Day 17: Homeschooling Tip – Limit the Use of Electronics

Although I am writing this tip on my computer while my kids text me and my husband updates his birding list on his iPad, I recognize there is such a thing as too much in regard to the use of electronics. Just like every other habit, entertaining ourselves with electronic devices can be a difficult…

Day 15: Homeschooling Tip – Write, Write, Write

I remember reading a book on teaching children to write in my early years of homeschooling called Anyone Can Write. I have misplaced the book and cannot give the name of the author, but what I remember loving about the book was that it gave specific examples of a progressive approach to teaching our children…

Day 3: Reading Homeschooling Tip ~ Link Words to Pictures

When children learn to read they link words with the pictures in their minds. The more that you can assist this attachment of word to image, the easier it will be for your young readers to understand the words that they are reading. Phonics and phonemes are necessary for decoding and learning to read, but…

Homeschooling Tip #2: Spelling Madders!

┬áMy children were not the best spellers. We began with phonics and then memorized the spelling rules, but it never seemed to work its way into their actual writing. That was until I discovered a book called Spelling Power. It wasn’t that the book was so phenomenal, but the lesson it taught me about teaching…