This week, as we settle into our homeschool year, I thought you might like a little inspiration from a homeschool mom of many. I know I appreciated it!
Finding Your Homeschool Groove
How to Teach (and Learn) Geography – Classical Conversations at Home
I found this article on teaching kids geography to complement Classical Conversations and I became hooked on the subject:
A Simple Way to Learn Geography
Then I found this brilliant idea for helping kids make maps from Homegrown Learners.
Visualize World Geography
I told my curriculum connection about these fabulous ideas and she asked me if I’d ever heard of Visualize World Geography. Of course, I hadn’t! She explained that while it was an expensive curriculum, she found that it quickly and easily taught her kids the names of countries that most adults don’t know. I found the best deal (and reviews) of it at Homeschool Buyers Co-op. If you purchase used, make sure you are getting the DVDs as these are apparently the best aspect of the program.
The Little Man In the Map: With Clues To Remember All 50 States
Once I was sold on the visualizing method of learning geography, I was pleased to find this inexpensive resource for teaching kids the states.
Uzzingo Middle School Program
More and more homeschooling parents are looking for online curriculum that allows their older students to be independent. Barbie of My Freshly Brewed Life shares a review of Uzinggo–a curriculum I’d never heard of, that works for her middle school daughter.
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I had preschoolers in the house for ten years of homeschooling. I had to keep them busy before blogs and Pinterest were a help. Now I enjoy looking for activities that I know would have worked for me. If you’re beyond the preschool (or kindergarten years), share this post with someone who could use it. Really make their day and offer to watch the kids for an afternoon!
6 Ways I Loosened Up to Survive the Early Years of Motherhood
I remember too well how hard the early years were–mostly because I took everything too seriously. I wish I had written this fabulous and funny article from The House of Hendrix.
40+ Activities for 2-Year-Olds
The two’s have to be one of the toughest ages to keep occupied when you’re homeschooling. It can also be hard to figure out what activities to enjoy together. Kids Activities Blog to the rescue!
An Activity to Keep the Littles Busy for Hours
I can honestly see my 8 to 11-year-olds enjoying this! Easy and clever. Be sure to pin it so you don’t forget.
Create a Pet Jellyfish
This is so cute, I wish I had a child young enough to appreciate it. Perfect for an ocean unit, it’s another one to pin for later.
Fire Safety Activities & Printables
Teaching young children fire safety isn’t just educational, but can be life-saving. This fantastic list of activities and free printables will engage your preschoolers almost as much as a firehouse field trip.
Alphabet Crafts for Each Letter
I loved studying a letter a week with my preschoolers and these crafts are the perfect complement. No special craft materials required. Thank you, Mommas Fun World!
I write a monthly round-up post where I share what’s going on in our homeschool, recipe reviews, crafts I’ve made and more. Here’s the link to last month’s post.