Over the years, our family has made a point to spend our summers engaged in vacations, camps, and light school work to prevent the infamous Summer Slide. As a former overnight Camp Director, I would find the best camps for my children to ensure they walked away with amazing memories and experiences. Three years ago,… Continue reading 4 Reasons Service Learning Beats the Summer Slide
There are few things that help foster a love of learning and field trips are at the top of that list. While classroom-style teaching has its benefits, it’s hard to beat first-hand (and hands-on) experience. Heading out into the real world is a fantastic way to capture your kids’ attention and show them that learning… Continue reading So, You Wanna Host a Homeschool Field Trip? 3 Things to Consider & Prepare For
As homeschoolers, we don’t have the traditional out of school summers. Although we don’t continue our full schedule during the summer months, we do continue to actively engage in educational activities. When my children were younger, we always participated in our local library’s summer reading program. We also participated in the reading programs offered through… Continue reading Summer Fun and Learning
As homeschooling evolves, there are more and more methods and styles surfacing. One of the newest methods is known as the Unit Study Method which a lot of homeschooling families are loving. The biggest reason is it practically fits any learning and homeschool style. It is what it sounds like so you're basically using the… Continue reading How Unit Studies Changed Our Homeschool + Why You Should Try It Too!
As a clinical psychologist and children’s author, I often get asked for a lot of advice. One of the questions parents frequently ask me is how can they raise a great reader. Reading is a habit that is one of the most valuable any child can learn. I believe, that if you can read you… Continue reading Six Ways to Foster a Love of Reading