We have a new post up on the homeschooling blog!
We reviewed the Circuit Maze from ThinkFun – finally! Mama had a hard time wrapping her brain around electricity at first, but I finally got the hang of it! I learned something new along with the kids!
Are you a homeschooling family? Did you know I have a blog dedicated entirely to homeschooling?
One of the latest posts I created there was a review of Marie's Words vocabulary cards. Head over there for great homeschooling information and to see some video clips of our homeschool!
One thing I have been wanting to spend more time on in our homeschool is helping the kids to work on thinking skills.
I have one child in particular who will give up as soon as they have to think too hard about something.
I needed to figure out how to stretch this child's “thinking muscles” in a way that would not be a battle of the wills between us. I needed to help this child want to exercise those muscles.
Handwriting is an essential part of what our children need to learn. They'll be writing every single day of their lives, and it's up to us to help them develop handwriting skills to make this essential life skill easier for them!
Many times I have seen homeschooled children struggle with handwriting. I have seen a lot of homeschoolers with very messy handwriting. There are plenty of children in “regular” schools with messy handwriting too, but here are some of the mistakes that seem to be specific to homeschooling families when it comes to teaching handwriting:
We have a two-fold goal in our homeschool:
First, to teach our children Godly character and second, to equip them with the academic skills they need for life.
Using studies of great missionaries is a great way to help meet both of those goals!
When we read missionary biographies and do more in-depth studies on those missionaries, there are 5 (at least) things that are happening with our children:
I have moved all of my homeschooling posts to christianhomeschoolfamily.com.
You can go here to read this post at the new site.
Now I want to give you my reasons for choosing to go this route and how a video curriculum benefits our homeschool.