Around the World Preschool: Oceania

Our final continent in our Preschool Around the World study is Oceania. This includes Australia, New Zealand, and other Pacific Islands. As usual we had a lot of fun, read a lot of books about animals, and even watched Moana as a treat at the end! Where the Forest Meets the Sea If You Were…

Around the World Preschool: Africa

In the new year, we learned about my daughter’s favorite continent – Africa!  She especially loves the African animals that live in the East of the continent, so I made sure to include stories from Kenya and Tanzania.  But I also wanted to learn about the diversity of cultures around the continent, so we looked…

Preschool Artist Study: Leonardo Da Vinci

One of our artists this past school year was Leonardo Da Vinci.  Renaissance Italy is one of my favorite places and times to learn about – I almost created my own major in college just to study it more – so I especially enjoyed showing my children Leonardo’s artwork and reading books about his life.…

Around the World Preschool: Antarctica

We didn’t spend long on Antarctica, but we learned a lot – especially about Penguins!  Many of these books would also be great for a Penguin unit. Maps Sophie Scott Goes South You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Polar Explorer! Penguins by Gail Gibbons A Mother’s Journey Penguin Chick And Tango Makes Three {Note: I…

Preschool Around the World: Europe | Happy Mom Musings

Around the World Preschool: Europe

After the America’s we dove into Europe, starting with the UK, then “traveling” to France, Denmark, and Russia.  I have actually traveled to Europe myself, so I had fun telling the kids about my travels and showing them some pictures as we studied the various countries. Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski England, Scotland,…

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Around the World Preschool: South America

Welcome to South America!  After North America, we traveled south, where we learned about the Amazon Rain Forest, Machu Picchu, books delivered on donkeys, instruments made from recycled materials, and so much more.  This continent has some beautiful and remarkable places and people.  I hope this video will inspire you to explore it! *Note: Lima…

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Around the World Preschool: North America

Welcome to North America!  We started here, in the United States, because it is where we live.  We will do a more in-depth study of the States another year – when we will spend a whole year on it – but I wanted to start with a short, but solid foundation in our own country. …