For the little builder and future engineer who is only four but already has several different kinds of building sets…hopefully this will offer a new challenge for him.
For the future chess player of the family…He is already pretty darn good at checkers for his age and we thought this would be a fun way to introduce him to chess (and re-learn how to play ourselves).
While this one doesn’t have much in the way of educational value, I really don’t have many “toys” and my three year old needs something to keep him occupied when I’m having school with the older boys. Hopefully this will do the trick!
The boys love to play games as a family and this seems like it will be a perfect match, educational and fun.
We can never have enough art supplies at our house. Our absolute favorites are the water color crayons and oil pastel crayons. They do require special paper to get the full effect, but it’s worth it for the beautiful colors and the boys really get creative when using these (I also use this notebook as their art portfolio for the year, it’s already bound and it limits them to one book).
I’ve probably mentioned a time or two before how much we LOVE our Highlights Which Way USA magazine club. It is the perfect U.S. geography resource for kids. Ethan jumps up and down every time we get a new one in the mail and he learns so many state facts that would be downright painful to learn from a textbook.
Each edition comes with a state map and they use the map to find answers to clues in the book which ultimately lead to a which famous person in that state will be inducted into the “hall of fame”. It is seriously the best homeschool resource.
Which is why I was soooo excited to discover their new club- Top Secret Adventures which is designed around countries! I was really hoping to find a world geography resource equivalent to Which Way USA and now they have one! I immediately signed up and I know Ethan will be ecstatic to receive his first edition and I am so happy to have found a fun resource for world geography.
For Mom (me):
Anti-Fatique Mat, because my tile floor is unbearably hard to stand on for hours at a time
Willow Tree Nativity Set: I have been wanting this Nativity set for a while and since I have yet to find one I like as much, I decided this was the year to get it.