We’re having a minimalist holiday! Mom said that she and Dad should teach me about what Christmas is really about – giving, spreading love, and basking in the holiday cheer. She says I have so many toys already, and she really doesn’t like how the […]
Frozen Jr. is now LIVE at the Firehouse Theater in Dallas, Texas. Performances will be going on through October 13, 2019. You can purchase your tickets through the Firehouse Theater website. We were able to meet Elsa & Olaf after watching their amazing performance. The […]
Happy New Year, everyone! Welcome to 2019.
Our homeschool journey is seriously getting underway with the New Year. I feel like I’m having to start everything from scratch. Homeschool is not a familiar concept to me. I don’t recall knowing anyone who was homeschooled, and I feel like I’m making it up as I go. I want Greyson’s schooling to also have elements of Montessori education in it, especially this early on.
Greyson is almost 2.5 years old now, and I’d say we’ve done a good bit of Montessori style learning so far, just not consistently. Consistency is one of my “word of the year” words for 2019, so I plan to be more consistent with our schooling agenda from here on out. Greyson is already really smart, now it is time to hone in one particular concepts, continuing to play and learn at the same time. Mama becomes more structured with teaching, little one has fun through it all. It’s a win-win!
We don’t have infinite money, so I’m always searching for free homeschool printables and resources online. I’ve even started to make some resources that I’ll be sharing later for free, as well. In the spirit of sharing knowledge and resources, I’ll be creating posts with lists of resources (free and paid) that we’ve tried, and I’ll include how we like them. Let’s get started now!
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PreK Homeschool Printables & Resources
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program who has a mission of promoting reading to kids aged Newborn to Toddler. Many people think that reading should start at Kindergarten, but children actually learn so much from hearing reading and sharing stories with them early in life. Hearing more words, and thus stories, is associated with being able to read better throughout a person’s entire life.
We checked out our first backpack of 10 books from our local library and we have already started reading them. My goal is to check out a new backpack every week. We’ll keep you posted each time we check out a new backpack of books!
Free Shapes Printable
This simple shapes printable has a few sheets made for matching. I printed this one with 6 different shapes with their name typed on them. I printed 2 sheets, laminated them, and cut the shapes out of one sheet so that Greyson could match them up with the shapes on the other sheet.
Free Do A Dot Alphabet Printables
Do A Dot is a fun way to get kids play with different shapes and letters. I don’t think Greyson can benefit from Do A Dot worksheets, yet, but I love the Do A Dot style alphabet sheets. This free Do-A Dot ABCs download by Life With Peanut (previously Tot Tot Goose) on Teachers Pay Teachers. I printed and laminated the sheets so that they’ll last a long time. Greyson can fill in the dots, tracing the shapes of the letters in the process, erase it, and then start again! You can purchase the Do A Dot Markers here.
Free Pre-Primer Dolch Sight Words
I created my first free printable, y’all! I wanted really large and plain (no colors or pictures) sight word flashcard printables, but couldn’t find them. Thus, I made them myself! The Pre-Primer set is FREE, and the cost for the other sets is low since it is a printable that you can create your own cards with.
Download the Free Pre-Primer Sight Words Flash Cards now!
Join us to learn & share more!
We have a Facebook group called TGE Kids Book & Homeschool Club where you can join us to share your favorite resources and learn about others that we find. We hope to see you there!
xoxo Mamas, Papas, and Tiny Earthling caregivers,
Greyson’s Mom, Addie
A Box of Children’s Books My local library has a set of really cool boxes that kids like me can check out. They are full of children’s books and activities all centered around one theme. One box is has books that tell you about the […]
Easter Gifts Apparently Easter is turning into a mini-Christmas these days. Mom’s words, not mine. I haven’t been around for 2 years yet, but she’s ancient (almost 30, that’s a big number, right?), so she would know better than me. According to mom, the last […]
Mom and I went to the thrift store to make up for my latest growth spurt. 12 month clothes don’t really fit anymore, so I need 18 months, 24 months, and 2T clothes now! Mom loves “Half Price Days,” which are usually on holidays. So on the special 79 cents kids clothes and toys day thrift store sale & Presidents Day, we went thrifting! Overall, she spent less than $25 on me. Brand names in our haul include GAP, Polo, and a few one of kind pieces. We even got our Black Panther cosplay outfit from the thrift store. You can read how she made my shirt from an adult sized shirt over on her blog – Black Panther Cosplay DIY. Check out the pictures below, and see you next time!
I hope you go thrifting for your little ones, too! If you do, what has been your favorite find? xoxo mamas, papas, and Tiny Green Earthling caregivers Greyson King
Greyson Turned One Greyson’s first birthday party (September 2017) mimicked his baby shower with the colors of white, black and gold. The theme was vintage music with our record player set out and the kids creating musical instruments of their own to take home! We’ve stuck […]
Overnight Cloth Diaper Solution I’ve been using cloth diapers since I was about a week old. After I turned one, the regular overnight cloth diaper just wasn’t working anymore, and mom was ready to throw in the towel! One day we visited our local cloth […]
Mommy loves Target, I just go along for the ride and hope she gets me something. My hope usually comes true. The Starbucks juice and milk are… juice and milk. They makes me happy. My favorite is the toy aisle. Oh! And The Dollar Spot. Mommy likes EVERY aisle. I mean EVERY AISLE. We go up and down them several times. I’m not exactly sure why, but it seems to make her happy. Of course we always visit the eco-friendly aisle and areas. These are the eco-friendly baby products that we love at Target. (more…)
Children are made readers on the laps of their parents– Emilie Buchwald From Addie, Greyson’s Mom: Why we feature Greyson’s Book of the Week Access to books at home is imperative to foster high literacy and learning skills for children. No matter what your income, […]