When it comes to activities for your preschoolers, do you often feel overwhelmed? I do. I’ve overcomplicated it in the past, and that’s left me a bit tired when it comes to creating a warm and rich learning environment for my youngest kids.

Jennifer Pepito has re-inspired my enthusiasm, however.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • focus on simple play based on books
  • put connecting with our young kids first
  • make learning to read more active

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Little House in the Big Woods

Little House in the Big Woods

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The first in Laura’s story about her family of American pioneers. Join the Ingalls family as they celebrate Christmas and the harvest and their first trip to town.

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How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books)

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books)

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Such a fun book! A little girl travels the globe looking for the perfect ingredients to make an apple pie. Cute for geography or a unit study!

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Little Men (Puffin Classics)

Little Men (Puffin Classics)

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Jo of Little Women fame is all grown up and has started a school. Homeschoolers might find some tips and ideas in this sweet sequel.

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In the treasured follow-up to Little Women, Jo March returns as a mother of two sons and schoolmaster to twelve orphans. Now Jo Bhaer, literature’s beloved heroine has transformed Plumfield, the decorous New England estate of the March sisters’ youth, into a progressive school.

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The Read-Aloud Handbook: Seventh Edition

The Read-Aloud Handbook: Seventh Edition

**Description from Amazon: The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children—revised and updated Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease’s beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless children be...

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A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on The Gentle Art of Learning(TM)

A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on The Gentle Art of Learning(TM)

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** Description from Amazon: Now you can realize the joy filled homeschool of your dreams! This modern classic is written by the homeschool mom who first carried Charlotte Mason's writings to America in her suitcase in 1987. Miss Mason's books were soon republished for a new generation. After ten years of intense study and succ...

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On to Oregon!

On to Oregon!

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**Description from Amazon: The epic journey of the Sager children by covered wagon from Missouri to Oregon in 1848.

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A Tree Is Nice

A Tree Is Nice

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Trees are beautiful. They fill up the sky. If you have a tree, you can climb up its trunk, roll in its leaves, or hang a swing from one of its limbs. Cows and babies can nap in the shade of a tree. Birds can make nests in the branches. A tree is good to have around. A tree is nice.

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Freight Train

Freight Train

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In simple, powerful words and vibrant illustrations, Donald Crews evokes the rolling wheels of that childhood favorite: a train.

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Konos Character Curriculum – Volume 1 with Lesson Plans (Volume 1)

Konos Character Curriculum – Volume 1 with Lesson Plans (Volume 1)

**Description from Amazon: Konos Curriculum, Volume 1 with Lesson Plans --- From the Reader's Note on page iv: "Each volume is a manual for parents (or teachers) to use with any subject with any student(s) from kindergarten through eighth grade although it is also used as a supplement for younger and older children. All eleme...

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A Time to Keep

A Time to Keep

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**Description from Amazon: There were homemade valentines and Easter eggs, Fourth of July picnics and family birthdays. Thanksgiving brought visits from relatives -- so many, the children had to sleep in the barn! And finally there was Christmas, the best of all "times to keep," with handmade presents, an Advent calendar, and...

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Little House on the Prairie (Little House, No 3)

Little House on the Prairie (Little House, No 3)

**Description from Amazon: The adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for Kansas. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their little house on the prairie. Soon they are planting and plowin...

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The Fire Trolls

The Fire Trolls

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**Description from Amazon: These four teenagers were just like any others. They led mediocre lives, living in the mundane. That is, until they stumbled upon a map in a thrift shop. The four children were given extraordinary powers and are launched into an adventure, to save a people that was not their own, in a world they did...

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Look What I Did with a Leaf! (Naturecraft)

Look What I Did with a Leaf! (Naturecraft)

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**Description from Amazon: Look What I Did with a Leaf! will show young art and craft lovers how to use nature's bounty to create fanciful animals and natural scenes. Readers will develop their artistic eye and soon learn to see the artistic possibilities that surround them. Morteza E. Sohi gives careful directions on how to ...

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Stone Soup (Aladdin Picture Books)

Stone Soup (Aladdin Picture Books)

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**Description from Amazon: Clever soldiers outwit greedy townspeople with the creation of a special soup in this cherished classic, a Caldecott Honor book.First published in 1947, this picture book classic has remained one of Marcia Brown's most popular and enduring books. This story, about three hungry soldiers who outwit th...

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