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
Are you wanting to teach cursive writing to your kids? In my opinion, handwriting is still so important even in this digital age. We included cursive writing in our homeschool because writing things down helps so much in helping remember and recall information. We wanted our daughter to know print and cursive, so she would have two options to choose from. Here are cursive handwriting
There are many different ways to homeschool to college. Some teens aim to complete their high school years at home, then go directly into the world of work. Others go to community college and earn dual credit or work towards an Associates Degree. Other teens are homeschooling high school and planning to apply to a four year college. My 17-year-old daughter was one of them.
As Christian families, we are already familiar with simple traditions and things that we can do to bless our little ones. We do that with such things as telling Bible stories, reading Christian picture books together, reciting Bible verses, etc. As our children grow, finding ways to bless them can become just a little bit harder. Wouldn’t it be nice to have more ideas for
When I peeked into a room at our homeschool conference, I noticed keynote speaker Melanie Young (co-author of the excellent books Raising Real Men and My Beloved and My Friend) having lunch with her daughter. Gathering up my courage I introduced myself to them and was startled at the response. “Oh, you’re Annie Kate! You introduced us to the Scout books!” And then she excitedly
Do you have a young learner who likes to learn hands-on, or a child in your house who struggles with addition and other early math? Or do you happen to have a manipulatives kit and just aren’t sure what to do with it? Recently I found a great little frugal resource that is all set up to teach basic primary math, including counting, addition and
Oh, how important it is to fill our day with good things. I make the same mistake almost daily of letting my day run me instead of running my day. Even after 15 years of homeschool experience it’s still so easy to get pulled this way and that. This year I am very thrilled to have the Ultimate Homeschool Planner from Apologia to aid me
Are you looking for a creative way to teach character education to your kids? Have you ever seen it done through a coloring book approach? Last month I found just that, a delightful character education series of coloring books called Donnie Learns. This unique series of seven books is made up of inspiring stories that are paired with coloring activities. The activities teach important character