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The summer is here and this is a great beach themed book gross motor activity to do. My girls love doing these book gross motor activities. It is a fun way to bring the book to life. We used the book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell! for this activity. We really enjoy this book series. The words from the book give you lots of time to practice the gross...

Summer is here for a lot of us. It is one of my favorite times because you can get outside. There are so many different types of gross motor ideas for the outside. We have some favorite equipment that use use often. What I mean by often is at least once a day we use it outside. It is fun to get out an explore the world. Each summer there are 4 main pieces of equipment...

Do you or your kids like yoga? Would you like to have some fun with your children or students doing some fun animal yoga poses? Then come get your FREE Yoga Animal Poses printable instructions from the new Disney DVD Tinker Bell and the Neverbeast DVD available today, March 3rd. These fun animal poses are a great way to have fun while doing yoga for fun, relaxation,...

Gross motor is always something fun to explore with kids. There are a lot of terms that get used with gross motor. Plus kids like things that are always fun and don’t think of as work! Soon winter will be on us and it will be harder to get outside and play. I often work on things we can do inside to keep my girls moving. I was recently at the library looking...

Boing, boing, boing; that’s the sound of my kids bouncing off the walls. If your kids have a lot of energy like mine do, you know that a bad weather day can make everyone miserable. Helping them burn off energy is essential to keeping them happy and healthy, but how do you do it when you are stuck indoors? Here are a few of our favorite indoor physical activities! ...

Welcome to the first of hopefully many, guest posts by Beck, my son.  As part of his homeschooling journey and language arts lessons I am asking him to submit articles to me from time to time as part of his lessons.  When he has an article to share on a topic of his choice I plan to share them with you all. This is my way of not only expanding on his writing...

It can be hard as a homeschooler to remember that we need to do exercise and mark off that box for physical education, the dreaded P.E.  With this product, Yoga Pretzels by Barefoot Books, our P.E. time is now fun! Before I get any further into this review and giveaway I would like to say that I was given a free copy of Yoga Pretzels by Barefoot Books to assist...

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time you know that I LOVE our Family Time Fitness Curriculum. As homeschooling families are days are jammed packed with trying to teach our children, maintaining our homes, and getting our children around to all of their enrichment activities. With all the things that we have to do as homeschoolers the easiest thing...

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time now I know you have heard me say once or twice how much I LOVE our Family Time Fitness curriculum. As homeschooling families our days are jammed packed trying to teach our children all of their lessons, maintain our homes that serve as our classrooms and shuttle the children around to their enrichment activities....

Depending on which state you live in you may or may not be required to include PE in your studies or even keep a PE log for each of your children that you homeschool. Even if you live in a state or are currently enrolled in a charter school program that does not require you to fill out a PE log this form can still come in handy.   I found that one of the biggest...

I have to admit that I was rather hesitant to purchase a Wii this year however we found an amazing deal on a used system that we could not pass up on Craig’s List. I highly suggest using this as a P.E. tool for those days when the weather or time will not allow for outdoor exercise. Our son’s favorite P.E. game right now is Wii Sports Resort. I can assure...

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