Introducing Teaching Textbooks 3.0

Are you looking for an independent math program your student can do online? Do you need something that will work on a Chromebook, for a struggling reader or one who is dyslexic? Check out the Teaching Textbooks 3.0 curriculum!

If you homeschool children of multiple ages, the two best strategies you can employ are family schooling (teaching everyone all together) or independent learning opportunities. And we have found digital curriculum to be one of the easiest ways to create truly independent learning opportunities. My oldest son excels in math, but is moderately dyslexic. It was […]

Why Online Learning Makes Sense for Math

Even though we explore math as a family, we still need a way for everyone to practice on their own level. CTC is a great option for online math learning!

If you’ve been around a while, you know that we love doing math family-style. ┬áBut, while we’re able to do a lot through hands-on exploration and discussion, there is a limit. For math practice, we really need a way to be able to differentiate. Each student needs work geared specifically towards his or her own […]

MindPlay Virtual Reading Coaching: Assessment and Support for My Struggling Reader

Like any over-enthusiastic, planning-to-homeschool mom, I started reviewing letters and phonics with my oldest when he was three. He learned them quickly and was “reading” three-letter words just days before his fourth birthday. But even though we continued instruction and practice, it wasn’t all sunshine and roses from there. I wondered … Maybe reading just […]

10 Reasons Why Homeschool Parents Fear Screen Time

There are so many online resources for homeschool families. But many parents struggle with concerns about screen time. What are the reasons for the worry?

I can’t tell you how many homeschool moms I’ve talked to who are genuinely worried about the ill effects of ‘screen time’ in their homes. I’m not talking about the dangers of internet use, like child predators, identity theft, etc. Those are real dangers, to be sure, and a topic for another post (or several). […]

Learn with Diagrams: Old-School Grammar Meets New-School Medium

Sentence diagrams are a great way to make the nitty-gritty of grammar visual and understandable. It's now available in an online, interactive format!

I can clearly remember sitting in a desk in my elementary school English class working on diagramming sentences. Call me a dork, but I just love a good sentence diagram. Suddenly, fuzzy grammar becomes logical, categorical and, well, it all just fits together so neatly! {I was given free access to this product and compensated […]