“Hands On” Learning Tip


The boys will take this morning’s homeschool lesson with them all day-on their hands. Simply writing or drawing on your kiddo can be a handy way to help them remember a new concept. Plus, it’s super versatile!

After discussing Maxwell’s sight word of the day “and” I wrote it on his hand and told him every time he found and showed me the word I’d give him a high five on his and hand.

For little brother, he got his shape of the day-triangle.

Other ideas for “hands on” learning:
1. Left vs right
2. Letter of the day
3. Number of the day
4. Color
5. Shape
6. Sight word
7. Vocabulary


What Works For Us: Making Maxwell a Teacher Too


Tipping Woody over and pouring him out

Empower your child by giving them the chance to “teach” their toys and siblings:

Why it works: There are so few things in a child’s life they actually control and so few opportunties for them to lead. “Teaching” their toys allows them to have control, lead, and process what they’re learning all at the same time.

Our nursery rhyme of the week is “I’m a Little Teapot” and my plan was that each day Maxwell would work on his gross motor skills by acting out the rhyme. Maxwell was having none of it.

So, instead…enter Woody and the round up crew. Maxwell didn’t want to act it out himself, but he loved helping his toys “be little teapots”. I modeled for him by making his little brother Patrick a little teapot on my lap. This a great way to include little brother as well and he LOVED being tipped over.


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