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Once the school bell rings my children know that there is just enough time to get home and take a short break before starting on their homework and whatever worksheets I have for them to do.

Part of the reason I wanted to create the homework space was to give them a nice place where they would enjoy doing their work, as well as get all of that clutter out of my kitchen. I figure if I feel inspired to work in a nice clean, working environment they might feel the same way. To spark their creativity I’ve made the room a very colorful and fun space that will hopefully make them want to stay in there and read, craft, etc.

Homework Station

I plan to slowly fill the space with various learning tools to include books, and maps. Our first addition is the Disney Junior Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Learning Schoolhouse Activity kit that I picked up from Walmart.

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There were other Disney Junior #Ready4Preschool options to chose from to include:

  • Learning Schoolhouse Activity
  • Counting Learning Activity
  • Numbers Learning Activity
  • First Words Learning Activity
  • Rhyming Learning Activity
  • Alphabet Learning Activity
  • Colors and Shapes Learning Activity

I chose the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Activity Kit because it had a mixture of learning activities to include learning time, states, letter sounds and handwriting

Disney Junior, Disney Junior Games, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Sofia the first

Disney Junior, Disney Junior Games, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Sofia the first

 

Disney Junior, Disney Junior Games, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Sofia the first

…of course Addison’s favorite part is the Mickey Mouse hand pointer

Disney Junior, Disney Junior Games, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Sofia the first

I’m giving them a learning break this last week but plan to start incorporating the lessons in this activity center  into Addison’s daily after school learning routine. She is so excited she has been asking me almost everyday if she can get it down from the shelf and play with it. It surely warms my heart that she wants to learn but she can’t play with it unless I’m present lest she loses all of the pieces before the school year starts. I already know, there will be magnetic letters everywhere.

Disney Junior, Disney Junior Games, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Sofia the first

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I believe teachers and school are just the beginning of our children’s desire to learn. The hard part is actually done at home with us, and while it may seem so easy to just leave the burden of educating our children on our schools and teachers we are actually just as responsible for their learning and reinforcement of the concepts as teachers are. Finding ways to encourage learning and make it fun at home I believe is the start to a love of learning.

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In just six days Addison will definitely be #Ready4Preschool. Let’s hope the fun of this doesn’t wear off!

Are you ready for Back to School? What other learning items do you incorporate into your child’s homework routine.

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I live in the South if you didn’t know. Tea sipping,  is embedded in the southern culture and way of life. In the event you were wondering, both the literal and the Kermit variety are practiced here but today I am speaking in the literal sense #TrendTea hunty!  Sweet tea is a summer staple around here and I keep a few boxes readily available at all times. In the mornings when school is in session I will sit down with a pretty mug of Bigelow green tea to get my thoughts and plan of action together for the day. In the summer I often opt for it being cold since the weather outside is sizzling.

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Entertaining is made easy with tea during the summer. When I have friends over the first offering is tea, then water. I  know. I told you it’s a way of life. One of the ways I make tea in the summer is by using the sun. Sun tea anyone?

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Sprint. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating

Kyocera Hydro Vibe

Yes, I took this picture in the pool with the Kyocera Hydro Vibe while Addison was kicking up a storm. Summer + a waterproof phone = Good times.

The new Kyocera Hydro Vibe is a heaven send for summer recreational activities. It is waterproof and can be submerged in up to one meter of water for about 30 minutes before you are likely to have any issues with it. I’ve never been one to drop my phone in water but remove the word water from the prior and you have me, ole butter fingers.

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