When winter comes, many people hibernate, patiently waiting for spring to arrive. But for homeschooling families, the thought of kids being cooped up inside for a couple of months is overwhelming. Luckily, Cindy West gives everyone a reason to head outside into the cold with her Snow and Ice Nature Study. For those of you familiar with the nature studies from NaturExporers/Shining Dawn Books, you
Dover Publications partnered with Education.com to offer more affordable workbooks that are fun and engaging. We like Dover workbooks to keep our minds fresh and engaged during the summer months but they can also be used to reinforce skills throughout the year. The variety of activities throughout each workbook helps keep my boys engaged because there is always something different to do; they never get
Cheri Fields of Creation Science 4 Kids is passionate about showing kids that Creation is a valid scientific view point. She has just published an ebook, Mysteries of Time and Creation: A Short Intro to Young Earth Creation, that can help parents teach this to their children. Written for middle schoolers, this short ebook sums up little known ideas about the age of the earth and
When looking for curriculum resources and learning opportunities, one area that many families overlook are community resource specialists in your community. I have found that many specialists love sharing their knowledge and skills with young people. This is particularly true of agencies funded by our tax dollars like the Forest Service, Fish & Wildlife, and National Parks. When I was in the public school classroom, I partnered with Menasha
If you haven’t yet discovered the impact Google Maps can have in your science and geography studies, now is the time. Can you imagine being able to show your kids the bottom of the ocean? Give it a try yourself. Load Google Maps onto your computer and go to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Click on Satellite. Do you see the Mid-Atlantic Ridge system? Cool, right?
How delighted I was when I opened our Kitchen Science Box from Raddish. I love to cook and my son does too. I’ve always considered cooking with my kids part of their homeschooling. I like teaching them measuring and how to cook as a natural part of our homeschool experience. But what’s a mom to do if cooking just isn’t her strength? How can she
This post contains affiliate links to books we love and use in our family. What would the world be without birds? Birds are a favorite subject for young children as they spy birds in their yards and at near-by parks. Nurturing a love of birds is easy when you have one or two of Peterson Field Guides for Young Naturalists on hand. These compact field
Please note that this review includes affiliate links because we really love this product and highly recommend it to you. During high school, one of my sons showed interest in learning more about architecture. This interest-driven subject included all kinds of learning, including building with K’NEX Education – Intro to Structures: Bridges. We were more of a LEGO building family but when we found the