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The Brilliant Way to Teach History for Kids – 5 Tips from The History Mom

I’m so excited to welcome Jayda Justus, aka The History Mom, to my blog for a great post about virtual field trips, history podcasts and other ways to add a little tech to your hands-on history for kids learning. One of the best ways to teach history for kids is through travel.  Actually seeing a… Read More The Brilliant Way to Teach History for Kids – 5 Tips from The History Mom

Apps, Charlotte Mason, Featured, General Tips, High School, Web Safe & Smart

Homeschool Schedule Planning with Trello

It’s homeschool schedule planning time! Back to school is just around the bend and it is time to get serious about schedule planning. Over the years, I have used a variety of methods to plan our homeschool day. I have fallen in love with using Trello for homeschool schedule planning. We use Ambleside Online and… Read More Homeschool Schedule Planning with Trello

Curriculum Reviews, Featured, General Tips, High School, Web Safe & Smart

The Ultimate List of Free or Nearly Free Electives for High School Homeschoolers

Free electives for high school are not hard to find. Electives are an important part of any homeschool high school education. While some elective credits are spent with additional science, math or history topics, electives are also an opportunity for students to explore their passions. Electives can also be a way to try on possible… Read More The Ultimate List of Free or Nearly Free Electives for High School Homeschoolers

2e/Dysgraphia/Dyslexia, Books, Featured, General Tips, Mother Culture, Science

Books for Anxious Kids and Tweens

Mental health awareness is important for everyone– including parents and kids. These books for anxious kids and tweens will help you start the conversation. Did you know that 1 in 5 people will have a mental health disorder in their life? This means that someone you love or you will face this challenge. Take a look… Read More Books for Anxious Kids and Tweens

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New Screen Time For Kids Guidelines from WHO: Sit Less, Play More!

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new screen time for kids guidelines to help parents set proper limits for their children. Children under five must spend less time sitting watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and have more time for active play if they are to grow up… Read More New Screen Time For Kids Guidelines from WHO: Sit Less, Play More!

Charlotte Mason, Featured, General Tips

My Morning Time Loop Schedule + Free Loop Schedule Planner

My morning time loop has transformed my homeschool day. I started looping a few years ago. Looping is when you schedule subjects in sequence rather than assigning to a specific day of the week. Looping is particularly useful for irregular schedules because if you just have things assigned to Monday but you end up with… Read More My Morning Time Loop Schedule + Free Loop Schedule Planner