Category Archives: Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers Ages 0-5

The Door Stopper

My son was 2 years old and loved those door stoppers that went twang. You know those coiled thingys with the white rubber cap.  They drove me crazy! I wanted to remove them all. But I didn’t, because my son … Continue reading

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Creativity

#anyonecanhomeeducate Creativity is making something new out of something old.  Unschooling is education acquired in a new way.

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Winter Play Ideas

By Judy Arnall Schedule Downtime For people whose personality is one that craves structure, uncharted, relaxed empty space on the calendar can be very stressful whether they are kids or parents. They feel out of sorts without something they should … Continue reading

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Play Ideas for The Dogs Days of Summer

Here are some good play ideas for keeping preschoolers to teens busy, whether they are unschooling or heading back in a few weeks. Retreived from August 2014.

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The $120 Swim Lesson: Should you push children to go to lessons they hate or let them drop them?

    This was the summer my son was going to learn how to swim! He was seven years old and old enough to agree to the lessons when I asked him in March. I signed him up and paid … Continue reading

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Escaping the Peer Pressure to Use Preschool

It’s that time of the year.  Yes, most of my friends with 2-5 year olds are stressing over how to camp out overnight comfortably, in a line-up, in order to snag a preschool enrollment spot for their child. I considered preschool when … Continue reading

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Are All-Inclusive Vacations Educational?

“Please respect our school schedule when planning your family vacations.” This was a note in the September newsletter when my child signed up for school in junior high. He lasted two weeks before he decided to come home and unschool … Continue reading

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