How We Utilize Grapat Mandalas

Grapat Mandalas are very popular and due to COVID and geofencing it sells out so quick. Many shops will be restocking in early September and you may find yourself questioning if they are worth searching for. My quick answer is YES. Loose part play is a great open-ended resource and visual tool for learning. WeContinue reading “How We Utilize Grapat Mandalas”

Simple Math Play

Numeracy is an important skill for everyday activities, logical thinking, and reasoning. In an attempt to form a deeper understanding of whole numbers, we have been digging into the basic concept. We have incorporated two simple math resources that are making learning both organic and fun. As we navigate through the days of a pandemicContinue reading “Simple Math Play”

Back To School

This year is different for so many, our family included. Lily attended an amazing play based preschool last year. She loved her school days full of sensory play and positivity but they made the decision not to open this year due to COVID. I had already decided we were going to venture into homeschooling beforeContinue reading “Back To School”

Homeschooling Daily Rhythm

I am anxious to get our first year of homeschooling off and running but at the same time I do not want to rush our down time. I have been taking time to plan out our year and what daily rhythm will work best for our household. To me preschool is just slowly introducing aContinue reading “Homeschooling Daily Rhythm”

Homeschool Curriculum

Homeschooling has always been something I have contemplated. With the current pandemic happening, I gained the confidence to follow my gut and become a homeschool family. I could not be more excited and I think the most important question to ask yourself is “how does my child learn best?” This was helpful for me toContinue reading “Homeschool Curriculum”

Loose Parts: Seasons

In the world of open ended play, loose parts are so exciting. We love to incorporate our Grapat Mandala loose parts into so many of our activities but they have become a favorite for simple math; there are so many options for counting and creating patterns with the color variations. For those unfamiliar with theContinue reading “Loose Parts: Seasons”