Author: Jennifer

How to Teach Your Child to Read

Many people have a hard time teaching their kids to read. It seems like it would be a simple thing, but when you actually try to do it, you and your child often both get frustrated. It’s very easy to ruin the joy of reading for a child when all you’re doing is trying to instill a love for the activity. Luckily there is an easy way to do it! I have successfully taught 4 kids to read so far (6 if you count kids I taught when I was younger). How did I do it? Phonics! I am...

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Top Tips for Creating Your Own Lesson Plans

When we first started homeschooling, I honestly didn’t think I had what it took to create our own lesson plans. I thought that in order to learn, you had to have a text book and a professionally designed set of activities and assignments. When we first started homeschooling, I honestly didn’t think I had what it took to create our own lesson plans. After all, I went to public school, and I lived in the same delusion that I like to call the “brainwashing of public school” mentality. In other words, I thought that in order to learn, you...

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How to Use Pinterest to Find Free Homeschooling Resources

Are you on Pinterest? It’s a wonderful visual way to organize things that you want to bookmark. In the realm of homeschooling, you can organize the free resources you find in many different ways. Are you on Pinterest? It’s such a great site to use as a virtual bulletin board. Many people use it to pin mere pictures that attract their attention, while still others pin websites that grab their attention. Pins from the latter half hold a smorgasborg of gems that all of us can benefit from! If you don’t already have an account on Pinterest, what’s the...

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