Learning in the Early Years Series

8 Ways to Learn Letters through Experiences

What is the first thing you think about when you hear: “Let’s learn our letters!” I bet you think of printables to color, trace or cut. Some kids like to trace, but others don’t. There is good reason!  Children in the Early Years love to move and experience activities in multiple different ways. In fact, activities that… Continue reading 8 Ways to Learn Letters through Experiences

Learning in the Early Years Series

Resources for Learning in the Early Years

If you've read any of my past posts, watched any of my videos, or have followed me for any amount of time, then you know I take a tricky stance on learning in the early years. On one hand, I come from an early childhood development and education background... and on the other, I am… Continue reading Resources for Learning in the Early Years

Learning in the Early Years Series

Learning vs. School

Our world has become more and more focused on school. If you have a toddler, chances are that people are already asking when she will start school. Even the homeschool community has begun to embrace curriculum for toddlers. In fact, I get questions all the time about what type of homeschool curriculum I recommend for… Continue reading Learning vs. School

Learning in the Early Years Series

Circle Time at Home

Did you ever attend a library program when you were a child?  Do you ever take your children? Some of my first memories when I was little was going to the Hortonville Public Library (Wisconsin) with my friend. I have memories of the books, music, and crafts we did.  When our first child was little… Continue reading Circle Time at Home

Learning in the Early Years Series

4 Important Skills Every Preschooler Should Know Before Kindergarten

Oh the preschool years… Those sweet little humans drive you crazy with their constant testing of their independence. But on the other hand, they still need you for some things and still love to cuddle up in your lap for a good story. This is the time when many parents, and even educators, start to worry if… Continue reading 4 Important Skills Every Preschooler Should Know Before Kindergarten