Fort Building for Working on Problem Solving and Engineering

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Disclaimer: During my time blogging, I have had a lot of chances to review products.  Fort Magic may be my favorite thing that my family has been able to try out.  Seriously – this thing is so awesome that I couldn’t even write a regular old boring disclaimer that I got this free to review. […]

5 Tips For Successful Strewing

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The following post is from Erin of The Usual Mayhem.  (This post contains affiliate links.) Not all of us are unschoolers, but everyone can benefit from successful strewing. In a nutshell, strewing is the art of presenting your child with interesting and varied learning opportunities without forcing it upon them. The key is that you […]

Playing Games with Kids (Who Do Not Lose Well)

Playing Games with Kids (Who Do Not Lose Well)

The following post is from Becky of This Reading Mama: *This post contains affiliate links. Playing games with kids is such a hands-on and fun way to teach new strategies and review skills. And it’s such a sneaky way to do it, too. But playing games with one particular child in our family hasn’t always been so fun. […]

Printable Learning Activities for Preschoolers

Printable Learning Activities for Preschoolers

The following is a post from contributing writer Lauren of Mama’s Learning Corner.   The internet is filled with printable learning activities for preschoolers.  Here are a few tried-and-true resources I use in my own home with my preschoolers: Cut & Paste Patterns – Free Homeschool Deals 4-page set of cut & paste patterns with […]

5 Ways to Use Games to Teach Reading

5 Ways to Use Games to Teach Reading

The following is a post from contributing writer Kris Bales of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Games make learning fun. Having fun gets kids engaged and being engaged aids retention. During the preschool and early elementary years, we used games nearly every day. I particularly enjoyed being able to use games to teach reading. There are so […]

7 Ways to Serve as a Family During the Holidays

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The following post is by contributing writer Amanda of The Scarlet Paisley.       Each year around Thanksgiving and Christmas, I dream up ways our family of nine can serve other families and our community. But while I have the best of intentions, I’m lacking the needed follow-through at times. This year, I’m thinking I’ll stop dreaming, and start doing. What […]

Thanksgiving Books and Activities for Kids

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The following is a post from contributing writer, Tanya, of Finding the Teachable Moments. Thanksgiving holds so many opportunities for fun and learning.  Here are some ideas and resources for a variety of Thanksgiving themed topics. The Mayflower Voyage  Two Bad Pilgrims We checked this book out from the library last year and my boys […]

5 Fun and Easy Ways to Include Geography in Your Homeschool

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The following is a post from contributing writer Kris Bales of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. This post contains affiliate links. I ran into a future homeschool mom at a curriculum fair this summer. She was a homeschool grad who is planning to homeschool her own children someday. She was looking for something to help her get […]

5 Effective Teaching Strategies for this School Year

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The following is a post by contributing writer Becky of This Reading Mama. It’s that time of year again. When everyone buckles down for the school year. Even if you school year-round, there’s just something about fall time that just screams, “School time!” This summer, we took a break from our school schedule, which gave […]

Homeschooling with the Seasons: Summer

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The following is a post by contributing writer Michelle of Raising Cajuns. Homeschooling with the seasons means working with nature and our natural tendencies to develop a comfortable rhythm.  Part of that development is deciding what each season means to you.  When it comes to summer and homeschooling, it’s easy to get stuck in the […]

15 Fun and Frugal Summer Family Activity Ideas

15 Fun & Frugal Summer Family Activity Ideas

The following is a post by contributing writer Carlie from So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler? 15 Fun & Frugal Summer Family Activity Ideas Each summer our family sets out to do some fun things together as the school year winds down. We sit down and make a list of the activities we would like […]