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How Group Messaging Apps Help Homeschoolers Connect

Posted in Homeschooling on September 9, 2017

An Apple iPhone

Most teens crave and enjoy having a variety of friendships to nurture and be involved in, both in school and out. Not only do these friendships build social awareness, but having different groups of people to lean on builds trust in others and confidence in self. As a homeschool parent, you know it can be Read More »

Sensory Play Therapy: Ways to engage your child’s senses

Posted in Homeschooling on September 8, 2017

Sensory play activities for infants, toddlers, and older children

As a mother of three children, I used sensory play to help my kids learn about their world from infancy. With my first child, we did a lot of sensory bins I saw on Pinterest, just for the fun of it. It was after my second child was born with disabilities that I started to Read More »

Charlotte Mason Copywork 101: Understanding and Implementing

Posted in Charlotte Mason on September 7, 2017

Waterdrops of Copywork

Copywork may be the most misunderstood aspect of a Charlotte Mason Education. When I first heard the term copywork, I pictured those first-grade handwriting worksheets, and I thought, “That’s boring. What’s so special about handwriting worksheets?” After I began to learn about what copywork actually consisted of, I understood what a valuable tool it can Read More »

Understanding Nature Study - Charlotte Mason Method

Posted in Charlotte Mason on September 6, 2017

Nature Studies with a Charlotte Mason Philosophy

Hardly a day goes by that my children don’t point out some natural wonder to me. Whether it’s a butterfly or a leaf that’s shaped like a heart, they have been trained to “see” nature. We give credit for this training to nature study. I had never really heard of nature study before and would Read More »

Understanding Habit Training - Charlotte Mason Method

Posted in Charlotte Mason on September 5, 2017

Child learning positive habits through a Charlotte Mason style of education

There is one subject that we include in our schedule every day without fail. I consider it the most important subject that I teach. It is called Habit Training. Yes, this term sounded peculiar to me, too, when I first heard it. When I thought of habits, I would think of brushing your teeth or Read More »

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