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...
Where to Find Books for Summer Homeschool Reading

Where to Find Books for Summer Homeschool Reading

Whether you are a homeschooler who takes the entire summer off, or one who schools year round, or you fall somewhere in between, chances are you do encourage your kids to use their summer time to grow their reading skills. Summer reading can be fun, and adventurous,...
Using Literature to Teach Math

Using Literature to Teach Math

When we think about tackling math with young children, literature isn’t necessarily the first answer which comes to mind. We turn to literature, of course, to teach the cadence of language, introduce vocabulary, colors, and animals, explain community and geography,...
Online Reading Programs to Help Struggling Homeschool Readers

Online Reading Programs to Help Struggling Homeschool Readers

It took me a long time to learn how to read when I was a kid. As a result, it came as no surprise when my kids struggled with reading too. Thankfully, we choose to homeschool our kids because it’s allowed us the opportunity to find the ideal online reading...