Is Kindergarten too young to add an American History curriculum to your homeschool?

Is Kindergarten too young to use an American History Curriculum in your homeschool? Not when you use something as great as Sonlight's new Exploring American History! #kindergartencurriculum #kindergartenhistory #Sonlight

I absolutely love homeschooling in Kindergarten! It may be one of my favorite ages. Kids are so eager to start school, there are so many opportunities to instill a love of learning in the simplest of ways, and the possibilities of what you can include to make school fun are endless. The question I hear floating around sometimes in relaxed homeschooling circles is, “Is Kindergarten too young to add an American History curiculum to your homeschool?” My simple answer is, no. You can never be too young to start learning about our nation’s history! However, I do have certain ways that we like to do it, and it all starts with using great books.

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3 Reasons to use a literature based science in your homeschool

3 Reasons to use a Literature Based Science with BookShark Science curriculum

Literature based curriculum. You guys- It. Is. My Jam. I can’t get enough of all of the beautiful books that can go along with any topic in our homeschool, and science cannot be excluded here. Learning through literature can open up so many possibilities and actually keep kids engaged and wanting to learn more. Here are 3 reasons to use a literature based science in your homeschool.

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Double-Dipping… How to Incorporate History With Other Subjects

Double Dipping... How to incorporate history into other subjects in your homeschool

If you know me and the business we’ve created over the last nearly twenty years, you’d think I would’ve had a love affair with history all my life… well, nothing is further from the truth! I flat-out couldn’t stand history in school, and I actually bargained with my high school teacher to just pass me with a “D,” because I was going to become an artist and would never touch the subject again with a ten-foot pole. Fast forward a decade or two, and there I was, a homeschool mom, petrified to have to teach my children history—the topic I had loathed in my earlier years. After gathering my nerve, I made a game plan to use a history text for my spine and timelines and mapping to grasp an understanding of when and where we were learning about. I filled the topics with all kinds of good reading and hands-on projects. Before you knew it,  I found myself excited each day to learn the stories of the past right along with the children and hungered to absorb everything I could. (And for the record, I came to find that I definitely DID need to utilize history through my art career!)

What I didn’t realize was exactly how much you can incorporate history with other subjects! 

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Ignite wonder in your homeschool by using literature to teach geography

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Using literature to teach geography may not be the first idea that most come up with when they think of a geography curriculum. When I think of geography, I think of maps, facts about different states and countries, and really…just plain old boring studies that I have no interest in (and my kids would have no interest in, either.) But, what if I told you that literature may be the very best tool in learning about geography in your homeschool?

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A Journey through Psalms: Free 30 Day Bible Study

A Journey through Pslams is a free Bible study with a reading plan and journaling pages to complete over 30 days. Let's dive into the gospel together as homeschool moms! #freebiblestudy #homeschoolmom #biblestudy #psalmstudy

When times get tough, it’s easy to let anxieties creep in and start to fear. The best way to handle this is to turn to the Lord. Whenever I go through a tough season, I have two choices: I can sit and let that worry fester and start eating me alive, or I can get on my knees and pray. When we turn to the Word during difficult times, God gives us the answers we need, speaks to us in a way only He can, and He has the power to calm our anxious hearts. Right now, more than ever, we need to come together to read our Bibles and fellowship together! I’ve created a free 30 Bible Study- A Journey through Psalms, to help us dive into the Word and connect with one another.

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Free Homeschooling Guide and More Resources to Help You Start Homeschooling

Guide on how to start homeschooling

Have you ever wished that there was a guide on how to start homeschooling? Something that was made with you in mind- the parent who wants to start this journey but has no idea where to start. Well, you don’t need to look any further because I have a free guide that I made just for you! Your Guide to a Stress-Free Homeschool.

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Keeping Homeschool Fun with Vocabulary Quest!

Keeping homeschool fun with Vocabulary Quest! The vocabulary game that will keep your kids learning and having fun all at the same time. #vocabularycurriculum #vocabularygame #homeschoolvocabulary

As my kiddo gets older, we’ve been moving away from some subjects and moving onto others. Spelling has been something we’ve decided to drop as he’s entered middle school, but I also felt like that took away an aspect of language arts in helping him learn new words. That’s when it hit me- we should look into starting some vocabulary lessons in our homeschool!

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Why I waited until middle school to start using a writing curriculum in our homeschool

Why I waited until middle school to start using a writing curriculum in our homeschool. WriteShop I has been an amazing fit! #homeschoolwriting #writingcurriculum #middleschool

As soon as our kids pick up a pencil as wee little ones, we encourage them to write. We teach them their letters, how to spell their names, and other simple words. It comes as a shock to many people that I’ve chosen to hold off on using a writing curriculum in our homeschool until my son hit middle school age. But, hear me out. I have a good reason and I’m excited to share it with you.

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What Your Child Really Needs: Savoring Homeschool Moments with Music Education

Delighting in music with your child.What Your Child Really Needs: Savoring Homeschool Moments with Music Education #homeschoolmusic #musiceducation

If you’re like me, and most parents I know, you have an adorable video on your phone of your child dancing to music. It wasn’t something you taught them, or a moment you created. Instead, it was your child’s natural response to the rhythm and the way the music made her feel.

Any maybe you also have captured your child’s innate ability and desire to sing along with his favorite song. It’s the one you’ve played over and over in the car, or the popular song every child seems to know – Baby Shark, perhaps?

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