Choosing math curriculum has got to be one of the hardest parts of homeschooling. Okay, actually doing math lessons every day is probably harder! But it’s difficult to keep from thinking that if we only had a better/different/new curriculum all our math woes would be gone. Everyone would understand and complete their lessons with minimal effort and drama. In reality, the best math curriculum is
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Are you looking for a fun way to fight the “summer slide?” Do your kids like the play computer games? That’s not even a question! My high schooler likes to play games, of course. Last summer she couldn’t stop playing this one. I am talking about The Academic Challenge Cup, a game by the Critical Thinking Company. This game reviews core knowledge in nine subject
Electives can cover such a wide range of topics in homeschool. And electives are often where our students find the most joy – plus develop unique talents and interests. We offer you an abundance of homeschool curriculum reviews for electives below! ~don’t miss the giveaway at the end! Our Homeschool Curriculum Reviews for Electives Below are some of the many electives reviews our Curriculum Choice
When I began researching homeschooling options way back when, I ran across Ambleside Online and was immediately intrigued. For various reasons, I ended up selecting another curriculum to begin with; however, Christmas found me lingering on the Ambleside Online website. By the New Year, we jumped into Year 1 and haven’t looked back since. Ambleside Online (AO) is a K (Year 0) through 12
My husband wants our kids to be able to think. He especially wants them to be able to think critically about all the information and ideas they are being fed every day. That’s why we emphasize logic in our homeschool. We’ve used a wide variety of resources over the years. While we use other materials as well, the bulk of our logic studies involve books
Back when we were brand new parents, my mother gave my children a set of blocks. Many a plastic toy have come through our house but that set of blocks still stand, stack and stimulate imaginative play. That was 15 years ago. Today my five children still play with blocks… Exactly why we found Larson Toy Lab to be such a wonderful, family-friendly toy company.
Whenever I ask my husband what should be a priority for our homeschool, he mentions logic, so the children study logic every year from about age 11 and on. Some years it’s a great learning experience, and some years it’s fun. When we study The Fallacy Detective by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn, it’s both. In fact, these Thirty-Six Lessons on How to Recognize Bad