Disclaimer: Lest you lump me with the mom of a 6 week old giving baby advice: I have 3 teenagers as of this writing, 19 1/2, 17, and 14. So I’m still in the thick of that stage of parenting. This is my life! However my older two have graduated from homeschool, and that means ... VIEW POST
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My biggest piece of advice to a homeschooler, or really to any parent in general, is to have their kids read and read a lot. Learning to read and comprehend all the words out there is such an important skill that translates to all areas of life. The love of reading leads to so many ... VIEW POST
Whether you’re homeschooling or not, playing games is so important!! Games make kids smart. They do. Think of all the skills kids encounter playing games, whether it’s Candyland as a 4 year-old or Risk as a teenager: First, they’re having fun, so their brains and bodies are less stressed and open ... VIEW POST
To my new homeschoolers: Don’t feel the need to overcomplicate things and make a minute by minute plan of the entire school year this very second. Major on the majors. All the details will fall into place as you focus on the essentials of a good education: 1. Reading. ... VIEW POST
This is our bench. We bought it about ten years ago and it’s become our spot to sit, especially in the mornings when we have coffee. It wasn’t a particularly fancy or expensive bench, but now it’s part of the family because it’s where we do life. (Yes, we live in Illinois so there is a massive ... VIEW POST
Here’s what you might be doing, as an adult learner, tackling the new subject called, Homeschooling 101. You have spent time thinking about your educational options and have landed on homeschooling even though your understanding is limited. Now what? 1. You begin to talk to others in your ... VIEW POST