Homeschool

Marble Mania. Math and small motor activities for kids from preschoolers to school age

My little adorable toddler, the Big Button, is busy sifting marbles to and from. Clickety-cluck. The door bursts open and his older brother, Smiles, rushes through the door. The daily explosion of greetings and hugs is cut short as he notices the colorful marbles, spoons, tongs and ice cube trays: he is heading straight for [...]

10 best MATH toys. Educational gift ideas

Who said that math is boring? We can assure children and parents that with the right play tools, learning mathematics can be fun! Find these math toys that were hand-picked by preschool and elementary school teachers to help parents and grandparents to shop for the smartest holiday gifts. 1. Math Keyboard – Multiplication This educational [...]

Nature walk with kids. Fun outdoor exploration activities.

This year I decided to celebrate my son’s Birthday in the park. Picnic in the park. Splashing on the water playground. Playing outdoors with friends. Everything sounded very good, but not enough for me. I still craved for something more creative and educational. Nature walk! I know that my guests of all ages have never [...]

FUNgestive digestive system. Teaching kids about human body.

“After you bite that apple, the saliva starts… and the stomach… what do you mean what is a “stomach”?  Hey, why aren’t you listening again?!”  Because this is boooring!  And I was determined to learn the digestive system in a fun way.  So, we’ve got some strings, crayons, scissors and created a life-size digestive system. [...]

Teach Kids Math and History with Their Money Allowance

Kids allowance is a must in our house.  It makes a lot of matters easier, and while we find it indispensable for learning money management for the upcoming years, we manage to make it really educational as they grow.  In a previous post there was a Q&A on overall procedure and money management, so here [...]

Vintage Educational Posters

Came across a few Vintage Educational Posters and decided to share some cool images and descriptions. Most of these posters are a part of sets of teaching charts used in 1960′s to 19070′s in Europe. Many of these posters were internationally appreciated for their educational value, published by the various museums and silk-screened onto paper. [...]