Homeschooling families don't need big elaborate plans and curriculum. They do need actively learning parents who model learning for them. Invite them into your adult reading and learning. Show them education doesn't stop when school stops. Be the lifelong learner you want them to be one day.
Make family learning more interactive and fun with TV schooling. With these five shows as example, see how your family can travel and experience history in new way while cuddled up on the couch. Learning is a lifestyle!
Make history from the 1960s come alive with a family study of John F. Kennedy. With this list of available books and movies, this time in American history will come alive. Use the timeline and discussion questions to take the learning to a deeper level. Learning about JFK is a great way to tie in so much other history.
Dive into American history and deeper learning conversations with excellent picture books. Explore the lives of Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, and John Brown to learn the impact they had on Slavery and Black Rights. Black history shouldn’t just be for a month, and this book list will help you make it an essential part of your family and classroom learning.
During our last museum experience, my kids waited for their big sister outside the bathroom only to jump out and loudly yell BOO! She screamed. They laughed. In the art museum. Just kids being kids and enjoying the museum and each other… but… I don’t think the docents see it as appropriate behavior. And definitely … Continue reading Take the Kids to the Museum (and How Adults Mess It Up)
“What did you read about today at work, Dad?” This has become a frequent question asked over supper as we gather around the table with Daddy. Or during a card game after work. Or randomly throughout the day. At this time, Daddy shares with the kids and myself what he read that day in his … Continue reading Inviting the Kids into Our Adult Learning Lives