Homeschooling Resources

Mensa Excellence in Reading K-3 List by Lexile

If you’ve never heard about it before, the Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading program can be an easy way to motivate kids to read while enriching them with carefully selected Living Books. They’ll be reading books like  Blueberries for Sal, Madeline, Little House on the Prairie, Sarah, Plain and Tall, and Anansi the Spider, […]

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Girl reading Ox-Cart Man to a younger sister.

10 Fabulous Fall Read-Alouds

Temperatures are occasionally dipping into sweater-weather {I really mean leggings as pants} these days {hurray!}, so we have been pulling out some of our favorite Fall read-alouds. I am sure there are dozens more high-quality picture books and novels that are set {at least partially} in the Fall, but the ones listed below are some […]

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Homeschooling on a Budget {25 Tips and Resources}

Some of the best advice I’ve ever been given is to not buy any new curriculum for the first 6 months to a year of homeschooling. And I’ll tell your right now it’s tough, but worth it. Take those first months to slowly slip into some gentle learning routines together, start reading aloud more, and […]

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4 Must Reads for the Beginner Homeschooler

 Just beginning homeschooling? If you’re just getting started in homeschooling it can be overwhelming how many options there are in terms of educational philosophy and curriculum. Figuring out what kind of homeschooler you are and how you view childhood will help make all of the other choices easy.  You can find a great homeschool style […]

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