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Tips for Teaching Foreign Languages to Kids

The knowledge of a second language is a great gift to give to our children. Here’s one approach to teaching foreign languages to kids. About 25 years ago this month, I walked into my new high school to register for my freshman classes. I carried a heavy burden — at least for a suburban ninth […]

Teaching Writing to Kids

Writing is a necessary communication skill for children to learn. Here are some resources that have worked well for us. I find irony in writing this post. I guess I find irony in teaching writing to my own kids. You see, about 18 years ago, I was in teacher training for secondary English. We’ve already […]

Starting School with My Littles

Can you believe this girl is turning 4 this month? My time flies! I recently shared how we are starting out the school year, including fun activities for the younger ones in my school. Head on over to Simple Homeschool for the post and to chat in the comments.

Science Picks for Homeschooling

(This post does is part of an ongoing series, FishMama’s Picks for Homeschooling. It does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees.) We’re gearing up for the new school year this week. I started cooking frogs yesterday. I’m tired already, […]

History & Literature Picks for Home Learning

History and literature studies are just plain fun for our homeschool. My kids love to learn about far-off places and people. Here are our picks for home learning. (This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees.) History and […]

Grammar Picks for Homeschooling

Grammar matters. The study of language usage helps us communicate effectively. photo source This summer I’m presenting a series of posts about homeschooling and afterschooling (read: enrichment) resources that are parent-friendly and designed to boost your child’s education. If you’ve missed previous posts, head here for the “anchor” post and all the links. This week, […]

How I Taught My Kids to Read

Continuing the series, FishMama’s Picks for Homeschooling, today I’m sharing how I taught my kids to read. One of the things I was reminded of this past year in our Extreme Homeschool Makeover was that the basics are good. There’s nothing wrong with focusing on the basics. In fact, they are the building blocks to […]

Math Picks for Homeschooling

As I mentioned yesterday, I am in school planning mode. We’ve only been off school for a week, but our shorter summer vacation means we’ll be getting back in the saddle in a month or two. And I want to be ready for the new year. That means having all our curriculum ordered and on […]