Art is an essential part of a good education. Experts and teachers all say that we should be teaching art, both appreciation and the actual creation of art. And while I agree, this isn’t easy for every homeschooling parent to do. Books and videos are all great help. But at the end of the day, if you can’t draw, it is easy to feel overwhelmed trying to teach art to your child. But it doesn’t have to be scary.
In our Wonderful World curriculum, we chose the best children’s books we could find and build lessons around them that kids will enjoy. It turns out that NASA agrees with us about a few of our books being the best. You can actually watch astronauts read them from space!
There are a lot of reasons we all have mom guilt. Parenting is a minefield of opportunities to “fail”. For those of us who homeschool, that list can be twice as long. When you have multiple children, there are even more things to do and worry about.
When I was a little girl, my dad called me Pumpkin as a pet name. So the word holds a special place in my heart. Our new Pumpkin workbook is a passion project for me because I wrote it for some very special children in my life.
With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, I want to take a moment today to talk about self-care as a mom. I don’t mean spa days or girls weekends. Or that half an hour you take once a week to watch something on HBO. I mean real life, every day, not losing your mind.
What do you do when you are using our Orange Level: Wonderful World curriculum to learn about penguins, and there is an amazing aquarium nearby? You go see some penguins, of course!
Co-ops are popular. They can provide you and your children with a sense of community and give children an opportunity to experience group learning. But, they can also create a different kind of stress in your homeschool and stop you from having your own best homeschool year possible. Are they worth it? It depends.