Teaching at Home with a Toddler

The challenges of homeschooling can be overwhelming by themselves, but by adding the erratic behavior of a toddler into the mix can make it even more difficult.  Here are a few things that I have done to keep my toddler busy, quiet or occupied so I could focus my attention on teaching an older child.   Continue reading Teaching at Home with a Toddler

10 Good Reasons Why I Homeschool My Kids

All homeschoolers have their own list of reasons why they do what they do.  The more years you do it, the more reasons you have.  So here’s the beginning of my list of reasons why I homeschool my kids. Continue reading 10 Good Reasons Why I Homeschool My Kids

The Best Way to Start the Day

I have many happy homeschooling memories, from my childhood.  In my house, I was my mother’s alarm clock.  I know that she did not always love that, but I certainly did.  The memories I have of our mornings together have had quite the impact on my life with my own kids.  I can see how the things we did to start the day had a profound impact on the rest of the day. Continue reading The Best Way to Start the Day

Teach Effectively by Knowing Your Child

The thing I love most about homeschooling is being able to watch my child grasp a concept and take off running. It is so rewarding, as a mom and teacher, to hold the keys to unlocking their knowledge and understanding. It can also be frustrating when a concept seems clearly presented and yet it is not understood. That is where a mom’s creativity and knowledge of the child comes into play. Continue reading Teach Effectively by Knowing Your Child