Educational Ways to Celebrate Teddy Bears’ Picnic Day

July 10th is the official Teddy Bears’ Picnic Day, a whimsical celebration of our childhood stuffed toys, based on the popular children’s song. Round up your friends – real and stuffed – and use these ideas for an educational day of fun!

10 Ways to Make National Ice Cream Day Educational

No matter how you like your ice cream–on a cone, in a bowl, or straight from the carton– National Ice Cream Day has found the perfect place in the middle of summer. So celebrate it! Share a scoop with your kids and take the fun further with these educational activities on summer’s second best holiday!

Helping Homeschooled Kids Develop a Love of Reading

With such benefits to reading, it is natural that homeschoolers feel pressure to make sure kids don’t fall behind. This can lead to aggressive use of flashcards and reading logs. Unfortunately, this can destroy the love of reading and end up hurting rather than helping our kids.

Unique Homeschool Children, Unique Needs

A child’s basic behavioral style can be broken up into the same DISC profile model which corporations have been using for years to identify unique needs. Therefore, I asked myself… “Why not use it for homeschooling?”

5 Reasons to Love BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS

Besides all the fabulous learning reasons to Love BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS, another great reason is fun? These can help make learning (or review) more fun for our middle schoolers. Great for summer review, or for use in a homeschool setting, BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS are packed full of information and fun for middle schoolers.

Five Simple Ways to Maximize Homeschool Learning

We’ve all seen it – the glazed over look of children who have checked out, completely disengaged. And then we have seen those moments when our children come alive, voraciously learning. Here are some simple things we can do to maximize homeschool learning.

How to Find Homeschool Math Lessons in Nature

Stepping away from the mathematics textbook and looking at all the math connections there are in nature is an eye-opening experience. Looking for and finding math lessons in nature is an art and science that will really benefit your students.

Summer Fun Family Activities for Homeschoolers

Summer is the BEST time of year! Being able to be outside without the bulk of winter coats is pure delight! Summer is an excellent time of year to participate in some fun family activities. There are so many things to do; I thought I would share some of our families favorites.

3 Tips for Choosing Homeschool Extracurriculars

We have a harder time staying home to homeschool than we do finding opportunities to socialize. The real challenge is deciding what homeschool extracurriculars are our best “yes”. As a busy homeschool family, how do we decide what extracurriculars to get involved in?