Category Archives for Homeschooling

A peek into our ongoing homeschool experience with a kindergartener, a preschooler, and an active toddler. Read about our successes, challenges, and tips! www.modernlivinghomesteader.com

Homeschooling in real life: A peek into our kindergarten

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy. Find the faith-building ABC Magnets in my Mary & Martha shop and similarly adorable plain letter magnets here. We homeschool our two oldest children. Giggle is 5, and technically in kindergarten. Wiggle is 4, and technically in pre-K. I say “technically” because we don’t […]

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All About Reading (AAR) is a fabulous reading program. It is comprehensive and very easy to use, and it’s extremely effective. Read the full review here. www.modernlivinghomesteader.com

All About Reading Review: The simplest, most comprehensive way to teach reading

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy. All About Reading (AAR) is a fabulous reading program. It is comprehensive and very easy to use, and it’s extremely effective. It’s even possible to use it with two other very young children rolling around the living room! It uses the Orton-Gillingham approach, which […]

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Despite our busy schedules, reading aloud to small children regularly can be done! Here are 6 tips for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. www.thesilveriest.com

6 Tips for reading aloud to babies and toddlers

Reading aloud helps your child build language skills that affect their entire lives. It’s so important that experts say you should begin reading to your infant! And, it’s not just the quantity of words spoken that matters- studies show that using quality words and the interaction with your child are also important.

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A list of 14 love, compassion, and Valentine’s Day themed picture books. Girls, boys, and parents will all enjoy these selections! www.thesilveriest.com

14 Books to Read Aloud this Valentine’s Day

Today I am sharing 14 of my favorite love, compassion, and Valentine’s Day themed picture books. I really enjoy searching for excellent, beautiful and just plain enjoyable picture books. I order batches at a time from my local library and then pop in every other week to pick up huge, heavy stacks of books. My […]

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These delightful stories should be read over and over! Here's how we celebrate Winnie the Pooh day and A.A. Milne's birthday in a simple and meaningful way. www.thesilveriest.com

How to celebrate National Winnie the Pooh Day and A.A. Milne’s birthday

<div style=”display: none;”><em> January 18th is A.A. Milne’s birthday, celebrated as National Winnie the Pooh Day. Milne masterfully captured the precious innocence of the young child’s imagination in a way that is at once charming, hilarious and breathtakingly loving. Experiencing these stories again as a parent of young children has been such a privilege. I […]

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