Our kids get their P.E. time by taking classes in dance, swim, gymnastics, jujitsu, kickboxing, or yoga. Sometimes they join a youth sports team and try out soccer or softball. My kids have done those too. But this year, I’m also teaching a homeschool P.E. class just for them. What will I cover?
Every homeschooler has their own set of reasons they have chosen homeschooling. I recently bragged there are probably 100 reasons we homeschool. I saw down to list them and came up with these as my first 50.
Have you seen the discussions in homeschool groups about how you need to find “rigorous programs” for your child? Have you fallen into the trap of worrying that your curriculum choice is a bad one because it is just too easy or fun? Why do homeschoolers get so excited about rigor? Is it ever good?
Having a calendar for our family has been a staple of our homeschooling. My children take comfort in being able to go to the calendar and look for themselves to see what events we have coming up. Over the years we have had a few different systems. I think I found the right combination for this year!
Do you consider the books you read a “guilty pleasure”? Do you worry the books your child reads don’t have enough “meat” to them? Today, I’m going to tell you why you need to let go of those negative feelings and why Bubble Gum Books are awesome for you and your child!
Sensory Processing Disorder is one of the reasons we homeschool. My kids have struggled with having a sensory system that worked differently from birth. And those needs don’t magically go away at a certain age. Teens and adults can all have needs that require adjustments due to SPD.
If you’ve been around the homeschool world for any time at all, you’ve seen the game, Dutch Blitz. It seems to be in every catalog targeted at homeschoolers. Why? That’s what I decided to find out for all of us. I purchased for my family both the regular and expansion sets of the Dutch Blitz and took them for a spin.
Sensory processing disorder makes life harder for both kids and parents. As an occupational therapist with two sensory kids, I have some great advice to share on how to cope!