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September 5, 2017

The Power of Play- Printable Quotes about Play

Is playtime only important to young children? At what age does playing stop being an acceptable way to learn?  Playtime doesn’t need to be relegated to the youngest of kids or be limited to a twelve minute recess after lunch.  Play counts, no matter your age.  Check out these quotes about play as a way to remind you and your tribe that play is a big deal!

August 29, 2017

Growing Kids with Grit-Pretty Printable Quotes about Grit and a Book List

What is this new buzzword “grit” anyways and why do we want our kids to have it?  It sounds unpleasant, right?  It’s not.  It’s a goal for raising kiddos that know how to keep working hard towards a goal even when times get tough.  Check out these pretty quotes about grit.  (Even grit quotes can be pretty, right?)  Find out what grit is and how to inspire it in your kids; and maybe even in ourselves.  After all, the learning should never stop!

August 9, 2017

Creativity Quotes- Learning to Think Outside the Box

Merriam Webster defines synonyms for creativity as cleverness, imaginativeness, giftedness, inventiveness, and originality, to name a few.  Yes, that.  That’s who I wanna be.  The antonyms of creativity are dryness and dullness.  Boo.  Who would choose that?  Use these free creativity quotes to remind you and your people not to take life too seriously, take risks, and think outside the box!

July 4, 2017

Books to Set the Imagination of Your Kid Inventor on Fire

Making doesn’t have to be art and it doesn’t even have to be pretty to look at.  To me “making” is about bringing something into being that didn’t previously exist.  It might be useful like a machine or delicious as in dinner.  These books about making are sure to inspire your kid inventor to make something new!

June 28, 2017

Scratch Programming Books- Coding Books for Kids

Wanna learn something?  Then find a book about it and get busy.  That’s pretty much my strategy to teach or learn anything; books.  Despite all the online tutorials and directions that are available I still love opening a book and seeing what information it holds on each page.  These Scratch programming coding books build a bridge between technology and literacy.  What a win, right?

June 14, 2017

Why a Starting Mom Blog Isn’t Just One More Thing To Do

Cook, wash, teach, taxi, host, clean up, aaaaand repeat.  That sequence sums up the rhythm of most of my days.  I’m a stay at home mom teaching our four kids at home.  I certainly do not need one more thing added to my “to-do” list, right?  So why in the world would I freak out and start a “mom blog?”

June 5, 2017

Year Round School- Why we Homeschool Through the Summer

When a stranger or acquaintance asks one of my kids if they are on summer break yet I can count on my kid to break out the puppy dog eyes.  They will most likely respond with a pitiful “We don’t get a summer break.  We’re homeschoolers.”  Ha.  Technically you could say we do year round school.

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