Snail Mail Fine Motor Skills Practice & Link Party #42

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Hello, everyone! The Natural Homeschool is so excited to welcome you to this week’s "A Little Bird Told Me" Link Party #42. We have so many fantastic bloggers out there that are writing some fabulous posts and we would love for them to share what they’re most proud of. Here are our awesome featured posts this week: Snail Mail Fine Motor Skills Practice! 1. 5 Tips for Pencil Grasp Development by Learning 2 Walk 2. 5 Fun Ways to Use Snail Mail with Your Children by My Joy-Filled … [Read more...]

Dear Mom, Stop Blaming Yourself: The Art of Release

Dear Mom, Stop Blaming Yourself: The Art of Release

Sigh. Let me tell you a story. Last Thursday, we were early to my son's Tae Kwon Do class, so they were allowed to play around. There were some balls sitting there, so the handful of children there got them and were bouncing them around. The main door was left open and about 15 feet from the door lay a very busy street. In a split second, my son's ball bounced out the door and out he went after it! What?! His instructor ran after him and I ran and yelled his name. He literally made my heart … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Summer Books & Activities

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Are you ready for Summer? We are! Every year, we plan awesomely fun activities, but, even though school is out and we take a few weeks of from homeschooling, we never stop reading. Let us share our favorite Summer books, our favorite Summer activities and books that are on our Summer reading wish list. :) Why We Love Summer We love that everyone is out of school and we can play with our friends any time of day. The warm weather is so inviting that we usually just want to throw on a pair of … [Read more...]

Epic Light Table Ice Legos & More for Summer!

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We had so much fun with our ice Legos! The possibilities are endless, but I will share a few of the things we did with our ice Legos, including using the light table. We hope you will be inspired to make so of your own after you see how awesome these ice Legos are! Materials for Ice Legos First, we got our ice Legos ready. It was an easy process. We used: 4 disposable plastic cups 4 cups of water, divided Plastic spoon Food coloring in red, blue, green and yellow Assorted … [Read more...]

Strawberries Galore (24+ Recipes) & Link Party #41

Strawberries Galore! 24+ Recipes!

Hello, everyone! The Natural Homeschool is so excited to welcome you to this week’s "A Little Bird Told Me" Link Party #41. We have so many fantastic bloggers out there that are writing some fabulous posts and we would love for them to share what they’re most proud of. Here are our awesome featured posts this week: Strawberries Galore! 24+ Recipes! 1. Strawberry Shortcake Martini by Lipgloss and Crayons 2. Strawberry Key Lime Margarita by Just Us Four Blog 3. 20 … [Read more...]

Alphabet Letters: Activities for Toddlers (Free Printables)

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Our toddlers love songs and rhymes. They love touching and feeling (and even tasting) everything around them. Toddlers learn better and retain more when they use more senses. In this post, I will give you some ideas on how toddlers can use their senses to learn, experience and discover the letters of the alphabet. I am including a few Montessori items as well, in case you were wondering about venturing in that direction. Moveable Alphabet Letters This is the Montessori Manuscript … [Read more...]

Healthy Homemade Smoothies (Free Printable Recipe Cards)

Healthy Homemade Smoothies (Free Printable Recipe Cards)

Here it is! An awesome list of three awesome (and very healthy) smoothie recipes that are yummy, easy to make and that your children will love. Don't forget that you can get the free printable recipe cards so you can easily refer to these awesome recipes as you continue on the path to better health.   There are different ways to make smoothies. I make some with milk (homemade almond milk or homemade coconut milk) or yogurt, some with juice and some with water. It is good to add … [Read more...]

Montessori Sensorial: Binomial Cube (Free Printable!)

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Have you heard about the Montessori Sensorial materials? They appeal to the senses in eight different ways: Visual (eyes), Olfactory (nose), Auditory (ears), Gustatory (mouth), Tactile (touch), Stereognostic (muscle memory), Baric (weight and pressure), Thermic (temperature). In this post, I am introducing the Binomial Cube, which is a visual and tactile work. You will see a step-by-step presentation and even a free printable for you! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! It is our favorite … [Read more...]

Egypt Studies: Books, Resources, Free Printables, Ideas & Lessons

Egypt Studies: Books, Resources, Printables, Ideas & Lessons

We have had such a wonderful time learning about ancient Egypt lately. We have been using all kinds of awesome and fun resources, DIY ideas, free printables, books and packets that have made this learning journey very fun! Little Passports Egypt Packet The thing that got this whole Egypt studies was our Little Passports monthly delivery. My son (5 years old) has a 12-month subscription for the World Edition (ages 5-10) and loves getting his packet in the mail every single time. This month, … [Read more...]

Learn Numbers 0-10 in Seven Languages (Free Printables)

Learn Numbers 0-10 in 7 Languages (Free Printables)

We have been using these posters in our homeschool since 2012! It never occurred to me to offer them as free printables until a few weeks ago! I have had them sitting in my hard drive for about 3 years now. Oh, well. Better late than never, right? I hope you really enjoy this post and get your free  Numbers (0-10) in Seven Languages printables. Awesome Number Poster Printables Are you wondering why seven languages? Well, these are some of the languages that we are learning in our … [Read more...]