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?
All kids love family movie night! Want to get your kids excited about their assigned reading? Try setting up a “book made into a movie” night with your family. It’s a great way to take the book beyond the pages.
Cooking with kids is one of our favorite hands-on ways of learning with our children. Did you know that getting in the kitchen can offer more than just recipes and dirty dishes? My kids have learned math, science, geography, and even history!
Finding the right homeschool group or co-op can be a struggle, here are some simple tips from a homeschool group leader to help you find your perfect fit.
It's the time of year when you're thinking about what gifts to provide for your children and I'm sure as a homeschooling mom you are searching for ideas that are both fun, hands-on entertainment but also can be used for unexpected learning. Gift kits are a great way...
Want to go on a field trip with us today? I’ll be fun, and won’t cost you a thing. About a year and a half ago, we relocated from the Atlanta area to a little town on the coast of North Carolina. We absolutely love it, and one of the reasons we do is the abundance of outdoor fun and nature study opportunities that abound. Today, we’re taking a nature-themed field trip, but it’s indoors — to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.
One of my goals this year is to make going out of the house more a part of our homeschooling. Taking all three of my kids somewhere has always been a struggle for me. I never seem to get all my ducks in a row so that I feel freed up to leave the house. You know: lunches packed, dinner in the crockpot, house clean, schoolwork prepped and organized… This is a list that rarely gets completed!
It may seem difficult at first to plan unique homeschool field trips for multiple ages. Some homeschool groups determine that separate field trips are best. That can be one solution, but most families have multiple ages of children and want their kids to learn together.
Taking field trips is a great way to bring history to life for homeschooling families. In addition to thousands of places around the United States where you can learn about U.S. history, you can also visit hundreds of sites in this country where you can learn about world history. Since the founding of the United States, Americans have taken an interest in the history and culture of other people and places.
We all know that hands-on learning is one of the best ways to teach children. Putting something into their hands that they can quickly turn to play, inspires both imagination and cognitive thinking. Which is why LEGO® Bricks are an ideal learning tool. Introducing the bricks into a learning environment instantly motivates a child’s desire to participate.
Our experienced homeschool mom bloggers have gathered the best homeschool field trips from around the globe and are sharing them with you. These lists and ideas can serve as research for homeschool field trip possibilities. We sugguest you pin them for reference, and then schedule some relevant ones into your homeschool routine.
I just love using online resource to supplement our homeschool! My favorite is YouTube. YouTube has built up an amazing library of amazing content. Homeschool families often overlook the awesome content they can find on YouTube to supplement their homeschool Below are ten to get you started!
The cool thing about homeschooling is that any time can be “learning time,” right? I love learning from movies, and some lend themselves to homeschooling in a pretty overt way. But what about the less-obvious choices? Do you wonder how your child could possibly be getting anything out of the latest Marvel comics adaptation? What I’ve discovered is that any movie or TV show can give our family something to talk about and learn from when we’re watching and engaging together. It’s been so cool for us that I’m always trying to help other families see how to start these kinds of conversations in their own homes.
As homeschoolers the library is an oft utilized resource. But are you making the most of this resource? With a wealth of free materials, books, cd’s and even online learning options the possibilities are limitless. See how our homeschool bloggers are using the library with their families.