Printable LEGO® Storage Labels & 100+ Ways to Learn with LEGO®

My boys have spent most of the summer in their favorite corner of their room building LEGO® creations. I’ve heard the sounds of them searching for the perfect LEGO® brick to complete the next step in their current project. To make things easier, we’ve set up their LEGO® building corner in a way to make searching for […]

26 Ways to Learn Names for Preschoolers

One of the busy bags I’ve recently made for my 4 year old works on spelling names of the people in our family. Our little guy is a puzzle fanatic, so he really loved this preschool busy bag. He absolutely loves them. There are lots of ways to learn names, so I gathered up 26 Ways […]

Name Puzzle Busy Bag

While my 4 year old can spell and recognize his name, we’ve recently been working on spelling the names of other family members. I made this Name Puzzle Busy Bag for him to practice spelling and recognizing names with materials I had around the house. He loves puzzles so this was a perfect busy bag […]

5 Hands-on Learning Activities

If you’ve been around here long enough, by now you know I’m all about hands on learning. Kids need hands-on learning activities to make the learning stick. Kids can manipulate the materials (tactile) and see (visual) the results. In a nutshell, hands-on learning involves more of the senses making it a multi-sensory experience–a great thing! […]

Brain Chase: Summer Learning Adventure for Kids

Homeschool Mom Confession: By the time we hit summer, I’m feeling done with anything that looks like learning…and so is my school-age son. Chances are, your kids feel that way, too. The problem is I know the importance of kids exercising their brain over the summer to prevent summer learning loss–I am a certified teacher, […]

31 Days of Open-Ended Play

For the month of October, I’m going to participate in the Nester’s 31 Days Series link-up. While things here are hectic with baseball season, I’m ready to get back to writing and sharing things I’m passionate about. Each day this month, I’ll be adding a new post in the series 31 Days of Open-Ended Play. […]

Mommy & Me: Computer Games for Tots

Jonah’s been sick the past few days, which means there’s been a little too much television. While there’s nothing wrong with a show here and there, I’m not a big fan of him sitting in front of the TV for hours on end. He’s wanted to sit in my lap quite a bit, so I […]