Posts in category Delight-directed learning

10 Tips for Getting Through the Busy Spring Season

As the homeschool year winds down and summer approaches, there’s a sense of relief because another school year is almost done, right?  It feels so good to anticipate a time of rest and summer fun. But it seems that in the spring, many moms also feel anxious and overwhelmed with all there is to do […]

7 Tips for Homeschooling Your Preschooler

I love to meet and talk to parents who are just beginning to homeschool their preschooler! They’re so excited and eager to learn more about homeschooling. Unfortunately, I find that parents who are just starting to homeschool preschoolers are making the same mistakes I did! They think they need to buy expensive curriculum, and spend […]

7 Benefits of Reading Aloud to your Children

Some of my fondest memories from our families homeschool years were when the kids and I were reading a good book together (or rather, I was reading it aloud to them).  I remember getting all choked up in the touching story of an orphan called “Freckles”, and laughing with the kids while reading “Mr. Popper’s […]

Great Educational Gifts: BOOKS!

(This post contains affiliate links) Last week I shared some fun, educational games that you could get your children for Christmas.  Check out the post “Great Educational Gifts: GAMES!” if you missed it. This week I want to give you some suggestions for books that would be wonderful Christmas gifts! Of course, we all know it’s […]

Great Educational Gifts: GAMES!

Great Educational Gifts: GAMES!

(This post contains some affiliate links)   Christmas is just around the corner, and the scramble to find the perfect gift for each of your loved ones has begun. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always felt that a gift that benefits a child’s education is a better gift than one that is just […]

Homeschool Teaching Tips Part 2!

Homeschool Teaching Tips Part 2!

Happy Easter!  I pray God will remind you afresh about the amazing miracle of His love and His salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ this weekend. We are so blessed to serve a God who loves us so much that He provided a way for our relationship with Him to be restored. […]

Homeschool Teaching Tips

Homeschool Teaching Tips

There are so many tips for homeschooling, really too many to share in one post!  I’ll share some of the more important ones here, plus tips for teaching children in the younger years.  Stay tuned for another post on teaching tips for older students soon! TEACHING TIPS: #1- Foster a love for learning: One of the best ways […]

Ignite the Joy of Learning in Your Children

Ignite the Joy of Learning in Your Children

I started out homeschooling with the idea that we were going to be doing school like they did it in the public school, but we’d be doing it at home.  I bought the little desks for the kids to sit in; they were made of metal and wood (bought used from the school), and frankly, […]