Our Favorite Logic & Critical Thinking Curriculum for Young Children

Our Favorite Logic Curriculum for Young Children

Logic might not be a very common subject that most parents think of as an essential subject like Mathematics or Language Arts, but it is. Logic is, basically, the science of right thinking, the use of reason, the arguments between true and fall, between valid and invalid. Logic, like common sense, is a skill that is very valuable and yet it is scarce nowadays. Let's bring it back! We have found an awesome logic program for our homeschool and I am happy to bring you the review of LaLaLogic. … [Read more...]

“Trust” 3-Part Lesson & Activities (Free Printables)

"Trust" 3-Part Lesson & Activities (Free Printables)

How does the saying go? "Do as I say, not as I do" or the other way around? We all know that children learn by example. They learn by what they see. But we are also verbal beings. We have the gift of communication. And communication can be such a great asset, when used the right way. Now, let's talk about "trust." Why is trust important? We know that our children trust us because of how we act around them, by how we treat them and because, let's face it, most of us are creatures of habit, so … [Read more...]

Classical Education 101: Books & Resources (Giveaway)

Our Favorite Classical Education Books & Resources

Do you love Classical Education or are you completely new to it? What are the basics? What are the foundations? How does it work? How do I get started? These are some of the main questions I asked when I first wanted to learn about Classical Education. My goal is to answer as many of these questions or to at least guide you in the right direction by giving you a list of our favorite resources and books. And don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post! Enter for a chance to win an … [Read more...]

Parts of the Animal Cell (Free Printables)

Parts of the Animal Cell (Free Printables)

For the next 6 months or so, we will be focusing on Biology (living things) in our Science studies. We will be studying the general aspects and some specifics of animals, humans and insects. This lesson is on the Animal Cell. We learn its parts, we label them, we draw them, we use a hands-on 3D model and use a printable set (FREE to you!) to make it all easy to retain. Come look at what we did! Animal Cell Books and Resources Amazon.com Widgets Hands-on Animal Cell Model This is the … [Read more...]

Super Creative Nature Walk Ideas & Inspiration (Link Party #37)

Super Creative Nature Walk Ideas & Inspiration (link party 37)

Hello, everyone! The Natural Homeschool is so excited to welcome you to this week’s "A Little Bird Told Me" Link Party #33. 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: Super Creative Nature Walk Ideas & Inspiration! 1. Learning about Plants: Activities and Free Printables for Kids by A Little Pinch of Perfect 2. … [Read more...]

Curiosity Boxes: Fun, Innovation & Creativity (Coupon Code)

Curiosity Boxes: Fun, Innovation & Creativity (Coupon Code)

We received The Useful Box from Curiosity Boxes and it was a huge surprise when I opened the box. The box was completely filled with amazing and excellent-quality materials ready to create. Curiosity Boxes are a set of awesome boxes with open-ended ideas that grow problem-solving skills and nurtures innovation in every child's mind. All the materials in the Curiosity Boxes are age-appropriate and safe to be used by children ages 3+. Basically, you get a box full of materials for arts … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to my Son & Daughter about Popularity

An Open Letter to my Son & Daughter about Popularity

  Dear Son & Daughter, I confess, I have never been popular. I was never popular as a child and I have never been a popular adult either. And you know what? That is ok. I have survived and I am completely fulfilled in spite of that. Popularity isn't what it seems to be. Whenever I got attention from the popular crowd, I noticed one thing: I had to compromise. I had to either do something I didn't like or want to do, I had to act cool when it was eating at me on the inside or I felt a … [Read more...]

Montessori-Inspired Botany: Parts of a Plant & Parts of a Tree (Free Printables)

Montessori-Inspired Botany: Parts of a Plant & Parts of a Tree (Free Printables)

This is our Montessori-Inspired Botany post for the 12 Months of Montessori Learning Series! We are so excited to be bringing you amazing posts every month and what is cool is that every month focuses on a different subject. In January, we shared Practical Life posts. In February, we shared Geography posts. In March, we shared Language Arts posts and now, in April, we are bringing you our Botany posts in honor of Spring and Earth Day. In this post, we will be showing you how we learned about … [Read more...]

3 Butterfly Life Cycle Crafts & Resources

3 Butterfly Life Cycle Crafts & Ideas

I am so excited to share three awesome crafts that my children and I made this past week as we learned about the butterfly life cycle. Take a look at how easy it can be to make educational lessons fun and hands-on to enhance learning and take them to the next level. Butterfly Life Cycle Craft For this craft, we used: scrapbook paper with butterflies on it assorted necklace beads a small piece of green paper or construction paper (cut in the shape of a leaf) tacky glue small … [Read more...]

Healthy Snack Recipes and Link Party #36

healthy snacks galore and link party 36

Hello, everyone! The Natural Homeschool is so excited to welcome you to this week’s "A Little Bird Told Me" Link Party #36. 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: Healthy Snacks Galore! 1. 3-Ingredient Oatmeal Cookie Recipe (Gluten Free & Dairy Free) by The Natural Homeschool 2. DIY MASON JAR HEALTHY SNACK IDEAS by Life … [Read more...]