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Our homeschool routine

I am not the kind of person who wakes up and gets things done before my kids wake up. Mostly because they have kept me up all night and I will sleep until the very second I have to get up. So our routine is a very relaxed one because with two little ones, you need to be flexible. Things don’t always go according to plan but it’s good to have a plan to give some structure. I found that when I didn’t have a plan there was way too much TV time. The kids wake up anytime  ...

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Free playdough mats for your preschooler

As we continue on this homeschooling adventure, we’re finding what works for us and what doesn’t. The Munchkin is not great at sitting and listening to lengthy instructions and he gets “bored” when he gets overwhelmed. I see his brain just shut off. Playdough has been a great way to engage his mind, keep him occupied and most of all play. I first discovered the joys of playdough mats at one of out Adventure Clubs play dates. It was around Halloween so the theme  ...

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Homeschool Series: The Curriculum

Deciding to take The Munchkin out of preschool when I decided to freelance was a big one for me. He needs to be ready for school and it’s a big responsibility but it’s one I’m happy to take on. There are certain school readiness milestones he needs to accomplish and with that in mind I was on the look out for a homeschool curriculum that would focus on that. But there were other criteria I had: It had to be fun. It had to be very little effort to put the activities  ...

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Homeschool Series: The Adventure Clubs App

So it’s been a week since we started homeschooling The Munchkin and I’m not going to lie, it’s not been easy. The Munchkin is not a great listener which is frustrating to say the least. But we’ve been having fun because the curriculum we’ve chosen, The Peaceful Preschool, is easy going and play based. I’m finding out what he likes doing (arts and crafts) and what he struggles with (listening and sitting still) and trying to find fun ways for him to learn.  ...

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