I can hardly believe we are entering into our 12th "legal" year of homeschooling. While I consider myself to have been homeschooling each child from birth - most people just count from Kindergarten on. If you have been following me since my first website (soyoucallyourselfahomeschooler.com), you know that we have homeschooled in several states and even overseas in Germany for 3 years. And guess what this new school year brings for us? A move! So we are leaving the beautiful (and sunny) Central Coast of California for a new location that is a mile high in the sky in beautiful Colorado. So Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Tips to Get Your Child Excited about Reading Could you use some tips to help get your child(ren) excited about reading? Reading is one of those school assignments that isn’t going away any time soon. So how do you get your child into something that is such an important part of what they do every day? Here are some tried and true tips to get your child excited about reading. Find Texts that Sparks His or Her Interest Consider your own reading experiences. Chances are likely that you prefer a light summer novel to a college textbook. The same is true for your child. While sometimes it’s Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Are your kids ready to learn about more Australian animals? In this new notebooking printable, your little ones can practice their handwriting skills, learn about animals, practice notebooking skills, and color pictures of exotic animals with the next unit in our series of beginner notebooking packs. Australian Animals: Part Two studies the bandicoot, dingo, and echidna. Each animal study includes an illustration of the animal, four or more pages of copywork in a large, easy-to-trace font, and a coloring page. Download Animal Notebooking for Beginners: Australian Animals-Part Two Did you Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Do your children love to read and also love Harry Potter? Or perhaps your child loves Harry Potter but isn't the biggest fan of reading (yet). Either way, I have a treat for you today! I am excited to offer you a set of Harry Potter inspired book marks and book labels that can be printed out on your printer! These are great for keeping your Harry Potter obsessed children (and adults) excited about reading and also a great way to keep their books organized! And these are also great for when you lend books so they can easily be returned. Printable Harry Potter Bookmarks + Book Labels Here Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
If you were a child who loved to read, then chances are that you still remember books that were among your favorites when you were young…those that you shared with your friends and classmates. Creating those same opportunities for children to enjoy books together can help them to share literature that they enjoy while having fun along the way. Here are some ideas on how to start a successful book club for young children. How to Start a Successful Book Club for Young Children Determine your Goals First, you must determine what the goal is in your book club. Is it to work on building Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Animal Notebooking for Beginners We are excited to share with you a new series of free printables: Animal Notebooking for Beginners Are you familiar with the concept of notebooking? Notebooking has become more and more popular amongst homeschooling families as a way to allow children to follow their interests in learning. Educators everywhere love the flexibility and depth that notebooking can offer their students both young and old! In this new notebooking series your little ones can practice their handwriting skills, learn about animals, practice notebooking skills, and color Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Summer is just around the corner! What better way to prepare some fun activities, than with some must read classics? Down below are 15 Classic Summer Reads for Tween Girls (Ages 9-12). The Secret Garden This timeless classic is a touching tale of Mary, a lonely orphaned girl sent to a Yorkshire mansion at the edge of a massive lonesome moor. At first, she is frightened by this gloomy place until she meets a local boy, Dickon, who's earned the trust of the moor's wild animals, the incurable Colin, a cheerless boy frightened of life, and a strange, forgotten garden... Alice's Adventures Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Last month I shared five steps to start your own homeschool co-op based on my experience launching and running a girls’ book club co-op this past school year. Starting a new homeschool co-op yourself can sound like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. This post will cover how you can use a book club format to set up a simple and effective homeschool co-op experience. How to Start a Homeschool Co-Op Book Club If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a homeschool co-op, my homeschooling sisters and I share our various experiences with co-ops on our family blog, NextGen Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
The Munchable Math free printable math worksheets are yours with no strings attached! Chef Digit will help your child learn basic addition and subtraction facts through colorful pictures and simple story problems. There are math problems to trace to help practice writing skills, math problems to solve to practice math skills, and simple story problems to help make abstract math concepts real and practical. The best part? They're free! Munchable Math: 12 Free Printable Math Worksheets Munchable Math - Candy Munchable Math - Pasta! Munchable Math - Cherries! Munchable Math - Ice Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
5 Helpful Tips When Teaching a Special Needs Child to Read Teaching a child to read can be a difficult task. You may find yourself concerned with making sure that the strategies that you use help set the groundwork for future literacy success. When teaching a child with unique learning needs, those anxieties may grow as you use different tools and methods that will be meaningful for that child. Here are some helpful tips to think about when teaching a special needs child to read. You must be Patient Teaching, itself, requires a great deal of patience as children of varying abilities Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.