5 Picture Book Inspired STEM Activities

5 Picture Book Inspired STEM Activities

Would your kids enjoy picture book inspired STEM activities? If your family loves books, STEM activities can offer fantastic learning fun! In other words, picture book inspired STEM activities create important connections with the books your family reads. We often...
Fun Homeschool Ideas for Teaching the Alphabet

Fun Homeschool Ideas for Teaching the Alphabet

Learning to recognize and write the alphabet, as well as learning the letter sounds, are foundational to early literacy. For many children, a multi-sensory approach is necessary to help cement the letters and their sounds into their minds. Here are some fun ideas for...
Four Simple Steps to Creating Your Own Literature-Based Unit Study

Four Simple Steps to Creating Your Own Literature-Based Unit Study

Using unit studies in your homeschool can be great for many reasons. Unit studies help provide opportunities for kids of all ages to work together. Unit studies are fun because they can follow the interests of the kids. And unit studies can include lots of learning...
15 Stealthy Ways to Encourage Writing in Your Homeschool

15 Stealthy Ways to Encourage Writing in Your Homeschool

For many, writing is one of the dreaded subjects. We wonder if we’re doing enough to “get our kids writing.” Sometimes it feels like a wrestling match just to wrangle a few of their ideas onto the page. We’re exhausted. They’re beginning to dislike, or {cringe} hate,...
Homeschool Books for Every Interest in the Family

Homeschool Books for Every Interest in the Family

Books are thrilling, informative, and take us to imaginary worlds. Everyone is different. Every child is different. So finding books will resonate with your kids can be a bit daunting. Isn’t it thrilling to know that whatever your child’s interests are...
Simple Gratitude Journaling for Homeschool Kids

Simple Gratitude Journaling for Homeschool Kids

You start your morning excited about what you’ll be working on with your kids. By 10 minutes into your homeschool day you realize that it’s going to be a lot tougher than you anticipated. The complaints, whining, stalling, and bad attitudes are not what...