Great Homeschooling Links: August 6, 2010

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Pen Pals for Homeschool Moms – Adventures of a Somewhat Crunchy Mama
Our kids have pen-pals, why can’t we?  We can bring back the beauty of a handwritten letter…and get some great homeschooling encouragement and support!

Outdoor Hour Blog Carnival – Handbook of Nature Study

Explore all the learning in nature that others have been doing, and gain some inspiration for your own family!  From mosquitoes to trees to weather and animals, there is a topic for everyone!

Entertaining with Pennies – Journey Into Unschooling

Recession or not: this birthday party idea only takes pennies (literally!) to pull off, and it can work at any time of the year.

DIY Spellers – Filth Wizardry

Teaching your children to recognize their alphabet, count, or read?  This brilliant idea re-purposes household items like Duplo blocks for educational purposes.

A Rainbow in the Garden – Squashed Tomatoes

With all the colorful life that there is outdoors this time of year, challenge your children to find a rainbow in your garden!

Red Cabbage Litmus Paper – The Kitchen Pantry Scientist

Another great experiment using household items.  It is easy, colorful and creative all in one!

Integrating Therapy with Homeschooling – Heart of the Matter Online 
Homeschooling is busy and juggling therapy appointments is busy.  When you have both homeschooling and therapy, it can be daunting.  But it is possible to integrate the two in a way that works for your family!

Geography Notebooking Pages
– Homeschool Creations

Jolanthe at Homeschool Creations is sharing her geography, famous person and science facts notebooking pages.  This can be used with your next family vacation or your geography and science studies throughout the year.

Back to School Planning for a Homeschool Mom – Life As Mom

Does seeing the ‘Back to School’ specials at the store create a panic in you?  Are you feeling a little (or a lot) behind as the dust settles upon the arrival of August?  Check out this post to give you a frame of reference for starting your own ‘Back to School’ planning.

Children’s Drawing Stages: 6 Things to look for – Planning with Kids

I love the first clumsy drawings children do of people.  Usually a head with legs and arms coming directly out of it (no body!) and huge eyes and a smile (no nose!).  Where does this fall in the Children’s Drawing Stages?

Community Helpers: Preschool Edition – Totally Tots

Excellent ideas for introducing who community helpers are and what they do to your preschooler.

Finding Homeschooling Families – Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers

Are you new to homeschooling or do you feel like you are the only homeschooler in your community?  This list gives some great ideas about how to find and connect with other homeschooling families for encouragement and support. (And if you really are a lone ranger in your area, click the top link above to find a Homeschool Mom Pen Pal!)

When Holly isn’t busy trying to catch up on all her summer projects before school starts up again, she takes her reality virtual at Bloggy Mama

Angie Kauffman
Angie, a domestically challenged nerd and mom of three very fun kids, is the founder of Real Life at Home.  Angie also listens to music every chance she gets, writes eBookspodcastsloves Pinterestdocuments the little moments in life on Instagram, and occasionally sleeps.


  1. says

    This list will keep me reading all week end :) . The Duplo blocks form Filth Wizardry are so clever! Thanks for including my post on kids drawing stages.