Whether you choose to homeschool or have found yourself homeschooling due to the crazy 2020-2021 we have had, or maybe you just have the kids home a lot more lately, you may be interested in introducing more activities into your kid’s schedule. Many parents are looking for ways for their kids to learn new things… Read More Simple way to add music to your homeschool schedule
My boys love trains and therefore any book about trains. Since we are quarantined at home we are reading even more books than usual, and we read a lot of books. A big part of our homeschooling is reading to the boys, as a family, or having the boys work on their reading skills. I… Read More Literacy and Art
For a fun fall art project I thought we could grab some fallen leaves from the back yard to craft with. I grabbed a basket and we headed outside. Soon we were heading down the street to find more and then we ended up walking the trail. It turned to to be a beautiful autumn… Read More Fall Fun
When you hear “Clean Up Time” you probably think of picking up toys. Well today we actually mean “Cleaning Time” as in grabbing the broom and mop! One of my one and half year old’s favorite things to do is clean. Literally. He will walk around the house with the broom pushing and pulling it… Read More Clean Up Time – Naturally
Spring is here and we are loving it! We have been sweeping away the cobwebs from the porch and giving it new life. With new plants and a little imagination we have been creating indoor and outdoor miniature gardens. Its an evolving process and continues to change daily. In our Easter Basket we found little… Read More Miniature Gardens Indoors and Out
Kids do not need fancy toys. Give them a box and they are happy for hours. I love how imaginative and creative kids can be with just a stick and some dirt, or a large cardboard box. One of the best things about shopping at Ikea is the great big cardboard boxes left over after… Read More Fun With Cardboard
I wanted to share with you this super simple but super cute addition to our felt board. Its a tree with autumn leaves in red, orange, and yellow. Since the leaves are separate from the tree, the tree can be used again for other seasons. Keep all the leaves off for winter. Add some green… Read More Autumn Tree Felt Board
One of my sons’ favorite activities when Mom is out and Dad is in charge, is DANCE PARTY! This is something that my husband came up with one evening when he was watching the kids. I came home and heard all about the awesome dance party they had. I was very curious and so I… Read More Dance Party
Babies and toddlers have lots of toys and as a parent or teacher you are constantly bombarded with new toys to purchase or gift. If your baby or toddler tends to love music (what baby doesn’t) you probably considered purchasing some small instruments for him for his music making and discovery. I urge you,… Read More My Top 10 Instruments to use with Babies and Toddlers
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As I’ve mentioned before, my son LOVES music! He probably didn’t have a choice since he has been engulfed in it since he was in utero. Anyway, I thought I’d share a few of our favorite musical toys, toys that he enjoys playing with, and toys that make me as a musician, music… Read More How I Use Music With My Son: Part 4 – Our Favorite Musical Toys
Are you looking for quality instruments for your kids or your classroom? Some of my favorite instruments are made by Remo, Basic Beat, and Hohner Kids. You can find all of these at westmusic.com! Remo makes bright, colorful instruments like the Lollipop Drum and Remo Kids Drums with a rainforest theme. … Read More Looking for quality instruments?
Kids love to dance, and they love dancing with grownups even more! This is a great way to spend a few minutes bonding with your kids, and they’ll love it! You may even find you’ll love it too! Let loose and enjoy as your body relaxes and gives into the rhythm of the music.… Read More Grab a scarf and dance!