We’ve tried a number of different reading apps over the years, some paid, and some free, and right now my 6 year olds are using HOMER for their reading practice. We’ve been using it for about a month now, and it’s been a good addition to our homeschool toolbox.
I was looking for a simple flower craft my kids could do that would also be compact and not easily breakable so we could send it through the mail to surprise my grandma. Here’s what we found:
The Lazy Mom’s Guide to an Indoor Snow Day
Instead of feeling guilty, I’ve learned some simple tricks to bring the outdoors in, which inspire lots of creativity and exploration.
3 Survival Tips when Parenting Gifted Preschoolers
The early years of parenting gifted kids can be tough. You’re probably sleep-deprived, frazzled, questioning your parenting skills, asynchrony is in full force, and all around you, people are telling you to “enjoy every moment” and to “let them be little”. Meanwhile, you’re wondering what in the world you’re going to do with a 4 year old who reads a math dictionary for fun while his friends are playing pirates and house.
Asynchrony Day 4 – What Works for Us
Asynchronous kids are awesome, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy for them or for their families to find ways to fit in. I’ve already described in days 1 & 2 some of the struggles that asynchronous kids face. Today I’d like to talk about what has been working for us. 1 – Homeschool We did…
Asynchrony Day 2 – it’s not your fault
Asynchrony is a description, not a diagnosis. It describes these kids with intense internal drives to understand more, do more, know more, and how they interact with the world around them.