Games are an excellent and fun way for kids to learn and in fact they often don’t even realize that they are learning! We use games often in our homeschool and I love that we can pull out a quick game when we have a few extra minutes and sneak some meaningful learning into the day.
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Games have a way of turning learning into fun so kids don’t even realize that they are learning! The HoliMaths X multiplication math game is exactly that. With various options for play, this game is a good tool for learning and practicing multiplication facts.
The weekend of November 20th I packed up the kids, the van, and my favorite husband (don’t worry, he’s the only one I have but he’s still my favorite) and we headed off to Chicago for the Toy and Game Fair at Navy Pier. Being my first toy and game fair I wasn’t sure what to expect but it turned out to be an absolute blast!
Melissa and Doug makes some great toys that your child can use for years to come. In fact, I purchased this Melissa & Doug 60-Piece Standard Unit Blocks a couple of years ago and our children build with it every single week, sometimes every day. Even our (almost) eight-year-old son uses it to build car tracks, bowling lanes and all sorts of other things. This block set also made it onto my 10 Best Learning Toys for Preschoolers post.
Are you looking for a gift for a child who loves dinosaurs?
At the age of four, our son began his love (and obsession) with dinosaurs. For the next year or two everything was about dinosaurs. During that time we accumulated a lot of dinosaur toys, books and puzzles.
So, I have put together a list of suggestions from first-hand experience of seeing what a child who loves dinosaurs is interested in.
We have a few Peanuts lovers in our home who are so excited for The Peanuts Movie to come out. They’ve been watching the old Peanuts movies and our son has been reading Peanuts comics any chance he can get.
With all the Peanuts hype I knew it was time to put together a little Peanuts learning fun. And with Halloween approaching, what better book and movie to use than It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
Do your kids love Pete the Cat? Ours too! We’ve checked out Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons from our library numerous times and so I decided to supplement our recent reading with a few related activities.
As part of our focus on gratitude, the children and I read The Blessings Jar: A Story About Being Thankful by Colleen Coble.
In this story, Punky Grace begins her day feeling very grumpy because things aren’t turning out the way she hoped they would.
Are you a regular zoo goer looking for new ideas to keep your visits exciting? Or are you completing a Zoo unit and looking for an additional activity for your unit?
Take your children on a scavenger hunt to turn an ordinary zoo outing into an adventure as your children look for specific animals or animal characteristics.
Since homeschooling allows for a lot of flexibility, why not take advantage of it and have some fun?
I wanted to start the school year off with a bang so I put together a treasure hunt for the kids to find some of their school supplies and other items we’ll be using this school year.
If you are looking for a dinosaur activity that’s fun for kids, keeps them active, smiling and roaring then this is your answer: Dinosaur Freeze Tag.
Dino lovers and non-dino lovers alike will be thrilled with this version of freeze tag. It’s great for everyday fun and an inexpensive option for dinosaur themed birthday parties!