Are you just getting started homeschooling or are considering it as an option and want to know what homeschool supplies you need to get started? After 4 1/2 years of homeschooling, I've realized that you don't need as much as you think. In fact, it's easier to just start with the basics, and then buy more things later, after you get into a routine and feel certain you will continue using the ... Read More about Essential Homeschool Supplies to Get Started
Note: This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy. Making slime is a super fun and simple sensory activity for kids. Even older kids and parents can enjoy playing with the big hunk of goo that comes out of mixing a couple of simple ingredients together. And what better kind of slime to make for dino lovers than this Jurassic Dinosaur Homemade Slime?! Here's an ... Read More about Jurassic Dinosaur Homemade Slime
Note: This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy. One of my favorite things to do with the kids is read together. Not only do I really enjoy it, but it's one of the things that we do consistently in our homeschool. There are some things that we end up skipping when we run out of time, but reading together is something we do almost every day. It is a priority and ... Read More about 10 Best Resources for Read-Aloud Time
Note: This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy. Games are an excellent and fun way for kids to learn and in fact they often don't even realize that they are learning! We use games often in our homeschool and I love that we can pull out a quick game when we have a few extra minutes and sneak some meaningful learning into the day. Here are 12 games that ... Read More about 12 Fun Learning Games You Can Find on Amazon for Under $20
Recently, I read a blog post from a mom who decided that it was a waste of time and effort to have her child write thank-you notes. Every time she asked her child to write the notes, her child would fight it. The child didn’t want to do it. They would stall and complain and be miserable over it. She decided that since this child wasn’t really showing any true gratitude anyways, why bother? She ... Read More about Do kids really need to write thank-you notes?