Bringing up boys: Adventure, work and play It’s every boy’s dream to have a tree house. When we moved to “the country” my three homeschooled boys begged us to let them build a tree house by the river. Knowing the precariousness of gum trees, we said no. Yes, we felt mean, that’s the lot of […]
Besides having a year by year plan, a long-term homeschool plan for each child that spans several years into the future gives you a big picture of goals.
Challenges of the home educating mother, part 1 Life is full of challenges, and part of home educating our children is to teach them how to deal with what life dishes out to them. But this home educating journey is not just about our children – it’s also about you. When I find myself talking […]
Homeschooling has many challenges for mothers but we need to remember that they are common to all and we all deal with them differently.
As a homeschool mother you have many challenges, one of them the feeling of inadequacy. You need to know you can do it and that others understand.
Beginning highschool at home Something that will be on many of the minds of those of you who have been home educating for some time is that of transitioning your child to the highschool years at home. It can be easy to feel daunted all over again, as you may have experienced when you first […]
Getting your home educated child into university Our investigation into university entrance began in 2007 when our eldest son was 16. Fortunately, he was clear on what he wanted to do (entomology), and we then worked backwards from there: what course he would need to do, and which university would supply the necessary expertise at […]
10 Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Children One of the things we have enjoyed immensely and seen the most fruit from in our homeschooling journey is our read aloud time. Curling up with a book together as a family is something we all still do, even though the children are all older now. We […]
The art of narration Put simply, narration involves your child telling back in his own words what he has just read or heard. This sounds simple enough, but the things that are going on in your child’s brain while he narrates to you are complex. Requiring your child to retell what they have heard will […]
The object of nature study is firstly to cultivate in your child a love and appreciation for God’s creation allowing him to see and judge true beauty from His perspective.