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10 of our Favorite Gardening Books for Preschoolers

This past winter (so glad that’s behind us!), I posted a list of 10 of our favorite preschool winter books. A reader emailed in asking if I would consider other posts like this one, and today I’m happy to share more of our favorites, this time around gardening! Now, you must know I am not...

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  • BrittanyApril 29, 2014 - 1:48 pm

    You named many of our favorites. 🙂 We just got a neat book at the library today called “What’s in the Garden?” by Marianne Berkes. It has a riddle for each vegetable and the the next page gives a simple recipe that uses it. The pictures are very pretty and realistic and feature kids cooking or caring for plants.ReplyCancel

  • Daniele @ Domestic SerenityApril 29, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    Thanks so much for that recommendation!ReplyCancel

10 of our favorite preschool winter books

{post contains affiliate links; see disclosure here} We’re all BIG readers here, and I can’t believe there is only one kiddo left who needs to learn just how all those letters and sounds turn into words he can read. Soon enough…and I’m not really rushing it.  Until then, we’re all happy to read to him....

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time management bundle of ebooks

{this post contains affiliate links; please see full disclosure here} :: I’ve been honored to participate in several projects with other bloggers – working together to share resources which may be of benefit to you. I’d like to highlight another! The featured ‘bundle of the week’ right now is a group of books designed to help you...

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    8 books I’m reading for homeschooling support {and a giveaway!}

    {this post contains affiliate links; please see full disclosure here} I’m rounding up a fairly big list of reading for the next few months!  Above is the current homeschooling stack (more are on their way!), though I’m sure my favorites will be revisited as well. Definitely more of a non-fiction than fiction reader, I do...

    entering holy week :: devotionals, books, activities

    {We’ve come to one of my favorite weeks of the year, so I’ll quiet words and post only pictures this week as part of a blogging break.  The 52 ways posts will continue on Monday, April 1st with two encouragements for life and home.} : : The past week found me jotting random notes of...

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    • Jenny@smalltownhippiesMarch 23, 2013 - 3:53 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely post!
      I cannot wait to start celebrating Holy Week as well, thank you for your lovely ideas and suggestions. 🙂
      ~ Jenny@SmallTownHippiesReplyCancel

    • Noelle the dreamerMarch 24, 2013 - 4:12 pm

      Wonderful post Daniele, simple and yet filled with ideas! Thank you for sharing.
      At Jerusalem’s Gate by Nikki Grimes is perfect for the season!
      May His light shine upon you and yours,ReplyCancel

    • Heather @ Cultivated LivesMarch 25, 2013 - 9:35 am

      I love what you wrote:
      “when my heart is centered on Christ, celebrating our faith comes more naturally {more calmly!} than if the goal is simply to complete a craft or activity.”

      That is so true. I’ve found that some years we do more and some less. But the biggest thing we focus on is turning our hearts towards Him.ReplyCancel

    2012-2013 homeschool curriculum :: our FIAR books by season plan

    Here’s the first of several posts as I outline our whole life education plan for 2012-2013. I love the term whole life education, because this is what we aim to do.  To build up our children in a variety of ways, not simply academically.  While it’s important they deepen knowledge and skills, life is much...

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    • Lori GJuly 30, 2012 - 11:35 am

      I love, love, love FIAR!! I used it for several years and I still have all the books. Such great memories =)ReplyCancel

    • Daniele @ Domestic SerenityJuly 30, 2012 - 12:09 pm

      Lori – I’m excited to start with our boys, and looking forward to making great memories…ReplyCancel

    • Stefanie @ Giggly GirlsJuly 30, 2012 - 12:48 pm

      Look like a fun year. Michele’s site is a wonderful place for inspiration.ReplyCancel

    • NatalieJuly 30, 2012 - 9:31 pm


      Thanks for this post! I’ll be homeschooling our Kindergarten aged daughter next year as well as our two boys. While I won’t be using the FIAR curriculum this year, I do plan to read aloud to her quite a bit as well as have audio books for her to listen to when I am working with the boys. I pinned this post so I can refer to it throughout the year when I am looking for books for her 🙂ReplyCancel

    • JolantheAugust 3, 2012 - 7:51 am

      We have quite a few of those books on our list too ~ can’t wait to see what you are doing!ReplyCancel

    • KristinaAugust 3, 2012 - 1:26 pm

      I look forward to “seeing” your rows : ) Last year I blogged about our FIAR adventures and plan on doing the same this year. Enjoy the B4 books : ) We loved Caps for Sale!!ReplyCancel

    • Stef LaytonAugust 6, 2012 - 2:51 pm

      loving the FRIAR collection! I have to go to the library way too often. =/

      hoping you have a GREAT homeschool year!ReplyCancel

    • […] now, because of several little ones needing Mom’s attention academically, we carefully structured our 9th grader’s work to offer time with Mom and also release her to […]ReplyCancel

    • Mrs. NerdyAugust 7, 2012 - 9:53 am

      We are rowing this year with a 1st and pre-K as well! I love how you planned your months out according to the season. You will love FIAR and your kiddos will too 🙂ReplyCancel

    • […] fact this month, many of my posts have been about plans :: homeschooling plans for the preschooler, my huge and ultimate guide to creating home management notebooks, homeschooling plans for the 9th […]ReplyCancel

    • CarolineAugust 22, 2012 - 9:52 pm

      I love this seasonal/unit study-type plan! We’re doing modified BFIAR for my 3-year-old, and he loves it. Thanks for sharing your outline.ReplyCancel

    • […] month began our combo plan for preschool and first grade using the Five in A Row {FIAR} curriculum.  The idea is to enjoy these books on a somewhat […]ReplyCancel

    • […] second row in this year’s seasonal Five in A Row plan was the wonderfully rhythmic book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael […]ReplyCancel

    • VeronicaSeptember 17, 2012 - 2:22 pm

      We have just started FIAR volume one. It’s been so much fun. Your plan looks very nice. Since I only bought volume 1 I arranged ours for the seasons too but just from the 1 volume. The nice thing about FIAR is that you can do as much or as little as you want for the day. Somedays we just keep going and others we have too many things going on so we’ll read the book and 1 or 2 activities. So much fun.ReplyCancel

    • […] we’re on track with our literature plan for the year — take a peek to see what books we’re rowing this month.  Come along for the journey, and don’t miss a FIAR post through the […]ReplyCancel

    • […] homeschool… this time of year is a different pace as we catch up on any work (such as our seasonal literature plan for 1st grade and preschool, updates coming next week!)  The girls (9th & 4th) are plugging away at speeches for club […]ReplyCancel

    • […] Pie and See the World was enjoyed so much by both Mom and the boys.  Check out what books we’re rowing this winter 2013 and our other Five in a Row […]ReplyCancel

    • […] following our preschool literature plan for the year has been somewhat consistent, updating here on the blog has been […]ReplyCancel

    • […] year I had a preschooler, 1st and 4th grader and a 9th grader.  In no particular order, here is my top 10 list for […]ReplyCancel

    • NicoleSeptember 14, 2013 - 7:43 am

      I stumbled across your blog from Pinterest and could not be more excited about it! This post n particular. I have a 3 year old and a 6.5 year old this year. I’m just starting to dabble in preschool and want to do a book based type deal with him. I using lightening literature with Josie and a lot of these books fit right in! Yea! Love that you arranged by season. That’s how I plan as well. Excited to keep reading!ReplyCancel

    • Five in a Row for the Busy Homeschool MomOctober 30, 2015 - 6:26 am

      […] a book over two weeks instead of one.  A few years ago I planned our year around two FIAR books per month.  It worked […]ReplyCancel

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    • Monica C.December 13, 2022 - 7:07 am

      Great list, I have a huge age gap with my kiddos so it’s been a while since I’ve done any “rowing”, I came around looking for ideas, love the seasonal order. Thanks! ReplyCancel

    around the web :: french toast cups, photo books, full plates, and more

    :: We enjoyed these scrumptious & sweet French toast cups recently.  A fun recipe! :: Feeling like your plate is full?  Catherine of A Spirited Mind offers an insightful post on keeping all those those plates spinning. :: Have you discovered Paper Coterie yet and seen how to turn your photos into beautiful books?  And,...

    school’s out :: fresh books to read

    Reading an abundance of books seems to be on the agenda lately.  Oh yes, I’m always reading something — an article, a book, a blog post of interest.  But with the end of our homeschool year came a more open schedule and….yes, more time to read! So off to the library we went.  While we...

    dig into spring! :: gardening books for children

    Spring is upon us and with it comes planting season — a much anticipated time for many!  But whether you’re a seasoned gardener or one who simply enjoys the produce of others’ efforts, this time of year is an excellent opportunity for teaching children where food comes from. Understanding the process from seed to plant or from...

    best books on relationships

    I’m a self-proclaimed book lover. A lover of all things wordy really.  Books.  Poetry.  Articles.  Blogs. As a spin-0ff Valentine’s and with February being a focus on loving well those around us, I want to share some of my favorite books focusing on relationships: relationship with God, with ourselves (understanding our divine design), relationship with...

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