Read Heather's story about coming to homeschool after the unrealistic expectations of the public school system caused stress and anxiety in her young son. Part of our series: 10 Great Reasons to Homeschool We have a primrose on our dining room table. We got it a few months ago, and since then we've been watering it, … Continue reading Unrealistic Expectations of Public School Caused Stress & Anxiety in my Child
Ginny shares why homeschooling is the best choice for her twice exceptional children. Part of our series: 10 Great Reasons to Homeschool My daughter failed out of kindergarten when she was six years old. What kind of kid goes in reading at a sixth-grade level only to get unceremoniously thrown out? Mine, it seemed, and the … Continue reading I Homeschool because… My Children are Twice Exceptional.
I'm excited to introduce ten totally FREE online courses for kids that are perfect for the summer. As parents, we want to avoid the summer slide. But schooling through the summer doesn't have to mean long hours at the kitchen table! Take a look at these ten fantastic, award-winning (and free) online courses for kids. … Continue reading 10 FREE Online Courses for Kids! Screentime You can feel GOOD about!
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 … Continue reading Homeschool Workbooks: Easy & FREE Solution for Kids that Hate Worksheets
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 … Continue reading Homeschool for your Family: Spending Time Together Brings Us Closer
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 … Continue reading Complete BookShark Review: Science Level 2, Ages 7-9
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. 10 Reasons to Homeschool - What's Yours? The post on this site about … Continue reading 10 Reasons to Homeschool – What’s Yours?
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 … Continue reading I Homeschool Because… Dyslexia & Learning Differences
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 … Continue reading FUN Summer Printables + Library Reading Challenge!
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 … Continue reading 10 FREE Summer Programs for Kids for Fantastic FUN & Learning!
Looking for a few alternatives to summer school? Trying to keep kids focused on learning during the summer months can be a challenge. Try these ten ways to motivate kids to learn this summer and stay on track for the next school year! The Summer Slide Ah, the summer slide. Do you know it? You … Continue reading 10 FUN Alternatives to Summer School: Avoid the Summer Slide!
Your child wants to learn a foreign language, but you don't know how to teach Spanish!!! Don't worry. I've got you covered with three great options for non-Spanish speakers that want to homeschool a foreign language. Read on, teach on! Homeschooling has it's challenges. One question that comes up all the time is: How … Continue reading How to Teach Spanish When You Don’t Speak It?!? 3 Options!
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 … Continue reading Kindergarten Spanish Lessons – A Gentle Introduction to Foreign Language
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 … Continue reading 7 Easy Spanish Songs to Sing – Lyrics, Videos, plus a Free Printable!
I've found a fun and interactive homeschool Spanish curriculum that I am so excited to share. Read on for a full review customize a foreign language program to perfectly fit your homeschool. Disclosure: I received this curriculum free of charge and was compensated for my time in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are … Continue reading Fun & Interactive Homeschool Spanish Curriculum!
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 … Continue reading 20 Poetry Activities: Reading & Writing Poetry for Kids of All Ages
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! Don't miss the book giveaway at the end of this post! We didn't always love poetry in our house. … Continue reading How to Find Poems Kids Like +6 Books They Will LOVE
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A round up of summer activities for families with young children. Check out ideas for outdoor play, crafts, and summer fun on a budget!
You've read all the articles about learning through the summer. Here's one that tells you the opposite. Take a break. Here are 101 reasons why.