Smart Start STEM Pre-K Workbook Review
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Smart Start STEM Pre-K Workbook Review

Kids need more than just bookwork–they need to engage with science and math in real life. Here’s what our family thought of Smart Start STEM Pre-K. When you have a high-energy young child, sitting down for school work just doesn’t work well. I’m a big advocate for creative learning and we use a combination of…

Chicken Shuffle Jr. SmartGame Review
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Chicken Shuffle Jr. SmartGame Review

Looking for a simple game to stimulate cognitive skills like planning, problem-solving, and concentration? Here’s our family review of Chicken Shuffle Jr., a compact thinking skills game perfect for on-the-go and mess-free learning. In this homeschool adventure we are on, we love to find games and materials that are hands-on and spark creativity and build…

When God Calls You to Do Hard Things
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When God Calls You to Do Hard Things

Nearly every morning this week I’ve been waking up at 3:45 or 4:00 AM, mind spinning and racing. Nothing is wrong, I’m simply being woken up with the feeling that I need to pray. See, the last few months, a seed has been growing in my heart. While circumstances differ between us, this is a…

Bugzzle Pattern Puzzle Review || Math Concepts to Grow With
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Bugzzle Pattern Puzzle Review || Math Concepts to Grow With

When workbooks feel limiting to kids, using hands-on materials help them discover and absorb concepts in a concrete way. Here’s how the Bugzzle Pattern Puzzle changed our experience with math. Young children, especially if they are visual or kinesthetic learners, learn primarily through the act of play. The input they receive from their senses paves…