• Famous Canadians Free Notebooking Pages - great for learning Canadian history
    free printables,  geography,  history,  notebooking,  relaxed notebooking,  resources

    Free Notebooking Pages – Famous Canadians

    One of the things I love about homeschooling is following the interests of my kids. I am really looking forward to the day when they “know what they want to be when they grow up” (or you know, at least an idea. I’m not even sure if I know what I want to be when I grow up) and we can take those interests and run with them. Raeca has been wanting to create some printables/books with me and so the other evening we sat on the couch and did some brainstorming. We both came up with ten ideas and she narrowed it down to her favorite. The next day…

  • How to Teach Your Children to Love Geography and want to explore the world!
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    How to Teach Your Children to Fall in Love with Geography

    Today I want to share the second best way to teach your children geography.I think I know what you are thinking right now, why in the world would she tell us about the second best way to teach geography? What is the first?!So, let’s chat about the first and then we’ll get on to the second.In my opinion, the best way to have your children learn and fall in love with geography​​​​ is to travel. Hands down. But sometimes it doesn’t work to travel everywhere you wan to go; maybe your family is large and it takes a lot of money to get you all where you want to go, or maybe you have…

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    Explore the World From Your Home – A Digital Resource Guide

    I got the travel itch when I was young, we actually didn’t do a whole lot of traveling as a family but some how the travel bug still formed. There is a good chance it was thanks to all the books I read as a child and my mom’s constant references to wanting to travel to Italy. When I turned 18 I grabbed the bull by the horns (so they say, though I grew up on a dairy farm and never would I actually grab a bull by the horns), and I agreed to be an au pair in England for a few months. The itch to travel is a…

  • An Honest Review of the Little Passports Subscription Box for Kids
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    Little Passports – A Review!

    A few months ago we started receiving packages from the Little Passports subscription box. I was really excited about Little Passports because I feel so strongly about teaching my children about different countries and cultures. My kids love receiving mail so I didn’t tell them the package was coming and they were over the moon to see a big box for them in the mail! We’ve now received a few packages from Little Passports and I wanted share a few of our thoughts – a little review of sorts. The first package was a little intro to Little Passports and included the suitcase, a passport and map and some activity pages.…

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    Children’s Books About South America

    Today I wanted to continue the country book list series. Though, you may notice I’ve actually decided to do a whole continent, not a country. I’d love to break these down into individual country book lists at some point but right now there isn’t enough books for each country to do so. If you have some suggestions for children’s books about South America I’d love for you to let me know! CHILDREN’S BOOKS ABOUT SOUTH AMERICA Mariana and the Merchild: A Folk Tale from Chile Old Mariana finds a merbaby in a crabshell and cares for it as if it were her own child. She knows all the time that…

  • Children's Books about New Zealand
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    Children’s Books About New Zealand

    New Zealand is definitely on my list of places to visit. I wanted to go there pre: Lord of the Rings but now going to see The Shire is a cool bonus. Also, we don’t have a lot of sheep around where I live so a country that has five sheep for every person sounds interesting! The landscape looks so lush and diverse . . . I could see myself taking a lot of pictures there. But for now, we will read books about it. 🙂 CHILDREN’S BOOKS ABOUT NEW ZEALAND Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas Here is the incredible story of Elizabeth, a real-life elephant seal who made her…