This year I started using Learning Centers in our homeschool. It has been a wonderful transitional activity for me in between subjects, or when I have to attend to the baby (Cutie Pie). It has also been a great way for the boys to help Pumpkin with her own schoolwork. They take great pride in helping her and I think it is also helping to foster a close sibling relationship; something that I think is particularly important when your siblings are twins.
It’s great to not have to sit at a desk (or kitchen table) all the time to learn. When I find myself getting into a routine where the majority of our schoolwork is done at the desk I make a conscious effort to pull myself out of it, and get us up and moving around. Learning should be fun and one of the benefits of homeschooling is that we are not confined to a single room (or table) for our learning.
We have found some wonderful file folder games from File Folder Fun.
They are free and I cannot thank Valerie enough for being willing to share her talent and resources. She inspires me to try to give back to the homeschooling community too.
Bear is working on Shamrock Phonics (left).