The Blog: Hi! Welcome to Home Learning Journey, a blog capturing all the learning done at home! I am a firm believer that children can learn at home in so many methods. They can learn from play, arts, crafts, activities, field trips, home school, and so much more! I have a daughter, Esmeralda, born in February 2009, as well as a son, Emilio, born in May 2011. I am currently expecting Isabella coming via c-section February 13, 2013. This blog is meant to capture the journey of learning from the heart of our home.
If you are new here and would like to see some of the stuff I post, take a look at my readers’ current top 5 most popular posts to get an idea of what you will find here!
- Primary Colors: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- 10 Ways to Involve Your Kids in the Act of Giving
- Paper Plate Monsters
- Color by Number Count to One Hundred Chart
- The Huge Holiday Gift Guide: 4 Gift Ideas for Everyone
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My name is Kendall. I am a stay at home mom to my two, almost three children. I married my high school sweetheart and could not be any happier where life has taken us. Some time in the future, I may return back to school to work toward becoming an IBCLC, as I am very passionate about breastfeeding and would love to be able to make a difference for even just one mom who may need the help. For now though, I am loving being a stay at home mom and watching my children grow and learn every single day. I enjoy reading anything and everything and watching supernatural TV shows/movies, such as vampires, witches, werewolves, zombies, etc.
Esmeralda is my oldest child. She is so active and very smart. She is 3.5 years old currently. I decided that this year will be our first year doing an actual home school preschool for her. She already knows all her letters by sight and sound, can count to 40 in English and 10 in Spanish, knows all her colors and shapes, and speaks in complete sentences. I did not know what else to do with her since she already knows so much and will not be of kindergarten age until Fall 2014, so I looked around for curriculum that I can incorporate at home to help foster her love for learning and go beyond what she already knows.
Emilio is my youngest right now until his new sibling arrives in February. He is an observer and loves to watch everything. Unlike his sister who talks all the time, he only talks when he wants to. He does not repeat or mimic words you say when you want him to, only if he wants to and if it is relevant. For example, you can ask him to say “dog” all day long, but he will not unless he actually sees a dog. He is a year and a half at the moment and can point to some of the body parts when asked, make the sound a dog makes, pretends to read, loves to do everything sister does, can follow instructions, participate in interactive songs, and more.
Thank you for stopping to visit my blog!