Teaching History in Non-Traditional Ways

Teaching History in Non-Traditional Ways

Unlike other subjects like math, it’s easy to fully immerse a young student in history and make a lesson really come to life. You can get out of the house and surround yourself in the subject matter instead of relying on a textbook. Here are a few non-traditional ways any parent can teach history and make it more fun for their kids. Read more

Woodworking Projects for Kids: Free Online Resources

Woodworking Projects for Kids: Free Online Resources

Woodworking projects for kids: woodworking with your children teaches basic skills for planning, measuring, and the use of basic carpentry tools. Kids love to make things. My daughter is always asking me “Papa, what can we make? Let’s do a project together.” And woodworking is our usual mode for making things. Messing about with wood… Read more

More Than A Class: How Unschooling Transforms The Home

More Than A Class: How Unschooling Transforms The Home

Everyone is familiar with homeschooling. Though many people express concerns about the social and emotional development of children who are homeschooled, it’s an accepted alternative to a traditional classroom education. Children follow a curriculum and adhere to certain educational standards. In that way, then, homeschooling is an alternative to the classroom, but not to traditional… Read more

Teaching Real-Life Lessons to Home-Schooled Students

Teaching Real-Life Lessons to Home-Schooled Students

Every form of education has its pros and cons. However, more involved parents may find public education falls short for a number of reasons, be it large class sizes in which students aren’t given the 1-on-1 attention they need or a curriculum lacking lessons on attaining real-life skills. If you plan to homeschool your son… Read more

How You Can Teach Your Child To Become A World Citizen

How You Can Teach Your Child To Become A World Citizen

International interconnectedness is a movement that is growing exponentially. World relations are more prominent in both our politics and our individual lives. It’s important that children are well-informed about various cultures, practices, history and current events. If our children are informed citizens, they will be set up for success within the community and society. They… Read more

There’s one answer. It’s at the back. And don’t look.

There’s one answer. It’s at the back. And don’t look.

As a lifelong learning enthusiast, I’m always looking to continue my education, and I’ve found some amazing resources to do so that are accessible and affordable (read “free”). And as a homeschooling dad, I’m really interested in ideas about the hows and whys of learning, because it informs me (as an accidental teacher) to be… Read more

Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read apps just $.99

Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read apps just $.99

For some kids, learning how to read is a breeze, and they learn their letters and sound out words as quickly as they learn to do everything else, but for others, learning how to read is really tough. Of those kids, many of them have found help through the classic Hooked on Phonics programs, and… Read more

Homeschooling is hacking education

Homeschooling is hacking education

We’re homeschoolers and we’re proud of it. We think it offers the best of both worlds to our kids, as they learn at their own rate, they get a lot of individual attention, and homeschooling (unschooling, in our case) allows them to learn about the things they most enjoy, in ways that many traditional schools… Read more