Seashell Sorting

Our Ocean Dive box from Experience Early Learning has us exploring Small Sea Creatures this week and one of our STEAM stations was Seashell Sorting. Not only did it incorporate science (comparing/ nature items) but also math (sorting/ counting). Here's how I kept my kiddos busy for about an hour and they had a blast learning! As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL...

Rock Planet Learning: Mars

This month we are on a Space Exploration with our Experience Early Learning box, and this week is all about those rocky planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and Pluto! All the days have been so much fun, and I love how easily our little box can adapt to my 1st grader and 3 year old. As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL Preschool Curriculum in exchange for my honest...

Leaning Tower Learning

This week our global adventure has brought us to Italy, home of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a man-made wonder of the world. As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL Preschool Curriculum in exchange for my honest opinions and authentic stories about our experiences using the curriculum. All opinions and thoughts are completely my own. Literacy Each month,...

Counting Garden Interactive Board

I have to tell yall about this amazing interactive board I just put together for my 3 year old and 6 year old! Yes, they can both use it! As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL Preschool Curriculum in exchange for my honest opinions and authentic stories about our experiences using the curriculum. All opinions and thoughts are completely my own. Counting...

Measuring with Feathers

As a Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL Preschool Curriculum in exchange for my honest opinions and authentic stories about our experiences using the curriculum. All opinions and thoughts are completely my own . Non-standard measurement is when you measure items with objects rather than a measurement tool like a ruler. It's a fantastic way to get children...

Tangram Lessons

Have you ever played with tangrams? After our lesson yesterday with them, I have found them to be quite challenging but oh so rewarding to work with! So many possiblities! Our Baby Animals box from Experience Early Learning came with a set of tangrams and the shape cards to help children build animals. I love how this engages math principles of shapes and patterns, engineering principles of...

Tractor Math

What do Tractors and Math have in common?  Little kids.We had a beautiful oak die in our back yard recently.It was home to many squirrels who barked and swatted their tails at my dog. Home to cardinals, mockingbirds, and bluejays along with other birds that we enjoyed watching.But it was right next to the house. Smack dab between my neighbor and us.It had to go.I called my most favorite...

Turning Preschool into Kindergarten

Hi! I'm Leslie- a homeschooling momma to a 5 year old girl and 22 month old boy.  The 2 are as different as night and day.  I share our adventures here to both inspire learning at home and chronicle our lives, because honestly, I never started the baby books and my kids will just have to look back on their childhood through this blog... ha! #keepinitrealFor three years now my little...

Mystery Math Mats: Shapes

Hi! I'm Leslie- a homeschooling momma to a 5 year old girl and 21 month old boy.  The 2 are as different as night and day.  I share our adventures here to both inspire learning at home and chronicle our lives, because honestly, I never started the baby books and my kids will just have to look back on their childhood through this blog... ha! #keepinitrealTeaching children to offer or ask...

Bird Activities for Little Learners

Hi! I'm Leslie- a homeschooling momma to a 5 year old girl and 21 month old boy.  The 2 are as different as night and day.  I share our adventures here to both inspire learning at home and chronicle our lives, because honestly, I never started the baby books and my kids will just have to look back on their childhood through this blog... ha! #keepinitreal"Momma, can we learn about...