Summer Fun – Art Outside

Creating art is one way to get your child thinking, moving and doing in a different way than usual. Jump into the mess, but do it in the yard! Summer weather means that you can worry less about mess, by using outdoor spaces.

Collins Academy, A different kind of help for Homeschoolers

Recently, I had a chance to interview Sarah Collins, OTR of Collins Academy Therapy Services. Sarah is a homeschooling Occupational Therapist and she offers a unique form of help for homeschooling families who have kids with learning challenges, special needs, or those who just want some special guidance.

Summer Fun – Cooking with Kids

As summer camps are closed this year, you may be wondering what to do with your child to mix things up. Cooking is one of my favorites activities to do with kids. There are some ways to change it up to make it more interesting as part of your summer fun.

Brains grow, even in Quarantine

As our Quarantine drags on, how are you holding up? As a homeschooler, it took some time for me to start to really feel the difference. I didn’t mind staying home with my kids, I knew how to do that already. But honestly, it isn’t a banner year for us either.

Following Up on Our Kanban Chore Chart

My family has been using our Kanban chore chart for a few weeks now. I thought it was time to give you all an update on how that is going. In general, I am still liking this method better than most chore charts we have tried. However, exactly how well it works, depends on which child we are discussing.

Teaching Cursive, Beyond Workbooks

To teach cursive, or not to teach cursive. That is the question. It’s one of the biggest debates in education today. I tend to be on the pro-cursive side of the discussion. Even in a world where we type everything, handwriting is important. So how do we make learning cursive easier and more fun?

Kanban your Kids: Chore Charts that Work 

Last week, I decided, again, that I needed a new way to tell the kids to do their chores. My husband thought a kanban board might help, so we gave it a try. Here is how we modified this business strategy to work in our home.

OT at Home: Brownies

If your child has been getting occupational therapy, this social distancing thing has probably put a wrench in that plan. Some kids are able to do OT via video conferencing, but not all. So, I’m here to give you some ideas on how to work with your child at home.

Homeschooling and Victory Gardening

Victory gardening was the cool thing to do in the 1940s. And now it is back! Is this the perfect way to add some science and life skills to your homeschooling? It’s worth a shot!

Sensory Needs? Install a swing!

Are your kids missing all the playgrounds? Mine are! Our typical homeschool week tends to include visits to playgrounds. My kids particularly love swinging. But our current situation requires we find ways at home to fill that need.