I’ve received many questions over in my Facebook inbox asking how I teach certain subjects to my children. Many have also asked what my favorite workbooks or curriculums are but these are a resource we don’t rely heavily upon at this time. This is a difficult question to answer with a short explanation and since I haven’t covered it fully in other posts, I will cover it now.
One specific fan Kelly asked: “My sons are ages 5 and 3 and I have made the decision to homeschool. I am not sure what we need to get started. With the holidays coming up I was hoping to start acquiring some of the things we need. What would you recommend?”
Homeschooling, life learning or unschooling families learn at home but also with plenty of time out in the world. Most of the homeschooling families I know tend to collect certain tools for the home to facilitate the learning process. I am no different but I especially like anything that facilitates learning through play. Tools that help foster critical thinking, spatial problem-solving tasks, language comprehension, inventive thinking, problem solving, math reasoning, and logic. In our home we use all types of building materials and many games that provide stimulus through creative play to achieve these things.
Some of our favorite building materials are:
Good ole Lincoln Logs! These classics don’t even need an introduction! You will never have too many Lincoln Logs!