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.
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

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...

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

As the homeschool year begins to wrap up, homeschooling mothers' thoughts turn to planning for next year. We take a look at what worked well, what needs to be changed, and what sort of subjects or activities you want to consider for the future. As you sit down and start to fill up your planner for next year, take a look at these books to help you plan and prepare a successful homeschool season.
Setting Realistic Reading Goals for Yourself

Setting Realistic Reading Goals for Yourself

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.
10 Chapter Books for Enjoying with Your Boys

10 Chapter Books for Enjoying with Your Boys

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.