When I get started with my homeschool day for my third grader, it’s inevitable that my preschooler begs for a chance to do school too! Sometimes we have our lessons together, but when I am tied up with the other children, I love that I can hand her a truly educational preschool phonics app right […]
In our digital day and age, learning to type is a critical skill to learn. In some cases, and maybe especially during this time of distance learning, typing skills may be used more frequently than handwriting! To help your children learn to type, consider the benefits of these free and fun online typing games and […]
I’ve been basing the “how to get started guides” on my state requirements for what subjects must be taught. This post includes some other subjects that students may or may not be required to be taught and that you may want include, including homeschool foreign language options, life skills in your homeschool, and more.
Lots of families, both homeschooling and non-homeschooling, are fully involved with extracurricular sports and activities. Including physical education in a homeschool can include a few organized sports. Homeschool physical education can include organized sports or less formal fitness activities. Homeschool health helps prepare children for life. For those who want to include physical education and […]
A fun side of homeschooling can be the introduction of arts and crafts and music into the homeschooling day. This can include art appreciation and music appreciation as well as learning to construct art and play music oneself. In addition to those options readily available in many communities to all children, some homeschooling curricula provide […]
So much can be included under the umbrella of social studies. It includes anything that has to do with communities, cultures, and relationships among people. It includes history and government, and it certainly includes map skills general geography. Depending on your state requirements, you can include some or all of these social studies concepts in […]
Science is a subject that sometimes scares homeschool parents, but it does not have to! Especially for young children, teaching science is a natural part of discovering how the world works. On the other hand, a science curriculum can help parents direct a child’s interest and help them cover biology, geology, earth and space science, […]
When I was in third grade, I wrote a journal entry in a school notebook each school day, and almost every single entry began with “I hate math.” I think journaling time must have come after our math lesson. At any rate, my discomfort with math hasn’t changed since I began homeschooling. Nevertheless teaching homeschool […]