Category Archives: family learning

Fun Hands-On Math Activities

So many times, children (and youth and adults, too) “hate” math because it seems like nothing but a bunch of useless theory. If you can teach your child mathematical concepts through interesting real-life activities, instead of textbook work, they’ll develop a … Continue reading

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Tips to a new home school mom

(The following post was originally a letter from myself to a new home schooling mom who was worried about her ability to educate her children. I hope it will encourage you, too!) Let me assure you: the majority of children … Continue reading

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Tips for when a spouse isn’t convinced about homeschooling

Tips from one homeschool mom to another about when a spouse isn’t convinced about homeschooling: (I originally published these tips back in 2008 on a previous version of this blog–but I think they are worth revisiting. What do you think?) … Continue reading

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Summer Tutoring

After about 3 weeks of vacation with our family, I’m back to work! And one of the things I am most enjoying is “summer tutoring!”   What makes summer tutoring so enjoyable? Well, instead of sitting in my classroom/office the … Continue reading

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Visual-Spatial Processing Tips and Solutions

Visual-Spatial Processing Issues This series of posts will discuss what “visual-spatial processing” difficulties involve and how parents (and teachers and tutors) can work with children to adapt to these learning differences. If your child has other “special needs,” the adaptations suggested … Continue reading

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Beach Story Using Collective Nouns

Collective nouns at the beach! While we’re on a theme of “summer” topics, here’s a fun exercise I created the other day on Quora. It’s a beach story using collective nouns. Why not sit down together as a family and … Continue reading

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Summer Reading and Book Reports

Some twenty years ago or so, while I was homeschooling my children, I wrote an article about “Creative Alternatives to Book Reports.” With summer coming, encouraging your children to read a wide variety of books is a great way to … Continue reading

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