Category Archives: Preschool

The Early Walking Curriculum

Amy Milstein is a homeschooling blogger who recently wrote about “The Early Walking Curriculum“. It’s a glimpse into our future 25 years from now, where experts are talking about the importance of all children walking early. Fictional studies are touted to support the benefit of making sure all kids walk by 12 months, with special […]

Feed Me a Story!

Are you feeding your child’s brain? The concept of “brain food” was part of a campaign that was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education’s “America Reads Challenge” years ago. They had a catchy slogan: Start Early, Finish Strong: How to Help Every Child Become a Reader. One document that was inspired by this reading […]

“Play Anywhere” Games

I love playing children’s games that come with no rules, directions, or a box. Any number can play, and the rules can be flexible. And best of all, you can play in the house, outside, or while passing time when you are waiting somewhere. When I was a child, I knew games were fun. As […]

Getting Lost and Other Games!

When my kids were young, one of our favorite car games was called “Getting Lost” – a name chosen because it appealed to their sense of adventure!  Sometimes while I was driving in town I’d surprise them by asking “what do you think would happen if I turned here instead of going straight, the way […]

Unschooling: The Gold Standard for Young Children

Young children thrive with lots of unstructured play and exploration because it’s how nature intended them to learn! When allowed to discover and think without adult-sponsored lessons, their capacity to learn new things is amazing. Our homeschooling pioneers didn’t school their preschoolers. While I don’t think babies and toddlers need to be homeschooled, it’s becoming […]