Do You Need a Homeschool Room?

The homeschool room, of course. This would be the room with the shelves of Dear Canada novels and my collections of books for the prescribed reading lists, and math workbooks, and dictionaries, and you know, schoolish stuff. “Oh, this is your schoolroom!” I’ve heard this exclamation many times. It’s a lovely room: 1920s hardwood floors,…

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The Scientific Benefits to Play in the Homeschool

When I first took the kids out of school, I gave them loads of time to free play in the backyard. One of them could mix together clay and water, and make wet, gunky, globs of reddish mud-clay bricks, baked in the sun. She did it for hours. Together, they would swing, ride the slide, have water fights,…

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20 Ideas How To Do Kindergarten in Your Homeschool

Are you new to homeschooling? Here are four things you need to consider when beginning your homeschool: Your goal is to consider what an education is anyway and read about unschooling, deschooling, and learning.  I compiled a Homeschool Mama Reading List just for you! (These books are ones that have taught me everything that has helped me structure my homeschool). Kindergarten is…

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How to Deal with Toddlers or Preschoolers in our Homeschools

Engaging toddlers or preschoolers in our homeschools is, well…do I even have to finish this sentence? It’s fun! Yes, it’s fun. Who’s kidding who? This development stage is fascinating to watch. They’re in awe of everything, are interested in everything, and do it all in picture-perfect ways. And it’s also exhausting. With or without homeschool.…

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How to Create a 100 Days Homeschool Celebration

We celebrated a 100 days of studies! It’s always fun to break up the Slump Month, to party in the middle of the traditional study season. Here are some simple and fun things to do at your 100 day party. Start with a 100 Day Breakfast. This year, no one counted down the days to…

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how to incorporate play into the homeschool slump month

The homeschool slump month demands a shift in routine. You’re not the only one feeling the slump, your kids are too. Incorporate play into your day. It’s the end of February and routine is getting a little too…well, routine. Since this is about halfway into the season of candy, from Halloween to Easter, why don’t…

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