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 guides are beautifully illustrated and feature many of the birds you can find right
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
Why should you and your kids care about computer science? As the Sonlight website points out, there are many jobs in the field. Furthermore, as one of our daughters discovered to her dismay, not knowing about programming can make it difficult to find work even in other fields. (The next year she managed to fit programming into her university course schedule.) A careful look at
Writing is often a difficult subject for homeschool moms to teach. Thankfully, there are plenty of wonderful resources available today to make that job easier. The hard part will be narrowing down your choices! After using many different writing programs in our homeschool, we’ve finally found the one that works the best for us – the Writing & Rhetoric series from Classical Academic Press. Writing
When you are homeschooling children of multiple ages you can sometimes feel overwhelmed. Ok, you can often feel that way. When I found myself feeling ‘in the thick’ with homeschool science, I decided we needed to scale down and focus. So I’m sharing my favorite multiple age homeschool science how tos with you. And the key is to keep it simple. It’s truly not that
I’ve hosted a writer’s workshop in our home. A writer’s workshop is a time for writers to gather together and share their work. Sometimes workshops hold a mini lesson and give participants time to write and some, like ours, encourages writers to bring pieces they’ve already written to be shared during the workshop. Our workshop is based on the model from the book Workshops Work
I think most parents want their children to memorize things. For me, as a Christian parent, I want my children to “hide God’s word in their heart”. Putting that into reality can be another story though. I have a child with a photographic memory, he can see something done and repeat it with little to no trouble. My other child, not so much. We also
In February we observe multiple Presidential birthdays as well as the national holiday, Presidents’ Day. The Curriculum Choice authors are here with a wealth of inspiration for you to study the American Presidents with this Homeschool Presidential Studies compilation. Homeschool Presidential Studies Learning not only the American President’s names, but the order in which they served is a vital part of learning about American History.