Science is something that I feel is important to include in our home-school studies. Children need to understand the how and why things work and form their own conclusions in solving problems. Science causes one to observe, form a hypothesis, experiment, and interpret what’s going on. It’s the basic foundation of how we learn about everything!
I learned cursive as a child and still use it to this very day. I always find putting pen to paper to help me sort out my thoughts a lot easier than on an electric device. In fact, studies have shown that writing by hand helps students to process information better and recall information much more easily. I feel it’s important for everyone to be able to read and write cursive. It helps with fine motor skills and sharpens ones mind in so many amazing ways. In knowing all of the benefits cursive provides, I have found it quite important to teach both of my children this skill and am happy homeschooling provides me the freedom to do so.
In being a member of the Schoolhouse Crew Review team, I was introduced to CursiveLogic, a penmanship curriculum that introduces learning cursive in a whole new way. I was sent the single top-spiral bound CursiveLogic Workbook to share my experience with while using it with my daughter. In having attempted a previous method and not getting very far, this new attempt of learning cursive shows great promise.
Around the World with Kate and Mack is an exciting book that my whole family has been enjoying over the last few months! Wycliffe Bible Translators released this title in the hopes to introduce Bible translation and its importance to children of all ages. I believe they’ve hit the mark in an exciting way!
This book takes readers all around the world following Kate and her bird Mack. The two teach us about different cultures, languages, countries, and facts that are fun and unique. I’ve been reading this book to my 4 and 6 year old. They told me the like the colorful illustrations and learning about different places in the world. I think the illustrations are excellent. Continue reading