There are few books as suited to finding homeschool rabbit trails as The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss. I’m sure you know the story: A family with four boys was shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. Because they had been planning to set up a colony, the ship was full of useful supplies, but getting them onto the island was an adventure in
The Who Was Biographies are a series of books that I wish I had known about with my older two children! They are a series of books (with new titles still being added) that include biographies of people as well as a closer look at places, and events both in history and currently. This series of inspiring, illustrated biographies is perfect for elementary to young
As homeschoolers it’s sometimes difficult to meet the needs of different aged children. True, we don’t have to manage a classroom full of 30 children. But most classroom teachers aren’t juggling multiple grade levels and a toddler and baby. Even with our best efforts, it can sometimes feel like no one is getting what they need. Easy Changes that Bring Peace At our house we
Banish the science text this year and use Tabletop Scientist in your homeschool for a hands on approach to science with experiments and projects. Tabletop Scientist is a 4 book series from Dover Publications which comprises the basics of experiments for an elementary physical science unit. This series is a perfect collection of easy experiments used to demonstrate the main concepts for units on sound, light, water,
Unit studies can be the perfect curriculum option no matter your homeschooling style. Whether you use them as your main mode of learning or throw in a unit study here or there to spice up the schedule, you’ll find they pack a lot of learning! Boy are you in for a treat today! The authors of the curriculum choice have written often about unit studies
Do you love reading historical fiction in your homeschool? Reading historical fiction to your children is a great way to enhance your study of history in a context that is engaging and enjoyable for all age groups. And as your kids approach the high school years, there is such a wide variety of excellent historical literature to create a delightful study of history without the
We are using Heart of Dakota Bigger Hearts for His Glory as our spine this year (3rd Grade) and one of the suggested items within that curriculum is Cheerful Cursive (which can be purchased at Mastery Publications, the makers). My son, who is almost nine, has NEVER enjoyed writing. EVER. I have worked really hard to get him to at least not completely hate it.
Are you looking for a creative way to teach character education to your kids? Have you ever seen it done through a coloring book approach? Last month I found just that, a delightful character education series of coloring books called Donnie Learns. This unique series of seven books is made up of inspiring stories that are paired with coloring activities. The activities teach important character