I just ordered some Trey Smith books for our homeschool (okay, also for me). If you’ve never watched his channel, you really need to. The man is a genius.
One of the most important things to do as a homeschooling parent is to read about it – different methods, different learning styles, anecdotal stories, etc. – before you start.
Even seasoned homeschooling parents can benefit from reading books such as these. They can give you new ideas and simply rejuvenate you when you need it most.
Today on my YouTube channel, I shared my favorite books about homeschooling.
Are you looking for something good to read?
Although I’ve gotten more books since I recorded this for my Patreon patrons six months ago, in my opinion, I shared some pretty darn eye opening material here.
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Have you ever read Little Men by Louisa May Alcott?
Written as a sequel to Alcott’s critically acclaimed Little Women, Little Men was a beautifully written book which chronicled the lives of a group of boys who were being “homeschooled” by Jo March. More than once, I was completely inspired by the curiosity, energy, and love of nature that “Jo’s boys” had and wished I could instill in my own children.
So when I was given the chance to read My Eight Brothers, by Martha Morton Alexander, I was interested in whether this true story about eight homeschooled brothers (amongst several sisters) would be anything like it. Continue reading “My Eight Brothers: A Sister’s Memoir – Review”
As a homeschooling mom who adores reading to my kids each and every day, choosing our read-aloud books can be a bit tricky.
Sure, there are lots and lots of great books out there, but I want to find high quality books that I know are going to hold the interest of my adventure-seeking children. While some children will merrily sit for any read-aloud time, my kids like to make me work for it. 🙂 So whenever I come across a book or, better yet, a series, that will captivate my children’s attention, I am one happy mama.
I’ve got a bit of a dilemma. As a blogger, vlogger, and writer, technology plays a huge role in my life. Every day I spend hours upon hours on my laptop working, marketing, and interacting with those looking for homeschooling advice.
As a mom of 11, I find this very. very. draining.
You could say I’ve got a bit of an aversion to technology. You’d think that would make it easy for me to limit the time I spend on my phone and computer, but no. I get pulled in just like so many other people.
Did you ever notice that there’s always one more notification to check? One more email to respond to? And one more blog post to read? Before you know it, your “quick check-in on social media” turns into a 3-hour marathon tuning into everything, except for the reason you logged on to begin with! Continue reading “Calm, Cool, and Connected- 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life- Review”
Have you ever imagined a world parallel to our own? A world in which whimsy and magic are as commonplace as electricity is to us?
Such a place can be found in Jorie and the Gold Key by A.H. Richardson. The second installment in a fanciful series, Jorie and the Gold Key picks up where the first book, Jorie and the Magic Stones, left off. Continue reading “Jorie and the Gold Key by A.H. Richardson- Review”
Imagine a homeschool day where your children beg you to let them start doing their schoolwork as soon as they wake up. Imagine your children happily chatting away as they diligently tackle the day’s assignment with nary a complaint or protest to be heard.
…Now imagine that assignment is a writing assignment.
Does this seem like an impossible scenario? Last year at this time I would’ve agreed with you, but guess what?
That’s been the atmosphere in our homeschool for the past month. Continue reading “Revolutionize Your Homeschool with Notebooking Success!”
I love the library. And I love reading to my kids. Combine the two into a colorful picture book for kids, and you’ve got me hooked!
Little Bunny’s Own Storybook, by Margaret Welwood, is an adorable story aimed at children between the ages of 3 and 8, although I’ve got a hunch that children and adults of all ages would be entertained by this quaint little tale. Continue reading “Little Bunny’s Own Storybook- Review”
Everybody Can Help Somebody
In a world that often seems as if most people only care for themselves, it can be a bit intimidating to raise children who are able to see the good in their fellow humans. Violence is widespread, people with opposing viewpoints resort to arguments instead of good-natured discussions, and the sheer force of consumerism drives many to do crazy things. (remembering recent Black Fridays…) Continue reading “Same Kind of Different As Me for Kids- Review”