9 Hiking Etiquette Rules to Teach Your Children

When taking children on their first hiking experiences, it is important to teach them appropriate behavior just as you would in any other situation.  Let's face it, children can be impulsive and in their excitement might not make the best decisions. Below are nine "etiquette rules" for hiking.  I find it is best to approach … Continue reading 9 Hiking Etiquette Rules to Teach Your Children

Targeting Social Skills in Your Homeschool

I Can Be A Superhero Task Cards

These days, it seems many children have difficulties reading situations, responding to people and situations appropriately, and being flexible thinkers.  Sometimes, these children have been diagnosed with ADHD, autism or a related disorder and sometimes not.  So how do we help children develop these social skills so they can function better in the world around … Continue reading Targeting Social Skills in Your Homeschool

When Your Child Says “I’m Bored”: A Printable List of Activities

Free printable title "I am looking for something to do..." with list of activities for kids to do when they are bored.

So how many days did you make it into summer break before your child said "I'm bored!"?  Did you make it more than one day? Celebrate!  This year I am hanging a list up on our kitchen wall with activities so that when my children say "I'm bored....", I can just say "go find something … Continue reading When Your Child Says “I’m Bored”: A Printable List of Activities

Six Skills Children Learn When Cooking

Stirring meatballs on the stove

Do your kids help in the kitchen?  Have you thought about all the different skills you are teaching your kids when cooking together?   Obviously, learning to make food for themselves (and hopefully the whole family) is one, but they can also strengthen their fine-motor, direction following, math, reading, science, and safety skills!  In fact, if … Continue reading Six Skills Children Learn When Cooking