We all have seen the research that says teaching children music has amazing benefits. Therefore, most of us want to provide some music education in our homeschool. But how do we do that on a budget?
Every year, I hear about homeschool families debating if their 5-, 6- or 7-year-old should “officially” skip a grade. I always say “NO.” Why? There are several reasons, let’s look at this gifted child at different ages.
BPSA is a scouting program that welcomes all kids to try traditional scouting skills. Our group has been an essential part of my children’s education. Let me tell you how…
Life is full of milestones, walking, talking, even getting married. We don’t do those at the exact same age, so why do we start school at the same age? Should we rethink educational milestones?
Competing in the country fair became a wonderful addition to our homeschool art program, and helped my kids learn to win and lose. I entered too so I could display the traits I was trying to teach.
Remember the story of the slow but steady Tortoise and the fast but lazy Hare? We are supposed to admire the tortoise’s persistence and admonish the rabbit for taking a rest, but is that the best way to see this lesson?
Developmentally appropriate education is when a curriculum is designed to match what children are biologically—physically, mentally and emotionally—ready to learn. It meets children where they are, gives them plenty of play opportunities, and helps them grow and develop.
I’m going to take a moment to give you a snapshot of what homeschooling was like at different points over the years. Because if you are just starting homeschooling, you wonder how to do it. I’m going to give you a peek behind the curtain of how it worked in my life.
In 2016 “No child left behind” was replaced with “Race to the Top” as the government answer to education in the United States. The program sucks. Let me tell you why.
As a first-time homeschool parent, middle school freaked me out. As a result, neither my oldest child nor I enjoyed her middle school years. I’m now older and wiser and can tell you what you really need to know about how to teach middle school at home.