9 Autumn Printables on Mom’s Library

Autumn Printables on Mom's Library with Castle View Academy. Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and more!

  Autumn is moving in up here in the Northern Hemisphere, and that means that schools are starting up again (unless you’re a year-round homeschooler like us).  It’s fun to keep things seasonal for the kids.  Today I have lots of fun autumn printables for children. If you missed last week’s round-up, I featured Apple […]

Autumn Leaf People

Leaf People adapted from the book Learn With Play 150+ Activities for Year-round Fun & Learning

Autumn is in the air and the leaves are falling.  They aren’t just a nuisance, they’re nature’s craft supplies!  We took our new book, Learn With Play: 150+ Activities for Year-round Fun & Learning, out and got busy. Tristan, Kallista, and I have had a great time this year attending the Biodiversity Summer School.  We forgot […]

Why This Mommy Doesn’t Carry a Handbag

Why I don't use a hand bag. Musings of Mommyhood by Castle View Academy.

Most women I know carry a handbag to keep themselves organised and fashionable.  There was a time when I did the same, and to me the smaller the better as I became older.  A wallet, inhaler, and a pocket camera was all that I needed to have with me….But now….I no longer carry a handbag […]

12 Things To Do In Northern Ireland This Fall For Families

What To Do in Northern Ireland This Fall. Great family events are happening, and many are free!

Summer was short, wet, and cold this year, but September usually brings a spell of warm, dry weather, and I’m hoping mother nature won’t disappoint this year.  As August finishes and the daylight hours quickly get shorter it can be harder to think about going out and exploring new things. I’ve found some events that […]

Apple Crafts and Activities on Mom’s Library

11 Apple Crafts and Activities featured this week on Mom's Library with Castle View Academy

Hello, hello!  It’s the last week of August, and the signs of spring are becoming obvious.  The days are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler, and the kids are heading back to school.  Another sign of fall are the ripening of the crops.  Apples are always a popular theme at this time of year, […]

Ultimate Collection of Spider Crafts And Activities & Big Cash Giveaway

The Ultimate Collection of Spider Crafts And Activities For Kids. Cute and educational ideas to keep kids busy this fall!

Fall is on the doorstep…and in our case, the spiders are making their winter homes there, too.  Yuck!  But crafty spiders can be so cute!  I’m bringing you the ULTIMATE collection of 56 Spider Crafts and Activities.  They’re grouped by theme – snacks, sensory play, learning about spiders, other spider-themed learning activities, upcycled fun, just […]

Tin Can Stilts

Tin can stilts Classic childhood fun

It’s still officially summer, and time to get outdoors and make the best of it!  This year the children are really enjoying spending time in the back garden and having fun on their own.  They’re now old enough that I don’t have to spend every minute watching them, I know that they will entertain themselves.  But it […]

Hands-On Art For Preschoolers

Hands-on art for Preschoolers on Mom's Library with Castle View Academy.com

  Kids love to be creative, and it’s something that can be done all year round.  This week I’m bringing you some hands-on art for preschoolers that the kids will love to create (and family will love to receive). If you missed last week’s round-up, I featured Learning While Camping.  Have a look through and […]

Creative Kids World Music

Creative Kids World Music

Good morning world!  It’s a beautiful morning here, and I hope it’s the same for you.  The kids are outside with Phil and I have a cup of tea waiting for me.  All that’s missing is a little background music..with so many choices, what will I choose to listen to today?  What is your favourite […]

Turn Plastic Bottles Into A Beautiful Vertical Garden

Upcycled Vertical Gardening for kids is where it's at! Turn those plastic bottles into beautiful plant pots for the fence!

Summer means we tend to drink more water, which can mean more plastic drink bottles.  It’s a shame not to upcycle when possible, so let’s do something with those bottles…but what?  We’ve turned our plastic bottles into a beautiful vertical garden for the children to enjoy. We have a corner of our garden that is […]