We Loved This Activity Doodle Workbook

My reluctant reader, my little artist, my highly-distractible, seven-year-old girl-child fell in love with I Can Doodle Rhymes by Travis Foster. With it she worked on her handwriting, decoding and doodling for a solid two hours. Then my nine-year-old with dyslexia caught wind of her excitement and wanted to try too. After a quick sibling argument over…

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Toy Review: Engino Inventor Building Set

My goodness what a trying week we have had around these parts. Chalk it up to homeschooling ignorance / over ambition — aka just because homeschooling affords your family with lots of free time, this doesn’t always mean you should sign your kids all up for eleventy-billion extracurricular activities. Oh sure, it’s possible. And yes…

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“Draw and Learn Faces” Preschool Workbook Review

Today we’re reviewing a cute preschool workbook, Draw and Learn Faces. This beginner workbook is perfect for any tiny tot ready to yield a writing tool. At first I thought maybe my four-year-old would be a little too old for this work, but he loved it. Really anything that is his own that the big girls…

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The Best Wooden Calendars

We have fallen in love with a couple of gorgeous, wooden calendars. First is the traditional, wooden perpetual calendar that comes from Etsy shop FromJennifer. We have purchased a few items from them so far and have been extremely pleased with the quality! Definitely support this small family business. Not only is this calendar completely…

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Haba Palette of Pegs: Timberdoodle Review

We’re officially back to school this week! I promise more blog posts are coming! Today we’re looking at the very colorful, super-quality, wooden Palette of Pegs from Haba. They are stunning. Don’t you just want to play? My preschooler couldn’t wait. We combined them with a couple other lovely, wooden materials we have too (Grimm’s…

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Tegu: Pros and Cons + How to for the Montessori Homeschool

With my girls off to theatre camp for two weeks, I am checking back in to review Tegu from Timberdoodle. Do you know about Timberdoodle? We’ve been fans of their complete curriculum packages for a couple years now. They have really interesting hands-on materials for the younger set plus great creative work for the older…

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Review: Moon Phases Puzzle

Yesterday I received the most beautiful, wooden phases of the moon puzzle in the mail. It is just gorgeous y’all.   I’m almost done with our shelf work prep for the solar system, then I’ll share a peek at our two science shelves this month. In the meantime, we can’t keep our hands off of…

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Solar System Stackers Review: SensoryPlay

Oh, I am over the moon (and sun, and Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) for my sweet, little solar system stackers by SensoryPlay on Etsy. About a month ago, I saw a for sale post in the Montessori Materials for Sale group on Facebook for a lovely, wooden sun stacker. With our upcoming…

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Pin It Maps: Land and Water Forms Review

Pin It Maps are seriously cool. We ordered the Land and Water forms set for my beginner readers, ages 6 and 8; my goodness, the pin map has quickly become a favorite activity. There is some assembly involved — but there’s no need to be intimidated. I roped in my sweet hubby to help me tape the…

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