I have a kid who is flying through books like wildfire. And I don’t just mean casual novels. He has read things like Metamorphosis by Frank Kafka and sections of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Ovid is for school work. Kafka is for fun.
Stress relief should not be saved or hoarded for ‘stressful times’. In fact, teaching our kids the ability to cope with stress on a daily basis is a crucial life skill. This is best done by example, not curriculum or preaching.
Get out a box, dump in on the table, and take a break when you are frustrated. Sooner or later, the kids will join you and the puzzle will be elevated to a family bonding activity, boredom buster, and brain builder.
I have a confession to make. We didn’t study history much during the first few years of our homeschooling journey. Sure we had a few D’Aulaire books I read aloud, but other than that…the kids weren’t asking questions and I was busy enough teaching reading, writing, math, and science (because they had a LOT of… Read more
My oldest is a Junior this year and we decided it was time to take the ACT test for a trial run. However, my sons schedule is absolutely packed to the brim this year. As I searched for just the right course to help him study I struggled to find something that would not take… Read more
I love finding fun ways to study information that needs to be memorized. My kids love games. Board games, card games, and especially video games are always in use around our house. So when I had the chance to review Vocabulary Quest, which is a video game for learning advanced vocabulary words, I was all… Read more