Top 101 Educational Websites and Apps of 2016

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  I'm a big proponent of hands-on learning and nature studies whenever possible, so screen time isn't a regular part of our learning generally speaking. We do make use of the Internet for research and some educational websites, but my girls prefer real books and creative … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Encourage Summer Reading

Try these 7 ways to encourage summer reading for your kids. Keep the reading going year round!

  While you and the kids may be taking a break from formal academics for the summer, one thing you want to encourage year round is reading! Make it fun, get creative, and watch the pages turn this summer! 7 Ways to Encourage Summer Reading Make Reading Nooks- … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Incorporate Kids’ Hobbies Into Homeschool Learning

Hobbies and Homeschool Learning

  One of the things I noticed as a traditional school teacher was that school and learning often crowded out chances children had to follow their own interests and hobbies. One year I had a little guy who loved to draw and was obviously very talented. In the second grade … [Read more...]

3 Indispensable Ways to Encourage Boys to Write

3 ways you can encourage your boys to write in spite of reluctance or dysgraphia.

  Guest post by Susan of Successful Homeschool Mom   Starting at about age 6 most boys develop the dreaded pencil allergy. The thought of writing even one short sentence about their favorite game can trigger an attack because the sheer amount of steps involved … [Read more...]