Smart Farmer Game Review || Sparking Problem Solving & Thinking Skills
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Smart Farmer Game Review || Sparking Problem Solving & Thinking Skills

Encouraging problem-solving and critical thinking in young children in the form of games makes learning fun and challenging at the same time. Here’s what our family thinks about the Smart Farmer thinking skills game. We’re big fans of the SmartGames line. With hands-on challenges ranging from easy to difficult, and bridging various age and skill…

Planning Your Homeschool Year When Your Child Doesn’t Fit the Academic Mold
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Planning Your Homeschool Year When Your Child Doesn’t Fit the Academic Mold

Back to school when your child doesn’t fit just one level of learning… Oh no, what do you do?! Here’s why you shouldn’t worry, what you can do to customize education, and how we plan for the future but homeschool today! When my daughter turned 2, I had grand ideas of how I was going…

Simple Summer Learning || Hands-On Experiences for Homegrown Preschoolers
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Simple Summer Learning || Hands-On Experiences for Homegrown Preschoolers

For many, summer is when family life speeds up. We’ve chosen to do the opposite and slow down, but that doesn’t mean learning and fun stop! Here are some simple activities our family has enjoyed with our preschooler at home! Crafting a slow, simple summer starts with intentionality, but I think it’s well worth it…

Why We Love Timberdoodle as a Minimalist Homeschooling Family
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Why We Love Timberdoodle as a Minimalist Homeschooling Family

Minimalism in homeschooling is a hot topic. What’s considered “minimal” and what’s not? Here’s why our minimalist family loves the traditionally stuff-filled Timberdoodle curriculum kits! I’m a second-generation homeschooler. Which means that having been homeschooled all my life, I’m now integrating my own childhood experience with the new experience of homeschooling my young daughter. In…

Why We Homeschool || Family Simplicity in a Fast-Paced World
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Why We Homeschool || Family Simplicity in a Fast-Paced World

Making the decision to homeschool is not always simple, but for our family, homeschooling is a vital part of having slower, simpler family life! If you’re seeking family simplicity, homeschooling may or may not be for you, but here’s why it’s so important to us! If you’re new here, welcome! I’m Laura Noelle, and my…

How to Set Up Preschool Homeschooling Learning Areas
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How to Set Up Preschool Homeschooling Learning Areas

Learn the basics of how to set up preschool homeschooling learning areas for creativity and focus. To begin, think about all the main learning topics you’re going to cover: art, language arts, math, thinking skills, and fine/gross motor. Each of these areas can have their own designated space for focused learning. Our preschool materials are…