Kindergarten Readiness, 5 ways to prepare your child for Kindergarten

Most times when Christmas break approaches parents of preschoolers and Pre-k children began to wonder if their child will be ready for Kindergarten, in the fall. It is not premature to think about the readiness of your child, and how much more time is needed to prepare them for SCHOOL. It is a nightmare that every parent faces, unless you are that parent that has a child who adapts in any and every situation. Kudos to you and your nice life. To everyone else I know that anxiety. I have a large family so I did not think about how…

Questions you should ask your child’s teacher.

It is that time of year again and parent teacher conferences are here or around the corner.  Are you prepared? This article is written more from a parent of a child with special needs, but the information can be helpful for all families with children in school. Being on both sides of the table as a parent and a teacher I have learned to prepare myself when attending conferences for my children.

This is how we show Thanksgiving.

It is frustrating sometimes how Thanksgiving gets no love.  Everyone goes straight from Halloween to Christmas, two holidays that asking for something, instead of being thankful for what you have is the trend. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, not to mention Autumn being my favorite season. The two just go hand in hand. I decorate my door and my table for the Thanksgiving season with pumpkins, scarecrows, leaves, acorns, and gourds.  There are so many wonderful activities to do with your children using these items, and they double as table settings.

5 Ways to Encourage Diversity in Your Household

  In my household it is very important to show my children diversity in everything that we do.  Most times when this task is left up to society, a culture gets lost and stereotypes are created and assumptions are made, which most times can trigger hidden racism. Children are exposed to much more than I was as a child. With the media and how information is delivered it is hard to shield our children from real life, which in some cases means answering the hard questions. A fellow blogger wrote an article about empowering our children so they are prepared…

Paper Books vs Digital Books

Ok, so this has been a topic of discussion among myself and other moms and teachers, what is better paper or digital books? About two months ago I started a six month subscription to the new Netflix of books, Epic. Now when I first read about the program, I was completely and utterly super excited to have all these books right at the touch of a computer or tablet button.  Reading has never been something that I have had to beg my kids to do, but making time for the library and bookstore has in the past been a problem.  I…

I Support HomeSchooling!

It’s almost that time.  The first day of school is right around the corner?  It is time to make the decision to home school or register your child for traditional schooling. Times have changed and there is a tremendous amount of support and resources for families who have made the decision to homeschool. I have been in education for over 15 years and I continue to educate myself on new practices for teaching and how children learn.  I have taught in many diverse settings and I have worked with children who are exceptional learners and those who are challenged in…