Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Littles Learning Link Up: Guest Post: Teaching U.S. Geography Through Picture Books

 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.

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.

I'm going to shake things up a bit this month and switch around the round up and the guest post.

It is time for this month's Guest Post:

Today I would like to introduce you to Jenny from Faith and Good Works. 

 Jenny Morris is a Christ-following, Military wife-married to her own personal G.I. Joe. Mama of 4 amazing kids, ages ranging from 6 years to 25 years, 3 boys & 1 girl. Happily homeschooling for 11 years. She is the author of Faith and Good Works, where she writes mostly about homeschooling & her family life. When she isn’t chasing after her two youngest sons, she enjoys photography, crocheting, and genealogy. You can find Jenny on FacebookTwitterG+ and Pinterest.

Today she is going to share about learning U.S. geography through picture books.

As an introduction to US Geography for Kindergarten we are using several children's picture books that are based in a different part of the United States. Each book will allow us to travel to different states across the United States from the comfort of our own couch.

We read Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey and our comfy couch travels found us in Boston, Massachusetts in the Boston Public Garden.

After reading the book, Everett and I looked at a United States map to find Boston. We talked for a few 
minutes about where we live, and counted the states in between Kentucky and Massachusetts.

We watched this video about baby ducklings.

We worked on these worksheets from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.

Since our weather has been so wonderfully warm the past few days, we had to go to the Duck Garden - that's what Everett called it.

Everett wore his police cap so that he could be Policeman Michael and help the ducks cross the road.
We didn't have any peanuts so we fed the ducks potato chips, they liked them just as much. The ducks were pretty friendly and would surround us waiting for more potato chips.
This goose was a little too friendly! He thought for sure that my cell phone was something edible and tried to take it off the bench.

We really enjoyed reading Make Way for Ducklings and our adventure with the ducks. For More Printables & Activities to go with Make Way for Ducklings Follow Jenny Morris's board Homeschool: Make Way for Ducklings on Pinterest.

If you would like to guest post on Littles Learning Link Up, please contact me via email. My email address can be found on my About Me page. I am scheduling posts for the next several months and would love to include yours. I ask that the guest posts focus on subjects relevant for young children (toddler through early elementary). This could be crafts, activities, recipes, or various tips and advice. I am always open to suggestions. Details will be emailed to those who are interested.

Now Onto:

Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 13 wonderful posts linked up. I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on posts.  

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 Froggy Goes to School Book Activities.

And here are this week's most clicked on posts:

Michelle from Homeschool-Your-Boys.com shared 10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me My First Year of Homeschooling.

Briana Marie from Major League Mommy shared 9 "Family Time" Activities You'll Love.

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 my Toddler Ideas or other relevant board, 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 Sunday 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. Ooooh, look at you, getting all wild and switching up the posts like that! ;) Thanks for featuring my Froggy post and have a super week!


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