Category Archives: Elementary

6 Remedies When Your Child's Spelling Is Not Up to Par

Has your child ever written a completely indiscernible sentence? Is their spelling so atrocious that you can’t even make out simple words? Has their spelling worsened since the never-ending spring break coronavirus quarantine and the subsequent shift to virtual schooling? … Continue reading

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6 Solutions When Your Child's Handwriting Is Not Up to Par

If your child is learning virtually this year, they are spending a lot of time on a computer, and you may be rightly wondering...What about their handwriting? Although technology invades much of our lives these days, I still firmly believe … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Step up Your History Game for a Budding Historian

My enthusiasm for the subject of art withered during art classes at a public high school in England. It took years to reinvigorate it. Now that I'm a homeschool dad, I think quite a lot about how to avoid smothering … Continue reading

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Teaching Young Children How to Listen to Read-Alouds

While many children seem to naturally understand the skills that go along with listening to stories, it is not a skill that all children intuitively learn. Since Sonlight is a literature-rich program, developing listening skills is as important as developing … Continue reading

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100 Things Worth Memorizing with Your Child

Young children tend to have great memories, and can often memorize things faster and easier than older children or adults.  This summer is a great time to work on memorizing key information with your child, as a way to keep … Continue reading

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Finally, an American History Curriculum for Kindergarten!

This post was originally published as Finally, a Kindergarten American History Curriculum! on Oaxacaborn blog. It is reposted here with permission of the author, Gina Munsey. Does an accurate American history curriculum for kindergarten actually exist? A good homeschool history … Continue reading

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What to Do if Your Homeschooler Wants a Career in Politics

Every aspect of an American president’s life is examined prior to an election—including schooling. But being homeschooled would not rule out someone from running for political office, even the presidency. According to the US Constitution there are only 3 requirements … Continue reading

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