The Homeschool Perspective

 

The Music of Dyslexia

I sat and listened intently as my brother played his guitar. It was one of my favorite tunes, and I hummed along. His fingers swiftly graced the strings as every chord, every note, blended beautifully with the next. He smiled as he finished his song and hung his...

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Work-at-Home Homeschool Mom

Parents, especially moms, are labeled a lot. Are you a stay-at-home mom? A work-outside-the-home mom? Or maybe you're minimalist or formula-feeding or crunchy or fit… there's a hashtag for it all.  Maybe part of it is because moms are expanding labels more often in...

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The Union of Joy and Gentleness

"This union of joy and gentleness is the very temper to cultivate." ~ Charlotte Mason Home Education 1906 I distinctly remember the first time I read that statement. I read it again, hoping it made better sense the second time. Nope. I was still confused. Did my home...

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Bring the Court Room to Your Homeschool

Textbooks often discuss the court system, but may not offer a full perspective on how court is actually conducted. Providing a look into the way legal matters are handled on the local, state and federal level can help students better understand legislative issues of...

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The Introverted Homeschool Mom

Fall 2017 will be our first official homeschool year, and I'm a little nervous going into it. Staying home + lots of learning and interaction = an extra challenge for an introverted mom. Having several small kids has forced me out of my introvert comfort zone already,...

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Simple Learning Activities for Preschoolers

Homeschooling Preschoolers shouldn't be complicated, and it should definitely be fun. I'm not an elaborate Pinterest mom who does a lot of crafts and organized school activities for my preschoolers. I wish I were sometimes! If you're like me and you want to keep...

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The Long-Forgotten Art of Imagination

"The robots were all over our yard, and then the neighbor's yard turned into an awesome skating park, and we could go skate there anytime we wanted. Do you think it actually could happen, Mom?" asked my little boy as he came to the end of his dream. "Well, anything's...

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Five Simple Tips to Get Everything Done at Home

I used to struggle to get much of anything done. Before kids, I was juggling four part-time jobs. Waking up before 11 AM was a struggle, and as soon as I got off work, I’d sit on the couch and watch a few episodes on Netflix or take a nice, long nap until dinnertime....

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Class Pets in Homeschool

There’s just simply no substitute for real life experience; pure, hands-on living. This is certainly the case when it comes to animals. Kids LOVE animals. They seem to never get enough of them. My kids would never tire of going to the zoo or spying animals in nature....

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Untapped Homeschool Resources for History

Not every history lesson has to come from a boxed set of curriculum or even from a book. Some of our family's most interesting lessons did not come from what might be expected. Connections between time and place are often made with a bit of imagination and ‘time...

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