Lesli and I often get asked what makes A Year of Playing Skillfully unique. Last year at the Midwest Homeschool Convention, we were asked this question so many times that I decided to blog about it.
If your kids need a unique gross motor activity, consider BIG PAINTING!!! Anytime is a great time to get outside and do some active art with your family. This is a great project for children who love to move! At The Homegrown Preschooler, we love a “two-fer” – an activity where we can work on two […]
When my son was about four years old, I bought him his first journal. I had no idea how he would fill the pages, but I knew that I wanted him to be comfortable telling his story. As a child development specialist, I understood that children who connected with the power of words at a young […]
Recently we received the following e-mail… Does the preschool curriculum include a copy of your book as well? What is the difference between the book (29.95) and the curriculum? I already own quite a few different preschool curriculums from Winterpromise to Sonlight to Memoria Press…what makes your curriculum stand out? Before I set down another […]
It is a quiet morning at the Lee place. While sipping on my tea I hear the rain dripping off the metal roof, see the leaves blowing off the trees and feel the cool breeze blowing through the open windows. Fall is here. Life seems to get busier in the fall. Extra curricular activities are in […]
One of the art supplies that we recommend often is liquid watercolor. The color is brilliant and a little goes a long way! We use it for many projects in A Year of Playing Skillfully. Our children enjoyed dripping it on to salt on a mirror. This was a wonderful collaborative project that took the children […]
Sometimes the days can get long and our preschoolers get frustrated. This can lead to behavior problems and boredom. Most often, the child is lacking in the sensory input they need to develop. A sure sign of sensory deprivation is when your child gets into messy things like nail polish, shampoo, or vegetable oil in […]