Yes, you can homeschool your child with special needs!

I’m meeting more and more parents of kids with special needs who are considering the idea of homeschooling.  But that’s as far as they get.  When push comes to shove they each end up feeling that there is no way you can homeschool your child with special needs. I’m here to tell you that isn’t […]

Increasing Fine Motor Skills Using Sticker Books

Parker does not like to write.  Holding a pencil has got to be one of his lease favorite activities. The solution?  Increasing fine motor skills and over all hand strength.  A never ending quest at our house. Note:  For your convenience I’ve included Amazon affiliate links.  When you shop through these links, Parker receives a […]

Special Needs Homeschooling , Blenderized Diets and more.

We are counting down the days until a new school year here at the Hodson’s.  The Blue Eyed Girl will be a (gasp!) Junior, The Curly Girly has just been hired on as an Intern with her very own special needs classroom.  Reed is busy getting his school ready for a new year, and I’m […]

Name Activities for kids with Special Needs

There comes such a sense of accomplishment when a child learns how to write their name.  That’s one of the reasons I persist in the perfection of Parker’s signature.  It’s really no longer a matter of IF the kid can write his name, but matter of WILL he’ll write his name.  Hard-headed Hodsons abound around […]

Special Needs Homeschooling

Special needs homeschooling in our family came about because of the fragility of Parker’s health.  Sending him to school for two days turned into two weeks of being sick.  Then the whooping cough outbreaks began.  Plain and simple, a case of whooping cough would kill Parker.  And, yes, we do vaccinate, but unless everyone chooses […]

Two Ingredient Playdough!

I am a total playdough snob.  The stuff from the store totally creeps me out both texture and smell wise.  Even when I purchase the stuff that is supposed to smell good……it doesn’t.  So I wind up making playdough for Parker.  And it doesn’t get much easier than a two ingredient playdough.  Oh, and did […]