French Language Resources for Young Children

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The following is a post by contributing writer Michelle of Raising Cajuns. When we decided homeschooling would be best for our oldest child, it took a while for me to actually pull her out of school, because we have some wonderful public school French immersion programs here.  I could do a lot of things with […]

How to Build Homeschool Habits

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The following is a post by contributing writer Michelle of Raising Cajuns. You’ve probably heard that you need to turn actions into habits if you want to make lasting change.  The same truth applies to decluttering, health, or cleaning habits as well as learning activities.  I hear a lot of people say they’d like to […]

Learning Spanish at Home

Learning Spanish at Home

The following is a post from contributing writer LaToya Edwards of LaToyaEdwards.net   My boys have been learning Spanish as our foreign language. I have a sweet friend the teaches Spanish Classes for children from ages 0-8! I really believe that the earlier you start with a foreign language the easier it is to learn.  I […]

Studying Latin in Elementary School

Latin for Elementary School

Have you thought about working on Latin with your elementary aged children but worry that they’re just too young?  Jen from Forever, For Always, No Matter What is sharing about her failure with teaching Latin to younger children, as well as what changed in their home to make it more successful. If you’ve been thinking […]

Teaching American Sign Language: 7 More Creative Ways

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The follow is a post from contributing writer Megan Spires from House of the Rising Sons. In this third and final part of our American Sign Language (ASL) series, we’ll discover even more engaging ways to learn ASL and teach it to your children. Be sure to read  Part 1: how to get started teaching […]

Teaching American Sign Language: 5 Fun Activities

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The follow is a post from contributing writer Megan Spires from House of the Rising Sons. Have you ever considered teaching your children American Sign Language (ASL) as their second or foreign language? Does the thought of it sound a little intimidating? Maybe you’re like I was and just never know where to begin. Last […]

Teaching American Sign Language to Children

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The following is a post from contributing writer Megan Spires at House of the Rising Sons. Did you know that teaching your children American Sign Language (ASL) can help improve their reading and spelling skills, encourage an interest in books and even improve their confidence and self esteem? Did you also know that, from an […]

Latin for the Average Mom

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Et tu, Brute? Yeah, that’s about all the Latin I knew prior to homeschooling. But then I got mixed up with the Classical crowd and since the study of Latin goes hand in hand with Classical curriculum, I found myself in the thick of it all wearing nothing but a toga. OK, not really, but […]

Fun Activities for Teaching a Foreign Language

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Whether you are teaching Spanish, Latin, French, Japanese, or Pidgin this year, there are numerous curriculum providers to choose from. We are using Rosetta Stone this year for High School Spanish, and Prima Latina for elementary Latin with my second grader. What brings us together, though, is fun activities we do for both languages. Through […]

Latin-centered education

Latin-centered curriculumum, also known as classical education (or Latin-centered classical education, if you want to combine them!), is something that I’ve been interested in for a couple years now. This is the approach my homeschooling sister-in-law aspires to, so of course she often extols its virtues to me when we’re discussing homeschooling. What is Latin-centered […]

Foreign Language Learning in the Homeschool

During our first year of homeschooling, I have toyed around with the idea of teaching the children a foreign language. The problem is that my natural inclination is to teach them French. Because, well, that’s what I took in high school and college. I even picked up some things to start introducing them to the […]