Cultivating a Love of Books with a Summer Reading Program

Cultivating a Love of Books with a Summer Reading Program

More than anything I could teach my children, I desire to teach them to love books. If they love to read, they’ll have access to learning for the rest of their lives. A summer reading program is a great way to cultivate a love of books as you can make quality time for...
A Mom’s Review of Pathways Language Arts Homeschool Curriculum

A Mom’s Review of Pathways Language Arts Homeschool Curriculum

Second grade might be my favorite age group to teach. Whether it’s one on one or in small groups of kids, second graders are curious about the world around them, imaginative, and enjoy creative learning. That makes Pathways 2.0, a language arts curriculum from Kendall...
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...