A Healthier You by A Beka Books

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It seems to be that time of year again, when we begin to think about the coming year, and our children's needs for curriculum.  One of the areas that I sometimes have missed in our homeschool has been in health education.  We have always added PE into the mix, but did not start working with [...]

Homeschool PE, Fitness and Sports

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We all know physical fitness is important and plays a big role in overall health.  Childhood obesity rates are climbing as well as diseases that are directly linked to our sedentary society. What can we do as homeschool parents to ensure that our children not only have a life-long love of learning, but a life-long [...]

Learning to Sew with Sewing School {a Review}

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As an avid sewer myself, I knew that sewing was a life skill I wanted my girls to have. But sometimes it’s hard to teach a beginner when you’ve been doing something for so long that it’s become second nature to you. That’s why I was excited to find Sewing School by Amie Petronis Plumley [...]

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  In our home, anything that makes offering music appreciation easier is a big plus. Our family has used many of the The Story of ...Introduction to The Classics CDs as part of our weekly music selections. This series makes learning about great composers super easy and enjoyable. There is nothing more enjoyable than turning [...]

How To Draw Animals

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I have always found teaching art - drawing and painting - a challenge in our homeschooling. Which is quite funny because I loved art in school and trained in Fashion Designing which has quite a large drawing/designing side to it. But I just could not pass that on to my children. Even now I have [...]

Homeschool in the Woods: Hands On History Artists Activity Pak

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"Hands-on" is the perfect description for this product because there really isn't much reading and text except for what is presented when doing the activities. That makes it ideal for the tactile learner. You can first do the learning projects and activities of your choice and then later use them to build the lapbook. The [...]

Workshops Work! A Parent’s Guide to Facilitating Writer’s Workshops for Kids thumbnail

I've been hosting a writer's workshop in our home since September. A writer's workshop is a time for writers to gather together and share their work. Sometimes workshops hold a mini lesson and give participants time to write and some, like ours, encourages writers to bring pieces they've already written to be shared during the [...]

Art in the Homeschool

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Taking time for art each week breathes life and spirit into your child. Allowing this time to explore great artists and different art mediums gives your precious children a more rounded education that promotes creativity, problem solving, and language skills. Not sure where to start? This collection of blog posts, tutorials, and art related reviews [...]