“Mom, can I do Smartick?” is a request I hear several times a day. Since my girls usually complain about doing math, I’m excited that they’re finally excited about doing it. I have to agree with them that Smartick does make math fun. With lessons, games, and even an online “allowance,” Smartick teaches and reinforces […]
Over the years, we’ve had a number of VTech toys in our home. VTech has so many fun things for kids of all ages! So when I was compiling my Christmas Gift Guide for this year, it just made sense to include a couple VTech toys. (Okay, it was hard to narrow the list to […]
When our homeschool curriculum arrived back in July, Jade looked at the books I was pulling from the box and asked, “Where’s my books?” I thought, “Uh-oh!” I’d considered ordering preschool books for her while I was ordering the older girls’ books. Then I told myself she’s only three and didn’t really need books. She […]
We’re in the line at the grocery store when an older lady pulls her buggy up behind us. As her eyes run over Pearl in her car seat on the buggy and the three older girls fingering the nearby chocolate bars, I know just what comments are coming next. I glance at the teller, hoping […]
Friendship and creativity are two values I want to instill in my girls. I love listening to them playing together and creating stories with each other. And these are two values I see when they’re watching Toopy and Binoo. This show features two little friends who come up with great imaginary adventures together. For Valentine’s […]
A preschool drawing by Lily.
Lily recently had fun making a cute, “glittertastic” butterfly craft. She used two foam butterflies (we cut hers out from foam sheets, but you can also buy them pre-cut), a pipe cleaner, glue, and various sparkles and sequins for decorations. 1. Assemble art supplies. 2. Glue sparkles, sequins, pompoms, and googly eyes to the foam […]
I’m linking up with 5 Minutes for Mom and Babystylista.
Sunshine figured out this week that we’re on the last five letters of the alphabet. She thinks we’re going to start over again at ABC. I’m glad she’s having fun learning with our letter activities for preschoolers, but I think we’ve finished just in time to go on holidays. When we get back, I have […]
In one month, Sunshine will be starting Kindergarten and Lily will be going to Preschool. Both have been talking about this for the past several months. We’ve toured their schools and they are beyond excited about it. Sunshine has heard all of her friends talking about Kindergarten and, being a social butterfly, she wants to […]