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12 Days of Christmas Crafts – Day 1 – Paper Plate Christmas Trees

By Amanda | December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you’ve read about how I choose crafts for our family, you know that I like crafts which use only simple items that we have on hand. That’s how I knew that these Paper Plate Christmas Trees would be a good choice for us. They are SO SIMPLE. What you’ll need: First, you will need to paint the … Read more…

Introducing the 12 Days of Christmas Crafts (and how we will choose just 12!)

By Amanda | December 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

When the Christmas season comes around, we like to include several extra crafts and activities into our homeschooling days. This year, we have decided to do a holiday themed craft each day for the 12 days leading up to Christmas and we are calling it 12 Days of Christmas Crafts (check out Teaching Little Hearts #12daysofchristmascrafts … Read more…

Top 5 Educational Toy Gifts for Preschoolers

By Amanda | December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Preschoolers are natural learners. They are curious about the world around them and learn so much through play, and they find simple things fascinating. (Is it just me, or does anyone else’s preschool age child prefer to play with my kitchen utensils and tupperware containers over their toys?) Choosing good toys for preschoolers does not have … Read more…

Why Our Christmas Tree is Up Before Thanksgiving

By Amanda | November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

  So yesterday we put up our Christmas tree. I know what you’re thinking, we haven’t even had Thanksgiving yet! Yes, our Christmas tree is up 4 days before Thanksgiving. And I have to say that this is earliest I have EVER had a Christmas tree in my house. I know that many people are … Read more…

Rod and Staff Preschool Workbooks

By Amanda | November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Today, my two little hearts were so excited because of a box that was delivered to our front door. It was a box from Milestone Books and contained our new Rod and Staff Workbooks! I was introduced to Rod and Staff through the Heart of Dakota Curriculum, Little Hearts for His Glory. My 6 … Read more…

Teaching Preschool at Home

By Amanda | November 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Four years ago, I set out to become a preschool teacher to my first little heart. She was only 2 and 1/2 years old at the time but she wanted to “do school.” And she really was ready, or so I thought. She loved for me to read books to her and would sit and … Read more…

"Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."  ~ Charlotte Mason