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TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: What Curriculum Should I Use For My 4 Year Old?

What Curriculum Should I Use For My 4 Year Old?

by Mary Ann Kelley

Recently on TheHomeSchoolMom's Facebook page someone asked for recommendations for her soon to be 4 year old. It took me back to when I had a 4 year … [Continue reading...]

TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: 4 Things to Tell Yourself When You Want to Quit Homeschooling

What to Tell Yourself When You Want to Quit Homeschooling

by Rebecca Capuano

If it hasn’t happened yet, it will.That moment, in homeschooling, when you are sure you Can. Not. Do. This. Any. More.Maybe it’s because of … [Continue reading...]

TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: Developing a Pet Unit Study

Pet Unit Study Ideas

by Jeanne Faulconer

Your dog, cat, bird, fish, ferret, hamster, or lizard may be a pet unit study waiting to happen. Many children are fascinated by domestic animals, and … [Continue reading...]

TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: Learning when it's "just right"

Goldilocks Effect: Learning When It’s “Just Right”

by Laura Grace Weldon

Young children seem to recognize that knowledge is an essential shared resource, like air or water. They demand a fair share. They actively espouse … [Continue reading...]

TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: What is the best curriculum for homeschooling boys that are active and outdoorsy?

Ask Jeanne: What Curriculum for Homeschooling Active & Outdoorsy Boys?

by Jeanne Faulconer

We just started homeschooling about a month ago. Our son is in first grade. We purchased the curriculum (here she named a specific well-known … [Continue reading...]

TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: 20 Topics for a Nutrition Unit Study for Homeschoolers

20 Topics for a Nutrition Unit Study

by Jeanne Faulconer

Nutrition is an ideal homeschooling topic for the 10 - 14 year olds in your family or homeschool co-op. These middle years are an excellent time to go … [Continue reading...]

TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: The Solution to Too Much Stuff at Christmas

An Answer For Our Constant Christmas Quandary

by Rebecca Capuano

We have always struggled, like many homeschoolers, with the gift-giving part of Christmas.My husband comes from a huge gift-giving family. I come … [Continue reading...]

TheHomeSchoolMom Blog: Sensory Math with Tangrams

Homeschool with Tangrams

by Jeanne Faulconer

Tangrams, of Chinese origin, are simple seven-piece puzzles that build visual-spatial skills. Kids and adults alike enjoy manipulating the … [Continue reading...]