5 Reasons to Love BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS

5 Reasons to Love BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS

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.
Using Literature to Teach Math

Using Literature to Teach Math

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.
9 Reasons to Use Picture Books in Your Homeschool

9 Reasons to Use Picture Books in Your Homeschool

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.
How to Create an Author Study for Young Homeschoolers

How to Create an Author Study for Young Homeschoolers

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.
Using Books to Teach Homeschool Math Skills

Using Books to Teach Homeschool Math Skills

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?
Nurturing Your Homeschool Reading Culture

Nurturing Your Homeschool Reading Culture

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...

Summer Reading for Homeschool Teens

Summer Reading for Homeschool Teens

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.
5 Favorite Ways to Homeschool With LEGO®

5 Favorite Ways to Homeschool With LEGO®

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.
May is Latino Book Month!

May is Latino Book Month!

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?
Celebrating National Poetry Month In Your Homeschool

Celebrating National Poetry Month In Your Homeschool

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’…
10 Books to Read as You Plan Your Homeschool Year

10 Books to Read as You Plan Your Homeschool Year

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.
Top Ten Writing Topics About Outer Space for Kids

Top Ten Writing Topics About Outer Space for Kids

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.