Believe it or not, I didn’t use copywork until we had already been #homeschooling for several years. I had heard of it, but I never understand not only what an asset it can be, but how much it can simplify your #homeschool routine.
If you’ve either never heard of or never used copywork, then this video is for you.
I can’t believe I made a whole series about #homeschooling with living books and totally missed art and music. Duh! You don’t need to spend a ton of money or replicate school in order to get a comprehensive education in these subjects.
I realized yesterday that I hadn’t added any new Homeschooling 101 videos to my series in a while, so today I solved that problem.
The idea of short lessons was first introduced to me when I was researching the Charlotte Mason method. It made so much sense that I immediately implemented it and have been doing it ever since.
Watch my latest video to see why you, too, should keep your homeschool lessons short.
Very often, when I mention to someone that we prefer real books to textbooks, I’m asked this question:
BUT ARE THEY AS EFFECTIVE AS TEXTBOOKS?
First, let me point out that the effectiveness of textbooks is debatable, especially when it comes to history and science, yet they’re still placed upon a very unjustified pedestal.
So my answer to that question is YES, ABSOLUTELY. In fact, even more so. Today’s video, which miraculously has enabled comments (until YouTube notices), explains WHY.
Can you believe that it’s July already? Yowzers, that went fast! Here in Pennsylvania, it’s been hot, hot, hot, and today was no exception.
If you’re a homeschooling family who takes a summer break, don’t miss out on the opportunity for a fantastic summertime nature study idea – gardening! Today I decided to share with you some books that will both inspire you and give you tons of ideas to get started. Continue reading “Gardening Books for Kids!”
When I was growing up, I hated history. I hated everything about it: the boring textbooks, the required memorization of dates and other (what I thought was) useless trivia, the multiple choice tests that were easy to ace but served no purpose when it came to retention, and the boring documentaries accompanied by worksheets designed to make sure we were paying attention.
Yup. It was awful. Continue reading “Bring Ancient History to Life with Beautiful Feet Books”
I’ve finally reached the end of my Notebooking 101 series. It sure took me long enough, right??
Nature study notebooking, or nature study journals, were actually the first type of notebooking I ever heard of, yet they were the last kind we actually tried.
Inspired by the Charlotte Mason method, these notebooks are a beautiful keepsake for both your children and you. Find out some practical tips in my latest Notebooking 101 video.
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Have you ever found a homeschool curriculum that literally made you giddy with excitement?
(I received this product for free and was compensated for writing an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.)
One that not only did what it promised to do, but also seemed to simultaneously fit your teaching style, your children’s learning style, and your homeschool philosophy? No?
Believe me, I hear you. As a homeschool mom of many, finding a curriculum that meshes well with our hectic lifestyle can be tough. Our ideal learning resource has to be interesting, cross-curricular, living books-based, and gentle, all rolled into one. Continue reading “Homeschooling History with Beautiful Feet Books”
I love history.
Let me rephrase that. I love history now. As a student, it was probably my least favorite subject (besides math, of course).
All of those boring textbook assignments left me feeling like I didn’t care if I never read another history book again. And the memorization. Oh my Lord. In my opinion, if you’re looking for an effective way to kill any desire your child might have to learn about the past, make them memorize a slew of dates that have no meaning to them.
I didn’t want that for my kids. One of my main reasons for homeschooling is that I want my kids to actually want to learn. Continue reading “Teach Your Kids History Through Literature with Beautiful Feet Books”