Today we celebrate a great man – Martin Luther King Jr. It has been more than 50 years since his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, but his inspiring words live on today. It’s easy to think that the world has always been as it is now, but only a short time ago, there were … Continue reading "Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day"
Actually, no. Not really. I would much prefer staying inside when it is freezing out. I know going outside and getting fresh air is good for you. But I’d rather curl up hygge style with a book under a blanket. I do like snowmen. Well indoor snowmen. Snowman cookies, snowman ornaments and books about snowmen! … Continue reading "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?"
What is Jólabókaflóð, you say? Jólabókaflóð (pronounced yo-la-bok-a-flot) means “Yule Book Flood”, a popular Christmas tradition from Iceland in which books are exchanged as gifts on Christmas Eve. The tradition originated during World War II when Iceland was under financial struggle and foreign imports were restricted. So there were very limited options when it came … Continue reading "Jingle Bells! Jolabokaflod! Reading All the Way!"
This is going to be the final post in the Educational Gifts series, but if you are looking for some last minute gift ideas, there is still plenty of time to shop. I’ve had a lot of fun sharing some great ideas for holiday gifts. Thus far, I’ve shared ideas for Language Arts, Science, Math, … Continue reading "Educational Gift Ideas – Cook Family Favorites"
We’ve been exploring ideas for educational gifts for the holidays. I’ve already shared ideas for Language Arts, Science, History/Geography and Math themed gifts. Today, I’m going to share some ideas for art inspired gifts. This is actually a pretty easy category, for the most part. What kid doesn’t love getting new crayons, color pencils or … Continue reading "Educational Gift Ideas – Art Edition"
This is the fourth post in the Educational Gifts series – Over the past week I’ve shared ideas for Language Arts, Science and History/Geography. Today I want to share some fun ideas for Math inspired gifts. One of my homeschooling goals is to show my children that learning isn’t about “school,” or checking assignments off … Continue reading "Educational Gift Ideas – Math Edition"
This is the third article in the Educational Gift Ideas series – we’ve already talked about Language Arts and Science gift ideas. Today, I want to share some great History and Geography related gift ideas. Non-Book Related Typically, this is a rather bookish subject, but there are some great games and toys that can round … Continue reading "Educational Gift Ideas – History/Geography Edition"
Yesterday I shared some holiday gift ideas with a Language Arts theme. Today, I’ll give you some great science-themed gift ideas. Science can be so much fun, what kid doesn’t want to discover how the world works? Every child has a million and one questions about everything – give them the right tools and they … Continue reading "Educational Gift Ideas – Science Edition"
The holidays are nearly upon us, Christmas is right around the corner! I’ve started my shopping, and as I was planning out what my children will be receiving, I thought it might be fun and helpful to share some ideas here with you. I like to try and find interesting, and sneakily educational gifts for … Continue reading "Educational Gift Ideas – Language Arts Edition"
Not to alarm any of you, but there are only 50 days until Christmas! So that means there are only: – 24 days until Thanksgiving – 25 days until Black Friday – 58 days until New Years! We have been using these cool Countdown Clocks for Christmas for years. Every Christmas morning it goes off … Continue reading "Holiday Countdown!"