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?

Magic Monday: Buses

Look at this happy guy! Michelle’s kids have been using our Wonderful World curriculum and having a great time with it! While the lesson topic of “buses” might sound silly to an adult, for a kid, buses are amazing!

What is developmentally appropriate education for ages 3-7? 

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.

Homeschooling Through the Years

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.

Quick Questions: Program Order

Do I need to do all of Five Senses Literature Lessons programs in order? Today I answer this common question about our Color-Coded levels.

Magic Monday: Foundations & Fundamentals

Foundations & Fundamentals is the Five Senses Literature Lessons approach to teaching letters, numbers, shapes, and colors in a multi-sensory way! Thank you! Thank you to Krystal for sharing these pictures of her child trying out this new program! Writing on windows, making crafts, and exploring each concept in a variety of ways helps children…

Magic Monday: Penguins in Person!

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!

To Co-Op Or Not To Co-Op. That Is The Question.

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.

Why OT’s Tell You to Learn Capital Letters First

There are many different approaches to teaching children to write. Most teach lowercase letters in conjunction with the uppercase letters. But this approach is flawed. Teaching children to write with capital letters first is the better strategy.