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.

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.

Virtual Conference Booth

With all our homeschool conferences canceled in real life, we thought it would be fun to make a video of Laura’s “table talk”. Watch this video to see what it is like to talk to Laura at a table at the homeschool conference and learn all about our different programs.

Building The Perfect Kindergarten Year

If you ask homeschooling friends what to do for homeschooling kindergarten, you may feel you have only two options: An academic year full of curriculum, or unschooling. There is at least one more choice: Developmental kindergarten.

Homeschooling With Dysgraphia, A Survivor’s Tale

Rae has dysgraphia and couldn’t write her name until she was 7. She did every single writing lesson “late.” She didn’t write an essay until she was 16. But she was able to get A’s on essays in college at 17. This is how homeschooling helped her get there.

Homeschooling: Going all the way!

I’ll admit it, when I started homeschooling, I thought it was a temporary thing. I never thought we’d last. I am honestly amazed that we homeschooled all the way.

Reading, Writing and Spelling

After homeschooling 3 kids for over a dozen years, and working with many more, I can honestly tell you that the idea your child should be reading, writing and spelling all on a single “grade level” is a HUGE lie. Each of these skills is individual and develops in its own time and in its own way for each child.

Understanding Executive Function Disorder

Have you been told that your child has executive function disorder but you don’t really understand what that means? Problems with executive function can occur in people with ADHD, autism, and other learning challenges and be very frustrating for parents and caregivers to understand.

Is starting school a milestone?

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?