I remember the first time we covered different types of special needs in my teacher certification courses. There were so many! Why did they all overlap?! How could I keep them all straight? Maybe you’re similarly overwhelmed. You might be concerned about your child, and wondering whether or not they have a special need. Maybe…Read More
Learn from Apps- The Best of EdTech
Can kids really learn from apps? Our list of the BEST educational apps for each subject area!Read More
Working with special needs children
If you wanted to regularly be working with special needs children, you could be a pediatrician, therapist, or even a specialized lawyer. But in our societies, it’s teachers who spend the most time helping these special kiddos. In schools, special education teachers are often the most patient, warm, creative, and predictable people in the building.…Read More
What is Alternative Education? 4 Options for Your Child
What is alternative education? Answers to your question plus 4 options for your child.Read More
Understanding the 3 Different Types of Learning Disabilities
There are many different types of learning disabilities out there. There are also a lot of other disorders that aren’t learning disorders but do make learning difficult. How can you tell the difference? A learning disorder is when someone has a hard time learning over a longer-than-normal period of time. To be a true learning…Read More
Why have a nature classroom?
The nature classroom is not a recent phenomenon. Aside from the obvious health benefits, here’s why you should have one, too!Read More
Backyard Natural Playground: A Space for Experimentation & Play
Creating a natural backyard playground is an easy, fun, and extremely cost effective project. Find ideas here for creating a space for experimentation and play!Read More
Help My Child Focus Naturally: 5 Tried and True Strategies for Home
“Are there any ways you know of that I can help my child focus naturally?” This came up in conversations with parents all the time when I was a teacher. Sometimes, it was the first question after a diagnosis of ADHD from parents hoping to avoid a medical treatment route. Other parents had tried some…Read More
Homeschool Management Success! 5 Tips for a Healthy Mindset
Guys, the Homeschool Resource Room mailbag is just about bursting with questions about homeschool management. “How do I teach all of these children at once??” “How do I get laundry, and dinner, and potty training all done on top of homeschooling?” “Aglksdjklgheislkjsd HELP!” Ok, so that last one might not sound like a question about…Read More
Independent Work: 5 Strategies for Encouraging Independence at Home
Today, I’d like to share an excerpt from a play I’m writing titled: “Independent Work in the Homeschool.” Enter CHILDREN CHILD #1: MOM! Mommy! Mom-mom-mom-mooooooom! FRAZZLED MOTHER: What is it? I’m trying to teach your brother about decimals. CHILD #2: I need to ask you a question. CHILD #1: I was here first! FRAZZLED MOTHER:…Read More
PRIDE Reading Program Review: Multi-Sensory Learning
I’m excited to share a review of the PRIDE Reading Program. We tried the Yellow Book Program Kit – Level 1. PRIDE is designed for students who struggle with learning to read but can be used by anyone. It’s also multi-sensory, meaning your child won’t spend the entire lesson in front of a workbook.Read More
Accommodations for ADHD: 25+ Tips & Recommendations
Many parents, at some point, realize their child might need learning accommodations for ADHD symptoms in order to learn effectively. Whether they’re homeschooling, distance learning, or going to brick-and-mortar schools, ADHD symptoms can be tricky and require some alternative methods. Of course, no child is alike, even those that share an ADHD diagnosis! As I…Read More
Homeschool Unit Studies: WHY & HOW this Method Works!
Have you ever thought of trying out homeschool unit studies? Maybe you’ve heard of them before, but figured it was just another activity. Maybe you didn’t quite get how they worked, and were afraid to ask. Or maybe you’ve never even heard of homeschool unit studies in the first place. Friend, let me set your…Read More
Outdoor Winter Activities: 25 Fun and Creative Cold Weather Ideas!
As the weather starts getting blustery and chill, parents everywhere are scrambling to find outdoor winter activities for their kids. Everyone can think of the obvious ones like sledding, ice skating, and building a snowman. Yet somehow, even before Christmas, your kids are going to be complaining that they’ve “already done that.” I still say…Read More
Books about Nature for Kids: 50+ Recommendations for all Ages!
What could be better than combining our love for literature and nature than a GIANT list of books about nature for kids? You know you’ll need this at some point. Maybe you’ve got a gift-giving holiday or a kid’s birthday coming up. Maybe it’s too cold out right now, but you’re dying to get some…Read More
Outdoor Learning Activities For Kids: 10 MORE Great Ideas!
If you enjoyed PART ONE of my series on outdoor learning activities, you’ve come to the right place for more! Most of these activities are broad enough to appeal to many age groups, and can be done with multiple ages. If you’d like to learn more about how to get all your kids of various…Read More
10 Educational Outdoor Activities (that you can try tomorrow!)
You’ve all heard how educational outdoor activities can be for our kids. However, when you actually stop to think of ideas, it’s easy to get stumped! (Pun completely intended, of course.) The next time you want to take your tykes outside for some enriching outdoor play, break out this list and its counterpart, 10 MORE…Read More
Executive Functioning Checklist: Where does your child fall?
Filling out an executive functioning checklist was a common task for me as a teacher. Every year, I’d have at least a handful of children being evaluated for ADHD, Autism, a learning disability, anxiety, or other conditions that might manifest themselves at least partially with executive dysfunction. While I was trained and familiar with the…Read More
Logic of English Foundations: Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum
3 excellent reasons to pick Logic of English Foundations for Kindergarten! #homeschoolcurriculum #homeschool #homeschooling #learningtoread #raisingreadersRead More
Executive Functioning Activities: 50 Skill Builders for Kids of All Ages!
50+ FUN executive functioning activities and skill builders for kids of all ages!Read More