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...
How to Begin a Simple Poetry Teatime in Your Homeschool

How to Begin a Simple Poetry Teatime in Your Homeschool

If you are looking for a simple way to incorporate poetry into your homeschool then a weekly or monthly poetry teatime is the perfect solution. The basic ingredients for a successful poetry teatime are tea, treats, and poetry. That’s it. Nothing more is required and I...
5 Things Your Homeschool Child Should Do Before Learning to Read

5 Things Your Homeschool Child Should Do Before Learning to Read

At the time of this post, a quick Google search showed 388,000,000 search results for teach my baby to read. If you change my baby to first grader, you’ll find fewer than 12,000,000 results. Websites and books promise that you can get your baby to read following a...
Make Homeschool Reading Comprehension Fun with Movies

Make Homeschool Reading Comprehension Fun with Movies

by Dr. Marion Blank, Reading Kingdom Dr. Marion Blank is a world-renowned developmental psychologist and literacy expert who created Reading Kingdom’s “Phonics-PLUS” system. For 20 years she served as the Director of the Light on Literacy program at Columbia...
Helping Homeschooled Kids Develop a Love of Reading

Helping Homeschooled Kids Develop a Love of Reading

One of the foundations of childhood is learning to read. Study after study, and our own experiences, confirm the value of being able to read well. For instance, a 2000 review of research reports, “Students who read independently become better readers, score higher on...
5 Reasons to Love BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS

5 Reasons to Love BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS

If you haven’t heard of the BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS series yet, I have to warn you, after reading this you just might want to run out and buy them all! As a homeschooling parent they provide so much potential: you can use them as a quick reference, use them as a spine...