There are so many books that will help your children learn about the universe around them and it is hard to even know where to begin! Here is a list of books and videos about space from some of our favorite series along with some other highly recommended books! In each section, they are roughly … Continue reading Children’s Books and Videos About Space
As a homeschool parent, I have long wished that I could do a better job of guiding my children when we are on nature walks. I dream of being a wealth of knowledge about all the living things around us, naming trees and other plants, identifying animal tracks, knowing if mushrooms are harmful or not...like … Continue reading Tree Nature Study for Beginners
I don't know about you, but I am always looking to streamline things in our homeschool. I love it when I can combine different subjects so it doesn't feel like we are learning separate, unconnected information. Recently, I found two books that I am using to plan some of our lessons for next year. You … Continue reading Create Your Own Homeschool Curriculum with Literature
Do your kids help in the kitchen? Have you thought about all the different skills you are teaching your kids when cooking together? Obviously, learning to make food for themselves (and hopefully the whole family) is one, but they can also strengthen their fine-motor, direction following, math, reading, science, and safety skills! In fact, if … Continue reading Six Skills Children Learn When Cooking
Do you wonder if elementary age kids can really learn chemistry? Are you afraid to teach your children chemistry because you weren't so good at it? My answers to both of these questions were "yes" before starting our chemistry curriculum this year. I had one bad experience with chemistry in middle school and thought I … Continue reading Can You Teach Homeschool Chemistry to Your Elementary Age Children?