5 Tips For Successful Strewing

The following post is from Erin of The Usual Mayhem.  (This post contains affiliate links.) Not all of us are unschoolers, but everyone can benefit from successful strewing. In a nutshell, strewing is the art of presenting your child with interesting and varied learning opportunities without forcing it upon them. The key is that you […]

Easy Preschool Science Ideas

The following is a post by contributing writer Michelle of Raising Cajuns. In the early childhood years, science education can easily follow an interest-based model.  Children this age are naturally hands-on, active learners with eyes wide open to the wonders of the world around them.  These ages are ripe for nature studies and observational learning, […]

Homeschooling with the Seasons: Winter

The following is a post by contributing writer Michelle of Raising Cajuns. While many homeschoolers take some time off from formal lessons during the beginning of winter to relax and process major holidays, the rest of winter is also a wonderful time to shift gears and adjust your learning rhythms to better fit with the […]

Adding Handwork to Your Afternoons

Hoping to add more hands on, self-directed activities to your homeschooling? Julianna from Petunia June is offering us a brief glimpse into her homeschool afternoons (particularly the after lunch hour), which includes ideas for keeping hands, minds and hearts focused. If you’re interested in having one of your posts featured in HSC Featured Posts, make […]

Scheduling Project Days

The following is a post by contributing writer Michelle of Raising Cajuns. Probably the most important change to our homeschooling routine this year has been the addition of project days.  Project days are basically whatever your children want them to be.  They can do an experiment, create an artistic masterpiece, sew a cat toy, craft […]

Homeschooling Remains

We started our homeschool journey seven years ago, when we pulled our oldest son out of school mid-way through first grade. And while we told people at the time that we’d re-evaluate our decision on a yearly basis, after a few months of homeschooling, I was pretty sure we’d found our path. My boys were […]