Posts in category Elementary age students

Tips for Choosing Curriculum to Fit Your Family

For many families, school is done for this year and the summer is in full-force. It feels so good to wrap up a school year, doesn’t it? And I love the summer months, such a great time to enjoy the outdoors and family time. It’s also the perfect time to do some unhurried research and […]

Fun Games to Teach and Strengthen Math Skills

Fun Games to Teach and Strengthen Math Skills

I love springtime and the culmination of another school year. It’s one of my favorite times of the year! It’s a time of finishing curriculum, feeling a sense of accomplishment plus anticipation for a fun summer ahead! Unfortunately, along with the fun of summer activities and relaxation comes the possibility of losing some of the […]

Fun Educational Games for Learning Language Arts

I’ve always known playing games made learning so much more fun for our children.  However, as I wrote my last post on the benefits of using games for teaching,  I was excited to find studies and information that confirmed what I knew experientially:  playing games truly does offer many educational benefits! Just a quick review […]

12 Amazing Benefits of Teaching With Games

12 Amazing Benefits of Teaching With Games

Over the years that we homeschooled, we played a lot of educational games to help our children learn. Phonics games, math games, geography games, strategy games, you name it, we probably played it! Our children really enjoyed learning through games! Even now that our children are adults, when we get together as a family, we […]

12 Incredible Benefits of Homeschooling

12 Incredible Benefits of Homeschooling

Are you approaching the years when your child will enter elementary school and trying to decide how you want to educate them? Or are you frustrated with your child’s current educational situation and considering making a change? Or are you already homeschooling your children, and you have extended family members or friends who are skeptical? […]

10 Tips for a Great Start to Your School Year:

This is such an exciting time of year! All those new school books have arrived in the mail, and you’re thinking through how to use them.  (Okay, so it’s also a little overwhelming, I know…) But even the kids are starting to look forward to starting homeschooling again as they look at their books! Most […]

5 Ways to Develop Respect in Your Children

5 Ways to Develop Respect in Your Children

“Respect means honoring other people and treating them with care and courtesy. While respect includes good manners, the core of the behavior goes deeper than politeness. It stems from the belief that other people have as much worth and dignity as you, and that harming others or their property is inherently wrong.”  Belief.net Unfortunately, children […]

5 Ways to Develop Honesty in Your Children

With summer already in full-swing, it’s time to go back to our series on Character-building! Summer is a great time to focus on helping our children build godly character because many homeschoolers are not as busy also trying to fit in the many academic studies we cover during the school year. (Other than what naturally […]

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 […]

What to Teach for Language Arts in the Pre-K & Elementary Years

Language arts seems like this overwhelming subject that has so many different facets, parents become concerned that they’re not doing it well enough! One of the more frequent questions I hear from homeschoolers is “What do I need to cover for language arts in the _____ grade?” If you choose to buy an all-in-one curriculum […]