Category : Homeschooling

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Picture books inspiring nature study: Over and Under the Pond & Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt {BOOK REVIEWS}
Lately, we have really been longing for spring. Longing to feel the warm sun on our faces, smell blossoms on the flowering trees, and feel the soft, cool dirt in our hands. We are so looking forward to spending time outside and seeing LIFE again! What better way to await the arrival of spring than …
A Day in the Life Homeschooling a 2, 6 &9 year-old
What does the day of a homeschooling family look like? I know this was one of my big questions in the years leading up to when we began homeschooling, and even though we have been at this for several years now, I’m always interested in how families work out the day to day details of …
Why We Love The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
It’s no secret that I love The Jesus Storybook Bible. It’s been a part of our family since my oldest was tiny, and her sisters are also growing up on these gentle, beautifully told Bible stories.  It was originally published the year my oldest was born, and I’m so glad that my children are a …
Jesus Storybook Bible Printable Pages
We are dedicated fans of The Jesus Storybook Bible! It has been in daily use in our home for the last 6 years, and I think it is such a wonderful resource for Christian families. It’s actually my favourite Morning Time resource, which is what led me to create these Jesus Storybook Bible Devotional Pages for my …
Our Mid Year Homeschool Review: What's working and What's Not
Close your eyes and imagine it’s August or September. Your bookshelves and homeschool supplies are nicely organized, and the spines on your teacher’s manuals are barely cracked. You’ve decided on this year’s curriculum, and you’re ready to go: it’s going to be an AWESOME year. All you need to do is establish your routine or …
Snowy Books for Snowy Days: Our Favourite Winter Picture Books
Winter really is the reader’s season, isn’t it? There’s nothing better than being snowed in with a stack of books and a cup of hot cocoa! Each year I enjoy filling our book basket with our favourite winter picture books, as well as adding fun new finds. If you are looking for ideas for great …
Winter Nature Study
If you’re anything like me, you may find it difficult to be consistent with Nature Study once the temperature drops and the snow starts to fly. Some years, I abandon our nature studies and hold on to the hope of spring while watching my children play outside through the window. Motivating myself to get outside …
Excellent Early Chapter Books - perfect for newly independent readers!
Whether your child laboured over their phonics lessons, or took to reading like a fish to water, at some point, they are ready for more than levelled readers but not able to handle the more mature, lengthy, and challenging literature selections. While it is extremely beneficial for you to read those books to your children, what …
Best of Learning Mama 2016 - the most popular posts from Learning Mama in 2016!
Tomorrow marks exactly 2 years since I hit publish on my very first blog post! I have learned a lot in the last two years, both about homeschooling AND blogging, and I’m so happy to be able to share this incredible ride with you! That so many people have been reading my ramblings, and even …
Dictation
Despite the plethora of book reports, journals, poetry, short stories, and writing prompts being used in schools, students continue to be unprepared for skilled writing in high school and college. We hear this lament from college professors over and over again — we are turning out a generation of students with subpar writing skills. A …
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