Homeschool & Autism: Learning to Spell

Learning Materials for Teaching Spelling - Homeschool and Autism - An Everyday Story

I don’t think I have told you all before, but a couple of years ago, we sought out the expertise¬†of a psychologist to help us understand Jack better. We were already pretty certain that he had autism and was gifted but decided to have Jack undergo testing so we could put a few more pieces […]

Today in the Homeschool Studio

Woodworking Inquiry for Children - Displaying Materials - An Everyday Story

Today in the homeschool studio… Today in the studio, Sarah (5 years) worked on a beautiful washi tape collage.¬† Jack (7 years) built with Click Blocks. I reorganised the language materials under the kids’ woodworking projects. (from left, Touchtronic letters & CVC word cards, Handwriting Without Tears letter blocks & alphabet cards, sight word cards […]

On the Shelves Snapshot: Creating Numbers with Pattern Blocks on the Light Panel

Creating Numbers with Pattern Blocks on the Light Panel Exploration - An Everyday Story

Following on from last week’s On the Shelves Snapshot, we’re continuing to work with numbers on the light panel. This is another one for Sarah (who has just started Kindergarten!) but I am sure Jack (6.75 yrs) will enjoy it too. This week, I’ve printed out and laminated number cards for 1-10 and offered them […]

On the Shelves Snapshot: Working with Numbers on the Light Panel

Learning Numbers on the Light Panel - An Everyday Story

I was going to wait until February before we started back homeschooling but Jack in particular is really needing more structure and familiarity to his days, so I’ve started setting up the spaces in our homeschool studio again with explorations and activities – and it feels so nice to be back into the swing of […]

Permaculture for Families E-Course

Honeybee Pollinating a Pumpkin Flower - An Everyday Story

Tonight I wanted to tell you about an e-course which I am really excited to start with Jack & Sarah. I don’t have an On the Shelves: Snapshot post for you tonight; we’re taking a break while our house is getting a bit of a make-over. We’re also working really hard to get our new […]

Loose Parts for Little Ones

Throughout our 30 Days to Transform Your Play series I got so many wonderful emails sharing different stories and asking questions. One question which popped up a lot was how to create opportunities for babies and toddlers to explore loose parts. Babies and young toddlers (those still at the mouthing stage) can absolutely play with […]