Homeschool: Incorporating Spanish in the Early Years

“What shall we teach our children? Is there one subject that claims our attention more than another?  Yes, there is a subject or class of subjects which has an imperative moral claim upon us.  It is the duty of the nation to maintain relations of brotherly kindness with other nations: therefore it is the duty of every family, as an integral part of...

Lessons From Anansi

It's our last week with out Fables & Folktales box from Experience Early Learning, and I am really sad about it! We had so much fun learning through stories from Aesop, like The Crow and the Pitcher and The Ants and the Grasshopper, and ventured with Paul Bunyan as we learned about American Tall Tales. This week we have been exploring international folktales, and some of my kids most...

The Grasshopper and the Ants Activities

There is a time for work and a time for play. That's a hard lesson for little kids who just want to play all day long. Teaching them through story is a fantastic way to help them understand this concept and the famous Aesop fable of "The Grasshopper and the Ants" teaches this concept beautifully. My son and I had some special one on one time this week and he loves games. I pulled out The Ant and...

The Crow and the Pitcher Activities

It's a new month with Experience Early Learning, and we are spending the month of August looking into Fables and Folktales including 10 different Aesop's Fables! This past year we read 2 Aesop's fables each week with our Ambleside Online curriculum for Year 1. So delving into activities to revisit some of our favorites is something we are definitely going to enjoy. If you are looking for a...

STEAM: Layers of Nature Jar

It's Dirt Adventure week in our EcoVenture box from Experience Early Learning. Playing in our dirt box is one of my kids' favorite activities and when we can take dirt and turn it into a science experiment- even better! My teacher guide suggested a STEAM Activity called Layers of Nature. Instead of putting it in a bin, I added some mason jars so my kids could see their layers and put them on our...

Listening and Coloring

Are you listening to me? Did you just hear what I said? What did I just say? I know I ask my children these questions all the time, and sometimes their responses are spot on for what I just said; however, sometimes, they don't have a clue because they weren't listening. I tell my talkative son often, "God gave you 2 ears and one mouth so that you would listen more and talk less." As...

Art & Trees Inspired Lessons

June and July will be filled with learning adventures provided by our Experience Early Learning EcoVenture box. Want to know what's in the box? Read this post! Our first week has been all about Trees and we have loved every minute! We have done activities about Climbing Tress, Building with Trees, Counting in Trees, Writing with Trees and today is all about Art Inspired by Trees! STEAM: Shadow...

EcoVenture: What’s In the Box?

Our EcoVenture box from Experience Early Learning arrived on my doorstep this week, and I just could not wait to open it up. It's not very often that I do a "What's In the Box?" type of post, but I am so-so-so excited about this box, that I just had to share it with yall! As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL Preschool Curriculum in exchange for my honest opinions...

All About Bees

When our Experience Early Learning theme box coincides with our Exploring Nature with Children curriculum, magic happens. This week we have been studying Garden Visitors including moles, rabbits, and of course BEES! In fact this week, our co-op had a beekeeper come and speak to us and we took a field trip to see her hives! As an Experience Early Learning (EEL) Blogger, I receive the EEL...

Growing Grass: A Sunlight Experiment

I'm talking about another experiment you can do with your littlest learners today! The kids and I are discovering all the treasures a garden holds with our Garden Treasures box from Experience Early Learning. Our first week was dedicated to learning all the things that go into planting a garden including Sunlight and Water. What better way to bring this concept home than with an experiment!? As...