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How to Discover Science

Posted in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques by Susan Stewart on September 03, 2016
Does the word “science” give you visions of back topped tables, Bunsen burners, and lab coats? Or, maybe it’s the obnoxious odor from preserved frogs and long, rubbery worms? Do words like nuclear, acid, and chemical strike fear in your…Read

Play: Learning for Everyone

Posted in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques by Susan Stewart on August 04, 2016
I think too often even as homeschoolers we think learning means schooling, something that is assigned and can be graded. Many of us are aware of the idea that young children learn through play. It was the basis of the first kindergarten…Read

Discover Science with Your Preschooler

Posted in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques by Susan Stewart on July 08, 2016
I sat on the porch step as two-year-old Alyson brought rocks to me. Oh, they weren’t particularly spectacular rocks. Just driveway rocks. For Alyson they were special. They were rocks she had picked out and wanted to keep. Soon Alyson’s…Read

God of the Paper Clips

Posted in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques by Susan Stewart on May 26, 2016
In less than twelve hours, a couple thousand people would line up for the opening of the convention. As had become tradition prior to any major events, the convention committee gathered to pray. Around the table we prayed, "Bless this…Read

Wonders Found in Your Backyard Pond

Posted in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques by Susan Stewart on April 29, 2016
“Hey, Mom, come look at this!” You know the sound. It may be from the bedroom where one of your children has built a precarious tower and is standing on it. It may come from the backyard where a wonder has been found.  You know the…Read

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Teaching the Gift of Giving

“I struggle with clearing out the toys. Both sets of grandparents are educators, and their gifts are great, quality stuff.” “Christmas is about Christ, not about a pile of presents.” “Mom, Dad, we really want to teach the children…Read
Discovering Science With Your Preschooler

Discovering Science With Your Preschooler

I sat on the porch step as two-year-old Alyson brought me rocks. They weren’t particularly spectacular rocks. Just driveway rocks. But for Alyson they were special. They were rocks she had picked out and wanted to keep. Soon Alyson’s…Read
Play: Just for the Fun of It

Play: Just for the Fun of It

“I don’t want to go outside,” my grandkids moaned. Outside they went just the same. For the next two hours, I listened as they ran, giggled, and played. Spring has arrived. Where are you and your young ones? Sequestered indoors or…Read