How to start homeschooling? First, I want to encourage you by saying you are wise to research and seek out counsel. I feel that one of the very best ways to start is by preparing your parent heart. Some of the very best advice, I think, is contained in this article by my friend Kim Ashbaugh: How to Get Started Homeschooling: 10 Steps to Success.
Taking time for art in the homeschool each week breathes life and spirit into your child. Allowing this time to explore great artists and different art mediums gives your precious children a more rounded education that promotes creativity, problem solving, and language skills. Not sure where to start? This collection of blog posts, tutorials, and art related reviews will give you some inspiration and encouragement
Basic. Simple. Long-lasting. Used with all of our five children to learn how to read. The phonics book that has been the go-to teaching tool in our family. Alphaphonics by Sam Blumenfeld is a full, logical resource for teaching students of all ages to learn to read. Alphaphonics: A Primer for Beginning Readers “If you have never taught reading before in this sensible, systematic way,
Apples, cucumbers, beets, kohlrabi, pumpkins, and zucchini – these are just a few of the vegetables that come to mind when I think of the fall harvest season. I grew up in a rural area so access to farm fresh fruits and vegetables has always been relatively convenient. I recall very fondly the heat of the late summer days when my brothers and I would
I have a five-year-old and a three-year-old and at the turn of the year I was feeling like I wanted to change up our math routine a bit. We have been using Ray’s Arithmetic and it has provided my son with a fantastic understanding of how addition and subtraction works. We are still using Ray’s a couple days a week, but I wanted to incorporate
When my daughter was little, we spent time each morning reading simple character building stories together and talking about what they meant. This became such a precious time for both of us each year. One of my favorite memories was when we read a story about caring and feelings. I recall saying to my daughter something like…”So we care about other people’s feelings.” She was
Welcome to our Favorite Children’s Books by the authors here at Curriculum Choice! In today’s post you will find living books for every age or grade level. Is your favorite book included? You may even discover a new author or beloved book series. Be sure to bookmark or pin this for future reference. You won’t want to miss out on this huge resource! From The Curriculum Choice Archives
As we plan our nature study for the upcoming year, why not spend a bit of time looking at some of our planet’s endangered animals fighting to survive? Red Alert! 15 Endangered Animals Fighting to Survive has been written by Catherine Barr and illustrated by Anne Wilson. It is available from Amazon in the UK and the USA for £13.54 and $16.17 respectively. The Curriculum