Let's learn geography in a way that actually means something so it will stick! But out down the textbooks and boring curriculum. All you need are beautiful informative books, a library card, and maps - and travel! Check out these books and supplies to get started and simplify world geography with these tips.
Does ancient history overwhelm anyone other than me? There is so much to learn about Greece, so make it fun with a book club. With this guide to hosting a book club for Mary Pope Osborne's Tales from the Odyssey, planning book club for your students just became a little easier!
Kadir Nelson is an amazing, multiple award-winning artist who excels in picture books about leaders in African-American history and culture. Each painting in his books are a work of art. Having a collection of Mr. Nelson's books ready to go is a guarantee at an excellent history experience. Check out this list of the best Nelson books and learn how to do artist study while reading great picture books.
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!
Incorporating games into your family life and homeschool is easier than it may seem. See the educational and growth benefits of playing games. Use them to grow as a family and learn new skills. Make the games work for you and allow them to become yours. If you haven't found your favorite, keep looking and let yourself play with your kids. Prioritize it and be glad you did.
Have you ever been reading to the kids or to yourself only to stop several pages later and realize you have no idea the words you have just read? One part of our brain keeps moving forward while the other completely starts thinking about preparing lunch or that text the husband sent or how the … Continue reading Take a Deep Dive into Picture Books
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.
I’m a picture study rebel. A mom who wants to do art study but can’t follow through. Anyone else? When I discovered Charlotte Mason, I loved the inclusion of art study. I’ve always enjoyed art museums and frequently take the kids to them. I bought the big coffee table books of the masters, the Usborne … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Illustrator Study with Picture Books
Learning happens anywhere and any time, usually without you acknowledging it. When you do call it “learning”, that’s when the kids stop doing that very thing. Whether you do traditional schooling or homeschooling, driving in the car is a great time to do some fun family learning any time. Being on a road trip as … Continue reading Schooling from the Driver’s Seat
For an American family, we would be considered larger than average with our six: Mom, Dad, and four kids ranging in age from 12 down to 6. And, currently, we would not be considered normal. Backyard May 2014 Seven years ago, we were more normal. Maybe average is a better word than normal. Our oldest … Continue reading Once Upon a Time