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.
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!

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.
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'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.
The Massive Guide to Homeschool Reading Lists

The Massive Guide to Homeschool Reading Lists

Are you looking for fun and different writing topics for your kids? Try writing about space. Space gives kids room to dream and imagine. So encourage your children to use these ten space writing topics as launching points for reports or imaginative stories.
Setting Realistic Reading Goals for Yourself

Setting Realistic Reading Goals for Yourself

Sometimes it's difficult to sort through all of the massive amounts of information to discover what is truly useful to our homeschooling children or our own selves. With so many resources available both online and in everyday chatter among homeschooling families, internet searches, Pinterest and chat groups it can be hard to narrow down to what works versus what doesn't. That's why we wanted to bring you our favorite reading lists for homeschoolers. We've gathered our top reading lists, sorted them by relevant categories and organized them alphabetically.
10 Chapter Books for Enjoying with Your Boys

10 Chapter Books for Enjoying with Your Boys

Whether you are an avid bookworm or a reluctant reader, you probably have a list of books you want or need to read that is a mile long. It is easy to be overwhelmed when you look at the pile of books beside your bed or on your to-read list. Make this year the year you read more by setting realistic reading goals for yourself.
How to Make Grammar Lessons Stick

How to Make Grammar Lessons Stick

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?
Ten Homeschooling Books You Need to Read

Ten Homeschooling Books You Need to Read

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...