What fun! What Fun! It's a birthday today! Of that man, Dr. Seuss, and we are happy to say With Seuss we will celebrate, play, and discover. Don't worry, though, the boys are home with their mother. We are sharing today with iHomeschool Network to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday, March 2nd, 1904. He's long been a favorite of mine, and may have … [Read more...]
Twice Exceptional: Giftedness & Special Needs
What is twice exceptional?
The term twice exceptional, often abbreviated as 2e, has only recently entered educators' lexicon and refers to intellectually gifted children who have some form of disability. These children are considered exceptional both because of their intellectual gifts and because of their special needs.
See all our studies and resources for homeschooling to gifted abilities and resources for supporting special needs.
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Join me today at Teach Them Diligently blog for 5 Ways to Make Story Time More Fun! Did you know that just by giving your active preschooler a boundary of movement during read aloud time you can help establish expectations and success for both of you? Learn about all 5 of our favorite tips for read aloud time! Don't forget to register … [Read more...]
Phonics are fun! And so is learning letters! We have had incredible success with LeapFrog. Even with his Apraxia, Mr. T knows all his letters and the corresponding sounds. He can't make all of them, yet, but he is getting there. We have been using LeapFrog products since Mr. T was about 14 months old. He's always been a climber so when I needed … [Read more...]
There is a point when you realize that the holidays are coming (or it dawns on you that they are here) and you cringe. This does not make you Scrooge. It probably means you are already trying to figure out how to navigate all the parties, gatherings, and well meaning family and friends without losing your cool or becoming completely depressed with … [Read more...]
[maxbutton id="1"] It's that time of year again! Gift giving can be difficult for little guys, so here is our top 5 (non electronic) gifts for preschool boys. You simply cannot go wrong with books. Boys need books to help foster imagination and to encourage them in all their pretend adventures. Some of our favorites include … [Read more...]
Do you have a preschool with a speech delay or Apraxia? Speech therapy for children can be overwhelming for a mom new to a speech delay diagnosis. That is why I am sharing some of our favorite toys and resources for speech therapy home exercises. When you are dealing with speech therapy practice at home, toys become tools. These tools are some … [Read more...]
I always love the looks of surprise I get when asked the ages of my children after breaching the subject of homeschooling. With Mr. T being almost 3 1/2 and Mr. F approaching 1 year, how can we possibly be "homeschooling". Well, as their mother I am given the honor of "training them up in the way they should go" (Proverbs 22:6) alongside my husband … [Read more...]
We've been smelling the paint again! Tangerine, Pomegranate, Basil, Lemon Verbena, Plum and Blueberry! These delectable paints smell as pretty as they look. Glob Paints are all natural plant based watercolors. Perfect for toddlers and older kiddos who still mouth everything, SPD or otherwise. Mr. F didn't get to play this round, but I will let … [Read more...]
Homeschooling allows lots of fine arts incorporation. Finding an engaging and fun art curriculum is very important to me. I think the fine arts, including art, music, poetry and even creating masterpieces in the kitchen are part of a great education. Artistic Pursuits was very gracious in sending us a copy of their preschool curriculum, The Way … [Read more...]
As I'm writing this, it is the one year anniversary of getting Mr. T's initial diagnosis for Apraxia of Speech. My little insomniac is still playing away in his room at 9:32 on a Friday night and I'm ready for bed. This journey so far has taught me so much and I pray that God continues to use it to shape me into a more gentle and patient spirit and … [Read more...]