3 Tips for Choosing Homeschool Extracurriculars

3 Tips for Choosing Homeschool Extracurriculars

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?
Gift Kits for Homeschoolers that Keep Giving All Year Long

Gift Kits for Homeschoolers that Keep Giving All Year Long

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...

15 Awesome Autumn STEM Activities

15 Awesome Autumn STEM Activities

Are you looking for ways to breathe some life into your homeschool?  Ways to liven things up without adding in a lot of prep time for yourself?  What if I told you that technology has you covered?
Robotics in Your Homeschool

Robotics in Your Homeschool

Pumpkins, cooler weather, crunchy leaves...Autumn is such a fun and exciting time of the year. Now that the heat of Summer has subsided and you're settling into a normal, daily homeschool routine, it's the perfect time to add in something new. Hopefully this list of Autumn STEM activities will get you and your family excited!
5 Favorite Ways to Homeschool With LEGO®

5 Favorite Ways to Homeschool With LEGO®

Mention robotics and my 40+ year old mind goes to Rosie The Robot, the Jetsons’s housekeeper. I used to love that cartoon. My young mind could just imagine the automated life of the future with robots doing all my chores. Fast forward to 2017. Where is Rosie? She hasn't shown up in my house yet. While we might not be interacting with our robotic housekeeper on a daily basis, robots do play a huge part in our modern way of life.
25 Activities & Resources for Teens Interested in Engineering Careers

25 Activities & Resources for Teens Interested in Engineering Careers

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.
STEM Engineering For Kids

STEM Engineering For Kids

The word engineer is derived from the Latin words ingeniare ("to contrive, devise") and ingenium ("cleverness"). Today, engineering is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. In anticipation of Engineers Week next month, I'm delighted to share with you 25 activities and resources to help you teach engineering concepts to teens.
Bringing Computer Science to Your Homeschool

Bringing Computer Science to Your Homeschool

With such a huge focus on STEM education these days, today I want to focus on the engineering aspect of STEM and give you some ideas for teaching Engineering to young kids. Why teach engineering at a young age? Kids love building things and are natural-born builders! You have probably noticed that already in your own kids. They love blocks, tinker toys and LEGO bricks. The great thing about this is they are already excited and ready to learn more about it!
10 Ideas for Summer STEM

10 Ideas for Summer STEM

Imagine providing a subject in your classroom that your students can’t wait to study. Tell your kids they can learn how to create their own computer games, apps, and websites and watch their eyes light up. You will not have to twist any arms to get those homework assignments finished. Instead of sitting around playing video games, your students could be learning the skills necessary to write their own!
Top 10 Ways to Drill Math Facts

Top 10 Ways to Drill Math Facts

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 Homeschool Geography Guide

The Massive Homeschool Geography Guide

Let's face it, learning math facts is important. Kids will have trouble with math and algebra without their facts memorized. Thankfully there are many ways to memorize math facts. Here are my family's top 10 ways to drill these math facts.
The Massive Guide for Homeschooling Math

The Massive Guide for Homeschooling Math

It's always fun to learn about other cultures and how they affect the global society. It's exciting to watch a child imagine what it would be like to live on some remote island in the Pacific, or travel to Siberia, or climb Mt. Everest. Geography is a subject that is more than just line drawings of maps, or lists of countries, it's about learning what experiences might be like in other locations in the world in which we live.
10 Minute Nature Studies

10 Minute Nature Studies

There are fewer words that instill more fear in a homeschool mom than the word, math, does. Unless you happen to be one of those moms that loves math, the idea of teaching math to our children can cause many a restless night. Even if you do happen to love math, that does not mean that your children will, or that they will have a natural affinity for it. We've pulled together our best homeschooling math posts to help you find just what you need to successfully teach this subject.
Top Ten Writing Topics About Outer Space for Kids

Top Ten Writing Topics About Outer Space for Kids

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...