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Why We Love Our Yoto Player

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Why We Love Our Yoto Player

If you already own a Yoto Player, check out Part 2 for our favorite Yoto cards and best places to find free audio. Nearly two years ago I first heard about the Yoto player from a friend. I was considering a TonieBox, but knew it wasn't for us because of their limited story selection. I also knew my youngest would likely wander off with their story mini-figures.  But when I saw the Yoto player I was in love. Now we own both a large player and a mini and we honestly use them both EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. It's the best money I've...

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Easter Resurrection Eggs DIY Tutorial

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Easter Resurrection Eggs DIY Tutorial

When I was a child we made resurrection eggs at church out of egg cartons and plastic eggs. I wanted to recreate this experience for my children but wanted the eggs to stand up to many years of wear and use. When I saw these wooden eggs, I knew they were exactly what I was looking for! I made these three years ago and they’re still my favorite! Each day we hide one egg around the house. Once the kids find the egg we read the corresponding scripture as part of our Easter school. Here’s how you can make your own. Supplies...

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Getting Started With Ambleside Online

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Getting Started With Ambleside Online

What is Ambleside Online?  From their website, amblesideonline.org "AmblesideOnline is a free homeschool curriculum that uses Charlotte Mason's classically-based principles to prepare children for a life of rich relationships with everything around them: God, humanity, and the natural world." Ambleside Online is essentially a free book list and schedule for each year of formal education, starting at age 6, for history, literature, poetry, geography, and science. They also include information about artist study, composer study, folk songs, and hymn study. You have to pick a separate curriculum for math and foreign language.  The tricky thing about AO is that you...

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Our Homeschool Day in Three Parts

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Our Homeschool Day in Three Parts

I am someone who tends to over complicate things. When it comes to our homeschool day, I've found a comfortable rhythm separating our day into three parts. Having the day divided into three parts helps me fit in all of our subjects and helps the day stay on track without a timed schedule.  Our Homeschool Day in Three Parts Part 1: Morning Time Our morning time starts after breakfast and after everyone is dressed and completed their morning chores. In the past we've done morning time during breakfast, but now that my kids are getting older they are often finished with breakfast...

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How I Teach Reading

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How I Teach Reading

Before I started homeschooling, the idea of teaching my children to read was the most daunting. It is such an important piece of education that I didn't want to mess it up. The anxiety around teaching a child to read can keep parents from home educating or can shake our confidence in our choice to homeschool. With there being so many programs and methods out there, I wanted to share what the pathway has been for two of my children to learn to read. It can be so helpful to see how someone else has done it when we're trying...

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