Cooking teaches children the lifelong benefits of cultivating competence in the kitchen, and the impending holiday season offers plenty of opportunities to do so. Honing culinary prowess also makes a great bonding experience that can fine-tune a child’s motor skills, confidence, and memory. It is important to practice safety. Even a little baking to […]
Curiosity Encouraged is a resource for parents and teachers who want to foster a love of learning in their homes and classrooms. I'm Kelly, a classroom teacher turned homeschooler. No matter how your children learn, you'll find resources and support to encourage their curiosity!
Welcome to the Love to Learn Blog Hop! All month long, you’ll find ideas and inspiration that encourage the love of learning. Link up your posts. Create new ones. Share the love by pinning your favorites! Welcome to the Love to Learn Blog Hop A collection of educational activities to instill a lifelong love of […]
Holidays and gratitude go hand in hand. Family time, gift giving and receiving, the holidays offer us several opportunities to model gratitude and practice it with our children. It is truly a practice. One I try to cultivate regardless of the season, but find gets an extra boost this time of year. There are many […]
When my kids were younger, reading with them was pretty easy. They’d often toddle over, a book in hand, and happily, sit on my lap throughout the day. The older they get, the more I’m finding distractions, separate interests, and outside commitments pull at our time together. As my kids get older, reading together has […]
Do you have a child who loves numbers? I do. It’s not uncommon for my daughter to request we do math first. Being a words person, this always throws me a little. Really, I think. You want to do math? I never say that, of course. I love that she is learning math differently than I […]
Is there anything better than a good story? Fiction, fantasy, science fiction, memoir, my kids and I spend a good part of each day together reading. Right now we’re reading Peter and the Starcatchers before bed. When the chapters are over (or I’m falling asleep) and it’s time for bed, they head to their rooms […]
One of the things my family loves about winter is the invitation to curl up with a good book and let our imagination explore. Gray, rainy days beg for a story, a cup of tea, and a pile of blankets. By the time the sky clears, we’re ready for adventure. Tree forts, science fair projects, […]