A very Merry Christmas from all of us here at The Curriculum Choice! Like you, our authors here at The Curriculum Choice are taking some time off with our families. But we know that January is a very big back to school time. You may be looking for new resources, making a big curriculum switch or even starting to homeschool. That’s why we will be
Having the FUN Homeschool doesn’t have to be hard, take a lot of time, or empty your pockets. It doesn’t even have to be messy. And fun is an easy way to connect with your kids! When you allow your FUN homeschool to happen, you create a relaxed atmosphere of learning, living, and growth. And what’s so awesome is that you and your kids get
If every parent knew and acted on the research presented in Nicholas Kardaras’s Glow Kids, students would learn much better, fewer kids would be on medication for attention and mental health issues, and the psych wards for young people would not be as full. I have been trying to review Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction is Hijacking our Kids—and How to Break the Trance for
Whether you have been homeschooling for 20 years, or 20 minutes, we can always use new ideas and encouraging words. That’s exactly what Help! I’m Homeschooling! has to offer us homeschooling moms. I’ve heard it said that, “Homeschooling is not a sprint, it’s a marathon”, and after over 12 years of homeschooling I can honestly confirm this to be truth. Your homeschool will ebb and
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.
Most homeschoolers know about Honey for a Child’s Heart, and recently Heidi reviewed Honey for a Teen’s Heart here at The Curriculum Choice as well. That wonderful review motivated me to look for the book, and as soon as I returned my inter-library loan copy to the library, I bought it. It’s that good. Honey for a Teen’s Heart And that’s why I want to
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
As we look ahead to fall, there are so many things to consider: formal schooling, school supplies, cooler weather, and, for many, some form of harvesting or preserving. This is always an exciting time of year, full of happy and idealistic plans. Such enthusiasm is good, as long as we pair it with realism. I find it so easy to forget that there are only