Sponsored: Educational Toy Online Store

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Educational Toy Online Store

Finding a decent educational toys online store can sometimes prove tricky. There are so many different options and finding one that actually delivers can be a nightmare.

I stumbled across DH Gate a few years ago when we started homeschooling and have ordered from them on a few occasions with no hassles and received good service from them.

I am a firm believer that education should be taught using practical and sensory methods. In my opinion, it helps to cement the new concept. I have noticed the kidlets use their hands to mimic the work we have done on certain topics, like times tables. I have always used manipulatives and sensory activities in our lessons and the kidlets have always found that by using these manipulatives or sensory methods has helped my kidlets quite a bit.

Here are some of my favourite finds for Mathematics, Science and Language Arts.


Wooden Counting Sticks
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Geometry Blocks Set
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1-100 Digit Square
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Wooden Balance Scale
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Life Cycle of Corn Specimen, Resin Embedded
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Insects Magnification Cup Amplifier Tank
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Twin Live Steam Engine Model Kit
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Language Arts

100Pcs Set Wooden Scrabble Tiles
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Alphabet Wooden Puzzle
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Literacy Fun Game
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Digital Alphabet Letters A~Z Alphabetical & 0~9 Numerical Soft EVA Foam Mats
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Hearts for Home Blog Hop #119 ~ Home Preschool

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The Hearts for Home Blog Hop is a weekly blog hop that begins every Thursday morning. The theme of this blog hop is showing that our hearts are for our homes. Post topics include: homeschooling, marriage, parenting, homemaking, faith, budgeting, crafts, DIY projects and more! We would love to see you link up your posts. We feature the most popular post and a few of our favorites every week! Will you be one of the next Featured Bloggers?

Not a blogger? That’s okay! This blog hop will be your one stop location to finding ideas and inspiration for fulfilling your role as a wife, mother and follower of Christ. We are so glad you have stopped by!

Meet my cohosts here!

Featured blogger with the most clicks last week ~ Homeschooling Multiple Ages? Simplicity Is the Key to Success (There’s No Place Like Home)
Home Preschool

11 Pattern Blocks Preschool Trays! (Advrentures in Tot School & Preschool)
Home Preschool

How to Home Preschool (Sicily’s Heart and Home)
Home Preschool

End of the School Year Activities (PreK Pages)
Home Preschool

Preschool Letter Worksheets Z (Learning2Walk)
Home Preschool

3 Fun Ways to Teach Preschool Math (Learning2Walk)
Home Preschool

Preschool Curriculum Options for Homeschoolers (Homeschool Preschool)
Home Preschool

Summer Learning Activities for Your Preschooler (Homeschool Preschool)
Home Preschool

5 Reasons to Read to Your Preschooler Every Day (Homeschool Preschool)
Home Preschool





Welcome! Please make sure to link directly to your post (not your main blog page) so we can find the fabulous post you want to share. Each week we will select someone’s blog link up that our readers “clicked” with the most and share some of my favorite posts that were linked up! Thank you!

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Please make sure to display our Hearts for Home button on your blog post, sidebar or tabs. This button can be found on the blog hop each week. Kindly make sure to visit some of the other wonderful bloggers who have linked up here. Were you featured on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop? Congratulations! Grab a Featured button to proudly display on your blog or website.

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We invite everyone to get “clicking” and have some blog hopping fun!

We have created a Pinterest Board so that we can help spread the word on the blog’s that have had featured posts on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop. Make sure to stop by and check it out HERE.

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Montessori Madness ~ Owl School

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Pixie LOVES owls, just like her Momma. This month, we have been working on Owl themed Preschool printables I have found online.

Pixie has loved the variety of goodies I have prepared for her. Her favourite, so far, being the mask. Go figure.
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The following printables have been used for this month’s work:
You’re a Whoot! with printables from Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk
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The following items are available as free downloads:
Thinking skills
Fill in with colors
Letter Recognition
Complete the patterns
Counting on owls
O is for Owl writing sheet
Circle the different item
Math skills
Prewriting practice

Owl Preschool Pack from LittleMonkeyPrintables
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Included in this download, you will find 17 activities:

memory game
shape matching
count and clip cards
coloring page
prewriting page
ten part puzzle
size sequencing
word builders
owl fact cards
finish the pattern page
owl magnet/dot page
two Bible verses
5 Little Owls poem
scissors skills
roll & graph activity
handwriting page (O,o)
circle the smallest

5 Little Owls Printable Puzzle from Growing in Pre K and K
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Printable Five Little Owls Number Sequencing Puzzle 1-5

Letter Tumble from PreKinders
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This owl letter tumble game can be used to practice matching uppercase to uppercase letters, lowercase to lowercase letters, or uppercase to lowercase letters.

OWL Numbers FREE from KidSparkz
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OWL Numbers FREE

This is a set of number cards with an owl theme, 0-10. Three cards for each number – the number, a ten-frame representation, and the number word. Use for recognition, sequence, memory games, hiding and finding games, and of course, matching.

from Making Learning Fun
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Have the children put the paper on a cookie sheet. Have the children complete the picture by putting a magnet in each circle. Some people use pompoms or bingo markers with them. This activity is designed to promote one to one correspondence and letter recognition.

Lacing Cards with Owls from Making Learning Fun
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Using a small hole punch, punch holes at the dots. Have the children lace yarn through the holes.

Owl Shape Craft from Making Learning Fun
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You can have the children glue them to dark blue construction paper as a reminder to the children that owls are nocturnal. You could also give the children construction paper scraps
and let the children add to seen. An alternative idea is to cut patterns for the owl pieces,
and have the children trace, cut and assemble.

O-owl writing sheet from Making Learning Fun
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Five Little Owls from DLTK
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by Leanne Guenther – it’s the same idea as all the other “Five Little ____” nursery rhymes (pumpkins, snowflakes, chickens, monkeys, etc) so it isn’t terribly original. They’re fairly simple to write but some of them start to be a bit repetitive (which is fine for preschoolers!) because there are only so many things that rhyme with four, three, two, one and none.

Owl Mask from First Palette
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Super cute printable owl craft (choose pink or blue) from Kids Activities Blog
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Let imagination run wild when creating owls – pull out the leftover craft supplies because owls may need feathers, pom poms or to be painted like a rainbow!

Printable Preschool Set: Owlette from Learn Create Love
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This set includes the following:

Which Owl Is Different – a 4 card set in which your child has to find and circle the owl that is different. You can use this sheet as a whole, or laminate, cut out each card, hole punch the corner, and stick a key ring through it to keep it as a card set.
How Many Owls? (3 pages) – A fun set of cards for your child to practice counting and writing numbers. I laminated, cut out, hole-punched, and stuck a key ring through our set.
Stacking Cards – Laminate and cut out, then have your child arrange in order from largest to smallest or vice versa… or, of course, stack! =)
Line Tracing – Help Owlette get to her friend by tracing the lines provided.

Owl Patterning from Rachel Lynn
Owl School
This a quick and cute patterning activity. It will require a keen eye by the kiddos since all of the pictures are owls. They will have to pay attention to details!




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Montessori Madness ~ Valentine’s Day Preschool Trays

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Wow, its been quite some time since I’ve written of our Montessori adventures! Here is a sneak peak of Pixie’s Valentine’s Day Preschool TraysPreschool Trays this week.

I printed off two Preschool Packs from Over the Big Moon and A Teaching Mommy

I printed all the pages of both packs to keep Pixie occupied for the duration of the week, and possibly longer (totally dependent on her level of interest and how much work she wants to do at the time, of course) and popped into a file folder. I loved the cover of the Valentine’s day Pack from Over the Big Moon so much that I decided to use it on the cover of the file folder to make it easier for Pixie to identify. She will often grab a file folder with her previous themes and redo some of the activities.

Her trays today have the following printables available:

Valentine’s Day Spelling from Over the Big Moon. This particular activity requires Scrabble like tiles, we unfortunately don’t have any she can used (we have a collectors Scrabble set, so that’s a no go), so I just printed off two sets of the recommended tiles they suggested on the original file.

V is for Valentine Do-a-dot painting from Over the Big Moon. Pixie L.O.V.E.S. her dot painters and this page excited her to no end when she saw it come out of the printer.

What comes next worksheet from Over the Big Moon. I cut out the pictures for Pixie to glue onto the worksheet. I’ll be letting her cut them out from now on. Some scissor practice won’t hurt.

Letter Hh sorting from A Teaching Mommy. Here she sorts the capital from the lower case letters into the appropriate box.

In addition to the activities above, we’ll be using our new Spielgaben 4.0 set! (Post on all our Spielgaben fun coming soon!)

Follow us on Instagram to catch us in action during this week of L.O.V.E.




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Year Round Homeschooling: Transitioning from Totschool to Preschool

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20150811 Transitioning from Totschool to Preschool

Transitioning from Totschool to Preschool

Pixie turned 4 on August 18th and is moving to working on only Preschool activities right now, as she is ready to make the next leap. I took a few things into consideration as she has grown and matured… To read more, click on the above image.




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FREE: Barbie Preschool and Totschool Pack {download link fixed}

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Pixie just LOVES Barbie, anything and everything Barbie. I decided to put a Barbie Preschool and Totschool pack together for her and she absolutely LOVES it. So here, in honour of my Barbie loving girls, is our very own Barbie Preschool and Totschool Pack Free to our readers!


Please click on the above image to download the pack

Included in this pack:
Counting 1 – 5 sheet
Counting Cards 1 – 10
Size Sequencing
10 piece number sequencing puzzles (1 – 10 and 11 – 20)
Prewriting skills
ABC cards
abc cards
1 – 20 cards
Shape cards
Name recognition concertina template
Character cards
Career cards
Do a dot sheet




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