The Pros & Cons of Virtual School Revealed

The Pros & Cons of Virtual School Revealed

While we still have the choice of putting our children in public or private school, there is a new kid on the block, so to speak, in virtual schools. Homeschooling has been around for a little while now, but virtual schools are quite a bit newer. Read more

Free app brings soil education to children (and their parents)

Free app brings soil education to children (and their parents)

A new free app aims to illuminate the fascinating world of living soil for kids, by offering an interactive experience that presents the topics of healthy soil relationships, and the roles of plants, animals, and humans in the process of building and nourishing this foundation of our food system.

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Online Homeschool Program Comparison Resource

Online Homeschool Program Comparison Resource

We’re huge advocates for homeschooling, and we’ve homeschooled all of our children so far up to high school age. We started out following a homeschool curriculum, but found that both we and our kids were more comfortable with a broader, student-led approach that is often called unschooling. However, many folks who are drawn to educating… Read more

7 Easy Home Science Experiments For Kids

7 Easy Home Science Experiments For Kids

Science can often be boring and even daunting to kids. We can’t blame them all the time, either. It’s mostly the fault of dull textbooks that fail to explain the subject clearly and in a fun way. Ex-MIT Physics professor Walter Lewin once said, “teachers who make physics boring are criminals,” and quite rightly so.… Read more

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