The Importance of Reading Aloud

The Importance of Reading Aloud

As a parent, I have many pleasant memories of reading aloud to my children, whether they are of cuddling up with one of my toddlers and a favourite board book, or reading through a great children's classic for the first time with an older elementary child. And...

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Story of the World Volume 3 Notebooking Pages

Story of the World Volume 3 Notebooking Pages

Do you use Story of the World in your homeschool? We are now in our third year of using Story of the World, and we LOVE it! It is so well written, engaging, and has been a great education for both my children and myself! Our history lessons have always included...

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Going Digital with Math-U-See {Demme Digital Packs Review}

Going Digital with Math-U-See {Demme Digital Packs Review}

I was super excited to have the opportunity to review a Math-U-See product -- I have been using Math-U-See from the beginning in our homeschool and am now into the Gamma level with my 8 year old while her little sister (5) is working in Primer. It is a solid, easy to...

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How We Homeschool: Memorization

How We Homeschool: Memorization

There seems to be a lot of kick back against memorization in education these days, even amongst homeschoolers. Learning math facts and memorizing parts of speech, for example, have gotten a bad rap in favour of "critical thinking" and a "love of learning". You may...

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Homeschool Art Without a Curriculum

Homeschool Art Without a Curriculum

Many homeschoolers feel under qualified in the art department. And with so many other subject areas and resources to buy, not many have the funds available to pour into a pre-packaged curriculum or private art classes for their children. So what is the average,...

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A Day in The Life of This Learning Mama

A Day in The Life of This Learning Mama

If you are looking for the summary of a perfectly ordered homeschool day, this is not going to be the one. I was thinking maybe I should just scratch this one out, and try again tomorrow but I decided not to -- because this is life, mine anyway, for better or for...

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How to Use the Library Without Paying a Fortune in Fines

How to Use the Library Without Paying a Fortune in Fines

I will quite likely never forget the day my girls and I were having our usual library visit when I overheard a mother tell her child, "No honey, you can only check out two books -- we need to leave some here for the other kids". I then proceeded to hide behind the...

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