If you follow along with our learning at all, you know that we LOVE gaming. We going to the World Boardgame Championships as a family, we all have account on Boardgame Arena, and we have a HUGE collection of games! Recently, we stumbled upon something really amazing – FREE GAMES from Green Squirrel Games!!! We ….
We often discover learning opportunities in strange ways, but I have to say our find from yesterday really takes the cake. Thanks to a worldwide pandemic and a drastic reduction in the number of activities we’ve had available to us, we’ve been doing a lot of walking. Like, a lot. We walked 50km last week ….
My oldest child is eleven years ond and when people ask me how long I’ve been homeschooling, my response is, “Eleven years!” every time. For us, homeschooling started from day one. I have fond memories of walking my eldest around as a very tiny baby showing her all of the blue things in the house, ….
Have pandemic times made physical education a bit more tricky for you? I know that the shut-downs and social distancing have removed a lot of our regularly scheduled activities like swimming and jujitsu, and I see a lot of families in the same boat. Aside from the basics of warm-weather like hiking, biking and swimming, ….
Bookwork is fun and exciting and all (not), but we like to think outside the box a bit over here. We do a lot of experiential learning, we learn while traveling, and we learn through projects. Often though, we learn through BOARDGAMES! Yes, boardgames. We’re not talking Monopoly here (though there is some educational value ….
I came across something amazing recently. Have you seen Marble League?! If not, I would suggest you check it out immediately. It is amazing. Fantastically entertaining in that it is just so absurd. In the time of COVID where sports are at a standstill, it sort of fills a void of sports-watching that I didn’t ….
What we’ve all been forced into – homeschoolers and schoolers alike – is not actually homeschooling. It’s simply learning from home. The majority of new homeschoolers (those forced to have their children learning at home because of COVID-19) absolutely do not have a realistic model of homeschooling to look at. Trust me, homeschooling is way ….
If you’re anything like I used to be, the idea of pulling your credit card out at a museum admissions counter fills you with dread. For us, with six family members, the cost really adds up. I’m sure many of you are in the same boat. With a large (or even moderately sized) family on ….