Homeschool workbooks are a great solution for kids who just hate worksheets. Let me show you how to build your own interactive and FUN homeschool workbook that is perfectly customized to your child’s interests and skill level. Plus get started with a free printable worksheet at the end of this post! I have two kinds of…Read More
Homeschool for your Family: Spending Time Together Brings Us Closer
Kirstee tells how the decision to homeschool brought her family together. Part of our series: 10 Great Reasons to Homeschool ‘Why do you homeshool?‘ is a question we homeschool mamas get used to answering. For us it always comes back to valuing the time we get to spend together as a family. How family time lead…Read More
Complete BookShark Review: Science Level 2, Ages 7-9
I am excited to share my BookShark review! This year we used the Science Level 2 program with my seven year old and really enjoyed it. Read on to see what makes BookShark Science stand out from other homeschool science curriculum. Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for my fair and honest review. Mid-way…Read More
Unschooling Homeschool because I’m Against Common Core & Standardized Testing
Hear from Katrina, a mama unschooling homeschool because she doesn’t agree with common core and standardized testing.Read More
Reasons to Homeschool – What’s Yours?
There are so many reasons to homeschool – perhaps as many unique reasons as there are homeschool families. I’m excited to share stories from homeschool moms – my readers and friends, as well as several well known bloggers that you might recognize. This is the first in a 10 post series that shares the many…Read More
I Homeschool Because… Dyslexia & Learning Differences
Kim shares why she chose homeschooling for her children with dyslexia and learning differences. Part of our series: 10 Great Reasons to Homeschool This parenting gig is hard. This homeschool parenting gig is not playing around either. We came to homeschool because we had exhausted our other options. I loved school. I’m a teacher, my…Read More
FUN Summer Printables + Library Reading Challenge!
I absolutely love these summer printables and NEW library reading challenge! Read on for all the details! Summer Printables & Library Reading Challenge These 24 pages are fantastic whether you’re a parent, teacher, or librarian (or if you wear a few hats!). This pack is great if you’re looking for… a summer send-home pack for…Read More
10 FREE Summer Programs for Kids for Fantastic FUN & Learning!
There are so many fantastic and FREE summer programs for kids available nation wide. I’ve rounded up ten of our favorites and threw in two bonus programs that are under $5. Read on for tons of summer fun for your elementary-aged kiddo! What do your kids do more in the summer? Ask for snacks or…Read More
Summer Homeschool: 10 FUN Ideas to Keep Learning All Year Long
Some would call what we do in the summer “homeschool lite.” Between camp and the pool, we keep learning going in fun ways that look less like homeschool and more like having fun. But trying to keep kids learning during the summer months can be a challenge. Try these ten ways to motivate kids to…Read More
Kindergarten Spanish Lessons: A Gentle Introduction to Foreign Language
Looking for a few ideas for simple kindergarten Spanish lessons? Introduce your children to a foreign language at home, even if you don’t know how to teach (or speak) Spanish. Read on for a list of activities, books, and videos that will get your little one started with Spanish! Kindergarten Spanish Lessons Our kindergarten year…Read More
7 Easy Spanish Songs to Sing – Lyrics, Videos, plus a Free Printable!
This page includes seven easy Spanish songs to sing to help your child learn Spanish through music! Read on for a list of songs plus lyrics and video links. And don’t forget to download the printable lyrics at the end of this post! Learn Spanish through Music We’ve used a variety of eclectic materials to…Read More
20 Poetry Activities: Reading & Writing Poetry for Kids of All Ages
Looking for poetry activities that will hook even the most resistant kiddo? Find them right here. I’ve put together 30 ideas for reading poetry, writing poems, and incorporating poetry into your other subjects and lesson plans. Poetry Activities for All Ages Whether you’re introducing haiku to your kindergartner, reading limericks with your middle schooler, or…Read More
Teaching Japanese Haiku Poems to Children + Haiku Worksheets
An simple guide to begin teaching traditional Japanese haiku poems to children. Plus ideas, four seasonal haiku poems to get you started, and a printable haiku worksheet. What is Haiku? As a child, you were probably taught that haiku is a style of poetry with a 5-7-5 syllable pattern, but it is so much more!…Read More
How to Find Poems Kids Like +6 Books They Will LOVE
Are you looking for some poems kids like? Read on for some very simple tips for finding the best poetry books for kids, plus a few poetry activities that will engage even your most resistant reader! We didn’t always love poetry in our house. Around age 4 my oldest child, a thoughtful little boy was…Read More
The EASY Solution for Homeschool Attendance Records + Free Tracker
Looking for an easy way to keep homeschool attendance records? I’ll show you a super simple way to keep track of attendance with a flexible free printable attendance log that will work for one or more children! Do you need to track attendance? Most homeschoolers are required to track attendance – even if we never…Read More
Secular Science: 7 Resources to Engage, Excite, and Inspire Your Child!
Engage, inspire, and excite your kids with these 7 elementary science resources for homeschool.Read More
Homeschool Activities for the Whole Year!
Check out our big list of homeschool activities listed month by month. Updated each month with new ideas and educational resources!Read More
American History Timeline: Engaging Homeschool Curriculum
Turn history into an engaging, hands-on experience with The Giant American History Timeline. This massive timeline is full of activities, projects, and worksheets that will enrich your lesson plans and make learning history fun! Don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post! Sponsored: I received this product free of charge and compensation for…Read More
10 Fun Valentine’s Day Games For Kids
Add some fun to your February lesson plans with these ten Valentine’s Day games for kids!Read More
Save Your Sanity with this Homeschool Planner for Large Families
Homeschool Planet, the best homeschool planner to use with multiple children. Completely customizable, easy to use, and a HUGE time saver.Read More