Modern Tools to Boost Up Homeschooling

Have you ever wondered how kids perceived learning? We want this to be a pleasant experience for them. We want them to be inspired by all the things they learn. We want them to keep wondering and exploring. With all those expectations, we tend to make learning a stressful experience for our kids. They are […]

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Excited for Advent

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Our family is very excited for the start of Advent. Last year we enjoyed a story called Ishtar’s Odyssey by Arnold Ytreeide which was a wonderful adventure across Persia as their caravan follows a star across the desert. You can read more about this and other books by Arnold at kregel.com.

This Year

9780825441745This year we will be reading another book by the same author called; Jotham’s Journey. This is a widely popular, exciting story for the advent season, where readers follow ten-year-old Jotham across Israel as he searches for his family. Though he faces thieves, robbers, and kidnappers, Jotham also encounters the wise men, shepherds, and innkeepers until at last he finds his way to the Savior born in Bethlehem.

Are you doing anything for Advent? Does your family follow any traditions? Share in the comments below.

YouTube is NOT FOR KIDS. PERIOD

Below is a great post from USA Today regarding Seven Ways to make YouTube SLIGHTLY Safer for Kids. The last point mentioned is, “YouTube’s not for kids, REALLY.” Agreed!

You can read the full article linked below.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/seven-ways-parents-can-make-youtube-slightly-safer/ar-BBFTkAy?li=BBnbklF

Clicks for Homeschooling

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This holiday season, help struggling homeschooling families by using Clicks for Homeschooling (Clicks4HS) as your portal to shop at all your favorite online retailers.

By clicking on the link above, you will find links for retailers who will contribute a percentage of your purchase to the HSLDA. You shop, these stores give to homeschoolers in need.

Hopefully you can support families who are homeschooling this Christmas season! Let me know in the comments if you have any questions.

Sonlight Homeschool Curriculum

Hope all is well with you. I know there are some Moms (and Dads) out there looking at homeschool curriculum options for next year, so I thought I’d mention Sonlight as our family’s recommendation. You’ve probably heard me (secretly) mention Sonlight before, but I wanted to pass along some of my favorite reasons why it really works for us.

My kids are getting a great education and loving it … at least most of the time! We enjoy Sonlight primarily because it is a literature-based curriculum, so we read tons of great books out loud together. The kids enjoy plenty of books on their own, too. This way we can stay away from boring textbooks and really engage, through stories, what we’re learning.

That time spent reading together on the couch, or bed, or table, is creating some great memories and family time. Together, we learn so much about each other as we discuss the events, ideas and characters we discover.

The Instructor’s Guides Sonlight provides allows us to just open up the guide and do school every day without spending much time planning. That gives us even more time to play … and keep up with the laundry.

Sonlight’s curriculum also prepares my kids to engage with the world around them. We study lots of different cultures and don’t just focus on US history. My kids know that not everyone is like us, and they’re learning to care about those around them with an intelligent and Christ-centered love.

We also get help through the Sonlight’s online forums, where their curriculum advisors help us choose which products will fit our family. I should also mention that on top of that, Sonlight has a Rewards Program. If you decide to purchase from Sonlight, enter my Rewards ID when you register an account on their site and you’ll get $5 off your first order ($50 or more). I’ll get points that I can redeem at another time.

My Rewards ID: JT20418924

Or just use this link:

http://www.sonlight.com/rewards/JT20418924

Hope you consider Sonlight and our family appreciates you using our rewards ID if you decide to make a purchase.