Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Littles Learning Link Up: June 6, 2017

 Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (toward the beginning 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?

As I mentioned last week, we got back into the swing of things and finished our "visit" to China. We finished up all our books, learning about life in China, the Great Wall, and even Fa Mulan. The children had fun playing with tangrams as well. Okay, fine, I did as well.

We finished up our stay by making Chinese lanterns to go with our dragon pictures we made from ArtAchieve. We decorated with those and had homemade fried rice with our steak for dinner. Sadly, not near as good as fried rice from a Chinese restaurant, but the family seemed to like it. Except for Mr. I-don't-like-rice Harold. 

Here are the children making their lanterns:

Tabitha made some more dragons on a banner with the word "Welcome" in Chinese. At least she says it is Chinese. She has been using a book to find phrases to write.

My attempt at fried rice. It was tasty, but not near as good as the stuff I was used to from a restaurant.

And here are the books we read these past few weeks to help us learn about China.

We are now learning about Russia. This will be the last country we learn about for the school year. Then we will learn about our last country, Australia, during our summer session. I can't believe we are at the end of another school year. I also can't believe we are actually going to be able to start next year on schedule. That is such a good feeling.

Let's take a look at that review schedule:

I posted my review for the Christian Heroes: Then & Now book, David Livingstone: Africa's Trailblazer from YWAM Publishing last week.  This week I will be posting the reviews for: Memoria Press Latina Christiana, which I am using with Tabitha, K5 Learning, and Marsh Media. Throughout the remainder of the month you will find the reviews for: WhistleFritz, Hewitt Homeschooling, and the Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series. And in July I will post my review of Rigid Wrap and CelluClay Quik-Sculpting Kit from ACTÍVA Products. I'm looking forward to discovering what we can create with this product. Stay tuned!

Some thing I would like to share with you:

Father's Day is right around the corner! If you are looking for ideas for gifts or cards, I would love for you to check out my Father's Day Gift and Card Round Up.

Summer is also almost here. Whether you will be going to the beach or are looking to pretend to go to the beach, here is a fun round up of Beach-related activities. The Beach Fun Round Up.

Or maybe camping is more your "thing." Or maybe you have plans to go to the beach and to go camping this summer. Here is my Camping Fun Round Up.

Now onto:
Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 10 wonderful posts linked up. I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on post.  

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:

Thaleia from Something 2 Offer shared Kids Summer Movie Schedules.

And here is this week's top clicked on post.

Amanda from Sicily's Heart & Home shared Toy Rotation: Why It's Beneficial for You and Your Child.

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. How fun! My son is really interested in China, so I'll have to save some of these ideas to use with him!

  2. I love Tabitha's dragon sign! I always love it when you cover a country we've "visited," too! I hope your June has started off in a super-swell way!


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