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Review: The Reading Lesson Book

 Even though our daughter started reading very early (- month before turning 3) I want to make sure she has every opportunity to become the best reader she can be. We use All About Reading as our main reading curriculum but when I saw  The Reading Lesson Book  on  Timberdoodle’s website  I had to get it. I wanted to see if it would enhance what our daughter has already learned. This book has 20 lessons and each lesson has sounds and letters to learn. When a new letter is introduced the teacher page before the lesson will tell you how that letter should be pronounced. The very beginning shows the difference between a letter, word and a sentence. I like this because when a child is first learning to read they probably do not know there is a difference. They may only know that a page has a bunch of letters in it.  The book starts off with combining two letter sounds to get before moving onto sounding out a full word. I was surprised that lesson 3 has the “th” sound. The book really just

Crochet: AradiyaToys Custom Orders

I have done many custom orders of the AradiyaToys  Friendy and Design dolls. If you see a pattern of hers that is not listed in my section just send me an email ( or message me on Instagram or FaceBook . 

Cross Stitch: My Field of F**ks

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Review: Deep in the Jungle Mosaics

 Art! Art! Art! We love art class. With our 2nd grade Timberdoodle  Elite Kit we got a couple art kits for our homeschool art class. This time we went with  Deep in the Jungle Mosaics . It is another Djeco kit since our daughter has really enjoyed the other Djeco kits that we have gotten from Timberdoodle. We have done a mosaic arts and craft be Djeco before so our daughter knew exactly what to do with this one. Do not fret though. If your child has never done one before it will be still be easy for them to do this art kit. Djeco’s manuals are easy ti follow. It is entirely done in pictures and then you do what the pictures show. Very easy and very simple for a young child to do on their own. If you have read some of my other reviews the. You know that I like things that our daughter can do on her own. That way she can be occupied if I need to get some housework done or have to tend to little sis.  Deep in the Jungle Mosaics has 4 projects like the other Djeco kits we have done. And as

Review: Natural World Workshop

 A lot of people say that you can never have to many books. This is true but it is also true for art supplies and kits! Our daughters favorite subject in homeschool is art. So, of course I had to get another art kit from Timberdoodle . They have such an amazing variety of things for art class. This time we got the  Natural World Workshop  kit. It is another art kit made by Djeco. It is a water color painting arts and crafts. What I love about Djeco kits is that the manuals are super easy to follow. Everything is shown step by step on how you are supposed to do the art kit. It is perfect for kids as they can just look at the pictures in the manual and complete the craft on their own. They do not need to read anything so it is no problem to do even if your child does not know how to read yet. I love that I can get out daughter set up with a Djeco kit and get some work done while she is having fun and being productive. Natural World Workshop has 4 projects to do and as always I do wish to

Tips & Tricks: Burnout

Recently, I have seen a lot of post on FaceBook asking what to do when you or your child is burnt out from school. Do you continue and push though the boredom, frustration or tears? I have some ideas on how to combat this burnout. I would suggest to implement these ideas when you start to see your child getting a bit bored or can tell when they are getting a little frustrated. We do not really have burnout because I regularly do the things suggested. You can choose to not do school for a couple days. Just have some free time.  We do a lot of games while at school. They are all educational games but fun for kids.  Take school somewhere else. We have done school in the bed, outside, at the beach, etc.  have your child pick what items they do. By this I do not mean that if your child does not want to do math then you don’t do it. I mean I sometimes let our daughter pick what order we do our work in. We still do every subject that was planned for that day.  Do a science experiment. Even if

Review: Imagidice

 What a fun and interesting way for a child to be creative.  Imagidice  is perfect for becoming a great story teller. The box has dice with different pictures and the manual will tell you what each picture means. Then you tell a story using the block you have rolled. You can take turns of have a one person tell a story at a time. With the many dice and 6 pictures on each one your story is bound to be different every time. Our daughter really likes these and I think it is because she can be super creative. She loves to make funny stories and quite enjoys listening to the stories that we make up. We normally do a few rounds once to twice during our school week. As our daughter gets older I am hooping she gets even better with story telling. So, we will be using Imagidice during our next few years of school as well. These super cool dice came with our  Timberdoodle  kit for 1st grade. They have lots of little games like this that can help build all sorts of skills. Definitely check them o