While it can be helpful, especially when first beginning your homeschool journey, to have an ideology to guide you as you purchase curriculum and plan your day. But, sometimes holding to a homeschool method goes wrong.
Although there may be a perception that hands-on learning is somehow “less than” other, more traditional methods, this is just simply not true for many learners. If your child needs an out-of-the-box, more hands-on approach, go with it. It will make learning easier and more fun for both of you!
Gameschooling refers to homeschooling with games. Gameschoolers use games as part of their homeschool curriculum. I am convinced that, with a little planning, you could create an entire curriculum using educational board games and high-quality read alouds.
As the popularity of morning time grows, so do the misunderstandings about it. I’m am on a crusade to vanquish those myths right now.
Whether you are new to homeschooling or you’ve been homeschooling for a number of years, there may come a time when you will find the need to homeschool without a curriculum. This could be for a variety of reasons. It may be that you have a child with special needs that can’t use a traditional curriculum, or it could be that you find interest led learning is best for your curious child. Whatever the reason, know that it is not only possible to homeschool successfully without a pre-written curriculum, you may find the freedom that it affords to be the exact solution you need.
You don’t have to do a lapbook to call yourself a homeschooler, but you might be missing out. Look at these 10 reasons why you should try a lapbook, including three excellent tips on how to make learning stick.
Do you ever have one of those mornings? The kind where nobody wants to get moving (including you). Nobody has a good attitude. Nobody can bear the thought of one more day of long division. It happens more than I care to admit around here. Which is why I have a secret weapon for starting school days. No, it’s not coffee (ok, it is just a little bit). Instead it is Morning Time.