Browsing Tag:

For the Kids

Math Games Make Learning Fun

0

As a homeschooling family, we are able to be highly involved in our children’s learning experiences, which allows us the opportunity to know where we need to apply a little more focus in curriculum. Recently, we’ve spent a lot of time studying math facts. I’ve been working with my 4th grader to memorize the multiplication tables and with my 1st grader to memorize all the basic addition and subtraction facts. Sometimes (OK, most of the time), memorizing math is anything but fun. Thanks to LogicRoots.com, learning math can be a little more fun for kids, whether they are in home-school or traditional.

Continue reading

Why You Should Subscribe to ABCmouse.com #preschool

0

You’ve seen it everywhere haven’t you? Commercials, libraries, the mall, all over the internet. A picture of an animated teacher, mouse, or classroom (like the one over there <— in the side bar). If you haven’t heard yet, ABCmouse.com is a pretty awesome website to sign up to for your preschool through 2nd grader. It’s now for ages 2-8 as they just added their 2nd grade level last month. I had both of my children signed up during Continue reading

Green Holiday Gift Guide | Last Minute Edition

0

Here we are, just 2 days away from Christmas. Hanukkah begins tomorrow and Kwanzaa will be celebrated this week as well. It’s time for the last minute Holiday gift rush. You may not have the time, or desire, to go out shopping all day, looking for the right gift for those last minute people you still need to get something for. Shopping is exhausting, and doing it last minute will be a double whammy. Here are a few ideas to help you cover those on your list you still aren’t sure what to get. Continue reading

Christmas All Year With Monthly Letters From Santa

0

Every holiday season seems to go the same way. We start out excited about pulling out the decorations, setting up the advent calendar, welcoming the elves back, and planning all the festivities for the month of December. I get excited to finish the Christmas shopping early so I can enjoy a more peaceful season than the previous year (which never happens). In the meantime, the kids are getting excited to write out a gift list for Santa with the hopes that they’ve made it onto the nice list this year. While the Holiday season can be incredibly busy, and even exhausting toward the end, seeing children’s faces light up after a visit from Santa is one of the most magical moments of the year. It truly makes up for the holiday craze that precedes it. Finding a way to spread some of that magic throughout the year is a special Continue reading

Fun Math App for Elementary Age Kids

4

While I write mainly about natural health, eco-friendly living, and all things green, I like to put a special focus on technology as well. Technology is green in it’s own way. When using our phones, tablets, and computers for educational purposes, we are saving materials by not using paper filled books. This is the same reason Monday Storytime features are typically found in the Kindle store (or at the library). Basically, education is an essential part of our lives, but it doesn’t have to create waste. Unless you are living a completely off the grid, as close as modernly possible to a nature based lifestyle, chances are you have technology all around your home. If you have Continue reading

Early Language Learning with Kids’ Candor

4

I didn’t have the opportunity to learn a language when I was a child, so I feel very motivated to encourage my children to learn one. I had a blast teaching my son baby sign language when he was a toddler. As fun as that was, I had no idea how to approach the learning of a new language with my little boy. I know of Rosetta Stone, but it isn’t exactly intended for the young ones. I wish Kids’ Candor was an option for us at that influential time in his life, as well as my Daughter’s a few years later.
Continue reading

Making Math Fun with the #ZapZapMath App

4

Math can get stressful for kids. Adults, too! Numbers, numbers, numbers. Always doing different things. Adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing….  it’s no wonder kids get overwhelmed. Math is very fascinating once you get the hang of it. It helps you figure out so many other things in life, like puzzles and games. It’s obviously an important skill to practice, but what about when the kids just aren’t getting it? Or when they get so overwhelmed with all the school work that it inhibits their learning or ability to retain information? Keeping school fun is an excellent way to keep the kids excited about learning. Turning the subjects they struggle with into games is one of the best ways to keep things fun for them.  Continue reading

Green Holiday Gift Guide | Digital Edition

0

The Holiday season is approaching, which means you’ll most likely need to begin thinking about the gift giving season, if you haven’t already. It can be hard to successfully achieve a green gift giving experience. There are so many options available to us. So many ideas that make us think of our loved ones. So many things we may want to buy for those we care about. All in a time when many of us are not only eco conscious, but learning to live with less material items in general. Hopefully this gift guide will help you give from the heart, with some extra green effort thrown in, and encourage a sense of happiness with your choices in gift options. Continue reading

Rainbow Light Gummy Vitamins

0

I’ve spent hours in the vitamin aisles at every health food store I’ve ever been in, comparing all the options available, in an attempt to choose the bet possible supplements to give my children. The biggest problem I’ve found with the available vitamins, is the lack of complex combinations of vitamins, which typically leaves me purchasing 3-4 different bottles to meet all their vitamin and mineral needs. Not only does this get expensive, it also means giving them a lot of different pills/gummies. Rainbow Light® Power Sours® have saved the day in so many ways. I am excited to share what I have learned since giving these vitamins a try. Continue reading

Scholastic Teachers Review

0

When it comes to education and school, Scholastic is a very familiar name. Not only do they host the exciting book fairs we all know and love, they also host a variety of wonderful magazines and websites with loads of useful information. This review is about the Scholastic Teachers website and what you can find there. Continue reading

Simple Follow Buttons
Simple Share Buttons