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Robot Name Puzzle

The first and most important word a child learns to read, spell, and write is his or her name! Kids love this robot name puzzle mat as a hands on way to practice putting the letters in names in order.

Kids learn to read, spell, and write their name with this free robot name puzzle mat!

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Tips for the Great Backyard Bird Count with Kids

Has cabin fever struck your family this winter? Birdwatching is satisfying all year long but an event that might just give you (and your kids) the extra motivation you need to jump in this month is the Great Backyard Bird Count. We're sharing all the details as well as tips, tricks, and resources to use when birding with kids!

Tips, tricks, and resources for participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count with kids!

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Lion and Lamb Puppets

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. At least, that's the plan! We are introducing our kids to a unit study on weather. These lion and lamb puppets are the perfect prop for this theme!

Lion and lamb craft puppets for preschool kids to discuss weather in the month of March!
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Raining Hearts Name Craft

Valentine's Day is the sweetest time to practice names with preschoolers! They are signing cards for their classmates, reading their name on their own mailbox, and this name puzzle craft pairs perfectly with one of our favorite Valentine's Day children's books. 

Create a name puzzle craft with kids inspired by The Day it Rained Hearts

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Penguin Ice Races

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Whether it's chilly outside or you just want to cool off on a hot day, penguin ice activities are irresistible for kids! We love ice races for the oral sensory stimulation they provide as well as the fine motor work required. Our children just love the slip sliding penguin antics!
Penguin Ice Races for kids are great oral sensory practice and fine motor work too!

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Snowmen at Night Art for Kids

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We were inspired by two of our favorite winter themed children's books to create a silhouette painting of snowmen at night!


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How Educational Philosophies Vary from Public School to Homeschool

By Devany LeDrew | Labels: 1 Comment
I was a teacher when we had our first daughter but I never imagined I'd leave the classroom to homeschool her. We're on our third year of homeschooling full time. Next year we'll begin homeschooling our son as well. We've all learned so much. My educational philosophy is full of smudge marks and editing notes.Mmy teaching is totally different at home than in was in public school. 

How my educational philosophy and teaching style has changed in going from the public school classroom to homeschool

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