Visualizing Numbers: A Key Skill for Learning Math

Learn what subitizing is and how it can help your child learn math.

Do you have a child who struggles with math?  It may be because he or she has not developed the ability to subitize, yet.  This is a skill that should develop in the early preschool/kindergarten years, but its lack of development in some children, especially those with visual processing challenges, can persist through the elementary … Continue reading Visualizing Numbers: A Key Skill for Learning Math

Mystery Words: A Simple, But Powerful Following Direction Exercise

Learn a simple, but powerful activity for improving children's ability to follow directions.

Do you have children (or work with children) who need to work on following directions?  This is a critical skill to functioning in a classroom and in every day life, yet, it can be challenging for many children.  Some children just need to work on focusing on what is being said and processing longer directions. … Continue reading Mystery Words: A Simple, But Powerful Following Direction Exercise

Animal Matching Cards for Teaching Gender, Young and Group Names-FREEBIE

Download these cards for you children to learn and sort animals by gender, young, and group names.

I created these cards to go along with our Charlotte's Web unit that Little Fish, grade 2, and I are enjoying.  He sometimes has trouble linking information together appropriately when learning, which results in some strange associations when he goes to retrieve the information.  For example, when I updated his language testing this year and … Continue reading Animal Matching Cards for Teaching Gender, Young and Group Names-FREEBIE

Can You Teach Homeschool Chemistry to Your Elementary Age Children?

Ideas for curriculum and materials for teaching your elementary age children chemistry.

Do you wonder if elementary age kids can really learn chemistry?  Are you afraid to teach your children chemistry because you weren't so good at it?  My answers to both of these questions were "yes" before starting our chemistry curriculum this year.  You see, I had one bad experience with chemistry in middle school and … Continue reading Can You Teach Homeschool Chemistry to Your Elementary Age Children?