How to Teach Sharing: Everyone Wants the Monkey

Teaching Sharing: 1 Way a Monkey Can Teach Sharing

How to teach sharing: These tips are sure to help you!

In one of the zoo Duplo kits that my children received as a family gift one Christmas, there was only one monkey. Now when you have 4 children, that is a big problem. There were some very important sharing skills that needed to be taught. Fortunately, this Monkey helped me teach sharing. Continue reading “How to Teach Sharing: Everyone Wants the Monkey”

Christmas Gift Giving: Don’t buy your kids toys, buy them hours of fun.

Picture of Lego creation for Christmas gift giving. Text says: Don't buy your kids toys! Buy them hours of fun. Ideas from Goal Accomplished.com

Don’t buy your kids toys, buy them hours of fun.

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Whether you are looking for Christmas gift giving or making a special kid in your life happy, think in HOURS not items. By this I mean you should look at the time your child will play with an item as you evaluate whether or not to buy it.

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Home school planning and schedules: Get your work done! + Be creative

Four Humpty Dumpty mugs lined up on window ledge. These mugs show the creative side of our home school schedule.

I am a planner.  I like to know what is coming for the day and the week.  I like advanced planning and scheduling. Maybe you know someone that “unschools.”   Basically, they have just pulled their kids out of an organized school and are letting the kids run the show. They play, they help mommy make bread, they go to a museum, cut coupons, go shopping and lay around the house.  I do not like that kind of home school although a few days off may be needed sometimes.  I was a lot more like a drill sergeant! Continue reading “Home school planning and schedules: Get your work done! + Be creative”