As a physicist, I understand, somewhat, the nature of mathematics. It’s actually a language, and children can benefit from being taught it as a language. Among other things, this means using many different resources rather than just one curriculum. One wonderful resource, the Key to… Math Curriculum Series, has been a part of our math program for many years now. Many people think of the
Planning for art appreciation is one way to make sure it happens. Many times we leave the planning to chance and then when our busy week hits, we find ourselves dropping this important and fun subject from the schedule. Art and music appreciation is the counter-balance to all your academic subjects and for certain kinds of learners it is the breath of fresh air they
I disapprove of screen time and, perhaps foolishly, long for the ‘good old days’ when we had no screens except the bug screens in our windows. Of course, too much screen time is good for no one, but I’ve discovered that I need to be realistic and allow some of it. Getting too much out of step with what their friends do is not good
Guess what? Transitioning to upper grades homeschool science does not have to be hard. This middle to high school science time does not even have to be so very serious. With the right resources it can be truly be easy and fun! That is what we continue to find with this new 3rd edition of Apologia General Science. “As you discover the process of science
Are you looking for original sources for your study of American History? The Patriot’s History Reader is full of them! We found this great resource when my daughter was in middle school. This book enhanced her US History studies so much by making each historical event come to life. The original documents are at hand, all compiled in this valuable resource. The Patriot’s History Reader
This is the umpteenth time I’m reading a Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum book from Cathy Duffy, and each time the very first paragraphs bring tears to my eyes. One of the saddest sights I’ve ever seen was opening day of a three-day homeschool convention. Day one had been designated for only new homeschoolers. Five hundred or more raw homeschooling recruits streamed into an exhibit
We hear it often, but what does it actually mean to be “tech savvy”? Cambridge dictionary defines it as one whom is well informed about or proficient in the use of modern technology, especially computers. Growing up, few of my peers had experience with computers. My first exposure to the internet wasn’t until I was in my final year of college. Today, tech-savvy individuals gain
We Christian homeschoolers can teach our kids almost anything, and we do. The one thing we have issues with, however, is sex education and that is because, as Christians, most of us are unaware of what the world out there is actually like these days. And unless you’ve seen the enemy, you don’t know what your kids are up against or how to help them.