Art Supplies for Creative Kids
brings joy to life. Stimulate kids' imaginations by having these
inexpensive supplies on hand.
Ways to Have Fun Outside
Are you looking for fresh ways to spend time with your friends
and family? Outdoor activities getting a little boring, are they?
With your fast-paced life gaining speed all the time, it’s
easy to stick to what’s familiar — but is that any
way to live? Let’s take a few minutes and look at how easy
it is to break out of the same-ole-routine and into the new with
wholesome activities near home and out of doors. Read on to see
why it’s tough to beat having fun with friends and family
outdoors in the fresh air.
Ways To Inspire Your Kids
through any toy store and you will see walls and walls of toys
that are loud — toys that require batteries, have flashing
lights or look like your child's favorite movie character. But
what about those of us who want to raise children with imagination
and curiosity? I'll tell you what we do. We choose to fill our
houses with some of the following old-fashioned items.
are some frugal entertainment ideas for the whole family. This
is just the tip of the iceberg. Keep your eyes and ears open and
you will find many more opportunities to have fun with your family
without spending a lot of money.
What all these families
have in common, claims Stevens’ book, is this: a commitment
to the sanctity of childhood and the primary position of the family
in children’s lives. Homeschooling allows parents to raise
their children in what many believe to be a more natural, nurturing
environment than the pressure cooker of today’s public and
to Homeschool Your Child
are beginning a beautiful journey with your children, one that
will create memory after memory of first-time experiences and
snapshot moments … an experience I believe will create well
adjusted people with a passion for learning and thinking and a
strong sense of family and spiritual beliefs.
the Unschooling or Homeschooling Village
Unschooling is so different for every
family. The advantage of unschooling is that the child enjoys
opportunities to learn naturally throughout the day.
I want to homeschool, but I do not feel qualified to teach my
Some parents may feel insecure
or unqualified to teach their children; however, parents really
do make the best teachers, especially for younger children! Real
learning does not take place when children are presented with
facts and lists to memorize but when learning is integrated into
daily life by loving and caring people.
can I make sure my husband stays involved in our children's homeschooling?
Husbands make great teachers, too! While moms are
usually the primary teachers in homeschooling families, dads can
be a wonderful resource too. A supportive husband who wants to
be involved and has the time to contribute can be a treat for
the kids and a lifesaver for you.
that my toddler is more active, how can I provide my older daughter
with the attention she needs to tackle more complex subjects requiring
One of the most heart-felt challenges for families
with more than one child is how to provide equal time and attention
for everyone. This is especially difficult with a toddler in the
house and even more so when you are homeschooling.
we’re homeschooling, how should we structure our school
year? Is it better to study more or less continuously with short
breaks or to follow a more traditional schedule with longer vacations?
You have the luxury to experiment
with your schedule. For some relaxed homeschoolers or unschoolers,
structured schedules are unnecessary because lessons are part
of day-to-day living and do not usually require advanced planning.
However, for some families (and especially new homeschoolers),
a structured schedule is an absolute necessity for organization
and peace of mind!
in the Blink of an Eye
Help children develop a love for
science or nurture their already growing interest with these simple
Reading to Your Kids
- Kids and Reading
Readers of Your Future Leaders
Seven Benefits of
Building the Unschooling
or Homeschooling Village
Can a Single Parent Unschool?
just a fancy way of saying you ignore your children? Is that