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#readingisfun #readingstrategies #learningtoread #sightwords #sightwordsarefun #mathpractice #notaworksheet #tenframes #homeschooling #homeschoolmath #homeschoolpreschool #homeschoolkindergarten #homeschoolcollective #homeed #homeeducation #makelearningfun
Sight Word Stomp - intermixed with Addition and Ten Frame cards so Superman and Lil Dude could stomp through the spiral together - they had to take turns practicing their own skill cards to make it to the middle (yes, I put candy on the middle piece. Sugar is my co-teacher.) I called it a collaboration game to incentivize them to not run each other into the ground as they raced through it 😳. .
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You could do this with any skill that lends itself to flash card type practice - just put the cards on the floor and let kids stomp on them as they say the answers. Kinesthetic learning, maybe?
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#readingisfun #readingstrategies #learningtoread #sightwords #sightwordsarefun #mathpractice #notaworksheet #tenframes #homeschooling #homeschoolmath #homeschoolpreschool #homeschoolkindergarten #homeschoolcollective #homeed #homeeducation #makelearningfun
Forest Forts are the best !!!
@jnykids @modernrascals  #jnykids #modernrascals
@moromini  #moromini #forestfun #homeschoolpreschool #outdoorpreschool #exploring #adventuring #campingshirt #organiccotton #ethicalfashion #outdoorkids #hikingwithkids #playbasedlearning #reggioinspired #handsonlearning #buildingforts
Forest Forts are the best !!!
@jnykids @modernrascals #jnykids #modernrascals
@moromini #moromini #forestfun #homeschoolpreschool #outdoorpreschool #exploring #adventuring #campingshirt #organiccotton #ethicalfashion #outdoorkids #hikingwithkids #playbasedlearning #reggioinspired #handsonlearning #buildingforts
& WE ARE OFF!
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The first full day working from the new house was a success! I'd planned a few little activities but mainly wanted a day of letting the little ones explore their new space! We made our own box houses but if I'm honest all they wanted to do today was play so play is what we did!
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I'm feeling slightly less knackered and slightly more settled everyday and renovations kick start next week... Although I am warming slightly to the red & green 😉
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#childcareadventures
#newhome #homerenovation #eyfs
& WE ARE OFF!
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The first full day working from the new house was a success! I'd planned a few little activities but mainly wanted a day of letting the little ones explore their new space! We made our own box houses but if I'm honest all they wanted to do today was play so play is what we did!
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I'm feeling slightly less knackered and slightly more settled everyday and renovations kick start next week... Although I am warming slightly to the red & green 😉
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#childcareadventures
#newhome #homerenovation #eyfs
I’ve been getting quite a few questions about homeschool is going, how we decided to homeschool, and what curriculum we use. I am so excited to share more with you about our new homeschooling journey.
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Are you interested in homeschooling your preschooler? Believe me, you can do it! Newest post on the blog is “10 Reasons to Homeschool for Preschool.” If you go to the end of the article, you’ll find a link to my homeschooling resource page which includes recommended reading and podcasts, curriculum (including @thepeacefulpress, @habitatschoolhouse, and #exploringnaturewithchildren by @raisinglittleshoots)and communities (like @wildandfree.co). Feel free to DM me with any questions!
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#thepeacefulpreschool #habitatschoolhouse #exploringnaturewithchildren #wildandfreechildren #wildandfreemama #homeschoolingmom #homeschoolpreschool #toddlermom #preschoolers #letthembelittle #charlottemason #charlottemasoneducation #montessoriathome #montessoritoddler
I’ve been getting quite a few questions about homeschool is going, how we decided to homeschool, and what curriculum we use. I am so excited to share more with you about our new homeschooling journey.
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Are you interested in homeschooling your preschooler? Believe me, you can do it! Newest post on the blog is “10 Reasons to Homeschool for Preschool.” If you go to the end of the article, you’ll find a link to my homeschooling resource page which includes recommended reading and podcasts, curriculum (including @thepeacefulpress, @habitatschoolhouse, and #exploringnaturewithchildren by @raisinglittleshoots)and communities (like @wildandfree.co). Feel free to DM me with any questions!
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#thepeacefulpreschool #habitatschoolhouse #exploringnaturewithchildren #wildandfreechildren #wildandfreemama #homeschoolingmom #homeschoolpreschool #toddlermom #preschoolers #letthembelittle #charlottemason #charlottemasoneducation #montessoriathome #montessoritoddler
a few more books we used for our worms unit this week…emma’s favorites were yucky worms (my favorite as well), inch by inch, and worms for lunch || i found it was helpful to mix non-fiction books with more playful stories to keep things light and fun || also i am the least crafty person on the planet but still managed to have supplies on hand to make those little stick worms 🐛
a few more books we used for our worms unit this week…emma’s favorites were yucky worms (my favorite as well), inch by inch, and worms for lunch || i found it was helpful to mix non-fiction books with more playful stories to keep things light and fun || also i am the least crafty person on the planet but still managed to have supplies on hand to make those little stick worms 🐛
Frozen Dinosaur Eggs 🥚 
My children love exploring ice so this was a hit in our house while it lasted. I frozen the dinosaurs in plastic Easter eggs then ran them under the hot water to get them out. We started the activity with different things to scoop and pour hot water on the eggs. Then we moved on to smashing! Once all the dinosaurs were free we dried them off and I let the kids continue to play with the ice until it was all melted!
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#homeschool #preschool #homeschoolpreschool #activitiesforkids #activitiesfortoddlers #gamesforkids #preschoolgames  #earlylearning #sahm #kidsactivites #kidsofinstagram #funforkids #toddlerfun #education #letthemplay #watchthegrow #learn #play #grow #create #ice #sensory #scoopandpour #dinosaur #dinosauregg
Frozen Dinosaur Eggs 🥚
My children love exploring ice so this was a hit in our house while it lasted. I frozen the dinosaurs in plastic Easter eggs then ran them under the hot water to get them out. We started the activity with different things to scoop and pour hot water on the eggs. Then we moved on to smashing! Once all the dinosaurs were free we dried them off and I let the kids continue to play with the ice until it was all melted!
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#homeschool #preschool #homeschoolpreschool #activitiesforkids #activitiesfortoddlers #gamesforkids #preschoolgames #earlylearning #sahm #kidsactivites #kidsofinstagram #funforkids #toddlerfun #education #letthemplay #watchthegrow #learn #play #grow #create #ice #sensory #scoopandpour #dinosaur #dinosauregg
Phew today was hectic! 😅
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Charlotte went to preschool and Penelope had a baby play date. ❤️
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My husband took the day off, but he took care of this dad today. 😍
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Today, we did a fun and super “easy to set up” activity. All you need is a piece of paper, a marker, and your colorful bears (if you don’t have any just use blocks, lego, or anything else you can find around the house). 🤩
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Write down your child’s initials (we did C’s and MLK’s). Talk to your child about it. Why did you chose the name? What are the letters, etc! We talked about that not everyone likes their name or even wants changes it. Sometimes for good reasons. Like MLK Jr who changed his name. Thankfully, Charlotte doesn’t want to change her name. 😅
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Have your child cover the letters with the bears or whatever you chose to use.
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#activitiesforkids #finemotorskills #everydayplayhacks #learningthroughplay #preschoolathome #preschooler #threeyearold #playbasedlearning #sahmlife #busytoddler #busypreschooler #childhoodunplugged #kidsactivities #preschooler #preschool #initials #createeveryday #kindergarten #playmatters #invitationtoplay #tagfromtheheart #theforeignmom #theplayfullearner #rediness #playideas #homeschoolpreschool #dayswithgrey #playingwithpurpose #teachingthroughplay
Phew today was hectic! 😅
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Charlotte went to preschool and Penelope had a baby play date. ❤️
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My husband took the day off, but he took care of this dad today. 😍
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Today, we did a fun and super “easy to set up” activity. All you need is a piece of paper, a marker, and your colorful bears (if you don’t have any just use blocks, lego, or anything else you can find around the house). 🤩
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Write down your child’s initials (we did C’s and MLK’s). Talk to your child about it. Why did you chose the name? What are the letters, etc! We talked about that not everyone likes their name or even wants changes it. Sometimes for good reasons. Like MLK Jr who changed his name. Thankfully, Charlotte doesn’t want to change her name. 😅
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Have your child cover the letters with the bears or whatever you chose to use.
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Happy playtime! 🥰
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#activitiesforkids #finemotorskills #everydayplayhacks #learningthroughplay #preschoolathome #preschooler #threeyearold #playbasedlearning #sahmlife #busytoddler #busypreschooler #childhoodunplugged #kidsactivities #preschooler #preschool #initials #createeveryday #kindergarten #playmatters #invitationtoplay #tagfromtheheart #theforeignmom #theplayfullearner #rediness #playideas #homeschoolpreschool #dayswithgrey #playingwithpurpose #teachingthroughplay
Sensory Play |  I read my first article on sensory play and the importance of it when I was newly pregnant, all the way back in 2014.

I was still processing the fact that there was a tiny human growing in my tummy, I had no idea about being mum, but what I did know is I wanted to raise creative souls. 
Sensory play has been such a incredible tool in our household. I use it to help sooth both frustration and boredom. And it teaches my boys to communicate and work together. It gives my three year old the opportunity to 'teach' his brother things. During this particular activity as I sipped on my tea I heard him tell his brother, that he can eat the mint, it is yummy but please do not eat the chickpeas as they are not cooked and could hurt your belly if you eat too many. I was proud he felt confident to direct his brother, helping him to explore their environment in a safe way.

I like to provide different tools and materials for them to explore with. Different textures and different ways of experimenting and learning about them. Large bamboo tongs to pick up gumnuts. Mortar and pestles to grind herbs and flowers. Mint lavender and Rose petals are favourites for us. Scooping and pouring with different sized scoops spoons and vessels. I like to choose items that are not plastic, wooden and ceramic work well - just supervise if your babe is known for banging things together. But I have found using ceramic jugs to be a good way to teach mindful and gentle play.

We are massive on childled play in our house and I feel sensory play provides a perfect opportunity for exploration.
Also sometimes they may be engaged for hours sometimes minutes and that is ok. I think it is important to understand this is normal and sometimes what my children find engaging one day they may not enjoy the next so it is important to change things up regularly.

Our beautiful wooden chopping board knife, mortar and pestles and rain scoop are available from @arkandluna

Tuff trays can be purchased from @invitationtoplay

Wooden spoons and scoops are from the beautiful Elise @wild_mountain_child
Sensory Play | I read my first article on sensory play and the importance of it when I was newly pregnant, all the way back in 2014.

I was still processing the fact that there was a tiny human growing in my tummy, I had no idea about being mum, but what I did know is I wanted to raise creative souls.
Sensory play has been such a incredible tool in our household. I use it to help sooth both frustration and boredom. And it teaches my boys to communicate and work together. It gives my three year old the opportunity to 'teach' his brother things. During this particular activity as I sipped on my tea I heard him tell his brother, that he can eat the mint, it is yummy but please do not eat the chickpeas as they are not cooked and could hurt your belly if you eat too many. I was proud he felt confident to direct his brother, helping him to explore their environment in a safe way.

I like to provide different tools and materials for them to explore with. Different textures and different ways of experimenting and learning about them. Large bamboo tongs to pick up gumnuts. Mortar and pestles to grind herbs and flowers. Mint lavender and Rose petals are favourites for us. Scooping and pouring with different sized scoops spoons and vessels. I like to choose items that are not plastic, wooden and ceramic work well - just supervise if your babe is known for banging things together. But I have found using ceramic jugs to be a good way to teach mindful and gentle play.

We are massive on childled play in our house and I feel sensory play provides a perfect opportunity for exploration.
Also sometimes they may be engaged for hours sometimes minutes and that is ok. I think it is important to understand this is normal and sometimes what my children find engaging one day they may not enjoy the next so it is important to change things up regularly.

Our beautiful wooden chopping board knife, mortar and pestles and rain scoop are available from @arkandluna

Tuff trays can be purchased from @invitationtoplay

Wooden spoons and scoops are from the beautiful Elise @wild_mountain_child
I’ve learned the key to baking with kids (or really doing any planned activity with kids 😆): prepare, prepare, prepare! I set up these spices for my daughter to whisk into the flour for our applesauce carrot muffins (a household fave, and her favorite thing to bake!). She loves to help, and while she does like to learn about how I measure ingredients, she does *not* like to see that process for each and every one. So I select one or two for her to watch me measure (and sometimes measure herself), and the rest are prepped and ready when I call her over to help. Doing it this way really helps the whole activity go smoothly, and when she loses interest, we’re about done anyway. Do you like cooking with your kids? What’s their favorite thing to make? Let me know in the comments! 👇🏻 ••
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I’ve learned the key to baking with kids (or really doing any planned activity with kids 😆): prepare, prepare, prepare! I set up these spices for my daughter to whisk into the flour for our applesauce carrot muffins (a household fave, and her favorite thing to bake!). She loves to help, and while she does like to learn about how I measure ingredients, she does *not* like to see that process for each and every one. So I select one or two for her to watch me measure (and sometimes measure herself), and the rest are prepped and ready when I call her over to help. Doing it this way really helps the whole activity go smoothly, and when she loses interest, we’re about done anyway. Do you like cooking with your kids? What’s their favorite thing to make? Let me know in the comments! 👇🏻 ••
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Happy Thursday! 🤗 I’m thrilled to see so many new and inspiring mama’s following along recently so I thought I’d take a second to reintroduce myself - Hi, I’m Jenn! 👋🏼 I’m the face behind the camera 📷 and the proud mommy to one very sweet/sometimes sour 🍋 little guy named Alexius (uh-lex-ee-us). Yes, I know his name is awesome 😉😆⁣
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I’ve been married to my husband @drewcastelo for nearly 9 years (11 years together) 😳 and we’ve made so many amazing memories throughout that time. We spent a summer backpacking through Europe (awesome), moved 7 times in 7 years (not always awesome), and within the last 2, we’ve finally put down roots and purchased our very first *little* home 🏡 ⁣
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I’m a full-time mom ✨best/hardest job in the world✨ with a vision to homeschool my son (and any future 👶🏼) and to create a warm, peaceful, simple environment for my family to enjoy. Aside from that, I obviously love to travel and experience new places, drinking wine is my favorite sport 🤷🏻‍♀️ and I’m weirdly obsessed with cheese (I even eat it with my cereal - it’s delicious 😂). My family is my world and the beach is my happy place 🏝 ⁣
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Thanks so much for following along! 🙏🏼 I’ve truly loved being inspired by so many of you and I hope these little snapshots into our life will do the same ✌🏼💛⁣
Happy Thursday! 🤗 I’m thrilled to see so many new and inspiring mama’s following along recently so I thought I’d take a second to reintroduce myself - Hi, I’m Jenn! 👋🏼 I’m the face behind the camera 📷 and the proud mommy to one very sweet/sometimes sour 🍋 little guy named Alexius (uh-lex-ee-us). Yes, I know his name is awesome 😉😆⁣

I’ve been married to my husband @drewcastelo for nearly 9 years (11 years together) 😳 and we’ve made so many amazing memories throughout that time. We spent a summer backpacking through Europe (awesome), moved 7 times in 7 years (not always awesome), and within the last 2, we’ve finally put down roots and purchased our very first *little* home 🏡 ⁣

I’m a full-time mom ✨best/hardest job in the world✨ with a vision to homeschool my son (and any future 👶🏼) and to create a warm, peaceful, simple environment for my family to enjoy. Aside from that, I obviously love to travel and experience new places, drinking wine is my favorite sport 🤷🏻‍♀️ and I’m weirdly obsessed with cheese (I even eat it with my cereal - it’s delicious 😂). My family is my world and the beach is my happy place 🏝 ⁣

Thanks so much for following along! 🙏🏼 I’ve truly loved being inspired by so many of you and I hope these little snapshots into our life will do the same ✌🏼💛⁣
Painting outside AND glitter?! We’re so close to the weekend and loving this gorgeous weather ☀️ What favorite things does your family enjoy taking outside to change things up?
Painting outside AND glitter?! We’re so close to the weekend and loving this gorgeous weather ☀️ What favorite things does your family enjoy taking outside to change things up?
Now we can work on counting and the alphabet while I’m making supper!! Yay for free printables!! .
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#homeschoolmom #homeschoolpreschool #abcs #preschoolhomeschool #preschoolathome
Now we can work on counting and the alphabet while I’m making supper!! Yay for free printables!! .
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Just as we began diving back into our learning fun in the beginning of the year, the kiddos got hit with a round of sickness again - in a small house with 3 littles sometimes it feels like a hamster wheel of illnesses in the winter 🙃 So it’s been a laying low kind of couple of weeks. We haven’t tackled nearly as many crafts or explorations as I had planned, but we’ve done lots of reading and caring for each other and sometimes that’s even better. 
Easing back into things with one of my favorite ways to set up an activity - hand Emily a random pile of manipulatives and resources and let her make up her own games 😆 here she decided to pull out a dry erase number card, find it on the hundreds chart and take it out and flip it over, put a rocket ship eraser in her pile, then trace the number on the card. She says once she’s done she will pull out the other flash cards and draw them one by one and try to match the flipped cards to them to put them back in the chart, and move each rocket ship back to the original pile. Way more creative (and fun by the sounds of the noises coming from her room right now during quiet time) than I could have come up with this dreary morning 😅and great practice for lots of math skills!
Just as we began diving back into our learning fun in the beginning of the year, the kiddos got hit with a round of sickness again - in a small house with 3 littles sometimes it feels like a hamster wheel of illnesses in the winter 🙃 So it’s been a laying low kind of couple of weeks. We haven’t tackled nearly as many crafts or explorations as I had planned, but we’ve done lots of reading and caring for each other and sometimes that’s even better.
Easing back into things with one of my favorite ways to set up an activity - hand Emily a random pile of manipulatives and resources and let her make up her own games 😆 here she decided to pull out a dry erase number card, find it on the hundreds chart and take it out and flip it over, put a rocket ship eraser in her pile, then trace the number on the card. She says once she’s done she will pull out the other flash cards and draw them one by one and try to match the flipped cards to them to put them back in the chart, and move each rocket ship back to the original pile. Way more creative (and fun by the sounds of the noises coming from her room right now during quiet time) than I could have come up with this dreary morning 😅and great practice for lots of math skills!
#sothisislove #myjoy  Sammy has been lacing for a while, but sometimes her attention span to do all the buttons is too much to ask for, but today she did it! So many skills are being developed in what seems like a simple activity. But it requires, attention, focus,persistence, patience, hand eye coordination, pincer skills, and fine motor. It strengthens  the hand, wrist and  finger muscles, the very muscles needed for writing ✍️! #finemotorskills #finemotoractivities #finemotorskillspractice #homeschooltoddler #preschoolhomeschool #homeschoolpreschool #homeschoolpreschooler #handsonlearning #earlyyearseducation #earlyyearsideas #handeyecordination #handeyecoordination #pincergrasp #earlyeducationmatters #preschoolactivities #preschooleducation
#sothisislove #myjoy Sammy has been lacing for a while, but sometimes her attention span to do all the buttons is too much to ask for, but today she did it! So many skills are being developed in what seems like a simple activity. But it requires, attention, focus,persistence, patience, hand eye coordination, pincer skills, and fine motor. It strengthens the hand, wrist and finger muscles, the very muscles needed for writing ✍️! #finemotorskills #finemotoractivities #finemotorskillspractice #homeschooltoddler #preschoolhomeschool #homeschoolpreschool #homeschoolpreschooler #handsonlearning #earlyyearseducation #earlyyearsideas #handeyecordination #handeyecoordination #pincergrasp #earlyeducationmatters #preschoolactivities #preschooleducation
Cold Rain + Read Aloud + Hot Tea + Warm Fire + Cozy 🙌🏻
Cold Rain + Read Aloud + Hot Tea + Warm Fire + Cozy 🙌🏻
If you would have asked me a year ago, I would have told you that I hated play dough. I have tons of memories of playing it myself during my childhood but somewhere between when I outgrew it and now, it changed! The store bought stuff feels completely different than it did when we were kids. So I decided to make it myself and see how that went. It was a game changer! It feels like the good stuff from my childhood and I'm happy that my kids can play with it without me cringing the whole time😂 I put the link for the recipe  I like to use in my bio. Try it out and let me know what you think!
If you would have asked me a year ago, I would have told you that I hated play dough. I have tons of memories of playing it myself during my childhood but somewhere between when I outgrew it and now, it changed! The store bought stuff feels completely different than it did when we were kids. So I decided to make it myself and see how that went. It was a game changer! It feels like the good stuff from my childhood and I'm happy that my kids can play with it without me cringing the whole time😂 I put the link for the recipe I like to use in my bio. Try it out and let me know what you think!
Our morning today (9-12) 💙 Working on number, diffusing lemongrass and lemon 😏 Then ran over to take daddy breakfast while Ethan had a break then back to HSPS 💙 I love teaching him and he loves learning! 
What was your morning like today? 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽 ——————————————————-
Nuestra mañana (9-12) 💙 Trabajando en números, difundiendo limoncillo y limón 😏 Luego a llevar deseyuno de papá, mientras que Ethan tuvo un descanso y luego regresó a la escuelita en casa ¡Me encanta enseñarle y a él le encanta aprender! ¿Cómo fue tu mañana como hoy? 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽
Our morning today (9-12) 💙 Working on number, diffusing lemongrass and lemon 😏 Then ran over to take daddy breakfast while Ethan had a break then back to HSPS 💙 I love teaching him and he loves learning!
What was your morning like today? 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽 ——————————————————-
Nuestra mañana (9-12) 💙 Trabajando en números, difundiendo limoncillo y limón 😏 Luego a llevar deseyuno de papá, mientras que Ethan tuvo un descanso y luego regresó a la escuelita en casa ¡Me encanta enseñarle y a él le encanta aprender! ¿Cómo fue tu mañana como hoy? 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽
Anyone else's kids love playing with play dough?! This is one of our favorite afternoon activities when little brother naps or something to keep them busy while I make supper. Keep a lookout for my next post with our recipe for quick homemade play dough!
Anyone else's kids love playing with play dough?! This is one of our favorite afternoon activities when little brother naps or something to keep them busy while I make supper. Keep a lookout for my next post with our recipe for quick homemade play dough!
Want a sure fire business plan to grow your team, your revenue, your success, your awesomeness and pretty much make you a unicorn?! 🦄

It works for any industry, regardless of age, race, gender.
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This is my business plan for 2019.😌
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(Also happens to be my success plan for mothering, homeschooling, wifing, friending and all the things. 😎)
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You have permission to make this your plan too. 😍
#showup #addvalue #repeat
Want a sure fire business plan to grow your team, your revenue, your success, your awesomeness and pretty much make you a unicorn?! 🦄

It works for any industry, regardless of age, race, gender.
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This is my business plan for 2019.😌
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(Also happens to be my success plan for mothering, homeschooling, wifing, friending and all the things. 😎)
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You have permission to make this your plan too. 😍
#showup #addvalue #repeat
🌈Color Sorting🌈 Miss 3 can accomplish this task using English & Spanish 😁 Rojo, Amarillo, Azul, y Verde. It also appeals to her organizational tendencies. Tool set from @melissaanddougtoys 
#homeschoolpreschool #unschoolingfrombirth #unschoolingfamily #montessoriathome #motessoriinspired #playingislearning #earlymathskills #preschoolactivities #spanishasasecondlanguage
🌈Color Sorting🌈 Miss 3 can accomplish this task using English & Spanish 😁 Rojo, Amarillo, Azul, y Verde. It also appeals to her organizational tendencies. Tool set from @melissaanddougtoys
#homeschoolpreschool #unschoolingfrombirth #unschoolingfamily #montessoriathome #motessoriinspired #playingislearning #earlymathskills #preschoolactivities #spanishasasecondlanguage
It’s been a beautiful sunny day here on the south coast so perfect for playing with our rainbow blocks! 🌈
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These blocks are fantastic for building and stacking, exploring colour and light and using in small world play. .
It’s great to find a toy that my 9 month and 5 year old both equally enjoy! 😍
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It’s been a beautiful sunny day here on the south coast so perfect for playing with our rainbow blocks! 🌈
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These blocks are fantastic for building and stacking, exploring colour and light and using in small world play. .
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#preschoolactivity #preschoolathome #preschoolready #toddleractivities #babyplay #eyfsathome #montessoriathome
#woodentoys #openendedplay #openendedtoys
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Love how children at @gb.academy learn about animals in winter
Love how children at @gb.academy learn about animals in winter
R is for rice play. Hunter loves playing with rice as much as she loves playing in sand. This simple set up leaves room for lots of open ended play and keeps Hunter engaged for awhile. She even filled up a sensory bottle for Baby E. •
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R is for rice play. Hunter loves playing with rice as much as she loves playing in sand. This simple set up leaves room for lots of open ended play and keeps Hunter engaged for awhile. She even filled up a sensory bottle for Baby E. •



#openendedplay #everydayplayhacks #simpleplay #sensoryplay #sensorybin #playbasedlearning #learningthroughplay #toddlerplay #toddleractivities #playmatters #montessori #finemotorskills #schooledbymama #learningathome #heartmadewithmom #playtime #preschoolactivities #preschool #homeschool #homeschoolpreschool #sensory #simpleplay #playideas #messyplay #childledlearning #montessoriathome #montessoritoddler #invitationtoplay
Gracie received two dolls for Christmas and she named them Laura and Mary. Can you guess what series we're reading right now? They do everything with us, from school, to lunch, to grocery shopping. Mary is her favorite because "she's always good. Sometimes Laura is naughty." 😂 #littlehouseontheprairie #homeschoolpreschool #readaloud
Gracie received two dolls for Christmas and she named them Laura and Mary. Can you guess what series we're reading right now? They do everything with us, from school, to lunch, to grocery shopping. Mary is her favorite because "she's always good. Sometimes Laura is naughty." 😂 #littlehouseontheprairie #homeschoolpreschool #readaloud
Baby feet are the sweetest things ever. 
#lmbpresets #coffeecuddlesandchaos #baby #babyfeet #momlife #momofthree #momofgirls #momofason #toddlersofinstagram #homeschool #homeschoolpreschool #mommyblogger
Baby feet are the sweetest things ever.
#lmbpresets #coffeecuddlesandchaos #baby #babyfeet #momlife #momofthree #momofgirls #momofason #toddlersofinstagram #homeschool #homeschoolpreschool #mommyblogger
We are searching for letters to complete the name! Maddie pretty much mastered the matching game of her name letters but it doesn't hurt to do it over and over again to gain more confidence! We used previously dyed orange rice (from fall sensory bin), a clear bin from @target ($2), #bananagrams letters that I had for years, and I added clear pebbles from @dollartree for extra sensory exploration. I simply dumped everything together, asked Maddie to match the letters and voila. Check my stories to see how she did!
We are searching for letters to complete the name! Maddie pretty much mastered the matching game of her name letters but it doesn't hurt to do it over and over again to gain more confidence! We used previously dyed orange rice (from fall sensory bin), a clear bin from @target ($2), #bananagrams letters that I had for years, and I added clear pebbles from @dollartree for extra sensory exploration. I simply dumped everything together, asked Maddie to match the letters and voila. Check my stories to see how she did!
With all the snow we got last weekend, I was inspired to do a winter/snow theme for preschool and it has been so fun! Today we’re using our Secrets of Winter shine-a-light book to talk about how to spot animal tracks in the snow (thank you @tottime for the inspiration!). I just grabbed some white play dough and a couple of our @terrabybattat play animals and let Kate go to town making tracks! She loved it and sat there pretending for a good 20 minutes. 🙌🏼 I’ll share more about this book in my stories in a bit!
With all the snow we got last weekend, I was inspired to do a winter/snow theme for preschool and it has been so fun! Today we’re using our Secrets of Winter shine-a-light book to talk about how to spot animal tracks in the snow (thank you @tottime for the inspiration!). I just grabbed some white play dough and a couple of our @terrabybattat play animals and let Kate go to town making tracks! She loved it and sat there pretending for a good 20 minutes. 🙌🏼 I’ll share more about this book in my stories in a bit!
After seeing a lot of inspiration from other instagram accounts I finally set up my toy shelf how I wanted it (taken me awhile to do) even though it took ten min to actually do it haha. We have been watching too much tv latley and it is time to break that. #totschool #totschooling #preschoolathome #homeschoolpreschool #tottrays #toddleractivities #busytoddler #letstotschool #learningthroughplay #invitationtoplay #invitationtolearn #playandlearn #playtimematters #earlylearning #instalike
After seeing a lot of inspiration from other instagram accounts I finally set up my toy shelf how I wanted it (taken me awhile to do) even though it took ten min to actually do it haha. We have been watching too much tv latley and it is time to break that. #totschool #totschooling #preschoolathome #homeschoolpreschool #tottrays #toddleractivities #busytoddler #letstotschool #learningthroughplay #invitationtoplay #invitationtolearn #playandlearn #playtimematters #earlylearning #instalike
It is always so interesting to observe how different artists see the seasons, what elements and moments they highlight, what colors they use. This is always a great field for discussions.

I love how @diamondmontessori used my seasons in paintings sorting material in her classroom. She even made her own cute labels!
It is always so interesting to observe how different artists see the seasons, what elements and moments they highlight, what colors they use. This is always a great field for discussions.

I love how @diamondmontessori used my seasons in paintings sorting material in her classroom. She even made her own cute labels!
Ellis is Our little Wild child 💙 He will be turning 4 years in 2 more months😭 He is currently obsessed with all things Captain American and he thinks I personally know Captain America's mom.😂😂 I call her on the phone each time my son isn't  behaving.

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_ 💛I had assumed he will not be ready to join our homeschool til he was 5 years old (🤸cause my son is next level crazy) But he has proved Mama wrong. He is so ready  and its been so fun, watching him Grow and learn is such a precious gift to me. -
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Ellis is Our little Wild child 💙 He will be turning 4 years in 2 more months😭 He is currently obsessed with all things Captain American and he thinks I personally know Captain America's mom.😂😂 I call her on the phone each time my son isn't behaving.

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_ 📚 We're a Homeschooling family and Ellis started Pre-K with us this year. We are so super proud of his progress so far.🙌 _

_ 💛I had assumed he will not be ready to join our homeschool til he was 5 years old (🤸cause my son is next level crazy) But he has proved Mama wrong. He is so ready and its been so fun, watching him Grow and learn is such a precious gift to me. -
P.S His favorite and only way of learning right now is through games.
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_ ✴️Mama's how old is your youngest student?

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Bridges are apparently not my strong suit since our London Bridge collapsed like a lot of times before it was done. It was falling down, falling down, falling down and mama was like 😒
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Once it finally came together though Noah was totally happy to drive his London bus and taxi across our bridge and to sing along with today's #oursensoryrhymes song! 🌉🌈
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Follow along with these other accounts for more nursery rhyme fun ♥️
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@amythislittlelife 
@play_tray_mum 
@wecraftandplay 
@mama.smith.to2 
@entertaining_elsie 
@hummingbirdsatplay 
@mygirlsmake 
@the_treasure_babes 
@something.sensory 
@ourlittletinkerstreasures 
@adventures.in.mommyland 
@mumtomessyboys 
@littliesactivities 
@oursensoryshop 
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•London Bridge•
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Bridges are apparently not my strong suit since our London Bridge collapsed like a lot of times before it was done. It was falling down, falling down, falling down and mama was like 😒
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Once it finally came together though Noah was totally happy to drive his London bus and taxi across our bridge and to sing along with today's #oursensoryrhymes song! 🌉🌈
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Follow along with these other accounts for more nursery rhyme fun ♥️
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@amythislittlelife
@play_tray_mum
@wecraftandplay
@mama.smith.to2
@entertaining_elsie
@hummingbirdsatplay
@mygirlsmake
@the_treasure_babes
@something.sensory
@ourlittletinkerstreasures
@adventures.in.mommyland
@mumtomessyboys
@littliesactivities
@oursensoryshop
@oursensorykids
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🔡Lower Case Letters!🔡 Preschool Homeschool is Always SO much Fun! 👏😊👏 Today We practiced the ABC Song and learned Lower Case Letters with the New foam puzzles We got for Christmas from @wheresohgo 💖💖💖 My Son is So eager to learn and to be included in All the School Activities. Our Family is Very Thankful for All the Help and Resources We have been able to utilize and enjoy! We are Truly Blessed! 💞
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#thankfulthursday #thankfulthursdays #ThankfulForHomeschooling #blessed #homeschoolers #homeschoolpreschool #preschoolathome #preschooler #lowercaseletters #abcs #puzzles #thankfulforfamily #thankfulforsomuch #ohgo #homeschoolresources #homeschoolfreedom #homeschoolersofinstagram #boymom💙 #preschoolmom
🔡Lower Case Letters!🔡 Preschool Homeschool is Always SO much Fun! 👏😊👏 Today We practiced the ABC Song and learned Lower Case Letters with the New foam puzzles We got for Christmas from @wheresohgo 💖💖💖 My Son is So eager to learn and to be included in All the School Activities. Our Family is Very Thankful for All the Help and Resources We have been able to utilize and enjoy! We are Truly Blessed! 💞
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After breakfast my 2, 4, and 5 year olds rescued the rainforest animals from blocks of ice, and we read some more books about rainforest animals! 🐊#passporttoadventures
After breakfast my 2, 4, and 5 year olds rescued the rainforest animals from blocks of ice, and we read some more books about rainforest animals! 🐊#passporttoadventures
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we have been learning about the number for all week, much to my surprise when we got to the library we worked on Counting and learned a lot about fish. I was so pleased when we were able to get a seat using the number that we've been learning about all week. It's a wonderful whenever the library lines up with homeschooling.
#library #libraryevents #storytime #storytimeatthelibrary #unschool #unschoolers #socialhomeschoolers #crafts #bookcrafts #toddleractivities #librarydays #homeschoolanywhere #homeschooleverywhere #homeschool #preschoolathome #homeschoolpreschool #prekathome
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we have been learning about the number for all week, much to my surprise when we got to the library we worked on Counting and learned a lot about fish. I was so pleased when we were able to get a seat using the number that we've been learning about all week. It's a wonderful whenever the library lines up with homeschooling.
#library #libraryevents #storytime #storytimeatthelibrary #unschool #unschoolers #socialhomeschoolers #crafts #bookcrafts #toddleractivities #librarydays #homeschoolanywhere #homeschooleverywhere #homeschool #preschoolathome #homeschoolpreschool #prekathome
|| w e || woke up to some more snow here in Calgary. Everything is white! So, our swatch the rainbow unit has been perfect this week. It's added a splash of colour we've needed these past few days, not to mention fun! I made these rainbow sensory rice back in the summer and haven't used them until now. I think they turned out perfect and were the easiest to make. The kids were mesmerized with all the colour.
|| w e || woke up to some more snow here in Calgary. Everything is white! So, our swatch the rainbow unit has been perfect this week. It's added a splash of colour we've needed these past few days, not to mention fun! I made these rainbow sensory rice back in the summer and haven't used them until now. I think they turned out perfect and were the easiest to make. The kids were mesmerized with all the colour.
First day back at Free Forest School. We got rained out at circle time. Always an adventure! ❤
First day back at Free Forest School. We got rained out at circle time. Always an adventure! ❤
Sneak Peak for Next Week---> Here is just one of our fun, hands-on activities from our Arctic Animals lesson plan. For more Arctic fun, check out the full plan at: 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Arctic-Animals-Toddler-Lesson-Plan-4290663 .
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Sneak Peak for Next Week---> Here is just one of our fun, hands-on activities from our Arctic Animals lesson plan. For more Arctic fun, check out the full plan at:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Arctic-Animals-Toddler-Lesson-Plan-4290663 .
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#plansforlittlehands #toddleractivity #openendedplay #toddler #earlylearning #earlychildhoodeducation #funforkids #ece #teacherlife #tpt #iteach #playbasedlearning #homeschoolpreschool #homepreschool #earlyyears #playsthome #toddlerfun #sahmlife #lessonplans
Snowy Alphabet! I found some awesome fake snow on clearance and couldn’t wait to see what S thought. I wrote letters on paper taped to a cookie sheet, and hid the matching letter magnets in the snow. S found each magnet and stuck it to the cookie sheet. He thought it was fun, and wanted to play over and over. He was especially excited each time he found an S for his name, D for Daddy or M for Mommy. ❤️
Snowy Alphabet! I found some awesome fake snow on clearance and couldn’t wait to see what S thought. I wrote letters on paper taped to a cookie sheet, and hid the matching letter magnets in the snow. S found each magnet and stuck it to the cookie sheet. He thought it was fun, and wanted to play over and over. He was especially excited each time he found an S for his name, D for Daddy or M for Mommy. ❤️
It does NOT get easier than this! Take something that relates to your theme and add play dough. Done, that’s it. You have a new activity. Play dough in itself is fun and when you add new things for children explore it with you invite imaginative play! We fed our dinosaurs, made them party hats, and compared foot prints!
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#homeschool #preschool #homeschoolpreschool #activitiesforkids #activitiesfortoddlers #gamesforkids #preschoolgames  #earlylearning #sahm #kidsactivites #kidsofinstagram #funforkids #toddlerfun #education #letthemplay #watchthegrow #learn #play #grow #create #dinosaurs #playdough#sensoryplay #imaginativeplay
It does NOT get easier than this! Take something that relates to your theme and add play dough. Done, that’s it. You have a new activity. Play dough in itself is fun and when you add new things for children explore it with you invite imaginative play! We fed our dinosaurs, made them party hats, and compared foot prints!
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#homeschool #preschool #homeschoolpreschool #activitiesforkids #activitiesfortoddlers #gamesforkids #preschoolgames #earlylearning #sahm #kidsactivites #kidsofinstagram #funforkids #toddlerfun #education #letthemplay #watchthegrow #learn #play #grow #create #dinosaurs #playdough#sensoryplay #imaginativeplay
Bermain dengan sprinkles yuk..😉 Follow : @diy_idemain 
Cc : @raisingdragons4 
#preschool #kindergarten #earlylearning #idemaindirumah  #idemainanak #bermaindanbelajar #bermainsambilbelajar #sensorplay #motorikanak #mainansensorik #gemarmembaca #belajardanbermain #preschoolplay #invitationtoplay #steameducation #stemeducation #playbasedlearning #homeschoolpreschool #learningisfun
Bermain dengan sprinkles yuk..😉 Follow : @diy_idemain
Cc : @raisingdragons4
#preschool #kindergarten #earlylearning #idemaindirumah #idemainanak #bermaindanbelajar #bermainsambilbelajar #sensorplay #motorikanak #mainansensorik #gemarmembaca #belajardanbermain #preschoolplay #invitationtoplay #steameducation #stemeducation #playbasedlearning #homeschoolpreschool #learningisfun
We’re not purists here, we use happyland with our #grimms 🤣🌈 #eyfs #toddler #messyplay #invitationtolearning #toddlerplay #creativekids #montessori #playtime #childminding #eyfsactivity #playideas #learningthroughplay #playbasedlearning #homeschool 
#toddler #homeschooling #letthembelittle #toddleractivity #homeschoolpreschool #diykids #playislearning #playtolearn #letthemplay
We’re not purists here, we use happyland with our #grimms 🤣🌈 #eyfs #toddler #messyplay #invitationtolearning #toddlerplay #creativekids #montessori #playtime #childminding #eyfsactivity #playideas #learningthroughplay #playbasedlearning #homeschool
#toddler #homeschooling #letthembelittle #toddleractivity #homeschoolpreschool #diykids #playislearning #playtolearn #letthemplay
// #petcrab //
everyone, meet the newest addition to our family! cubit (pronounced: chew-bit) aka pinch. he/she (i forgot to ask the lady!) is small yet fiesty; very much like our lil' sister! we got it while we were out and about celebrating her birthday the other day!
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ive always wanted to get a pet for the girls. to encourage a sense of responsibility and you know, develop empathy, show caring behaviours but also wanted one that is gonna be easy to look after.
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for the past few days, the girls have been busy observing and talking to cubit, showing concern and always reminding me to feed and 'shower' it. i am so so thrilled to have finally found THE pet for us to nurture! warm welcome to the family, pinch! #swipeformore
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#childhoodunplugged #150hoursoutside #invitationtoplay #toddleractivities #kidsactivities #preschoolactivities #playmatters #playislearning #learningthroughplay #playbasedlearning #handsonlearning #playathome #playoutside #learnoutside #homeschool #homeschoolpreschool #preschoolathome #earlychildhoodeducation #teachermom #sgmom #sgmotherhood #sgkids #thecraftroomsg
// #petcrab //
everyone, meet the newest addition to our family! cubit (pronounced: chew-bit) aka pinch. he/she (i forgot to ask the lady!) is small yet fiesty; very much like our lil' sister! we got it while we were out and about celebrating her birthday the other day!
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ive always wanted to get a pet for the girls. to encourage a sense of responsibility and you know, develop empathy, show caring behaviours but also wanted one that is gonna be easy to look after.
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for the past few days, the girls have been busy observing and talking to cubit, showing concern and always reminding me to feed and 'shower' it. i am so so thrilled to have finally found THE pet for us to nurture! warm welcome to the family, pinch! #swipeformore
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#childhoodunplugged #150hoursoutside #invitationtoplay #toddleractivities #kidsactivities #preschoolactivities #playmatters #playislearning #learningthroughplay #playbasedlearning #handsonlearning #playathome #playoutside #learnoutside #homeschool #homeschoolpreschool #preschoolathome #earlychildhoodeducation #teachermom #sgmom #sgmotherhood #sgkids #thecraftroomsg
Wisdom from a 10 year old!
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#scienceisfun #sciencefun #sciencekids #stemeducation #steameducation #stemforkids #homeschoolpreschool #homeschoolscience #secularhomeschool #stemkids #stemkidsrock #authorsofinstagram  #sciencebooksforkids
Wisdom from a 10 year old!
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#scienceisfun #sciencefun #sciencekids #stemeducation #steameducation #stemforkids #homeschoolpreschool #homeschoolscience #secularhomeschool #stemkids #stemkidsrock #authorsofinstagram #sciencebooksforkids
Pocas películas son tan reconocidas como el clásico musical de 1939 El mago de Oz. Filme considerado por la UNESCO como memoria del mundo, solamente junto a Los Olvidados, de Luis Buñuel y Metropolis, de Fritz Lang. El mago de Oz es una joya en la historia del cine gracias a la música, la producción y las actuaciones, elementos que fueron y continúan siendo irreemplazables!!! Y es justamente esta la historia que seleccionamos para las actividades de hoy #TakiryHome  #takicuentos #hombredehojalata #historiasparaniños #clasicosdelcine #ciudadesmeralda #homeschoolpreschool #talleresparaniños #clasesadomicilio #fun #learning #cine wizardtheoz
Pocas películas son tan reconocidas como el clásico musical de 1939 El mago de Oz. Filme considerado por la UNESCO como memoria del mundo, solamente junto a Los Olvidados, de Luis Buñuel y Metropolis, de Fritz Lang. El mago de Oz es una joya en la historia del cine gracias a la música, la producción y las actuaciones, elementos que fueron y continúan siendo irreemplazables!!! Y es justamente esta la historia que seleccionamos para las actividades de hoy #TakiryHome #takicuentos #hombredehojalata #historiasparaniños #clasicosdelcine #ciudadesmeralda #homeschoolpreschool #talleresparaniños #clasesadomicilio #fun #learning #cine wizardtheoz
Investigaciones indican que que contar es mucho mas importante para el exito y aprendizaje de los niños y niñas de primaria que recitar números de memoria, porque contar implica una actividad cognitiva y no solo de memorización.

#toddlermath #homeschoolpreschool #maths #counting #contandopeces
Investigaciones indican que que contar es mucho mas importante para el exito y aprendizaje de los niños y niñas de primaria que recitar números de memoria, porque contar implica una actividad cognitiva y no solo de memorización.

#toddlermath #homeschoolpreschool #maths #counting #contandopeces
It’s been a long week with my almost-1-year-old (I’m allowed to keep saying that he’s 11 months until Saturday 😭). He’s been fighting every nap and bedtime—for hours—and then waking super early in the morning, so I am one exhausted mama. 
Today I’m so thankful for slow mornings with books, a little screen time, and lots of coffee. We abandoned our plans for the day and we’re going to take a walk on a new trail before the weather gets cold and wet. Cheers to flexibility, grace, and My Little Pony.
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#slowliving #intentionalliving #tiredmom #sleepregression #minimalistkids #letthemplay #letthembelittle #readaloudrevival #wildandfreekids #homeschoolpreschool #peacefulpreschool #teepee #playbasedlearning #intentionalmotherhood #coffeeislove #homemaking
It’s been a long week with my almost-1-year-old (I’m allowed to keep saying that he’s 11 months until Saturday 😭). He’s been fighting every nap and bedtime—for hours—and then waking super early in the morning, so I am one exhausted mama.
Today I’m so thankful for slow mornings with books, a little screen time, and lots of coffee. We abandoned our plans for the day and we’re going to take a walk on a new trail before the weather gets cold and wet. Cheers to flexibility, grace, and My Little Pony.
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#slowliving #intentionalliving #tiredmom #sleepregression #minimalistkids #letthemplay #letthembelittle #readaloudrevival #wildandfreekids #homeschoolpreschool #peacefulpreschool #teepee #playbasedlearning #intentionalmotherhood #coffeeislove #homemaking
Happy mail day!
My 5.5 year old Kindergarten son is moving up to All About Reading Level One and he is so excited!! My just turned 4 year old is doing TGTB Pre-K for some more letter sound review before moving on. She loves her “doggy workbook” already! ☺️🙌🏼
Happy mail day!
My 5.5 year old Kindergarten son is moving up to All About Reading Level One and he is so excited!! My just turned 4 year old is doing TGTB Pre-K for some more letter sound review before moving on. She loves her “doggy workbook” already! ☺️🙌🏼
They finished Pre-Reading today! 🙌🏼🎉
They finished Pre-Reading today! 🙌🏼🎉
Paperback- $4

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