LOWER SCHOOL YEARS

WEBINAR | Teaching Reading At Home

"TEACHING READING AT HOME" When we first decided to homeschool, I felt intimidated about teaching my children to read. I am an avid reader. My husband is an avid reader. Both of us having university degrees in writing and the liberal arts.…

Growing a Hunger for Books

If you were to walk in our home, you’d notice books of all sorts stacked in every room. You’d find them on shelves and tables, on nightstands and bedside floors, even a few in the kids’ beds. We are a household of readers, which may…

a simple path to nature study

  Each afternoon, indoors or outdoors depending on the weather, I read aloud with the kids, while they flip through nature books, illustrate and paint. We've always had a simple approach to our study and enjoyment of nature, beginning…

English Lessons Through Literature (and Art)

I don't often write about specific curriculum here, mostly because I believe children and parents can thrive together in learning at home regardless of the specific tools they choose. Some homes prefer guides that offer specific directives…

studying the human body

We've never used a formal science curriculum over here. Instead, we've learned more through reading about and observing the natural world. My children will tell you it is one of their favorite parts of our days. This year, we have primarily…

all about reading + the moveable alphabet

Reading was (and still is) one of the more intimidating parts for me of teaching my children at home.  On one hand, like so many other parents, I want my children to LOVE reading, not just know how to do it. I want them to enjoy the large…

Homeschooling Anywhere with Mamoo Kids

From a young age, my children have each had their own bags, fitted to their size for a few of their favorite things. It seemed an easy way to teach them about responsibility and forethought while also giving them something that was their…

homeschool favorites // the story of the world

The history curriculum, The Story of the World, is certainly one of my favorite resources we use at home. Although my husband has a graduate degree in History, I have always felt fairly weak in this area, knowing a smattering of events…