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reggio inspired math & small parts learning
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reggio inspired math & small parts learning

The Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood development places value on the individual learning and innate curiosities of a child.  Play time is cognitive learning and should be respected and encouraged.  Learning is adapted to the needs and interests of the individual and encourages children to discover answers on their own.  You can read more…

What is recitation? “The Children’s Art” according to Charlotte Mason
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What is recitation? “The Children’s Art” according to Charlotte Mason

In her first volume, Home Education, Charlotte Mason shares her thoughts regarding recitation; she refers to it as “The Children’s Art,” and her intention is that children “may be taught the fine art of beautiful and perfect speaking.” I am including several passages here because she explains it so much more eloquently than I ever…

Kindergarten & First Grade Hybrid Homeschool Year Curriculum
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Kindergarten & First Grade Hybrid Homeschool Year Curriculum

We have chosen to take three years for Kindergarten and First Grade. You can see our First of the Three Years here. We call this our “hybrid homeschool” :) Slowing things down and not rushing academics can have numerous benefits for young learners. By starting with a solid foundation of reading aloud, incorporating nature time,…

kindergarten secular curriculum suggestions (free printable)
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kindergarten secular curriculum suggestions (free printable)

I had a friend ask me about my secular kindergarten curriculum suggestions for an opportunity she is considering. What curriculum should I use for a pod for students in kindergarten? This plan is what I came up with for secular kindergarten curriculum and I wanted to share it with you too. Key components for kindergarten…

A better way to art
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A better way to art

Weekly Waldorf art education for homeschool families Art is not something I’m familiar with.  Growing up, I thrived in theater and music, but never art.  Unfortunately, I always felt like “I wasn’t good” or “that’s not my thing.”  I’m sad about this!  Since homeschooling my children, I’ve come to realize that I’m indeed a wonderful…