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Educational Camping Activities

Camping season is in full swing with warmer days and families claiming their favorite spots at the local state (or provincial) parks. Even if you’re taking a relaxed approach to homeschooling this summer, you can still combine the excitement of camping with some hands-on, nature-filled activities that will have your kids learning without even realizing …

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Studying the Chipmunk and What It Eats

I have decided my daughter will continue her “Animal Studies” learning about local animals, animals she can actually study in real life herself.  We are currently studying the chipmunk. If she were older I would give her a notebook to take outside to jot down her observations on the chipmunk.  She’s only 4.  Although she can …

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16 Children’s Books About Spring

Spring is almost here and there are so many great children’s books that can help kids learn about this wonderful season!  Here are some of our favourites: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle A classic, about a caterpillar turning into a beautiful butterfly.  Ideal for Kindergarten or younger.  The images are bright and colourful …

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Forest Scavenger Hunt – Identifying Plants in Search of the Perfect Paint Colors

Our family lives in a forest, so I was very happy when I saw that the theme for the Poppins Book Nook this month is “Forests and Woods”.  Going along nicely with the theme, I chose the book A New Friend (The Adventures of Sophie Mouse) My daughter received this book as a gift.  The cover looks …

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