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Preschool at our house: Workbox system for 5 year olds

Here is the latest workbox style arrangement for our 5 year old preschoolers which will allow them to get the direct instruction from me that they need as they learn basic reading and writing skills, while at the same time having some degree of independence in their other work. 937 more words

Home-made Montessori

The dumping rule

When there are 7 children in the house (or even just 1 or 2!) it doesn’t take long for a trail of destruction to threaten to take over. 311 more words

Managing Large Families

A new year with 7 children

Christmas is a time that I look forward to – making memories, continuing with traditions from previous years, special outings, celebrations, events and family times.  As I have found every year though, this special time comes with it’s own negatives. 481 more words

Homeschooling With Toddlers

Farm sensory tub - toddler and preschooler fun

Our rocks sensory tub has been available for a month or so now and interest has waned, so it was time for a change. Within a matter of 10 minutes I had thrown together the farming bits and pieces we have around the place, (most of which were in our… 360 more words

Homeschooling With Toddlers

Homeschooling with toddlers - independent learners

Monday is crunch time for me – my husband heads back to work and I am managing 7 children on my own, one of whom is a… 487 more words

Homeschooling With Toddlers

Preschool at our house - work box homeschooling

The twins (4 1/2) are now using a modified version of preschool workboxes. The way most people use workboxes requires them to change the contents every night in preparation for the next day. 476 more words

Homeschooling With Toddlers