Creekside Learning

Explorer of suburban creeks, sipper of perpetually cold coffee, homeschool mom to three groovy kiddos, wife of a foodie who feeds us well. Blogging at Creekside Learning.  

How to Teach Kids to Memorize Their Address and Phone Number

Here’s an easy way for kids to memorize their phone number and address (actually this technique works with anything you need them to memorize, from preschoolers up to teenagers). And they can do it while they are on the go. ...more

Julie’s Top 10 Fashion Tips for Homeschool Moms

I’m a homeschool mom. I work from home. ...more

Cool Science Experiments ~ Back Yard Animal Tracking Station

Find out what kind of animals come through your yard at night. You might be surprised at who your nocturnal and early morning visitors are....more

Easy Science Experiments for Summer

Who’s ready for some easy science experiments for summer? Summer is a great time to gather a few supplies and set up some cool...more

10 Reasons To Homeschool Year Round

We never planned to school all year long. It just sort of happened. As a new homeschooling momma in our very first year, I dove in with a huge dose of enthusiasm and little awareness of the reality of my situation: ...more

Multiplication Games ~ Learn Times Tables While You Move

We love to play math games around here and these multiplication games have been used over and over again in our house. I first shared the idea of Multiplication High Fives here, then decided to take it to the next level and create a downloadable multiplication chart and High Five template. This method has been so effective in getting math facts to stick for my kids ....more

How to Help a Child Who is Frustrated With Learning

We’ve all been there and we’ve tried lots of things. Our child...more

STEM Activities for Kids: How strong is a piece of paper?

We love fun and easy STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math) activities. This engineering challenge activity can be done by young kids and older kids alike and uses what you already have on hand–no need to buy any supplies. We are going to test the strength of paper, folded in differently ...more

Kindergarten at Home: Getting Started

Making the decision to homeschool is big. The next step is choosing curriculum and planning what and how you want your child to learn....more

Simple Science Experiments for Spring

Spring is about to…well, spring. We couldn’t be more excited! Here are more than twenty great simple science experiments with the theme of Spring ....more