Jade caught a firefly and we put it in a jar for her. She observed the firefly carefully. She drew the firefly. We labeled the body parts. She learned about the chemical that light up the firefly, why they light up and other details. Information about fireflies:http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/firefly/ Why fireflies light up We took pictures… Continue reading Toddler Firefly Project: Nature Study
Create fun alphabet art collages to teach children the alphabet and letter sounds! Have your child do one alphabet art collage a week or one a day! Print the Alphabet A-Z templates here for your collages. Put in a binder and make an Alphabet Art Collage Folder! Enjoy!!! Collage ideas for each letter… Continue reading Alphabet Art Collages for children!
Items needed: Toothpicks Marshmallows Grades K-12 Purpose of project to explain building of structures, 3d figures, compression/tension, the force of gravity and fine motor skills development. Have the child with your help or alone build a tower After many tries and the tower falling down we added more support to the sides to go higher.… Continue reading Kids Toothpick Tower Engineering Activity
‘ You will need: – Two toothbrushes (best works with angled bristles) – 1 AA battery -Micro Vibration Motor- ($3.99 at radio shack) http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2914700 – Scissors or plyers to cut toothbrushes Step 1: Cut the tooth brush heads with scissors or plyers Step 2: Roll up some duct tape and place it on top of… Continue reading Bristle Robot Tutorial for Children
Materials Needed: Scissors Snap off Top Container or Film Canister Tape Decoration: Stickers, Markers, Construction Paper Alka-Seltzer Water Get container with snap off top. I found this one in my medicine cabinet. If you can not get a hold of a film canister or container with snap off top buy it here for 47 cents:http://www.filmcanisterrockets.com… Continue reading Rocket Experiment for Toddlers and Young Children!
I decided to create Math Cut and Paste Activities for my toddler’s math workbox, for her shelfwork. She usually does hands on activities for math and these cut and paste activities are fun and are aligned with the Kindergarten Common Core Standards. Its like a game she loves cutting and pasting and at the same… Continue reading Prek/Kinder Math Cut and Paste Worksheets
Alpha Phonics Teaching your child to read is probably one of the most important skills your child will need to learn. All of human knowledge is in written form, if your child can not read he/she will stay ignorant. All academic subjects require reading. Do you want to leave the task of teaching your child… Continue reading Teach your child to read with Alpha Phonics
here are some samples: I decided to add a Science category to our Shelfwork system for a couple of months since summer is coming around and we will be involved in Science experiments with the homeschool virtual science camp on google plus. I created Science worksheets to teach toddlers, prek and kindergarten students the most… Continue reading Prek/Kinder Science Worksheet Pack
Infant stimulation cards are black and white cards with patterns and objects that stimulate a baby’s vision. According to Dr. Sears he writes in AskDrsears.com that at birth, a baby’s retina is not fully developed. The retina is the back layer of the eye that detects light. An adult retina can distinguish many different shades… Continue reading Infant Stimulation Cards
Throughout the years I have read many books that have helped me with early childhood education, discipline, and raising a healthy child. Below is a comprehensive list of some of the greatest books that I have read to help me in raising a healthy and smart child. I have looked for guidance in many places… Continue reading Best Parenting Books for Parents