We should be careful about what our children are exposed to, but we shouldn’t shelter them completely. They need to be aware of what is happening around the world. Here are suggestions of how your family can keep up with current events in your homeschool in age-appropriate ways.
It can be risky to turn over responsibilities to your child. They are growing and maturity and we know we need to allow them to assume more responsibility, but it is difficult to let go of control. Here’s what happened when we turned over the responsibility for lights out time to our daughter.
Do you have memories of playing hand clap games as a child? I do! Now it’s my privilege to introduce them to my children. There are a lot of great reasons to teach hand clap games to your children. Here are 20 of the reasons I love teaching them to my children.
Summer is a great time for informal learning. We will all enjoy a few weeks of no scheduled lessons. And then it will hit…boredom. Boredom is an excellent opportunity to spark creativity, learn a new skill, or simply learn to entertain yourself. However, a couple of months of boredom can also lead to mischief and bad habits. To combat this, here are a few tips to mix things up during the summer months to encourage learning during the summer break with minimal planning.
Should you continue homeschooling through the summer or take a break? There is no right or wrong answer to this question. These reasons for continuing to homeschool through the summer and to take a break can help you decide what is right for your family.
Even though we take time off during the summer from planned academic studies, we don’t stop learning. I plan very little though and encourage my daughters to assume much of the responsibility for their summer learning. Here’s how I help my children assume responsibility for their education.
Are you having one of those years you wish were finished with school already? Hang in there! Take a deep breath and ask yourself these three questions to bring the joy back to your homeschool.
As summer approaches, all moms begin to think, “How will I keep the kids occupied all summer?” Whether you continue formal learning or take a more relaxed approach, on this page you will find suggestions to make summer learning fun and engaging.
God has a unique plan for your homeschool. He is not calling you to make your homeschool look like anyone else’s. It is okay to let go of the guilt and shame of comparison and embrace the struggles and unique challenges your family faces. It is okay to embrace the passions and gifts he has given your family. Hear more from Becky Redman about how she learned to thrive and walk in faith that God has a purpose for her family.
We can get so consumed by what others tell us education should look like for our children that we forget education can be living and joyful. Crystin Morris reminds us that when we spend time developing our relationship with our children and cherishing the time we have with them we can embrace the principles and educational philosophy we are learning about and implementing in our homes in a more organic way. She shares with us what this might look like during the preschool years and beyond.