Category Archives: PRE-SCHOOL

{How-To} Fleece Transparency – Painting with Wool & Light !

Do you remember the first time you saw coloured fleece ? What IS that ?  Then you reached out & stroked it (everybody does)… You wondered, “what do I do with it”?  The answer to that question depends on where … Continue reading

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What is Wet Felting ? : A 5-minute Handwork Homeschool Lesson

Wet Felting is one of those wonderful fibre arts that truly allows you to create from the most basic of materials. Working with a little warm water, a bit of soap & some cuddly, soft rovings you can easily & … Continue reading

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Festive Christmas Book List – Part 5 (+ MORE in the Handwork Homeschool Library!)

  . . For the last few years, I’ve shared books from our Christmas/Holiday book collection.  I say “OUR” because I’ve owned some of these books since I was very young & many of the others belong to my kids. … Continue reading

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**NEW** Come wander in the Resource Library – snacks ALLOWED !

Happy Labour Day (yes, I’m Canadian & there’s a “U” in there!) How was your summer break ? . . It seems to have flown by, although we’re having some pretty beautiful days so I can pretend it’s still late-summer (which … Continue reading

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My Children Have Special Needs & So Do Yours…

. I believe every child has special needs & I like to focus on the word SPECIAL when I explain what I mean.   . The label “special needs” started being widely used when I was in grade school (or at … Continue reading

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A Early Handwork Skills MAP {CLICK & print !)

. Imagine we just met at a cocktail party (yes, here in France!) In between nibbles of hot-out-of-the-oven fresh, crusty bread topped with chunks of delicious local cheese, we’d get to chatting. One thing would lead to another & you’d probably … Continue reading

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Meet Mother Nature & Jack Frost

Yes, ladies (& gentlemen) – it’s finally here ! The Handwork Homeschool Boutique You know how people say “you teach what you need to learn”? Well, that is SO true for me & I always like to add another thought 

Posted in COLOUR, CROCHET, DYEING, FELT, GRADE ONE, GRADE THREE, GRADE TWO, HOMESCHOOL PLANNING, HOMESCHOOL PROPS, Inspiration, KINDY, KNIT, Make A Long, NEUROLOGICAL RESEARCH, PRE-SCHOOL, SEW, TEACHING HANDWORK, TWIST | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments