20 of the best Phonics Programs on Netflix

I introduced my children to phonics programs at a very early age. While I was homeschooling the older children, I would put the pack n play in front of the TV and put on an engaging phonics program to keep them entertained. I did this at the same time everyday.    Before I knew it, my toddler knew all his sounds just from watching the phonic show, Leap Frog Letter Factory. This was true for at least 3 of my children. {Read More}

FREE Apple Playdough Mats with Recipe!

My children think playdough mats are the coolest! I love to create them, too. It’s apple season, so I thought it would be super FUN for the Princess to practice her number recognition and counting with these apple playdough mats. And of course, we had to make homemade apple pie playdough to go along with these apple playdough mats. The apple pie playdough smells absolutely wonderful. My daughter learned quickly that it was not edible. How to Make Apple Pie Playdough Ingredients {Read More}

All About Sharks| Shark Week Activities and Resources

Are you and your family wanting to learn all about sharks? It’s always a fun and educational when you plan a fun-filled week of shark week activities during Shark Week.  Shark Week starts on July 22  I like to prepare at least one activity per day during Shark Week. It’s a great way to keep the kids busy and learning during the summer months. All About Sharks Resources Learn about 10 different sharks with these shark notebook pages Learn how {Read More}

FREE Parts of Speech Worksheets pdf – 4th of July Edition!

These free parts of speech worksheets pdf will help your students master the basic parts of speech with ease. The cutting and pasting make these worksheets fun and enjoyable for first and second graders. I decided on a 4th of July theme because I always like to review my own children in the summer months.  Simply let the students cut out the words and paste in the correct box. There are a total of 3 pages in this printable set. {Read More}

70 Fables and Folktales from Around the World

Below I have gathered a round up of fantastic picture books to use to expose your child to some wonderful legends, myths, and other folktales from around the world! It’s always exciting to read a folktale around the world when you are studying a particular country. My suggestion is to first head to your local library to find these folktales around the world before you purchase any of these gems. Also, you can find a few folktales online.  I absolutely {Read More}