I have yet to meet a homeschool family that did not love books. On my quest to find wonderful books to be read to or by my children I have read quite a few ‘books about books’. One volume has earned a place on my personal shelf to be used often. That book is Read for the Heart: Whole Books for Wholehearted Families by Sarah
I feel a bit like a nerd to share this, but one thing that I always loved working on while I was in school was map skills. I thought it was most fun when those maps were brightly colored, having always been a pretty visual kind of gal. I was thrilled, then, to find the Map Skills series from Continental Press, which is available from
In the daily taking care of kiddos it is easy to forget something that is vital to the lives of our children–fun! While fun can be had in lots of ways, it is useful to have a tool to aide in inspiring the sometimes exhausted mother. Angie Kauffman recently sent me a copy of the e-book that she has written, Finding Educational Activities in the Most
If you are looking for a painless and fun way to practice many elementary-level math skills with your children, Buy It Right may be an excellent curriculum enhancement for your family. In this fast-paced and interesting game, children learn and practice: adding and subtracting decimals counting money giving back correct change calculating the highest price and the lowest price from three numbers calculator skills practice in paying
Years ago, when we first started homeschooling, another veteran homeschooler recommended that I take a look at “the Greenleaf history guides” from Greenleaf Press, and I am so glad that she did, and I did! I ended up buying a few of them and have had no regrets whatsoever! They have turned out to be a perfect fit for us in many regards, at different
I am not the world’s best artist. As a matter of fact, my idea of drawing people usually involves a whole lot of “stick” lines, and perhaps a set of triangles put together to make a bow, as well as some eyelashes, to indicate which of those stick figures is a girl. Because of this deficit in the area of drawing, I was thrilled when
It is confession time. We used First Language Lessons this year for our language study. We also used Language Lessons for the Very Young 1. It is true. I subjected my six-year old first grader to two different language books. Gasp. I had decided to use First Language Lessons when I saw the picture studies in Language Lessons for the Very Young 1. The gorgeous,
I am proud to introduce you to Artistic Pursuits. I will admit that teaching art was not my strong point. Mostly art classes in my home consisted of activities I looked up online or using my own imagination. While I came up with some creative and fun ideas, I was not teaching art but allowing my children to use different mediums to express themselves visually.