The Very Best Airplane Unit

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Have I told you that we LOVE everything that has to do with airplanes? And have I told you that August 19th is Aviation Day and we absolutely HAVE TO celebrate somehow? Well, enjoy some of the activities we did that have to do with airplanes. We started out with making some awesome, colorful airplanes out of one of our newest books. Actually, this has become a father-and-children activity with my husband. It has been such a special game. They are all excited to pick out their future … [Read more...]

Let’s Play a Game: Which Dress Would You Choose?

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All Moms should know (and hear often) that they are beautiful and that they deserve to have fun. I am here to tell you that, even if we are busy dedicating our lives to our children, there will come a time when we will have events that will require elegant attire like these beautiful dresses. Why not have some fun and play a game with me? This is a game that I used to play with my friends when I was younger. We used to look through magazines and pick our favorite outfits from a line-up. So … [Read more...]

Let’s Paint & Color! Awesome Link Party #50

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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 #50. Wow! You have already been a party of 50 link parties here! Thank you for your support and for sharing! 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: Let's Paint and Color! 1. How to Make Puffy Paint by One Little … [Read more...]

Montessori-Inspired Color Wheel Activities {Free Printables}

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This was such a fun lesson with Brother. It was educational and very colorful. We hope you enjoy learning how to do this lesson with your children. Take a look at the resources we used and the awesome books and videos we found about mixing colors and how to classify all colors. First Color Activity We used the Montessori Sensorial First Color Box #1. This box contains six color tablets: 2 matching red, 2 matching blue and 2 matching yellow. As you can see, these tablets are primary colors. … [Read more...]

The Top 50 Books for Kids

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The lists of books for parents about early childhood development are numerous, but have you recently thought about the best book for your kids to read? Books that will stimulate their intellectual development, engage their curiosity, and teach them subtle lessons while introducing them to the joy and pleasure of words. That is what this list is all about. These books are not randomly selected. The lists were culled from suggestions by Common Sense Media, the Scholastic group, and Parents … [Read more...]

Let’s Get Crafty This Summer (Linky #49)

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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 #49. 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: Let's Get Crafty This Summer! 1. Baby Pinwheel Headband Tutorial by The Nursery Project 2. DIY Outdoor Play Mat by The Scrap Shoppe 3. How To Make Hair Bows … [Read more...]

Our Renaissance & Reformation Studies

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Have you studied the Renaissance and/or the Reformation in your homeschool? I am excited to tell you about how we are studying ours. This is not only a review of Project Passport World History Study: Renaissance & Reformation by Home School in the Woods. I will talk to you about how it works and how we are using this program. Introduction to Project Passport World History Study: Renaissance & Reformation We received the PDF files for the entire Renaissance & Reformation Studies … [Read more...]

Montessori Music: Sorting & Labeling Musical Instruments {Free Printables}

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Here is our seventh post in our 12 Months of Montessori Series! I can't believe we are already here! We had so much fun focusing on musical instruments and really went all out with our lessons, games, activities and free printables using Montessori as our inspiration. In this post, you will read about how we learned to sort, label, recognize, discriminate and even play some of the many musical instruments that there are! Don't forget to download an awesome free printable we have for … [Read more...]

Mommy Wars: When They Start to Affect Your Children

Mommy Wars: When They Start to Affect Your Children

A couple of days ago, a friend called me about something that got me thinking (a lot): The World-Famous Mommy Wars. She was distraught that her son's best friend hadn't invited him to his 7th birthday party. They had no issues, no problems, no "bad blood." She said, "The worst part is, Tanya, that they didn't invite him because of ME." What?! Can one mother's dislike of another mother carry her to a place where their children will be affected? Apparently, it happens more often than we … [Read more...]