Category: Homeschooling

Educents: Preschool Rocks Bundle {Our Experience with the “I Can Read the Alphabet” PDF that’s included!!}

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This week my son Owen has been enjoying  our homeschool time quite a bit with the work and activity sheets from  I Can Read the Alphabet by Crayons and Curls. This fantastic packet is just one of nineteen in a Preschool Curriculum digital download Bundle that can be found for a bargain of a deal  right now at Educents.com!

This packet has been such a great hit with my son! He’s totally learning so much and I’m loving the whole hands-on approach! What’s included is a mini-book for the letters of the alphabet, 12 worksheets to use as review or assessment, (6 Capital and 6 lowercase worksheets), flashcards to use as review, assessment or as a game and play dough mats.
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Number Construction by Learning Resources {Review & Giveaway!}

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The Number Construction set by Learning Resources makes number know how a blast! My children age 5 and 3 have always learned brand new concepts quite well with a hands-on approach. Sets like this one are usually a must have in our home and I am sure a must for any classroom!

My son age 3 and well into learning many preschool concepts has benefited quite a bit from the Number Construction set. There were no issues snapping the pieces together or detaching them once I separated them from each stack. I let my son have his own way with the pieces and he happily all on his own started building numbers. He also learned he could make more than just that! He was making swords, alphabetic letters, and more. I say a product like this is great for imaginative play and developing those fine motor skills as well as the
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Melody’s First Apple Pie

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Melody helped assist me in baking an apple pie for her home school (though I’m more likely to call what we do un-schooling) home economics class this month! I found a recipe by Martha Stewart for an Old-Fashioned Apple Pie but adjusted the recipe to our liking (I basically left out the lemon juice).  Though she probably could have, I personally shaved and cut the apples. Next time I’ll let Melody do that since shortly after baking the pie, I invested in a Apple Mate 3 which cores, peels, and pares apples which makes that whole process easy and fun.

Baking with Melody was great because she got to read a recipe, learn about measurements, and  baking times. Our verdict is that kitchen chemistry is pretty tasty when following the direction correctly. She did a good job with everything and the pie was extremely delicious! In all honesty, it didn’t last long! We didn’t make a pie crust from scratch this time but perhaps we will next time.

Inviting my daughter into the kitchen has built her confidence, allowed her independence,  and it’s teaching her a skill that will be relevant in her life.

When did you first introduce your child(ren) into the kitchen? Is there something special they love to prepare for the family & friends?