Homeschooling

This is our most general category. If it is about homeschooling and doesn’t fit into another category, it goes here. These articles are written by the Homeschool Base staff and our volunteers. Find more categories and recent posts on the sidebar. 

Learning to Mother

Posted in Homeschooling, Parenting on September 18, 2017

A mother kissing her daughter's cheek

I believe homeschooling is an ideal environment for children to learn mothering. My mother had six siblings. My dad had four. They grew up in culturally disparate neighborhoods in Toronto during the war, one Italian, the other Irish. They played mostly with their cousins who resided on the same street. My nonna lived on the Read More »

The Advantages of Multigenerational Homes 

Posted in Homeschooling on September 16, 2017

Old photo of a multigenerational household

There is a funny new sandwich in town – the filling’s a generation which has to care for both its children and its parents – the ‘sandwich generation!’ When such a situation arises, many ‘carers’ prefer to have all generations under one roof as it makes it easy for them to care for both their Read More »

Forest Kindergarten: Teaching the art of being still

Posted in Homeschooling, Kindergarten, Teaching on September 15, 2017

The forest experience for kindergartners

Have you experienced forest kindergarten with your child? It is a fun and educational way to move your classroom outdoors! Allow me to take you into my world of teaching forest kindergarten. As a mother of three, my oldest being a five-year-old, I am always looking for creative ways to help them explore their world, Read More »

How to Achieve Homeschool Excellence by Choosing Homeschool Minimalism

Posted in Homeschooling on September 14, 2017

Homeschool Minimalism

Do you feel overwhelmed by your homeschool? Are you tired of trying to “get it all in?” Do you find that you don’t ever get to those subjects that you really value because they are crowded out by things that you question whether you even need? My Journey into Minimalism A few years ago, I Read More »

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 »

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