What a precious season of life are the years considered kindergarten. A time of great learning without effort. Kindergartners are naturally curious about the world and very easy to teach. They WANT to learn new things! (Which can sometimes pose its own set of challenges 😊) When my child shows readiness, I begin moving through… Continue reading Homeschooling Kindergarten
I have loved books as long as I can remember. Some of my fondest childhood memories are the times spent listening to my mom read aloud. She faithfully read to us from babyhood all the way through highschool. Now I have eight children of my own and I am carrying on the tradition! The love… Continue reading 9 Classic Picture Books Every Toddler Needs
In our home we require just a few daily subjects: Bible, Math, and Language Arts. Beyond that we love exploring the excitement of learning with many different subjects and resources. I choose one “extra” subject each day to explore with my children so that I am continually presenting their minds with new ideas and areas… Continue reading Electives and Extracurriculars: How to homeschool the “extras”
One of the great blessings of homeschooling is time. It takes time to be able to surround yourself with nature and observe it throughout the year. Since we’ve moved into the woods of Missouri my children’s natural curiosity has propelled them to learn so many things. I am continually amazed by their knowledge of our… Continue reading Nature Study (done naturally)
I attended a public school until becoming a homeschooler during my high school years, and history was one of my least favorite subjects. It was dry, boring, and full of facts I had to memorize just long enough to be tested. I was a *good student* when it came to testing, but I can tell… Continue reading Teaching History using Story of the World
Science is such a simple subject to explore with children. They have a natural curiosity that makes “doing science” so easy. If we keep good resources on hand, get excited about our children’s discoveries, and help them to explore further any topic that interests them, we will create natural little scientists. I’ve listed Amazon affiliate… Continue reading Science without trying
I spent years stressing about Language Arts in our homeschool, but I have come to a new place of freedom! Language Arts doesn’t have to be hard! Watch the video below to learn about my regrets, my victories, and what we’re doing now for Language Arts. To teach our children to read I use Teach… Continue reading What I think about Language Arts
Can I be honest? Math is not my favorite subject. It was the thing I tried to avoid when I was the homeschool student…but with 8 kids of my own I can no longer hide from it! The good news? Learning math is no longer a stressful experience! We switched to Teaching Textbooks. Since we… Continue reading Homeschooling Math (our favorite curriculum)
Up until a couple years ago we lived and homeschooled in a nice home in St Louis City. We were in a great area and liked all our neighbors but we longed for land that our kids could explore and enjoy. After much searching the Lord led us to a foreclosed property that was just… Continue reading Homeschooling a Large Family in a Tiny House
Yesterday I shared my own personal journey of homeschooling during my high school years. My experience was a positive one, and I know that one day I would homeschool my own children. What I didn’t realize, however, is what a challenge it would be for me to find what learning style was best for my… Continue reading How we moved to DELIGHT DIRECTED LEARNING in our homeschool
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