Category: ’Children’

Fun with Fractions: 40+ Activities and Resources for Early Elementary Students

May 30th, 2015 by Dionna - 1 Comment

There is so much available online for kids to learn about fractions! I’m sharing some of the best resources (worksheets, activities, games, and more) I found when I was planning a class for 1st-2nd graders.

6 Strategies to Help Kids Overcome Perfectionism

May 7th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

My seven-year-old son has a tendency toward perfectionism, as do I. Like many perfectionists, he becomes super frustrated with his own mistakes. Since we homeschool, it has been imperative that I give him some tools to help him through these challenges. Here are six of the strategies we’ve used with success.

Beginning Knitting Project for Kids: Knit a Pikachu

February 10th, 2015 by Dionna - 6 Comments

What do you do with all of those practice squares you knit when you are a beginner? Turn them into Pokemon! Dionna’s 7-year-old son, Kieran, brings us a video tutorial for this awesome knitting project for kids and adults.

Place Value Math Games

February 3rd, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Recently, I offered a Place Value Math Games class for one of our local homeschool cooperatives. Today I’m sharing the resources and activities I used.

That Light Bulb Moment

January 27th, 2015 by Dionna - 1 Comment

When Kieran was maybe five years old, he asked me if he could learn to knit. He often watched me knitting and thought it was cool to see the yarn go from an endless string of nothing much to an intricately patterned something else. He spent a few painful afternoons…


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