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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 old and a 1 year old and had recently decided to homeschool.I. Was. So. Excited.What curriculum should I use? (I bought KONOS and timeline … Continue reading »

College Prep Homeschooling: Worldview and Confirmation Bias

by Jeanne Faulconer

A big emphasis of homeschooling at our house is thinking critically about the resources we use for information. I have always wanted my kids to understand that books, websites, presentations, magazines, television, and newspapers have a point of view, and that in order to be well-educated, we need … Continue reading »

The Truth about Attendance at Homeschool Activities for Teens

by Jeanne Faulconer

"We offer homeschool activities for teens, but they don't come." If this sounds like your homeschool group, you are probably wondering why teens aren't interested in attending your events. Many groups are sincere in wanting to offer activities for older homeschoolers, and want to figure out why … Continue reading »

Homeschooling Middle School: 8 Ways to Motivate Young Teens

by Living Education Contributor

by Deb Velto, Oak Meadow K-8 Program Director Motivate Teens? There is no doubt that middle school students can be difficult to engage at times, and this can be especially true for home teachers who are also parents. Middle school aged students are holding on so fiercely to their newly discovered … Continue reading »

Fun Ways To Teach Parts of Speech

by Richele McFarlin

When children learn to speak, they immediately begin using the nine parts of speech without realizing it. Soon, children learn to identify each of the parts of speech. Learning does not have to be boring. Hands-on, active lessons are best for engaging the child and for memory retention. Below are … Continue reading »

Can Your Child Rhyme? Understanding Phonological Awareness

by Richele McFarlin

What is Phonological Awareness?Phonological awareness is an important skill in learning how to read. Simply put it is the ability to distinguish sounds within words when heard in spoken language. For example, a child who has developed phonological awareness skills will be able to rhyme, … Continue reading »