Homeschool

Cursive and Copywork – Why are They Still Important

I am a big supporter of children learning cursive handwriting. In fact, I have a hard time understanding why folks would think the ability to communicate with paper and pen is a skill our children no longer require. I remember hearing about a 17-year-old who couldn’t sign his passport application. His father was incredulous, how can you be graduating from…

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All About Snow {My Review of Creation Illustrated Unit Studies}

  During one of the coldest years in recent memory, Creation Illustrated provided us with two of their unit studies plus access to the magazines to go with for us to review. The amusing part? One of those unit studies was The Intricacies of Snow!   You would think that we folks living in southern Alberta would know pretty much everything there…

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Carole P. Roman Book Review

How many of us have wondered what it would have been like to live in a different era? Perhaps even in a different country. This month we’ve been reviewing some books from children’s author Carole P. Roman that help our imaginations along in this direction.Carole P. Roman books and collections are a fun way to explore history and culture and…

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Our Review of À La Carte Projects from Home School in the Woods

We’ve recently had the opportunity to review a selection of Á La Carte products from Home School in the Woods. I wasn’t familiar with these products before we did this review so I did some research on their website and found that Home School in the Woods now offers many of their hands-on history projects Á La Carte. The Kemet…

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My Review of NatureGlo’s eScience – MathArt Online

  For the past few weeks, we’ve been fortunate in having an opportunity to review the MathArt Online 4-Class Bundle from NatureGlo’s eScience and I have to tell you our 11-year-old grandson says it’s terrific (he asked me to be sure to include this in my review so everyone would know.) With four courses to choose from, EJ wanted to get started on MathArt…

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Taming the Lecture Bug Video – Review

   I recently received a copy of the video, “Taming the Lecture Bug and Getting Your Kids to Think” from Parenting Made Practical for review. In this video, parent educators Joey and Carla Link share their biblically based methods for communicating with your children and provide tips on tips on how you can tame your inner lecture bug with your…

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My Review of the CursiveLogic Quick-Start Pack and The Art of Cursive

One of the things I find I struggle with is teaching our grandson to have a neat hand so I was pleased when asked to review the CursiveLogic Quick-Start Pack and The Art of Cursive from CursiveLogic. Between ADHD and Dyslexia, the poor boy does have trouble with both his printing and cursive lettering, sometimes to the point of not…

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Drive Thru History Adventures (My review)

We have been fortunate in being able to review Drive Thru History Adventures for the past few weeks and I have to tell you it has quickly become our favorite homeschool history curriculum. This Homeschool Video Curriculum is amazing. History is one of our favorite topics but even we got excited about Drive Thru History and Dave’s adventures! For those…

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Famous Birthdays Online Unit Study Giveaway

* Congratulations to Stacey on winning the Famous Birthdays Online Unit Study! “> Who doesn’t love getting nice presents on their birthday? I know I do but I also understand it’s better to give than to receive so in honor of my grandson’s birthday this week, I am giving away a free Famous Birthdays Online Unit Study“>Famous Birthdays Online Unit…

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Why We Homeschool – Our Top 10 Reasons

We are often asked why we decided to homeschool, or rather, why our daughter decided to allow me to homeschool our grandson. Our immediate answer is always the same, I was retiring from a long-term position and my husband and I were planning a several weeks long road trip so we thought it would be a good opportunity for our…

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