Posts in category Joy of learning

50 Great Games to Use for Learning

  50 Great Games to Use For Learning! This is the fourth and final post in a series on using games for learning. The first three posts were on the benefits of using games, and then great games to use for teaching language arts and math: 12 Amazing Benefits of Teaching with Games Fun Educational […]

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 […]

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? […]

7 Ways to Be a Godly Influence on Your Children

We smile as we see a father and son walking down the road and the son is the spitting image of his dad, from his looks to his mannerisms, to what he’s wearing.   It’s fun to see children want to be like their parents! As parents, we have such an amazing opportunity to influence our […]

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 […]

Language Arts in the Middle School and High School Years

“I’m not sure what to do for language arts this year!” or “I don’t know what to cover for language arts in the middle school and high school years.” These are common statements that I hear from homeschool parents! I think that’s because language arts has so many different facets to it, it can feel […]

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 […]

Motherhood: A Blessed Calling!

Lately, God has been impressing on my heart the importance of being a mom. I was a stay-at-home mom for 23 years, and I loved it! It was a privilege and blessing to be home with our kids and to homeschool them (well, most of the time)! But there were many times throughout those years […]