Why Is Math So Hard For Students

If you’re a parent, hearing your child say they hate math, that math is too hard for them or, worse, that they’re simply not good at it can be both heartbreaking and concerning.  After all, as just about every news article these days seems to remind us, math is a hugely important subject and skill … Read more

The Ultimate Homeschool Science Curriculum Guide

Science is an increasingly important component of any homeschool student’s education. A strong science background can help students understand the fast-changing world around them and generally fosters the development of strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which can help them immensely in their academic careers and in their day-to-day lives.  With that said, there are … Read more

What Is Language Arts In Homeschooling?

What Is Language Arts? Language arts, as the name implies, is the study of language and communication. As a discipline, it encompasses a broad range of topics ranging from reading and writing to speech, linguistics and more, or essentially all the skills and knowledge needed to communicate ideas to others in a society.  In the … Read more

Essential Guide to Classical Education and Homeschooling

What Is Classical Education Classical education is a fairly traditional form of instruction that has become somewhat widespread over the years, both in homeschools and in charter and private schools. Rooted in the principles laid out during late antiquity by one of the early developers of the liberal arts, Martianus Capella, the overarching goal of … Read more

The Essential Homeschool History Curriculum Guide

When it comes to learning, many homeschooling families tend to be more concerned with the three Rs (reading, writing and arithmetic) and as a result social studies, history in particular, can fall by the wayside.  Yet,  history can offer homeschooling students a lot more than a list of simple dry facts and dates to memorize.  … Read more

Christian Homeschool Curriculum Guide & Resources

Finding a good Christian homeschool curriculum can be harder than it first seems.  There are a ton of programs out there to choose from, covering any number of practical, pedagogical and theological approaches to teaching, and it can often be hard for parents to find one that fits their particular needs, values and homeschool philosophy.  … Read more

Essential Guide to Unifix Cubes

Unifix cubes can be a great way of adding a more visual and hands-on learning component to math lessons. Having something to touch and feel can be a great way to help students get their heads around complicated math concepts, and the simple nature of these linking cubes often belies their flexibility and usefulness in … Read more

Ultimate Guide To The Charlotte Mason Method

The Charlotte Mason method is quite popular in the homeschool world, with many families using its principles to guide their learning to one degree or another. The method is quite flexible and open-ended, and its principles and suggestions can be applied and implemented in a number of different ways. While this leaves parents with a … Read more

Magna-Tiles vs Picasso Tiles

When it comes to providing kids with open-ended, explorational and even educational play, nothing really beats free-building toys.  If you are a parent of a child who is a bit too young for a Lego set or a hands-on electronics kit, magnetic tiles can be an easier to use option that can let them build … Read more