Instilling a love of learning into a child is completely unnecessary – they are born with it. What parents really should be focusing on is fanning the flames of that inherent joy and preventing it from being stifled by exposing them to rigid forms of education. Children are born with a sense of wonder and … Read more
The first thing you should do when trying to figure out a way to stick to a homeschool schedule is stop thinking of the daily learning plan as well… a schedule. Developing a homeschool routine instead of a rigid schedule that mirrors a public school day is often a part of the “deschooling” process for … Read more
How many hours you homeschool a week must take into consideration a myriad of factors. The age of the children, how many children you are teaching, the homeschool method or curriculum you are using, and last but not least – the rules of your state. Homeschooling attendance is almost exclusively determined by hours and not … Read more
Homeschooling should be a fun and exciting journey of discovery. I keep that crucial fact in mind when homeschooling my three grandchildren. All learning should be approached in this way, but such a concept is rarely ever found in public schools these days. Homeschooling is not merely schooling at home. Nope, not at all. You … Read more
Homeschooling with board games only increases the level of fun involved with educating children at home, it can also vastly enhance the learning process. Learning should be an adventure filled journey of discovery. Adding board games into the actual curriculum, and not simply regulating them into an hour or two slot on family game night … Read more
Transitioning from regular school (be it public or private), to homeschooling is quite an adjustment for not just the children but the entire family. Ideally, transitioning from one type of educational experience to another should occur over the summer months to give everyone time to adjust, but such a perfect scenario is not always possible. … Read more
Flannel boards (or felt boards, if you prefer) are low tech learning aids that are rarely used in school classrooms anymore, but they used to be a staple in elementary schools and Sunday school classrooms. About a year ago, I got online to buy a flannel board to use with the learning sets I was … Read more
Homesteading and homeschooling are not synonyms, but the two concepts sure fit together well. Even if you are not homeschooling, you can still make some simple, nearly free, and heirloom style learning supplies to help your little ones bolster their academic progress. Teaching or reinforcing the building blocks can be daunting for someone who does … Read more
Homeschooling and homesteading just seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. Sure, each one is good separately, but together, well, now you have something really special to sink your teeth into. Millions of Americans across the country are homeschooling their children for a vast array of reasons – more now in our modern … Read more
If you’re a homesteading, homeschooling mama of multiple ages/grade levels, I’d love to know how you manage your school day as well as your farm chores. What have you found to work best for you?
Our homeschool schedule has to be flexible to fit into our lifestyle. Fortunately, there is so much to be taught in just our daily activities! Many lessons come somewhat naturally.
Got a shelf of homeschool workbooks that looks like this? Here’s a great way to organize your books, and make lesson time prep a little quicker!