Our Montessori alphabet box is one of my all-time favorite homeschool DIY projects. I was originally inspired to make my own box after checking them out on Amazon and Etsy, and then reading an excellent DIY post by Wildflower Ramblings.
Montessori alphabet boxes can be used for all sorts of activities, including early phonics, sorting, storytelling, etc. Right now what I like to do is take two letter drawers out that represent very distinctly different sounds (M and D, for instance), mix up the items, and then let Bryn sort bthem. She also likes to just grab a bunch of the tiny items to play with, and when she’s done, we work together to put them back in the proper drawers. Continue reading
There are few things more exciting to a kid than getting a box in the mail with his or her name on it, right? Ivy Kids is a monthly subscription kit for children ages three to eight. For $35-40 a month, you and your child will receive a box absolutely filled with fun and educational activities to do together, all based on the theme of an included book!
Because his parents never married, Leonardo Da Vinci was not allowed to receive a formal education. He could not look forward to becoming a notary like his father or to holding any high office. What seemed like a very unfortunate circumstance actually turned out to be a gift. While spending hours roaming the fields surrounding […]
Let me just start with the fact that I don’t enjoy hot, crowded places or wasting time. As a homeschooler, I am free to schedule our year in a way that is most desirable for our family without any concern for adhering to the traditional, nine-month school year. Look at the beach images below. I […]