Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Littles Learning Link Up: August 30, 2016

 Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (toward the beginning of the month)
  • A guest post featuring crafts, activities, tips, snack ideas or other early childhood topics. (toward the end of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my preschoolers and/or early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child(ren).

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

What have we been up to?

Not much actually. As I mentioned last week, we have finished our summer session. So, we really didn't do very much last week at all, though we did make our way down to the eye doctor (an hour and a half away) so we could get Tabitha's and my glasses fixed. Other than that, the children enjoyed a week off from most everything "school." Even our review products, which means we will be doubling up this week to stay on track. Though review products are all we will be working on this week. As we didn't work on anything, we didn't get our butterfly life cycle craft completed. I will have to share the completed project at a later date. I apologize.

Let's take a look at that review schedule:

Last week I posted the reviews for Jolly Literacy's Phonics and Grammar, and Jolly Literacy's Can Do Cubes which Harold and Hannah have been using.

This week, I will be posting the review for Homeschool Scholastics: WAY Comes Home Kit.  Then in September I will be sharing the reviews for Apologia: Exploring Creation With Astronomy, Getting Started With French from Armfield Academic Press, Christian Homeschool Hub's Download Club, and (a new one I was just assigned and haven't received yet) 4 books in the "If You Were Me and Lived In..." series from Carole P. Roman and Awaywegomedia.com.  We were also just assigned Working it Out: Poetry Analysis with George Herbert from Everyday Education and the newest Heirloom Audio Productions release, The Cat of Bubastes! I will be sharing these reviews the first week of October.

A few somethings I would like to share with you:

I can't believe fall is just around the corner. I know some have already started school and others (like us) will be starting shortly. Today I would like to share a couple of my early fall round up from last year.

First is the Back to School Round Up featuring a collection of Free Printables and tips for getting your homeschool year off to a great start and keeping it going strong.

One of the first things I think of in early fall is apples. We used to be so excited for the opening of the local cider mill and the donuts they sell. And of course, there is that traditional thought of giving an apple to your teacher. So, last year I posted my Apple Fun Round Up with over 70 apple themed activities, crafts, and recipes.

And finally, don't miss this month's Guest Post: Teaching Toddlers Self-Help Skills (includes a free printable).

I am still lining up guest posts. If you would be interested writing a guest post for Littles Learning Link Up one of these months, please leave a comment or contact me via my contact info on my About Me page. I will need to have your email address so I can contact you. I am looking for posts that have to do with young children: crafts, activities, foods/snacks, tips, or other ideas. I am open to suggestions.

Don't miss these two giveaways!

First, my review and giveaway for this fun children's book:

And second, a new review and giveaway that went live yesterday:
A fun, new game from Blue Orange Games

Now onto:
Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 9 wonderful posts linked up! 
I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on posts

Please don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's Randomly Selected Post is:

Lisa from Syncopated Mama shared Top Kid Lit: Anthology Edition.

Now For This Week's Top Clicked-On Posts:

Katelynne from Disguised As a Supermom shared Our 2016-17 Curriculum Choices (Kindergarten and Tot School).

Shecki from Greatly Blessed shared Learn to Read with Jolly Literacy.

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on one of my relevant boards, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Monday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.



  1. I really enjoy these post that summarize what you have been doing and are doing. I am fascinated on how much you can accomplish with the children and the blog.

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my post! I can't wait to see what all you get up to this year!

  3. Thanks for featuring my post from last week! I'd love to talk with you about doing a guest post in the coming months.


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