Tips & Inspiration

A Summer Nature Study

A Summer Nature Study

A Natural Nature Study Summer of Fun a guest post y Kathy Reynolds Yay, school’s out! No more workbooks for a while. Time to relax, let the boys play, and give this over-worked mom and teacher (me) a chance to unwind and shift gears . . . So went my usual reflections upon reaching the…

Dual-Credit Programs for Homeschoolers

Dual-Credit Programs for Homeschoolers

A Guest Post by: Gail Kappenman Local technical and state colleges work independently of, and often in conjunction with, area high schools to provide dual-credit programs for juniors and seniors. The programs allow students to earn high school and college credits simultaneously, saving money and giving students the feel of real college classes. Homeschoolers are…

5 Tips for Getting Started With Homeschooling

5 Tips for Getting Started With Homeschooling

Homeschooling is not just about children learning; it’s also a learning experience for parents. Just getting started is often the hardest part, but there are everyday challenges to meet as well. Here are 5 tips to make getting started with homeschooling easier: Check the law. While it is legal to home educate your child in…

A Dad’s Involvement in Homeschooling

A Dad’s Involvement in Homeschooling

This post originally appeared at A Dad’s Involvement in Homeschooling | Homeschool Daddy Blog. This post is compromised of a collection of thoughts I shared from someone else asking me about my involvement as a father with homeschooling. They may be published somewhere else in some kind of format, but after writing them I decided I…

St. Patty’s Day Celebrations Around The World

St. Patty’s Day Celebrations Around The World

St. Patrick’s Day began as a holiday to remember the life of a man named St. Patrick who did good work in Ireland in the late 5th Century. But over the years, St. Patrick’s Day has become more of a day to simply celebrate being Irish. Traditional symbols of the holiday are shamrocks, Leprechauns, and…

5 Flowers Your Kids Can Plant Inside Today

5 Flowers Your Kids Can Plant Inside Today

  So your kids love flowers, but you don’t have space for them? Or you do have space outside, but it’s too cold to even think about working the soil just yet? Maybe you and your kids just want to plant inside for an up-close-and-personal view of the plant life cycle or to beautify your…

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…

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…