Being a mama of three kids I’m always on the hunt for great apps. Learning apps, fun apps, interactive apps, really any apps that will keep my children busy which also serve as a learning tool. There are tons of apps out there. Many of which will guarantee your child to become a genius in a few months. I’m all about simplicity. I don’t want pop-ups every second and I don’t want to upgrade. I’m just looking for a quick, fun, and easy to access learning game or video that makes my child smile while I eat my dinner at King’s Fish House. Are are my favorites:
By now you’re probably aware that we recently decided to homeschool our three children. It was a lot of back in forths in our decision but long story short we decided that homeschooling is what will work best for our family. Since our decision, I’ve been looking into all kinds of programs, groups (both nature and support), curriculums and all things related to teaching and enabling my children the tools to learn right here at home.
On Cooking with Children, Julia Child & Company by Julia Child, Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1978
“Influenced, perhaps, by my early experience at a Montessori school, and surely by living in a clan full of carvers, painters, carpenters, and cooks of all ages, I am all for encouraging children to work productively with their hands. They learn to handle and care for equipment with respect. It is good to give them knives, for instance, as early as you dare. A knife is a tool, not a toy. A sharp, clean knife is safer to use than a dull, rusty one- easier too; A four year old will discover that for himself as you teach him to slice a hard-boiled egg neatly and then to fillet a fish. Talk to children as you plan menus. Let their small, sensitive noses sniff the fish as you shop. Work together at the counter and let your children arrange platters. Nothing gives them more pleasure than setting things in rows and rosettes.
If you’ve been keeping up with me here you more than likely know how I really struggle with whether to homeschool or send my kids to public school. Both options have pros and cons. Recently, I say a month ago, I started the kids in a once a week, local, mom and me type class. It’s amazing! It’s been such a blessing to see them bond with other kids, sit and listen to the teacher, play with shared toys and all other things most public school kids get to do daily. read more
So JJ & Kaila started school last week. Not your traditional school but a (pre) pre-school city program. It’s basically where parents attend with their kids to help get them ready for the transition to school. The great thing is the age range is from (2-5) so both JJ & Kaila were able to attend in the same class. All week before hand I was pretty nervous. Not nervous that my kids would be afraid cause I knew I’d be there or even that it was their first day of school, it was more of a nervous of what are the other kids going to be like. read more
“The more that you read, the more places you’ll go. The more that you learn, the more things that you’ll know.” -Dr.Seuss
Unfortunately, my children have never been the ones that get lost in books. We have bookcases filled with the most memorable children books some even from my own childhood. But nonetheless they have never really desired to sit still and read and/or listen to mommy or daddy read. It’s been an ongoing struggle in our home. Recently while researching local toddler activities I came across some great toddler programs at our local library. read more