American Kids in History Book Series

American Kids in History

I disliked history classes as a child because I struggled to memorize names and dates, but as a homeschool mom I discovered a love for history studies!  We enjoy immersing ourselves in the lives of the people living in different periods, and one way to keep our studies engaging and fun is by having a [...]

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This month we've found that Dover Publications adds the fun to homeschool science and writing! Would your children like to make a bouncy ball? Maybe build writing skills (and laugh!) with Create Your Own Story? Let me tell you more... ~Don’t miss the giveaway at the end!! We received these Dover Publications resources in exchange [...]

BrainPOP Review

BrainPOP review

This post contains affiliate links. Tim and Moby If you know Tim and Moby, then you know BrainPOP. BrainPOP is a popular website featuring engaging, educational resources. Most homeschool families know about their award-winning videos, however that is just one part of what makes BrainPOP unique. The website also boasts GameUp, quizzes, BrainPOP Jr, BrainPOP [...]

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We first started using Better Chinese curriculum when my five-year old daughter expressed an interest in learning to speak Chinese. At the time, it was the only curricula that I could find that was aimed at the English speaker. As I don't speak or read Chinese myself, this was critical. I wanted something that be [...]

Master Books Homeschool Curriculum

Master Books Curriculum

We are featuring our sponsor, Master Books! Have you explored all they have to offer for your homeschool?   Scroll over the 'Homeschooling?' tab in the upper right hand corner and request a Christian Education catalog! Explore by category: preschool, grade school, middle school, high school and college prep. And browse by author, series and [...]

Why Can’t My Child Learn Multiplication?

Learn Math Fast Books

You’ve tried oodles of books, stacks of CD’s, decks of flashcards, and still your child struggles to answer 6 x 4 correctly. Your older child got it and the younger one is catching on, so why is it that some children just can’t seem to remember basic multiplication facts? The answer is simple; they can’t [...]

Collaborative Books for Young Writers

Are you looking for something to do with your little ones, while your older learners are needing your help?  Would you like more than 20 ways to not only keep them occupied, but also help to develop their reading and writing  skills? Scholastic offers this and much more in their workbook, Collaborative Books for Young [...]

Homeschoolers College Admissions Handbook Review

My daughter turned twelve this summer, and thoughts of homeschooling high school and preparing for college admission have been swirling around in my head.  As someone who likes to plan ahead, I decided doing research now would help calm my worries. That's when I came across the Homeschoolers' College Admissions Handbook by Cafi Cohen. I'm [...]