Welcome to the first Homeschool Collection Round Up from the Homeschool Review Crew for 2020! Our Crew have some fabulous products they have started to receive and use and are preparing to bring you some great reviews starting next month.
Today we invite you to take a look at our first review for 2020 Online Homeschooling for the Whole Family.
Grab a cup of your favourite beverage and I’ll hand you over to the crew as they take time to bring some homeschool encouragement to you.
Here on the Crew blog a few of our members shared
- Teaching with Dinner and a Movie
- Start a Reading Challenge to conquer Screen Time
- The Importance of Hymn Study
- 2020 Word of the Year
Chareen @ Every Bed of Roses shares
- Teaching Children to Read – Here are some of the factors that influence your children’s ability to learn to read.
- Compost in a Bottle – A science experiment to do in winter or summer!
- Free Geography Resources – A list of resources to help you teach geography.
- Fire Safety Resources – Some ideas and books to help you teach Fire Safety.
Amanda @ Hopkins Homeschool shares
- Bible Studies for Mom – I am setting aside time each day for my personal “Mom Bible Studies”. Here are the two that I am working on this month.
- New Year, New Curriculum – We are starting the new year on a new foot. This year we are changing up our curriculum, like big time. We are dropping everything, but math. Want to know what we are doing? Let me tell you.
Tracy @ Happy Homeschool Mom shares
- Best Free Skip Counting Songs to Learn Multiplications Facts Fast – Ditch those boring flashcards and memorize multiplication facts easily with these engaging, free skip counting song videos.
- Is Homeschooling Free? It Can Be With This Awesome List – Can you homeschool for free? Yes, you can! Here’s a list of my favorite, FREE online curriculum that makes it possible to homeschool without paying anything.
- The Best Free Family Bible Study App to Start the New Year Right – Ready to start a fresh, new family Bible study plan in 2020? Read why this free Bible app is my favorite resource for studying God’s Word with my kids.
- The Super EASY Way to Do Read Alouds – Here’s the secret for how I easily fit quality literature and history read alouds into our homeschool day without any extra work for me.
Jenny @ Our Inconvenient Family shares
- Lifeschooling~Help for the Stressed Out Mom – This is encouragement for the homeschooling mom who is stressed out with all she thinks she needs to do to be successful in homeschooling.
- Into the Wild~A Life of Adventure – Are you giving your kids a stale, boring life or are you encouraging them in a life of adventure, a life that involves daily interaction with God’s Creation?
- 5 Thrifty Ways to Homeschool – Here is help for families trying to live on a tight budget & homeschool.
- 5 Thrifty Reasons to Homeschool – Do you think homeschooling is just too expensive? Read on to find out how you can live a thrifty lifestyle & homeschool!
Yvie @ Homeschool On the Range shares
- Getting Started with Roadschooling – Curious about roadschooling? Want to try it with your family? Check out these tips and tricks from a seasoned roadschool family!
- Fever 1793 + Epidemics in History (Novel Study) – World history has been shaped by its epidemics…cholera, smallpox, influenza, yellow fever, and the plague are just a few diseases that have swept entire nations. In this free novel study, we learn what exactly a pandemic is, how it differs from an epidemic, and how history has been changed by them.
- Teaching Latin in Middle & High School – If you’re trying to decide which language to select, may we make the case for Latin?
- A Parent’s Alphabet – The ABCs of the excellent and the ugly spots in parenting…
Lori @ At Home: where life happens shares
- Literature Class for High School – create an encouragement card – In this installment of project ideas for high school literature class the student can make an encouragement card.
- Yummy Nuggets – a recipe – These little snack balls are a hit with the girls. This recipe is made with three simple ingredients. Covering them in chocolate would require a fourth.
- Hot Air/Cold Air – a science experiment – A simple experiment to see the difference in movement between hot air and cold air, perfect for wintertime and the coming spring.
- These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Books – update and roundup of old ABC series – Since I was taking a short break from the ABC Blogging posts, I included a roundup of all the completed ABC Blogging series I had done.
Lisa @ Homeschool Notes shares
- Why Your Child Needs a Pen Pal – Writing to a pen pal teaches children valuable skills and life lessons. Read about the five direct benefits for your child and get inspired to find a pen pal for your child today!
- Reading Chapter Books to Preschoolers – Learn why reading chapter books to preschoolers is a good idea and what to look for to know when your child ready. Included is a list of ten terrific books to get you started.
- Keeping a Homeschool Reading Log: 10 Ideas – With these reading log ideas, you can find one that fits your style and keep track of all the wonderful reading that’s happening in your homeschool.
Richie @ Homeschool & Humor shares
- How To Create A Unit Study: The Beginner’s Guide – Explaining a thorough, yet simple step-by-step method for creating a unit study. Free Unit Study Planner printable included, along with unit study ideas.
- Am I Qualified To Homeschool My Child? – Did you fail Algebra? Maybe you didn’t read until you were well into 3rd grade or you barely managed to pass Chemistry. Does this mean you aren’t qualified to teach your child? Discover how you’re not unqualified to homeschool your child!
- How We Homeschool and Travel – A peek into the life of a homeschool traveling family (ours!). See how we homeschool, homeschool and travel, structure our homeschool while we travel, wrangle a busy tot in the mix, and conquer the day. Must have a sense of humor to enter this judge-free zone.
Amy @ Cattle Upon a Hill shares
- How to Help Children Develop a Daily Devotional Time – As a homeschool mom, my number one priority is to help my children develop a relationship with God. In order to accomplish this, I need to teach my children how to develop a daily devotional time in the Word of God.
- How To Develop Meaningful Daily Devotional Time Using Psalms – Develop meaningful daily devotional time personally or with children the book of Psalms and how to memorize verses using free verse cards.
- How to Develop a Focused Prayer Life – Part 3 of a devotional series How to Help Children Develop a Daily Devotional Time. Focused prayer is a crucial part of a healthy devotional life.
Patty @ A Mother’s Random Thoughts shares
- Prayers of a Homeschool Mom Through the Years – How the prayers of a homeschool mom change throughout her years of homeschooling.
- Baby Yoda Snacks – Easy snacks for you and your children to make featuring Baby Yoda
- Different Methods of Homeschooling: Which is Best? – The different methods of homeschooling and which is best
- Why Travel is the Best Education for your Children – Travel has a great educational benefits. Why I believe that it is the best type of education for your child.
Debbie @ Homeschooling Dietitian Mom shares
- High School Graduation Tips for Homeschoolers – Tools, planning ideas, and resources to help homeschooling parents get organized and prepared for their high school aged kids to graduate from high school.
- Free Homeschool Deals – This is a post to let people know that if they subscribe to receive emails, there will be high quality homeschooling freebies and tips offered by on a monthly basis by a group of Bloggers.
- Kids Cookbooks Volume 1 – Easy Food – This is a review of an awesome kid’s cookbook that is perfect for teaching beginning cooking skills to homeschoolers.
- How to Motivate Your Kids to Exercise – Ideas on how to get kids moving.
Annette @ A Net in Time shares
- Studies in Philippians – Using YouTube and benefit of belonging to SchoolhouseTeachers.com to study the book of Philippians thoroughly.
- Canadian Online Homeschooling Conference – promoting the Canadian online homeschooling conference. Not just for Canadians. For all homeschooling families!
- The Best Card Games – Some of the best card games that we enjoy.
- Invested in Health – Results in my search to find on-line and real-life health resources for my high school student.
Kalynn @ Domestic Diva Kalynn shares
- 2020 Weekly Photo Challenge – Improve your photography skills, get outside the box, see new things, try new techniques with this weekly photo challenge for all ages and levels.
- How The Chiro Helped Him Fly – Check out how a simple adjustment at the Chiropractor helped my son get his technique back in swimming!
Margaret @ Creative Madness Mama shares
- What We’re Reading in Our Homeschool: January 2020 – In the fashion of a beloved YouTube Homeschool Mom, I have taken to making it a new habit to share with my family and friends through the Creative Madness Mama blog what we are reading. Writing it all out is astonishing and brings up many memories and new traditions.
- Classical Christian Education Kindergarten: Memoria Press vs. Veritas Press – In a forum someone asked if anyone could compare the Kindergarten programs from Veritas Press and Memoria Press. I have experience with both and can gladly compare the two very different programs for you. Just so you know, I love parts of both and think both have their merits. In the end, I lean more to MP, but it is a long story and I still love material from VP.
- Any advice for someone about to start Memoria Press First Grade? – “In a private message, someone asked me for advice for starting the First Grade Classical Core Curriculum with Memoria Press and as I started to write my response I realized it would be too much not to share and decided to make it a full blog post. To date, this is one of the biggest questions I get asked by readers all the time. The pegs planted in my child’s mind have already given her a desire and a passion to learn so much more. At the beginning of our curriculum year, my daughter could stumble along and read, sounding out things as she went along. Now she’s enthusiastic and passionate about reading! She appreciates water-color and classical illustrations and compares her school books to the current publications that grace our shelves.”
- American History Resources, what are your favorites? – This school year, I am teaching students in respectively 4th, 2nd, and PreK (and tot school!) Grades. We decided this year to really pour on the steam and study American History. Brought on from a hiatus of immersion in the ancients and a brief foray into the middle ages. As I’m starting to gather all of the American History resources that I have collected over the years into one place, I’m curious as to what others use to bring US History alive for your students.
Sharon @ The Secret Life of Homeschoolers shares
- How Homeschooling Changes in the Middle School Years – Homeschooling goes through many seasons. The middle school years is one of them. Here are some changes you can expect.
- Crafts: Superheroes & Villains: Batman Paper Bag Puppet – Create your own superhero paper bag puppets with your children!
- Creating a Dragon: Kid’s Handpainting Craft – Create a lasting memory with your children by using their handprints to make a dragon.
- Top Ten Favorite Kids Toys for Ages 2-4 – What are your children’s favorite toys? I sat down with my kids and came up with a list their favorites from their toddler years.
- K is for Kansas-Nebraska Act (Blogging Through the Alphabet) – Are your children learning about the American Civil War? A Mom’s Quest to Teach has been sharing posts each week exploring the people, places, and ideas relating to this important event in American history including the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
Mary @ Entirely at Home shares
- 9 Tips for Finding Affordable Homeschool Materials – Here are are several tips for finding the homeschool resources you need for your kids at low, affordable prices (or even free)!
- The Blessings of Homeschooling – It’s good to remember regularly why we are homeschooling! Here are all the ways I know I am blessed to be homeschooling my kids!
- Homeschooling Preschool: Fine Motor Skills – Preschool at home is so much fun! These are my some of my favorite ways you can work on fine motor skills with your preschooler!
Alyssa @ Teaching with Faith shares
- The Good Samaritan Craft – This is a great craft with a FREE printable to reinforce teaching the values of helping everyone found in the parable of The Good Samaritan to young children.
- Giraffe Cereal Craft – This is a (FREE) template for you to use with your younger children to make a giraffe. We were talking about colors when we made this craft and discussed all the colors on the giraffe. It is also a great fine motor craft for young children.
- Dramatic Play: Grocery Store – This is a (FREE) dramatic play pack for you and your child to create a grocery store in your home. You can practice social skills related to grocery stores or practice math with prices and money.
Megan Russell @ My Full Heart shares
- Homeschooling With a Toddler – Homeschooling with a toddler is never easy, but I’m sharing five tips that might buy you a few chunks of time!