Author Archives: Tara Ziegmont

Fall Craft Projects

10 Fun Fall Kids Activities and Crafts

10 Fun Fall Kids Activities and Crafts

I really love the fall. I suppose all of the seasons lend themselves to nature-study activities and crafts, but fall seems to be especially rich to me. My kids and I do fall crafts and art projects every single day – sometimes to the detriment of our homeschool lessons! Nearly every one of our fall

celebrate summer

14 Ways to Celebrate Summer (It’s Not Over Yet)

Last time I checked my calendar, summer does not officially end until September 21! There’s still one month left to enjoy carefree days and lazy afternoons outside–even if just on the weekends! Here are a few ways we’re going to finish our summer and celebrate on a high note. 14 Ways to Celebrate Summer Make a

Kids walking in the woods

Creating a Summer Camp Schedule and Atmosphere at Home

Summer is well underway and parents everywhere are hearing two dreaded words: I’m bored! The experts say that it’s good for kids to be bored; in boredom, they become creative and find their own things to do. That may work for the experts, but in my house, boredom leads to two things – sibling squabbles and too

summer reading kids

9 Ways to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

Summer is the time for playing, relaxing, going on vacation, and watching TV, right? Not exactly. According to a 2001 study from the University of Missouri, kids lose an average of two months’ educational progress over the summer. Two months! In other words, they have to relearn in September and October what they already learned in April