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Category Archives: extracurriculars
Our review of The Cultured Kid language program
Language has always been a subject I knew my oldest daughter would explore. From a very young age, she showed an interest and appreciation for different languages–and a knack for imitating them, even in her toddler babble. The problem? I only speak English fluently.
5 benefits of joining a homeschool co-op
If you belong to a homeschool network or read homeschooling blogs, you have probably heard about co-ops. But what exactly is a co-op? In its most basic form, a co-op (short for co-operative) is a partnership between homeschooling families that come together for a common goal.
5 things to know before joining a homeschool co-op
Homeschool co-ops are one of our favorite ways to lighten the educating load and provide valuable socialization for our home-educated children. Thinking of starting or joining your own co-op? Here are five things to keep in mind before you get started.
7 toys + games that teach your child educational skills through play
When we watch our children play, we see how their beautiful little brains are always learning. Play is how they make sense of the world—how they experiment with ideas and feelings, how they develop language, and how they practice fine and gross motor skills. At Learn + Live, we wholeheartedly believe that playing is learning.Continue reading “7 toys + games that teach your child educational skills through play”
Writing Program Review: Handwriting Without Tears
Handwriting without Tears is designed to teach children from kindergarten to grade five how to correctly write their letters and numbers. It uses a multi-sensory approach, which keeps lessons engaging and fun.
5 valuable lessons your child learns from cooking
Bringing your kids into the kitchen can provide break from the day and also time for bonding between the grownup and child (or siblings!). And when you get to eat what you make, even better! The hidden advantage is it also can teach them valuable lessons along the way.
5 myths about cooking with kids
Common myths debunked about cooking with your kids—and tips for working cooking lessons into your homeschool.
DIY passport template for unit studies
Teaching my children about countries around the world has always been a goal of mine. When my two older children were younger, I created a kids club for them with other homeschoolers in our community called Passport to the World Club where we learned about different places, practiced public speaking, and sampled the traditional food of that location’s culture.