Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Daily Homeschool Activities

Homeschooling is most successful when it's kept interesting and challenging through daily homeschool activities.

Your children are your best source for learning ideas that interest them -- learning ideas that they want to pursue. When children (or adults) want to learn something, that's when the greatest learning takes place.

Remember to ask your children each day what they'd like to learn that day. Then, together, explore the resources that help them learn those things.

Our www.EverythingHomeschooling.com site provides a multitude of daily learning activities. On our Home page, simply click the "Daily Homeschool Activities" link at the top of the page, under the heading "Most Popular on Our Site."

You and your children will then be able to take a Virtual Field Trip along the Transcontinental Railroad and learn the history of the railroad and about the "boxcar children."

In addition, you can learn about a variety of other interesting topics, such as insects, owls, hummingbirds, squirrels, spider webs, and more.

You can also visit our Monthly Educational Activities Calendar for daily activities based on historic events of that day.

Or take off on more Virtual Field Trips, experiment with a variety of Hands-On Activities and science projects, try the Weekly Challenges and Unit Studies, select some of the Books to Read suggestions, and explore the newly updated Unschooling Activities.

Our Weekly Lessons for grades K-12 are added each week, plus over 1,000 activities from last year's 2007-2008 Weekly Lessons are still available!

With so many homeschool activities, homeschool lessons, and guidelines for homeschool curriculum, your children will always have interesting and challenging educational activities to keep them learning and loving it every day!

Remember to visit us each day at www.EverythingHomeschooling.com for fresh, new homeschool activities!

Happy Homeschooling!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Back to "HomeSchool"

August is "Back to School" month for some. For homeschoolers, it could be viewed as "Back to Homeschool" month.

However you think of it, one of the most important things to remember about homeschooling is that it's not "school at home."

Homeschool parents are scrambling right now to find the "perfect" homeschool supplies, the "most educational" curriculum, and some are even seeking teachers to teach their homeschooler and to grade assignments!

Please, parents, remember WHY you are homeschooling!

The reasons are varied, and each family has their own educational goals, objectives, and philosophies. Most reasons to homeschool have to do with family values, social issues, faith, flexibility, one-on-one learning, higher academic achievement, natural learning, unschooling as a way of life, and so on.

Whatever your reasons, avoid turning your homeschool adventures into a "school at home!"

For lots of fun and interesting homeschool activities, weekly learning ideas, reading suggestions, hands-on projects, thinking activities, and more, remember to visit us at www.EverythingHomeschooling.com.

Happy Homeschooling!