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Homeschooling and Socialization

Homeschooling and Socialization

Socialization is often a hot topic, both among current homeschoolers and those who oppose a parent’s right to home educate. How, homeschooling’s opponents wonder, can homeschooled children possibly get enough social time if they are not spending 7 or more hours each day in a classroom full of kids who are the same age (give…

Free Muppets Most Wanted Printable Activity Sheets

Free Muppets Most Wanted Printable Activity Sheets

I’ll admit it, I’m over 40 and I’m just mad about the Muppets!  If your kids love the Muppets too, download these completely free, printable activity sheets that cover art and science!

Black History Month Learning Activities

Black History Month Learning Activities

February is Black History Month, an opportunity to talk with children about race and civil rights, as well as the heritage, accomplishments, and culture of African Americans. Join Little Passports’ Sam and Sofia as they explore these 3 ways to celebrate and learn! 1. Read a Book Spark a conversation by reading children’s books that highlight our…

5 Sites for Learning with Lapbooks

5 Sites for Learning with Lapbooks

Does your homeschool utilize lapbooks?  It’s a great way to educate a child about a particular topic.  We love using lapbooks in our homeschool. I find myself searching for lapbook projects on a weekly basis.  I could potentially become a lapbook junkie, but I have learned to spread it out for other learning opportunities as…

Using Games as Teaching Tools

Using Games as Teaching Tools

“Rejoice, young man, during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant  . . .” (Ecclesiastes 11:9, NASB). Only one student? Students of all ages and abilities? No problem. Use teaching games! Games fulfill the need for motivation, repetition, discipline, and reward and enable your kids to remember facts they would otherwise consider too dull…

10 Tips for a Happier Homeschool

10 Tips for a Happier Homeschool

Whether you are just starting out or have been homeschooling for years, sometimes it can be a challenge and sometimes, you may find yourself in a homeschool slump.  This most definitely does not make for a happy homeschool environment.  Who has been there? If you are currently experiencing this, there are ways to overcome and have…

101 Creative Homeschool Ideas

101 Creative Homeschool Ideas

Looking for new ways to creatively incorporate meaningful learning into your homeschool lifestyle? How about 101 of them?! I came up with the following collection of assorted ideas, aimed to appeal to a wide variety of ages and interests. These are ideas I’ve compiled from a variety of sources and inspiration over the years. Whether…

10 Reasons Why Homeschooling Can Fail

Homeschooling is a wonderful blessing, but homeschooling is not an easy road.  There have been plenty of people who have started and stopped for a variety of reasons.  Here are some reasons that homeschooling can fail and how you can avoid them. 1.  No Support – Homeschooling is not easy.  Perhaps you are trying to…

Homeschool Socialization: Who is Unsocialized?

A Guest Post At some point during the homeschooling years, the question of socialization comes up. Maybe you’re out and about with the kids during school hours, and people realize that you homeschool. Maybe a well-meaning friend or relative pops the question. “How do you plan to socialize your children?” While I always try to…

5 Tips for the Math-Anxious Mom

A Guest Post Teaching math to your kids can be a homeschool dream – or a sheer nightmare. But it doesn’t have to be! Encourage your kids to have a love of math, even if you don’t. Try out some of these tips for teaching homeschool math. By knowing these simple tips, your kids can…