Unit Study: Why they are the best way to learn.

Are you new to homeschooling? Or maybe you are just exploring your options for homeschooling and you came across the words “unit study” and wondered what that was. Let me give you an explanation.

Fine Motor Fun! Work those fingers!

Do you need a few ideas for working on your child’s fine motor control? After all, fine motor control is what lets kids learn to write, draw, and button their clothes! There are many things you can find around the house or pick up for just a few dollars to work on these critical skills.

Focus On Their Strengths!

A few years ago I saw a quote that really stuck with me. “If a child is poor in math but good at tennis, most people would hire a math tutor. I would rather hire a tennis coach.” This struck me because I have a child who is dyslexic. The struggle to learn to read had taken up hours and hours with little progress.

Roll A Dice Art – Easy OT Games

Roll a Dice art games are great for kids for a number of reasons. Read further to learn why both the mom side of me, and the occupational therapist, love this new game.

Working and Homeschooling

Over the years of our homeschooling journey, I have worked both from home and outside the home. It is a balancing act, and I don’t always feel like I am succeeding. But as so many parents are now struggling with the reality of needing to do both, I thought I’d share what I know about how to make this work.

What to NOT teach your Homeschooler!

We make tons of lists of things we are going to teach our homeschooled children. Everything from reading and algebra to cooking and cleaning is on those lists. We want our kids to learn so much. Here is a list of things they probably don’t need to learn this year.

Ditching the IEP to Homeschool

Are you about to step into the world of homeschooling, but you fear leaving behind your child’s IEP? Often, an IEP is hard-won ground that helps your child function in school.
This spring, as schools shut down or went virtual, many of those IEPs were ignored like wrapping paper the day after Christmas.

How to Plan Your Homeschool Year

Homeschooling your child actually takes several levels of planning for success. It isn’t enough to just read ahead in your teacher’s guide. There are many things to coordinate. Let me walk you through how to successfully plan each week of your school year.