Welcome to Worthy of Our Calling! I am a homeschooling mama to 4 littles, ages 3, 4 (will be 5 next week!), 6 (turning 7 in October) and 9. You can read about our family studies and individual studies this year too. We are in our 5th year of homeschooling and I felt now is a great time, as many are in the back to school rush, to post some of our favorite products and resources.
For today I’m going to step aside some of the ‘main subjects’ and talk about some extras that we have enjoyed over the years.
We like the arts in this house. My kids enjoy singing, dancing, ‘crafting’ – as my daughter puts it, handicrafts, learning new things (finger crochet, sewing on buttons, rainbow loom, weaving, cross stitching), you name it!
Some of our favorite products for these types of arts are:
Primsacolor soft core colored pencils
These ergonomic gripped crochet hook gripper – fits most sizes of hooks. Our friend in Uganda taught C how to crochet and she enjoyed using her ergo hooks!
ANYTHING by Miller Pads and Paper! Here are some of our favorites:
Prang crayons – if you can believe me, they’re better than crayola!
General’s Charcoal Pencil Kit – I bought some for my 9 year old to use this year in sketching. My 6 year old is just as good and will probably get to use them too!
I’m starting my 9 year old on water colors this year too. I purchased her a pad of this watercolor paper, these paints and a few brushes. We haven’t started yet though, besides using the paper for something else, but it is thick and good quality.
For nature study drawing/recording this year, I got the little two 6×9 sketch pads and the big two got 9×12 sketch pads. I also purchased a blank one to make our book of centuries, which my husband decorated so cool! Will post pic of that soon!
This Scotch Laminator! I’ve had it for years and use it for so much!
There are some I’ve had my eye on forever, the super powerful pencil sharpener, a better 3 hole punch as mine is breaking left and right, some fancier pens. But they are mostly all wants, not needs. It’s nice to provide some of the wants sometimes, but within reason and budget! Stick around for part 4 soon!
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