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Blokus Homeschool board game review

Enhance Spatial Learning with This Board Game (Great for Kinesthetic Learners!) {Review Blokus}

For over 16 years, we have used games in our homeschool to make learning fun and exciting. We’ve played storytelling games and grammar games to help with reading and writing. We’ve played tons of math games to help with adding and multiplying and critical thinking.SCROLL TO WATCHWhen we started, we didn’t call it gameschooling — we just […]

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Homeschool science experiment steven spangler review

Does your science have naked eggs and exploding toothpaste? {Review – Spangler Science Books}

 Over the years, we’ve done quite a few science experiments in our homeschool. Some have gone really well. Others … not so much. Scroll to Watch(And there’s nothing like a science experiment that flops to shift the energy in your homeschool for the day!) That’s why I LOVE the books I’m reviewing today. The experiments work every time. The kids […]

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Murderous Math fun homeschool curriculum review

Math + Murder = Magical Mathematical Learning {Review – Murderous Maths}

Does your kid hate math?  Or are you looking for a way to make math a little more fun in your homeschool. I know I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for ways to keep the subjects we teach interesting, engaging, and fun.Scroll to WatchWhich is why I hit the jackpot when I found the Murderous Maths series.  After reading […]

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This poetry looks as good as it sounds {Review Carolyn Kennedy Poetry}

Do you do poetry in your homeschool? Or does it get relegated to the “if we have time” part of the schedule? (Which means you NEVER get to it because who has that kind of extra time???) Scroll to WatchPoetry has always been a HUGE part of our homeschool because I’ve seen how it makes better […]

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The best chapter book series for teaching kids to read {REVIEW Moongobble and Me}

One of the greatest joys of homeschooling for me has been the front row view as each of my kids has learned to read. They didn’t all learn at the same time — in fact, one waited until 11 before things really clicked. (Turns out he needed glasses and we didn’t know … whoops!)Scroll to WatchBut […]

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The pros and cons of a classical homeschool education {Review – Well-Trained Mind}

What is a “classical education”? Is it a good fit for your homeschool? This week I’m chatting about my favorite resource to learn more about classical homeschool education … and why it may or may not be the best fit for your family. CLICK HERE to check out the best classical homeschool resource to learn more: Want to […]

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My “go to” book for understanding my kids {Review – Child Whisperer – Carol Tuttle}

Does your child drive you crazy bouncing off the walls … but also make you laugh all the time? Does your child seem to get super emotional over little things … but then be the first to give you a hug when you’re having a hard day? Does your child get super inflexible when it’s […]

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Is your child too sensitive? {Review – The Highly Sensitive Child – Elaine Aron}

Does your kid cry at the drop of a hat? Do they get super overwhelmed ALL THE TIME and fall apart when you ask them to do the smallest thing? If I’m describing a kid (or kids) in your home … then I can relate! Because I have kids like that too! And it used […]

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How to start homeschool planning curriculum review

The FIRST book every homeschool mom needs to read {Review Top 102 Homeschool Picks}

If I could gift this book to EVERY new homeschooler, I would. Seriously … if you are trying to plan what homeschool curriculum to buy, this is the ONLY book you’ll probably need.SCROLL TO WATCHWhether you’re planning for your first year of kindergarten OR you’re planning to start with high school, this book has everything you […]

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Homeschool Review “Discovering Great Artists” by MaryAnn Kohl

A simple way to combine art and history (so you might actually do it!) {Homeschool Review “Discovering Great Artists” by MaryAnn Kohl}

Does art get pushed to the back of your homeschool? With the best of intentions, you plan to get to it … but then things happen? Math takes too long. Somebody doesn’t want to finish their handwriting. The dishwasher breaks. Whatever it is — art gets pushed to the back burner week after week after […]

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