Several families I know homeschool year-round. They do it for a lot of reasons, but two stand out as being particularly compelling. First, they benefit from a more flexible schedule. Second, they avoid losing ground academically because of a long summer break. My family circumstances doesn’t allow me to homeschool year-round, but I too want to […]
You want your children to succeed in their education. We do too. We offer practical tips for teaching your children math, science, writing, and more! These tips can be applied to any homeschool curriculum. There are also highlights of our new textbooks with examples of how our curriculum trains your children to have success in their learning.
As summer approaches, most kids have just one thing on their minds—vacation! Most homeschool parents feel that the summer break is good for their children, giving them the opportunity to “just be kids.” It only makes sense, right? Everyone needs a vacation once in a while, especially the energetic “junior set.” The time away from […]
In my last post—One Thing Your Kids Need to Know to Excel at Math—I talked about how important it is for kids to master the concept of base ten at an early age (typically in kindergarten). Now it’s time to take those ideas and use them to break down numbers into groups of ones and tens to be […]
Most of us took some time in high school or college to study a foreign language. For me, the only option available in high school was Spanish. So I took my required foreign language courses—all three of them. By college, my understanding of the Spanish language helped me test out of first semester Spanish. And […]
As a parent, you know that your children are much more likely to succeed at something when they enjoy doing it. In a previous post you met Dynel Fuller, a homeschool mom of ten, who uses routine to foster her children’s independence. Another of her goals for her children is for them to have a genuine […]
One of the keys to helping your children succeed in learning a foreign language is giving them lots of linguistic input that is both understandable and authentic. (If you want to know how important this kind of foundation is, you can read about it here.) BJU Press has developed its elementary Spanish curriculum based on that principle. […]
In this age of chip-card transactions and smartphone “tap and pay,” I don’t usually have a reason to carry much cash. When I do need some extra cash, I go to the ATM at my local bank. I usually have a specific item that I need cash for, so I know exactly how much I […]