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How We Use Tea Time in Our Homeschool

Posted in Charlotte Mason, Home School Creative Commons Resources, Homeschooling on November 13, 2018
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The name tea time might either create lovely pictures in your mind or shrouds of fear and dread. When I initially learned about the concept of tea time, I had no intentions to incorporate the practice into our homeschool. However, as I began along my Charlotte Mason walk, the concept of morning time was brought Read More »

Why Every Child Should be Exposed to Music

Posted in Homeschooling on October 15, 2018

Child Playing Guitar

It’s the universal language. Music is everywhere. You can’t really walk into any store without hearing a back track, movies use soundtracks to stimulate emotion for different scenes, and from cars to phones, the capability to play music is hard wired into all of our personal technology. We love it! Music has been around since Read More »

Do Kids Always Need to be Working Towards College?

Posted in Homeschooling on October 10, 2018

Looking ahead towards college

When I was attending public high school, a very large majority of kids in my graduating class touted their University plans. It was the norm, and still is, to go right out of high school to public or state University regardless of whether students even knew what they wanted to do with their lives. There Read More »

Technology: Friend or Foe of the Homeschooler?

Posted in Homeschooling on October 4, 2018

Children and Technology

It goes without saying that we live in a “smart” age. However, I keep hearing that technology shortens our attention span, is bad for our health, and distracts us from the goings on of daily life. Digitalresponsibility.org is an informational site that lists the ways that we need to be mindful when using technology. But, Read More »

Gameschooling: How Games Engage Our Kids

Posted in Homeschooling on September 15, 2018

When my husband and I made the decision to homeschool our children, we had one intention - to ensure our kids LOVED learning. School can be boring, and I didn’t want my kids to equate learning with boredom. I figured homeschooling would naturally be more entertaining because of the freedom, but work is work. Sometimes, Read More »