4 Ways to Make Writing a Creative Activity

Writing can be a lot of fun! We can encourage writing from a young age. From the moment a child makes his/her first scribbles, they are writing. Oh and how fun it is to look back at those first pieces of writing, mispelled words and all! Today, I am sharing FOUR ways to make writingContinue reading “4 Ways to Make Writing a Creative Activity”

Reading about Egypt in Spanish in the Bilingual Homeschool

This is our second time since we started homeschooling that we are studying Egypt. This time we are going more in depth as everyone is a bit older and I think we can complete more projects from Susan Bauer’s Story of the World. Listen to the Story of the World Vol. 1 CDs (in English)Continue reading “Reading about Egypt in Spanish in the Bilingual Homeschool”

Activities For Read Aloud Time – Ways to Keep Children Busy and Listening

  Read Aloud can be a beloved time during the homeschool day, it is all about making sure the children are staying occupied while listening and understanding the book read to them.  I used to think that in order to listen to a book, it was best to sit still and just listen.  Well, IContinue reading “Activities For Read Aloud Time – Ways to Keep Children Busy and Listening”

Why I Use Abeka Phonics and Language Arts to Teach Reading K through Second Grade – An Honest Review

(This post includes affiliate links to resources that I trust and use. ) I have been using Abeka’s Language Arts program for each of my children for five years. I have been very impressed with Abeka, it is a solid curriculum! It is very complete with books, consumables, lesson plans, scope and sequence, charts, youContinue reading “Why I Use Abeka Phonics and Language Arts to Teach Reading K through Second Grade – An Honest Review”

Homeschooling and Learning about the World with the World Cup

As huge soccer / futbol fans, the World Cup is quite the occasion.  I cannot pass on the opportunity to watch great games with the best players around the world while learning facts and geography of the different countries that will be represented.  Jamie Martin’s book Give Your Child the World is a wonderful resourceContinue reading “Homeschooling and Learning about the World with the World Cup”

Free Addition Game for the Doubles Hands On with Free Printable

Today I am sharing a FREE Printable game I made for my Kindergartener to use.  My kids really enjoy games and puzzles and putting things together, so I created this addition printable where the bee card will have to go to the sunflower to get the pollen.  Each addition card also has a ten-frame whereContinue reading “Free Addition Game for the Doubles Hands On with Free Printable”

Teaching Geography in the Bilingual Dual Language Classroom or Homeschool Plus FREE Geography Signs Printable

  We love, LOVE, Geography. As a language learner and world traveler, a world map makes my heart beat. Although these days, most of our traveling happens by looking at our world map and finding travel videos on YouTube to help us see the world. Until we travel again, we are getting to see theContinue reading “Teaching Geography in the Bilingual Dual Language Classroom or Homeschool Plus FREE Geography Signs Printable”

Authentic Materials to Teach American Culture through Music

This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own and I only post about courses that I use and love.  Music is an authentic, natural way to get to know a country’s language and culture especially the music related to national holidays and special celebrations that occur throughout the year. Music is the easiest wayContinue reading “Authentic Materials to Teach American Culture through Music”

Free Printable Spanish Rhyming Words

  Practice rhyming Spanish words to build phonemic awareness. In other words, to recognize similarities between words we hear. This will help in learning to read and write later on.  Plus kids enjoy thinking of new words (real or made up ones) that rhyme. Be prepare to laugh!!! Children can naturally learn a new languageContinue reading “Free Printable Spanish Rhyming Words”

Best Educational YouTube Channels for Kids

Thanks to technology, we can learn most subjects from YouTube. Offering videos, online field trips, learning a thing or two about let’s say farm life or cooking in the 18th century or who knows what your child will want to look up tomorrow morning. YouTube has it. YouTube has pretty much everything!!! It is theContinue reading “Best Educational YouTube Channels for Kids”