Free Printable Fill the Box Worksheets

Like many 5 year olds, LittleMan struggles to keep his handwriting even, often having letters of different sizes in the same word. LittleMan grows so bored of lined pages so I’ve created him some simple fill the box worksheets for him. With boxes of varying sizes, he is more engaged and interested in the work. The perfect way to easily practice early penmanship.

Free Printable Fill the Box Worksheets from Suzy Homeschooler

 

You can download your own copies of these Fill the Box worksheets below. (more…)

How to Talk to Kids About Sex

I often hear people ask the question, to their friends or on parenting forums, “How do I talk to my child about sex?”

This question has always confused me because talking to my children is something that has come rather naturally to me. There are parts of parenting that I struggle with, no doubt. For instance, remembering to wash their bed sheets and avoiding power struggles over meals. But for some odd reason, the topics of conversation which my peers often avoid with their own children are topics I do not feel quite so squeamish about.

How to Talk to Kids About Sex - Real Life Conversations transcribed by a Real Mom

For that reason, I’ve started transcribing some of these conversations to share with you, my readers. (more…)

A-Z STEM Saturday, W is for Waves

Through out this month of January, I will be participating in a collaborative series with 53 other bloggers organized by Little Bins for Little Hands to bring you the A-Z of STEM subjects. While this A-Z STEM series is happening, we also still have our weekly STEM Saturday linky party! This week we’ll be talking about waves.

A-Z STEM Saturday - W is for Waves

A wave is the transport of energy without the transport of matter. Waves can travel through mediums such as sound, light, or water. (more…)

On Beyond Zombie Linky Party #17

If you didn’t know already, I *LOVE* LEGO. I think LEGO products are a fantastic and fun way to learn through play.

So, because I already love LEGO, it isn’t that hard for my children to convince me to buy them a new LEGO set.

Which has obviously resulted in a massive LEGO bricks collection.

Wild Kratts LEGO (1)

Pictured above is about 1/6 of LittleMan’s LEGO bricks. So maybe his collection is getting just a tiny bit out of hand. (more…)

A-Z STEM Saturday, P is for Pulleys

Through out this month of January, I will be participating in a collaborative series with 53 other bloggers organized by Little Bins for Little Hands to bring you the A-Z of STEM subjects. While this A-Z STEM series is happening, we also still have our weekly STEM Saturday linky party! This week we’ll be talking about pulleys.

A-Z STEM Saturday - P is for Pulleys (1) (more…)

On Beyond Zombie Linky Party #16

Like many geek homes with small children, we have a few old, tattered graphic novels and comic books and such laying about.

LittleMan can manage a level 1 or level 2 early reader on his own, sometimes even level 3 depending on the publisher’s standards of easy readers (every publisher is different), however he can’t quite manage these graphic novels on his own. Really, he just enjoys the art work and having us read it aloud to him.

Comic Book Sight Word Spot (1) (more…)

Little Man’s Toy Review: Minimates Best of Wave 3 including Hulk and Iron Man

Hi,

I am Suzy’s husband here today with the first of what will hopefully be many future guest posts. Little Man would like to present you his latest episode of Little Man’s Minimate and Toy Review. Further information about this item will follow the video.

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A-Z STEM Saturday, I is for Ichnology

Through out this month of January, I will be participating in a collaborative series with 53 other bloggers organized by Little Bins for Little Hands to bring you the A-Z of STEM subjects. While this A-Z STEM series is happening, we also still have our weekly STEM Saturday linky party! This week we’ll be talking about Ichnology.

Ichnology is the study of traces of organismal behavior, such as burrows and footprints. It combines geology and biology in a way that is technically a branch of paleontology, though it isn’t limited to prehistoric animals. One area of ichnology, paleoichnology, focuses on the study of prehistoric or fossil traces while another branch, neoichnology,  focuses on more recent and modern day traces.

Ichnology (1)

We often teach our children about ichnology without even realizing it. Have you ever built a worm farm with them? Or taught them how to spot animal tracks at the park? If so then you’ve been exposing them to ichnology. (more…)

Sorting Bones

Originally this activity was supposed to be about dinosaurs. But it grew a bit as I was putting it together. Before I knew it we were talking about animal anatomy and food sources as well.

Bone Sorting (2) (more…)

On Beyond Zombie Linky Party #15

The On Beyond Zombie Linky Party has been going on for 4 months now, so it is about time for quarterly review!
The Best of the On Beyond Zombie Linky Party

We’ve had some amazing articles and activities linked up, lets have another look at them. (more…)