Here are our top picks for best homeschool reading curriculum this year. PLUS honorable mentions and supplemental programs for homeschool.Read More
Phonics Curriculum: Compare 10 Top Homeschool Programs
A guide to choosing the best phonics curriculum for your family. Plus, a comparison of ten top learn-to-read programs for homeschoolers.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
Best Homeschool Writing Curriculum for Your Struggling Writer!
Choosing the right curriculum is a challenge – especially if you have a child who is struggling. Check out the top 3 reasons we chose WriteShop as our homeschool writing curriculum – and why it might be the BEST choice for you, too.Read More
All About Reading: 3 Reasons we Chose AAR for Learning to Read!
3 reasons we chose All About Reading for learning to read. An Orton-Gillingham based program with open-and-go, short, hands-on lessons.Read More
Reading Programs for Dyslexia: 3 Keys for Homeschool Success
How to select the BEST reading program for kids with dyslexia. 3 tips, plus our top choices in homeschool curriculum that will inspire your child! #dyslexia #homeschoolcurriculum #reading #raisingreaders #learntoreadRead More
Surprise Box for Kids: Booknicks Subscription Box Review
Book club & subscription surprise box for kids! Book Nicks unboxing and review. #raisingreaders #homeschooling #education #literatureRead More
December Writing Prompts: FREE Writing Prompt Calendar
20 December Writing Prompts to encourage elementary kiddos to think, imagine, and write! Find all the details below and download a free printable December writing prompt calendar. December Writing Prompts Elementary Students This list includes silly holidays and fun topics for the month of December. You will not find references to religious holidays this month, so…Read More
Elementary Writing Prompts are ESSENTIAL for Improving Writing. Find Out Why!
Do you use elementary writing prompts? Prompts can be a fun way to get your kids comfortable with writing on a regular basis and improve their overall writing skills. Read on for why writing prompts are essential for elementary aged kiddos and links to writing prompts for the whole year! Let me put it right…Read More
November Writing Prompts: FREE Printable Calendar!
20 November Writing Prompts to encourage thoughtful daily journaling. Introduce gratitude concepts and have FUN with writing! Your November Writing Prompts This list includes fun topics as well as several prompts that will be great for introducing gratitude concepts including a community helper thank you note and thinking of favorite people, places, and things. These writing prompts…Read More
October Writing Prompts: FREE Printable Calendar
20 FUN October Writing Prompts to encourage thoughtful daily writing. No extra imagination required from you! More About the October Writing Prompts This list includes a wide variety of topics – it is NOT only focused on Halloween. You will find other celebrations such as “Do Something Nice Day,” “World Egg Day,” and Fire Prevention Week, too! The…Read More
September Writing Prompts: Free Calendar with 20 Prompts!
Check out these 20 FUN September Writing Prompts to inspire your kids to write! No extra imagination required from you! About the September Writing Prompts These writing prompts cover: Opinion pieces Informative/explanatory writing Friendly letter Personal narrative Recalling experiences Writing about real and imagined events This list includes a wide variety of topics including silly holidays like…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
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
First Grade Curriculum: Top Choices for Our Homeschool!
First grade curriculum choices for an eclectic, secular, hands-on homeschool year!Read More
Build Your Library Kindergarten Updated Review and Reflection
Build Your Library Kindergarten Review – Updated review for Around the World Curriculum, BYL, BYLKRead More
Don’t Go Curriculum Shopping without Answering THESE 5 Questions!
Five important questions to ask yourself when you’re shopping for curriculum. Advice from a former homeschool curriculum burnout.Read More
Kindergarten Books and Activities: Ratatouille Movie Unit Study
Kindergarten unit plans based on Disney-Pixar’s Ratatouille. Visit Paris, enjoy a few children’s classics, and cook French cuisine!Read More