It is important to encourage a child’s sense of awe – and maybe rediscover it ourselves. The magic and wonder can be a great early draw into a love of gardening and science. I’ve found a collection of bloggers who know that and have some of the best ways to teach kids about seeds and the amazing ways they grow.
Tips for Helping Your Child Learn to Draw
Even if you don’t know how to draw very well – you can actually learn while helping them gain the skills!
Piecing Knowledge Together: Learning with Puzzles
Most of this year, my social feeds have been full of opinions on the new Common Core standards and methods of teaching in our public schools. I am certain that my opinions have decorated many a feed as well. The new methods supposedly work for some children though I have yet to meet anybody who […]
Four Ways to Make Chores More Fun for Kids
Pros and Cons of Homeschooling Year-Round
As a veteran home school mom who began home schooling at the point of having two children, then adding several more babies, a couple major moves and all kinds of disruptions plus a thriving home based business, I have done our schooling just about every way possible. We have had a very traditional schedule as […]
Active Learning for Teachers Through Hilton HHonors Teacher Treks
We’ve talked about hands-on learning for children on Untrained Housewife before, but what about adults? What about the teachers who are the ones teaching our community’s children on a daily basis? I love the Hilton HHonors Teacher Treks which will send 15 teachers to a location related to their teaching focus as part of Hilton […]
How to Teach Children Reverence
Do you attend a family church? I think family churches are the bomb. After all, the family that prays together stays together! But one drawback of a congregation filled with children is the lack of reverence; can it be taught? Why Teach Children Reverence? Reverence allows us, as well as those around us, to feel […]
Should We Do Summer Homeschool?
Many homeschool families stop schooling during the summer months, following the traditional model of public school systems. Other families continue home education throughout the summer. Which way is right? It is common for homeschooling parents to have feelings of inadequacy and guilt for all of the uncompleted lessons during the regular school year. Homeschooling allows […]