Bringing up boys: Adventure, work and play It’s every boy’s dream to have a treehouse. 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 parents. […]
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.
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 […]
Narration is a valuable learning tool training children in speaking and writing which can be easily implemented in the home educating environment.
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.
There’s a lot of talk about copywork and quotes from Charlotte Mason abound, but what exactly is it and how can you use it to educate your child?