Do you have a child who is struggling with handwriting? When a child has trouble with handwriting, we usually think about their grip pattern with the pencil or their small muscle coordination. But when we write, we also need good postural control, i.e., strength in the muscles in the trunk. And there are also a lot of little shoulder and upper arm motions involved in
Throughout my years of homeschooling we have tried many different resources, curriculum, and teaching methods. When it comes to history and science we tend to lean towards a more hands on approach. Geography has been something I have put more importance on with my children. I didn’t half appreciate the importance of geography while I was in school, and now I find it to be
Classical Academic Press is one of my favorite homeschool curriculum providers. They have wonderful language programs, Bible study books, reading resources, and language arts books. We have enjoyed everything we’ve used. One of our favorites? Their Writing & Rhetoric series. Writing & Rhetoric Writing & Rhetoric is a series of 12 books (7 books are currently available) for grades 3-9 that teach the basic skills
Do you remember receiving a care package at summer camp or when you went away to college? Subscription boxes bring back this nostalgic feeling but instead of home baked cookies or bug spray, the box might be filled with high-end cosmetics, the ingredients to make a gourmet meal, or a new favorite book. Then there is the experience of unwrapping the box and revealing the
Science is actually why I finally decided to homeschool. How could I tell my son (then in 6th Grade) to trust and respect his teachers and yet tell him that what they were teaching him was incorrect and not to believe / follow it (specifically when they would teach about evolution). That was the final straw for me. It was time to bring him home!
Homeschoolers love stacks of books. Library books. New school books. Books for simply reading for pleasure. But sometimes purchasing and collecting the books for that curriculum list can be a bit overwhelming. I have a frugal answer for you. A homeschool library start up from Dover Publications. ~Don’t miss the discount code plus the giveaways for each age group at the end!! We received this
If you are into seasonal schooling – as I have been our entire homeschooling career – nothing beats being able to download appropriate resources in one click. Enter CurrClick – endless-wonderful-curriculum and live classes at affordable prices and all available in an instant! Does it get any better than that? Well maybe. I absolutely love getting new curriculum delivered and un-boxing it all, but CurrClick
Lovely Latin: Learning with Memoria Press Do you teach Latin in your homeschool? Memoria Press and their Latin programs have been an excellent mainstay in our homeschool since the very beginning, over 15 years ago. We like to start our foray into Latin with a very gentle and basic approach beginning with Prima Latina. As one who wasn’t required to take ANY Latin in school, I really