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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!

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Create a Writing Basket | Encourage Young Writers

Create a Writing Basket | Encourage Young Writers

I’ve always found the more organized I am, the easier it is to homeschool or teach. I don’t have hours to prep a project. I want to grab what we need and get started. Baskets, cups, mason jars, and bins of all sizes, I’m a big fan. We store all our games together. Glue has […]

Creating a Writing Practice with Our Children

Creating a Writing Practice with Our Children

Every semester I lead a series of writing workshops for adults and children, and every semester we begin by setting intentions for our writing practice. No matter how much we love to write, we have to check in with ourselves to make sure we’re actually writing. Life can get busy and it’s easy to forget […]

Love to Learn Hop | January

Love to Learn Hop | January

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 […]

Tending the Life We Have | What Fills Your Family Buckets?

Tending the Life We Have | What Fills Your Family Buckets?

  This post contains affiliate links. Clicking on one and making a purchase helps support this site. No extra change for you. A little extra change for me. Thank you.    My husband and I are reading How to Live a Good Life by Jonathan Fields. Fields’ idea is that the things we need to […]

Celebrating the Winter Solstice | Welcoming Light with Your Family

Celebrating the Winter Solstice | Welcoming Light with Your Family

When my children were little, we celebrated Christmas much like my husband and I did when we were growing up. Presents, food, travel, and  (limited) time together were the focus. While we definitely have some special memories, what I remember most about those early years is feeling overwhelmed. We didn’t have a lot of extra income, […]

Love to Learn Blog Hop December

Love to Learn Blog Hop December

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 […]

Handmade Gifts ~ Simple Ways for Children and Families to Give

Handmade Gifts ~ Simple Ways for Children and Families to Give

Ever since my children could stand on a stool or sit on my lap while I sewed, they have made gifts. December in our house means we’re stirring beeswax, sewing rope, decorating cookies, and designing stuffed friends. We’re painting ornaments and assembling scrapbooks. It’s in their blood. Homemade gift giving was a big part of […]

Reading Strategies for When There is Struggle. Help your children understand what they are reading.Read with Children | Why reading to our children matters. Find book lists that encourage the love of reading.Online Reading Workshops- help kids and teens who are struggling understand what they readHow to Grow a Reader, Let them read. How to encourage our children to read.

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