Add simple gratitude journaling to the beginning of your homeschool day for improved attitudes. Find suggestions for keeping it simple yet effective.
Host a simple poetry teatime with your family this week using the three basic ingredients of a poetry teatime: tea, treats, and poetry.
Before learning to read, your child should be developmentally read. This post contains five easy ways to encourage early literacy.
For many children, reading comprehension can be a minefield of confusion. Fortunately, there are solutions – and, amazingly, the solutions can be a lot of fun. One very fruitful and entertaining approach is to use a medium that children love, movies!
With such benefits to reading, it is natural that homeschoolers feel pressure to make sure kids don’t fall behind. This can lead to aggressive use of flashcards and reading logs. Unfortunately, this can destroy the love of reading and end up hurting rather than helping our kids.
Besides all the fabulous learning reasons to Love BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS, another great reason is fun? These can help make learning (or review) more fun for our middle schoolers. Great for summer review, or for use in a homeschool setting, BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS are packed full of information and fun for middle schoolers.
Summer is a great time to inspire a love for reading. You’ll discover 10 ways to bring summer reading into your home, family, and homeschooling lifestyle in this post that will both delight and surprise you.
Using literature to introduce math cultivates number sense and mathematical thinking and is a gentle method which creates an awareness of how math permeates everyday life.
When you have a struggling reader, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and lost. These online reading programs will help your child reach new levels with ease.
I grew up with my nose in a book, and did my best to inspire my kids to love reading as much as I do. One way I did that was to supplement our homeschool lessons with picture books as often as possible. When all three kids were homeschooling, we’d frequently leave the library with fifty picture books on various topics.
Create an author study for your young kids! Expose them to great literature and engage them in the process. This easy how-to guide makes creating an author study easy.
I started coming up with many different ideas to try to change my children’s way of thinking about reading. I knew they once loved to read. I just needed to get them excited about reading again. Along the way, I discovered five ways book clubs can inspire your kids to read.
Comics, jokes, televisions, and electronic gadgets are more popular than classic literature. Here are 7 benefits of reading classic literature to our homeschooled children.
It’s been really exciting to see more and more parents singing the praises of reading aloud and the various benefits it provides. We know that the academic benefits are powerful, but what if I told you that those are really just the tip of the iceberg?
Reading is a great way to help teach or reinforce mathematical skills! While you may be wondering about the correlation between math and reading, I would first like to present the idea of a living math book. The Definition of a Living Math Book: I believe that a...
Are you trying to build a reading culture in your home? This is definitely an area where homeschoolers have the opportunity to excel. Many homeschoolers already include reading aloud in their daily routine, use literature rich curriculum, and allow for a lot of free reading time. These are all great ways to communicate to our children the value we place on reading and books.
Summer is just around the corner, and if you’re like many moms, you may be wondering how to get the kids off of technology and into a book once in a while, right? This is my “how-to guide” for summer reading for teens.
I’m not sure we could successfully homeschool without LEGO® bricks. (I write this jokingly, but there is some element of truth to the statement.) LEGO® learning can take place across all subject areas, ages, and interest levels. LEGO® bricks will speak to a child when nothing else will, and sometimes they help make a break-through to understanding in a critical math or science concept.
May, according to the Association of American Publishers, is Latino Book Month! I am a Latina. My mother’s side of the family is Hispanic (Puerto Rican by birth and culturally Cuban), and even though I’ve always been a voracious reader, I have to be honest that I’ve been a little short on books written by Latina authors. So the researcher in me got to researchin’…
April is National Poetry Month! Poems, in their many styles and forms, are being celebrated all around the world. Have you considered incorporating the celebration of poetry into your homeschool?
Each year on April 12th, we celebrate a national day to honor reading. Even better, the whole month is often devoted to activities and events to encourage the love of reading in your children and within your family and circle of friends. The first D.E.A.R. Day was introduced in Beverly Cleary’s book Ramona Quimby, Age 8. The goal of the program is to make reading a regular part of everyone’s routine.