My toddler is at the stage where she loves asking and answering questions. It’s one of her favorite pastimes, and it’s a great learning tool. She also has been trying to play her older brother’s Fidget Spinner State Game, so I decided to created a fun, free toddler sorting activity for her that would use a fidget spinner as a timer.
Games are such a great way to learn things. That’s why I’m so excited about the printable history games I’ve been working on. I’ve combined some of my interests of teaching and learning along with my kids and I’ve have come up with some great educational file folder games. Now, I’ll admit I didn’t do this all by myself. I’ve had some amazing help from my boys.
My son recently published his first book. The book is about chess. And not just chess in general, but on one single opening. We’ve had some people ask why he chose to write a book on one specific chess opening. I think he explains it really well in his introduction so if you want to know, just check out his introduction. We learned some things along the way that I thought I’d share with you today.
I have two sons doing high school chemistry this year. This year I have a son in 9th grade and one in 11th so one of them is using Integrated Physics and Chemistry and one of them is using Jay Wile’s Discovering Design with Chemistry.
I always thought that either someone knew how to write well or not. I thought it was something you were born with.
It wasn’t until I was teaching my own children to write that I realized I was wrong. I started reading books about writing and I realized that writing is a skill that can be taught. Just like someone can learn to play the piano or draw with enough practice. Sure, there might be people who have a natural gift with words, just as there are people who can play musical instruments
My oldest son will be driving soon, and for me, that’s a rather scary thought. Especially when I consider some of the recent stories I’ve heard of his older cousins who have recently learned to drive. (Some of which involve telephone poles and flipped Four Wheelers.)
Add to that the fact that one out of every two teen drivers
Puzzles are a great resource for learning geography. I remember when I was young repeatedly putting together a state puzzle that we had. I remember carefully studying all the little pictures that were found on each state. I still remember
Choosing a math curriculum for my youngest son has always been challenging for me. Not because he struggles in math, but rather the opposite. He loves it! He has always loved numbers even from a young age. I remember him standing next to
The Periodic Table of the Elements- we all probably studied it in school. I remember trying to memorize the symbols for the elements. AU for gold, AG for silver, PB for lead and so on. Now these can be nice…