When I first imagined homeschooling, I pictured myself and my children happily sitting around the table, reading books together and working math problems. But that didn’t work so well with a busy toddler and a fussy baby. My children learned to complete their work mostly independently. I’ve always been thankful that they learned to be independent learners, but I’ve never stopped wishing for bonding time. Then I was introduced to a homeschool morning basket. With a homeschool morning basket, we could carve out time for learning as a family before my children went their separate ways to complete their independent work.Keep Reading
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.
Do you ever find yourself and your kids getting a little bored with reading textbooks? It’s true that textbooks may not be the best way to spark curiosity in your kids. Curiosity is the key to lasting learning. And one of the best ways to spark curiosity is to dive into some hands-on learning activities. A regular dose will keep your kids energized in their learning.Keep Reading
When I think about goals, I often think of all the ones I haven’t met: the missed exercise days, the unfinished writing projects, that not-even-started sewing project. The list could go on. It gets discouraging. But I have success stories: a child who is enthusiastic about reading, a child who is becoming a master organizer, a child who writes for fun. That didn’t happen overnight. Progress has seemed slow at times, but my children are actually growing up. I’m excited about the people they are becoming. They have a lot of potential. But they still need a lot of guidance and a lot of motivation. I need to continually set goals for my children—personal goals and homeschool goals—to help them continue to grow and mature.Keep Reading
The holidays are a great time to create lasting memories by doing Thanksgiving or Christmas activities with your kids. Some of these holiday activities involve the whole family, and some just need a little help from you. Others your kids can do on their own. Some of these family activities will get you out of the house, and some are holiday activities for kids to do at home. Look at these fun holiday activities for kids, from family outings to seasonal crafts you can do at home together.Keep Reading
Have you ever thought about why God gave us His Word? Some people think the Bible is a set of rules, a list of dos and don’ts. Others call the Bible God’s love letter to us. Some people think of the Bible as a manual for dealing with problems, emergencies, and crises. But the main reason God gave us the Bible is so that He can reveal Himself to us. God wants us to know Him personally, and the main way we know Him is through His Word. God wants us to have a personal relationship with Him, obey Him, and become more like His Son, Jesus Christ. The more we know God through His Word, the more we can live the abundant life He desires for us. As we get to know God, He enables us not only to understand His Word but also to apply scripture to our lives every day.Keep Reading