Exploring Treasure Island

Exploring Treasure Island

This month’s Poppins Book Nook theme is near and dear to this mom of all boys: pirates! I had no trouble deciding on a book, as I just knew they’d love to explore Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. My oldest thoroughly enjoyed Treasure Island when we did it with our Book Club co-op several years […]

Learning Vocabulary through Literature

Learning Vocabulary through Literature

Having a strong vocabulary is critical in so many aspects of our lives. Reading a good book, enjoying the newspaper or magazine, conversing with your boss, making an important presentation … each of these activities have one common thread. The better your vocabulary skills, the easier it is. We’ve found that learning vocabulary through literature […]

8 Airplane Activity Books for Kids

8 Airplane Activity Books for Kids

Airplanes are incredible machines! My children love to learn about airplanes.  Over the years we have searched for fun and interesting hands-on activities to enhance our learning.  Here are a few of our favorite airplane activity books to help your family make paper airplanes, draw and color planes of the past, and explore projects based […]

Cookbooks for Kids – Learn to Make Food from Around the World

Cookbooks for Kids – Learn to Make Food from Around the World

  A fun way to teach children about other countries and cultures is with food!  We often combine our geography, history, and literature lessons with cooking.  This offers a creative (and tasty) way to learn about traditions and customs all around the world.  It also gives our kids a chance to try new foods and […]

Shamrock Decoupage Luminary FREEbie & Saint Patrick’s Day Recommended Reading List

Shamrock Decoupage Luminary FREEbie & Recommended Reading List

For many, Saint Patrick’s Day is a festive day full of the color green, shamrocks, leprechauns, rainbows, pots of gold and Irish pride. As homeschoolers who LOVE great books and ways to explore the world around us, Saint Patrick’s is the perfect opportunity for some learning fun! Today I’m sharing with you some of our […]