Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory Review

See how you can bring science to life by studying the life cycle of a butterfly and touch the specimens as well.

If you are studying insects and bugs, then you have to visit your nearest butterfly conservatory, ours just happens to be in Cambridge, Ontario. The Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is a great place to take the kiddies and explore some great butterflies. During the school year, they also run a monthly homeschool course it's usually on a Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm. We use to make it when my oldest was younger but schedules have changed and we are not able to make it as often. They run different … [Read more...]

Our Homeschool Curriculum – Grade 8 and Grade 1 + $500 Giveaway

Awesome giveaway for homeschoolers

I'm finalizing my plans for our school year and I love getting down where I can see everything. I love reading other people's homeschool curriculum plans as well. This year I have an 8th grader, this terrifies me very much because I'm just so nervous about whether or not I have prepared him enough for high school. There is definitely a lot that we need to work on in terms of time management and note taking. I really want him to own his school work and create a schedule that works for both of … [Read more...]

Free Homeschool Preschool Resources

Free Homeschool Preschool Resources

You can definitely teach your preschooler at home for free, you don't need a full pre-packaged curriculum if your budget doesn't allow for it. There are some great free preschool resources that you can find online, that a library card you can be set for the year. I love the library, our local library is small but is a part of a larger branch that we can order books from which is awesome. I was able to find all of the easy readers and Bob Books from them so that I didn't have to spend any money … [Read more...]

Must-Have Supplies for Your Preschool

Must-Have Supplies for Your Preschool

What supplies should you have in your preschool? If you have decided to teach your preschool at home then you will want to ensure that your home is stocked for your child to learn. My list is here to give you ideas and options, it is by all means not necessary to have everything on there. I also think that there are just some big ticket items that you will need like  a place for your child to work. That may be a child sized table and chair, desk or just at the dinner table. I personally work … [Read more...]

How to Homeschool with a Toddler Running Around

How to homeschool with a toddler running around

Homeschooling your family can be an awesome experience but as your family grows and add little ones to the mix, it can become challenging to keep up with the older children. How do you keep your little one busy? What can do you so your toddler doesn't become a distraction to your older students? Toddlers are a wonderful addition to any family, but how do you get school done with a very active toddler in the home? Get rid of that energy Toddlers are active little people, start the day by … [Read more...]

10 Tips on How to Teach Your Preschooler at Home

10 Tips on How to Teach Your Toddler at Home

You can definitely teach your preschooler at home. I'm sure as a parent you are doing your own form of teaching every single day, it's pretty hard not to. But if you're thinking of enrolling your child in a preschool, you should know that you can definitely teach your preschooler at home. Yes, that's right you can do it yourself and with very little money as well. If you're planning on homeschooling your elementary child, preschool is a great way to start igniting their passion for … [Read more...]

10 Tips on How to Teach Your Toddler at Home

Awesome tips to ensure you are making the most of your time home with your toddler

What do you need to do to homeschool toddlers? I don't think there's any one formula to homeschool a toddler. Each family will have their own priorities and values which is what makes homeschooling awesome. As toddlers the world around them is such a huge place of discovery. This is such a great age because they go from walking all wobbly to running like the wind. Their vocabulary also shoots up and they come up with the most amazing phrases to keep your days filled with endless … [Read more...]

5 Days of Teaching Toddlers and Preschoolers

Get insightful tips for teaching your toddler or preschooler at home and you don't even need a curriculum.

Join me and 50 other bloggers for the back to school blog hop with the Schoolhouse Review Crew. I'll be sharing some great tips for those early learners so if you have a toddler or preschooler at home then stay tuned. 10 Tips on How to Teach Your Toddler at Home 10 Tips on How to Teach Your Preschooler at Home How to Homeschool with a Toddler Running Around Must-Have Supplies for Your Preschool Free Homeschool Preschool Resources Visit the other ladies from the Schoolhouse Review … [Read more...]

5 Things I Want My Teenage Girl To Know Before She’s an Adult + Giveaway

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If have a wonderful little princess who is only 2 years old but I wonder what she will grow up to be like. Am I doing things right to set her on the right path? I look back to my own upbringing and reflect on my teenage years and feel so sorry for my poor mother. If I ever had to go through the stuff that I put her through, I would have a heart attack. I want her to grow up and still be able to communicate with me openly about what is going on in her life. I don't want to be shut out when … [Read more...]

Carnival of Homeschooling: So You’re Thinking of Homeschooling Edition

Carnival of Homeschooling: So You're thinking about homeschooling

As we head into August, parents are starting to think about school again if they were off for the summer break. Parents may also be thinking about the possibility of homeschooling as well. This is definitely the perfect place to be for that. I remember the first year we started homeschooling, I read everything I could get my hands on about it and just let everything sink in. There's so much good information out there in books that it can get overwhelming. Once I found homeschooling blogs, I … [Read more...]