Homeschooling methods and tools for learning

Lessons from Our first Year of Homeschooling with a Chronic Illness

It’s officially the end of our first year of homeschooling! Hooray! Also, can I have more coffee? And cake? We are definitely going to bake and decorate cupcakes this coming weekend. Like many parents, we started our homeschooling journey by withdrawing our child from playschool. It was her second one, and she simply wasn’t happy …

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Connecting with your child helps them learn

Are you frustrated with homeschooling, wondering how to make the light bulb in your child’s mind turn on more often? Here’s a key that almost always makes a difference: CONNECTING with your child. It’s like a switch. Connecting with your child enables better learning. You may have heard homeschoolers say “The relationship with your child …

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Your Child’s Learning Style – 4 ways To Figure It Out

I sat watching my child do a math worksheet and it was taking forever. It wasn’t making either of us excited at all. I knew my child’s learning style was visual and hands-on, but what that meant in practice, I wasn’t so sure yet. I was frustrated, and so was she. Then, I tried using …

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How to teach your child to learn independently

Many families are plunged into homeschooling with little choice right now, and many children have little concept of how to work and learn independently. Do you have your hands in your hair? Did you yell at your child and surrender to the TV screen so you can just finish one darned work assignment in peace? …

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21 Things that Make Homeschooling Easier

Who doesn’t like things that help make life easier, right? There are so many resources for homeschooling, it can easily feel a little overwhelming, rather than simpler to get it done. Here’s a list of 21 things that make homeschooling easier – keep it handy for those days where you’re running around between chores, meal …

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Spilling the beans on homeschooling – interview with Marc Ries

Micro-interview with a veteran homeschooler who shares his homeschooling journey with us. Marc Ries is the manager of Love2Learn, a company that provides a modular curriculum (compiled by his wife, Ivana) based on the best aspects of curricula from all over the world and draws inspiration, particularly from Charlotte Mason’s philosophies. You can check it …

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Top helpful apps for homeschoolers

There’s no getting away from technology – there’s an app for just about everything these days, except common sense, respect and critical thinking! How about getting the most out of these apps in your homeschooling setting? There’s nothing wrong with using constructive apps for a constructive, positive purpose. As a homeschooler in the 21st century, …

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What supplies do you need for homeschooling? (Free printable Shopping List included)

If you’re new to homeschooling, or just changing your approach and wondering what supplies you need to buy, this post is for you. I’m going to make this simple and straightforward. Disclaimer: I may receive a commission from the affiliate links included in this post, at no extra cost to you. No, I’m not going …

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The seven most popular approaches to homeschooling

The 7 most popular approaches to homeschooling

If you’re new to homeschooling, you’re probably wondering how to go about it. Which method, what curriculum and how many hours will it take? In this post, I’ll take introduce you to the seven most popular approaches to homeschooling. This will provide you with a framework for every other homeschooling decision you make from here …

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The Beginner’s Guide to Homeschooling

Homeschooling is not so crazy anymore. From one mom to another, yes, it’s normal to have a million thoughts about it. Education is important, it’s about the future and it deserves careful consideration. First off, what comes to mind when you think of homeschooling? Breakfast in PJ’s, lazy days of very little bookwork and a …

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