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.
While the majority of our learning takes place off-line, we do take advantage of the many good apps available that can enhance my children’s learning experiences. It can be a challenge to ensure they don’t spend too much time in front of a screen though. In this post, I share the five principles we employ to use mobile devices safely. Plus I share the ten apps we use every week in our homeschool and a few tips on getting the most out of the apps.
There are so many resources available to homeschool our children, it can be difficult to keep our focus. In this episode of the podcast, I share the four questions I ask myself to determine my motivation for making a change as well as tips to help you successfully make changes to your homeschool without becoming stressed.
As we strive to help our children assume responsibility for their education, there are six steps we can keep in mind to equip and encourage them on the journey. Join me as we discuss these six steps in this episode of the podcast. You’ll hear about real situations in our homeschool of how I implement each of these steps, sometimes more successfully than others.
Organizing your home library can seem like a daunting task. Even though it requires an investment of time upfront, the benefits of saving time and money in the long run are well worth it. Find out about the other reasons I embarked on this task and how you can organize your home library in five steps.
Six volumes. Charlotte Mason wrote six volumes about her educational philosophy. I don’t know about you, but when I first started learning about this method I was a little overwhelmed and wondered how to get started. From the little research I had done I knew the main points of her philosophy were to create “an atmosphere, a discipline, a life” where children would learn and grow in character. But what