When Alexa was a baby we decided not to try teaching her Baby Sign Language.  I had too much on my hands with my mini “cling-on” and was just a tad overwhelmed during the prime BSL period (6 months to a year old).  Alexa was also super duper awesome at letting us know what she […]


December PreSchool At Home

by Amber Stiles on December 6, 2011

When I was in grade school I remember the month of December as full of fun and excitement.  There were so many crafts to make, songs to sing, and holiday concerts to prepare for.  I thought that I would try to do the same for Alexa.  We’re both exhausted from all the running around of […]


Benefits of Homeschooling

by Amber Stiles on October 11, 2011

I realize we haven’t been at this long, but there are already some pretty clear benefits of this Preschooling at Home adventure: Alexa no longer begs for the TV in the morning, and less and less throughout the day.  It’s pretty awesome how much better at self-directed playtime she’s become.  The morning routine has trained […]


Week of C

by Amber Stiles on October 10, 2011

We live in a very colorful home, so there was so doubt letter C week would kick off with COLORS.  This was a really fun week.  I tried to incorporate other mediums into the mix by cooking (snuck another C in there) something that started with our letter.  CUPCAKES it was!  We also took our […]


B Week Recap

by Amber Stiles on October 2, 2011

This week was pretty amazing.  Alexa definitely gets that letters make sounds.  She has started to sound out the first letter of words on request.  We started with Ba Ba Ba Balloon starts with Ba Ba Ba *B*!  Now if you ask her what a word starts with she’ll repeat the first syllable and usually […]

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