Learn & Live Blog

Dance (Party!) Unit

Congratulations—you made it to the end of your Learn + Live Lessons! This is our last week of activities for the year, and we are so ready to celebrate your child and all that you both have accomplished! So, let’s get ready to get up and dance.

Beaches + Ocean Unit

Summer is right around the corner, and what could be more in season than learning about the ocean and it’s sun-drenched beaches? Throughout the unit, we will enjoy some awesome STEAM activities, along with the math, science, art, and music activities you know and love.

Ancient Egypt Unit

Pack your bags and your sunscreen—we are going back in time to the mystical land of ancient Egypt! The people of ancient Egypt left us lots of clues about how they lived and what they believed, so this week we will learn about the people, their culture, and their way of life—and death.

Insects + Spiders Unit

This unit is all about the creepy, crawly little creatures that outnumber us by millions! 🐝🐛🦋🐞🐜🦟🦗🕷(But don’t worry—they’re actually much more interesting than scary!) You will learn about a few specific insects and spiders while also refining your child’s fine and gross motor skills, crafting, and even taking a field trip or two.

Birds Unit

This week’s unit is for the birds—in the best way! 🐦🦜🐤 We are going to learn about our winged friends this week, including their habitats and what makes them each unique.

Flowers Unit

Ready to let creativity and exploration bloom? In this colorful unit study, we’ll explore the science and makeup of flowers while also improving skills around reading, math, art, and more.

Japan Unit: DIY felt sushi set

If your child loves imaginary play, this felt sushi set is a great way to get them thinking like an itamae, or skilled sushi chef! It takes a bit of time to put together, but the result is hours of free play inspired by our Japan Unit Study.

Quilts Unit

If all you think about when you think of quilts is the afghan on your grandma’s couch, think again. Quilts can teach us the beauty of culture, family, and diversity—especially when it comes to gaining understanding of cultures different from our own.

What is Waldorf Education?

The Waldorf method of education (sometimes called Steiner education) is about 100 years old. The method began in Germany when a manufacturer approached Rudolf Steiner to create a school for his factory workers. The result was a method that is based on child development and, at its core, healing humanity.

Castles Unit

This unit is full of fun history about medieval times in Western Europe. We will examine many parts of life during the feudal system of the dark ages—but with a kid friendly spin. Huzzah!

Arctic Unit

This week, we’re taking a journey north to explore the Arctic! We’ll take a closer look at the land, the animal residents, and the people who call the Arctic Circle home.

Outer Space Unit

Welcome to our Outer Space Unit! This unit is Space Jam-packed with the coolest activities! (Sorry, we just couldn’t help ourselves!) We are going to learn about our solar system, the phases of the moon 🌑 and space exploration 🚀.

Snow Unit

Whether it’s blizzards and forts or snowmen and snowflakes, there’s no denying that snow means fun for kids. In this seasonal unit study, we’ll break down basics of your favorite flakes from a scientific, mathematical, and artistic point of view.

Big Feelings Unit

Feelings, especially big feelings, are an important part of every day life—especially when you’re little and still figuring them out. This unit will discuss some of the feelings that we all experience all the time, like frustration, happiness, gratitude, and kindness.

7 toys + games that teach your child educational skills through play

When we watch our children play, we see how their beautiful, little brains are always learning. Play is how they make sense of the world—how they experiment with ideas and feelings, how they develop language, and how they practice fine and gross motor skills.  At Learn + Live, we wholeheartedly believe that playing is learning.Continue reading “7 toys + games that teach your child educational skills through play”

Neighborhood + Native Peoples of North America Supplies

Supplies you’ll need for Week 1: Neighborhood: Books (find at your local library or order below on Amazon): Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney Keat’s Neighborhood by Ezra Jack Keats The Berenstain Bears Visit the Firehouse by Mike Berenstain Owney: The Mail-Pouch Pooch by Mona Kerby OR A Lucky Dog: Owney, U.S. Rail MascotContinue reading “Neighborhood + Native Peoples of North America Supplies”

6 things I wish I knew before homeschooling

Most new homeschoolers have a lot to think about these days. On top of figuring out curriculum options, teaching methods, and learning styles, there are also jobs and family responsibilities to juggle. We all want our kids to excel—not just learn the basics—and that can feel like a huge responsibility. But getting caught up in the day to day minutia might make us lose sight of the big picture.

Leaves Unit

This week, your child will experience beautiful stories and playful activities while developing fine and gross motor skills and phonetic awareness and learning math, science, music, and art appreciation. 🍂

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