With the abundance of homeschool curriculum available these days, it can be hard to choose what might work for your family. Just imagine… You need to explore a different ‘something’ for a child. For example, maybe the program used in your family worked for another kiddo. But, not this one…or, at least not in the same way. So, you jump online to search. And search.
Every season of homeschooling is unique. Also, every child we homeschool is different. In families with multiple children, each kid holds their own likes and dislikes. Not to mention, they have strengths and weaknesses. Even our parenting might feel challenged in new ways by each child! But, homeschooling can shine here friends. We can take a moment to notice what seems helpful to our student.
After 20 years of homeschooling I stand by one guideline: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Yes, that sentence holds plenty grammar errors! (Feel free to edit). Though really, I’m just sharing how I approach homeschool planning. It often takes time to notice what curriculum works best for your family. Sometimes, even more effort for a particular child. So, when I noticed ALL my kids
The years just past toddler days are full of activity and wonder. Yes, they can be challenging. But, there is so much opportunity to make homeschooling simple and easy-going. I remember searching out a preschool Montessori approach for homeschooling — it felt like all those things. A fun way of learning and growing. A structure for Mom that felt enjoyable. Time for reading, playing, exploring
From the very start of parenting, I believed in the power of books. Not just any book. But, books with a rich story and characters who came alive. My fondest homeschool memories include family read-aloud time on the couch. Of course, reading also took place on the road, in the library, at a sibling’s practice and many other locations. This literature approach we shared shaped
Imagine preparing for your homeschool year in a relaxed and inviting way. For starters, all books arrive at your doorstep. They are high-quality, beautiful, and cover a subject you want to teach. Next, you receive instructions – step by step, week by week info – guiding you through an entire year with notes and lists. It keeps getting better. Almost everything needed for hands-on discovery
Can we agree the past 12 months made it tough for parents to share about current events with their kids? Countless times I explained events unfolding in the USA or around the globe. Day after day, it seemed new words, phrases and conversations were introduced and explored. Many of which have become commonplace in how we discuss things. Pandemic. Quarantine. Transfer of Power. Protests vs
For some reason, I thought teaching creative writing to my homeschooled kids would feel simple. I’m a writer! But, feeling comfortable as a writer didn’t quite equal to easily teaching the skill. Helping my students put together an academic paper? Not a problem. Teaching creative writing? Not so much. So I feel grateful for helpful tools in this area. I’ve discovered how Bardsy Homeschool can
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