Is it a Book Report or a Book Review?

Do you ever get confused between a book review and book report?  Or maybe you’ve done what many people do and used the terms interchangeably.  There is a difference between the two; here’s a simple explanation: What is a book report? A book report summarizes the book’s contents. It gives an account of the contents of the book and a … Continue reading

The Easiest Way to Enjoy Homeschooling

It’s easy to overthink how we might homeschool.  It’s easy to overplan and overworry and overreact.  It’s easy to get in a muddle and lose direction. But it’s also easy to enjoy homeschooling. I’ve got a short list of things to do and things to avoid which will help you to enjoy homeschooling.  Do have a small group of homeschool friends you … Continue reading

Step Away From the Keyboard!

– Why You Don’t Want to Allow Your Alphabet Learner Near the Keyboard You probably noticed that when I talked about the different ways to help your new writer to develop his writing skills in Easy Alphabet Learning I didn’t mention ‘keyboard’ in the list.  There’s a reason for that, and it’s not that your little person won’t be interested in your … Continue reading

The Easiest and Most Fun Easter Cards Ever

One of the nicest ways to help children to prepare for Easter is to help them make Easter cards. And I’ve got instructions here for making the simplest and sweetest Easter card that even tiny people can join in on and the older ones will enjoy the novelty of making. The instructions are in two parts:   Part 1 1. … Continue reading

A Simple Secret For Teaching Writing

Have you noticed how your children learn?  We see our tiny tots copying us, and we smile quietly to ourselves.  We demonstrate to our children how to use a knife and fork, a toothbrush, a comb, a pencil… And they learn by copying us. We teach our children how to read or count and they learn these things by copying us.  … Continue reading

How You Can Teach Those Difficult Subjects

When you started considering homeschooling did you wonder about how you would teach those difficult subjects that are not your strong subject, or that you failed at yourself at school? Were you afraid that your child would miss out because you couldn’t teach him? Homeschooling doesn’t mean that your child needs to miss out on what you can’t teach him. … Continue reading

Book and Course Recommendation

This week I received a happy surprise in the form of an email from someone who is just completing the Grammar Lessons Made Easy course.  I wrote back to Suzy and asked her if I could share her email, and she said yes! 🙂 So here it is: Hi Stephanie, Just a quick email to let you know how much … Continue reading

Why Crafts Are Good For Your Preschooler…

… And Four Ideas of Things to Make Getting a preschooler to sit still can be a near-impossible feat. They’re constantly exploring the world around them. That’s a good thing, but sometimes they need some creative downtime. That’s where preschool crafts come in. . Crafting is great for preschoolers for a number of reasons. It can help them develop a longer attention span. Most … Continue reading