Category Archives: Advice and Tips

Homeschooling with Puppets!

From the beloved Kermit the Frog to the wacky Oobi, kids love puppets. It can be a full-blown puppet show with a whole cast of characters or a single puppet assisting during a read-aloud. Puppets are a great way to … Continue reading

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Bibliophile Training 101

bibliophile – noun |  bib·lio·phile | \ˈbi-blē-ə-ˌfī(-ə)l\ Definition : a lover of books; one who loves to read, admire and collect books. “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” — Emilie Buchwald    I saw a meme the other day that … Continue reading

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Nature Study When It’s STILL Winter

[Original: March 2014] It may be March, but in many states, it’s still very much winter. If you are anything like me, you are dreaming of the day when you can throw open your windows to let in a warm … Continue reading

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Keeping Dad Involved with Homeschooling

Let’s face it. Most of the time, it falls to the stay-at-home mom to take care of the homeschooling responsibilities while dad goes to work. Besides equating the delayed discipline of “Just wait for your father to get home!” to … Continue reading

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Read Aloud Sabotage

In case you just missed it, this past Thursday, February 16th was World Read Aloud Day. But I don’t believe we need a national day of recognition, everyday can and should be a read aloud day! The picture to the right is in … Continue reading

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How to Homeschool Art, Even if You are Not Artistic

General Tips for Incorporating More Art into your Homeschool There are tons of resources out there about how to do simple arts and crafts projects from popsicle stick houses to egg carton caterpillars… But what do you do when the extent … Continue reading

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Tips for Teaching Multiple Grade Levels

One of the challenges when homeschooling more than one child, is figuring out how to juggle different grade levels. One of the questions I’m most frequently asked is how to use one grade level with multiple ages.  If you have … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Reading Aloud to Teens

I made a video today for my Youtube channel about why I still read aloud with my teens, and I thought I would expand upon it here. Everyone who knows me, knows that I love books. I surround myself in … Continue reading

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