Teaching our children about people who have obeyed God and changed the world is important. My children learn best through stories. They love it when I read aloud about exciting adventures, heroes, and faithfulness. The Light Keepers series are books about boys and girls that made a DIFFERENCE. Titles in the series include: Ten Boys who used their Talents Ten Girls who used their
The greatest math gift we can give our children in their formative years is the mastery of math facts. Are your children able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide quickly and successfully? Are your older children familiar with order of operations? Flashcards are a great way to drill math facts and test for mastery. Facts practice tests are also wonderful. Isn’t it great, however, when
Okay, I’ll just admit it right here and now. Nature study is not our strong point. We don’t go on nature walks, nor do we keep nature journals. But we have one saving grace in this department: we’ve been backyard birders for years. In fact, my eldest could identify four bird species before she was three years old. Birdwatching is simply part of our lives.
An activity of any kind is sure to bring life to your child’s studies. Often, we will be reading a book and I can just tell that my son doesn’t truly understand what I’m talking about. When material is new, it is understandable that there would be questions. We have been learning about ancient times this year, and that can be really difficult for young
It’s such a joyous occasion when our young children learn to read. Homeschool or not, learning to read is a life changing event. The whole world opens up like never before. When our children struggle to learn a task that is basic and fundamental to their learning, it’s heartbreaking. As parents, as teachers, we tend to blame ourselves and start out on a quest for
Ask a college English professor and chances are he or she will tell you that most incoming freshmen are woefully unprepared for college-level compositions. Why? Consider this commentary from Dr. Robert Einarsson, professor of English at Grant Macewan University in Edmonton, Alberta: In the past, the carefully structured sentence was the medium for encapsulating and precision-stating our thoughts. Today, precision and structure seem to
From the Preamble of the Constitution to the Erie Canal it’s an American experience through song. Of all the great children’s music out there this is my all time favorite to supplement for our homeschool. Wee Sing America! Wee Sing America is a full hour of American heritage through song. It is lively and energetic with a variety of voices and instruments. The American folk
In the Hands of a Child has done it again. Basic Physical Science Note Pack, a complete notebooking unit for older students (grades 7-12), includes everything your student needs to complete a physical science notebook. The 16-page Research Guide provides a basic but solid foundation in physical science subjects. General topics consist of: Matter, Non-Matter, Properties of Matter, and Changes in Matter The Seven Base