This list of cheap and fun hobby ideas for teens may work for anyone teen who’s looking to have more fun all the while expanding on their current abilities.
Autumn is a season of many changes as the world begins to rest. With help from parents and caregivers, preschoolers will be able to learn many thing and develop new skills during the changing autumn months. This is a complete preschool unit study based on the Fall season and holidays for math, science, art, music, language […]
It is obvious that our children need to learn how to get along with others in order to be well prepared for adult life. However, the suggestion that a child must attend a public school to learn that is simply bogus. They will become adults, regardless of their educational environment. The question each parent must […]
There are so many ways to educate your child, but unschooling might be the most provocative. People assume it is what is sounds like – you are a negligent parent who not only does not send your child to school like ‘normal’ people, but you don’t even educate them at home! If you did, you […]
One of my observations with public school is that the children are simply waiting for the bell and working to minimums. What is the least I have to do to get by? The material is often surface-level, and the interactions are like texts — abbreviated. In contrast, homeschooling allows you to drink deeply. Take something […]
One of the great temptations for new home educators is to bring a traditional, assembly line, children-stuck-at-desks, seven-subjects-each-day-in-50-minute-increments approach to their home education. That approach is not working very well for the schools and their students, so why would we bring it into our homes with our children? Sometimes, we are tempted to do that […]
This lesson plan is part of the “I’ve Been Workin’ On the Railroad” Train Unit Study and is designed to work with Kindergarten through 2nd grade on basic math skills. It is an easy math concepts lesson plan for Kindergarten, first, and possibly second graders, using trains to visualize addition and subtraction. Time and Grade: […]
“I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad” is a classic song for children that can be used to teach an entire locomotive unit study in science, math, reading, art, music & more. Here are some ideas for using a familiar children’s song, “I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad” to teach several elementary grade subjects. Most of […]
photo by utini In part 1, we talked about the importance of reading, and in part 2, the role of imaginative play in the development of a smart kid. Let’s expand on that a little with more ideas for free time that will help encourage your children to use their imaginations and thinking skills! Play […]
photo by George Eastman House In the first part of this series, we talked about the importance of reading and creating a reading environment to help bring out your child’s intellectual potential. There’s a lot more that you can do as a parent, though! Playtime is where children learn – absorb, really – without even […]
I’ve been in the process of potty training my daughter for several months now, and each time, there are so many tears and tantrums, then we give up, only to start again a few weeks later.
As a stepmom, I have spent a lot of time with my stepson helping him with his homework. Since he was living in our home, keeping track of his school work and his attendance often seemed to fall to me. Being the reluctant student that he was, it was no simple matter getting him to […]