What is Rainbow Writing and How Does It Help Emerging Writers?

rainbow writing and emerging writers

When we first started homeschooling, I saw rainbow writing all over the place, and I couldn’t figure it out. Back then, Grace resisted all writing practice, and I didn’t really investigate. Now that Grace enjoys tolerates writing practice, and she adores rainbows, I gave it another chance. A lot of people use the term rainbow writing in a lot […]

Sticker Matching Activity & Game for Preschoolers

Sticker Matching Activity & Game for Preschoolers

Are your kids crazy for stickers? Mine are. Both of them, and the sticker addiction began very early. I think Grace was one when she discovered stickers, and Allie was choking on them prior to 6 months (because Grace leaves them all over the place). We had the opportunity to work with a new line […]

Scissor Practice for 2-year-olds

Scissor Practice for 2-year-olds

Do all 2-year-olds have an obsession with scissors? Allie sure does, and I remember Grace having one at 2, too. Every time Allie walks through the dining room (where her special yellow scissors are), she says, I cut paper? I want to cut with scissors. She once cut some contracts in half, but fortunately, keeping the […]

6 Tools to Determine Your Kids’ Learning Styles

Determining Kids' Learning Styles

I homeschool for many reasons, not the least of which is that I can do a better job with my two kids than a classroom teacher can with 25 to 30 (or more!). There is no room for debate on this issue. Educational experts have called for decades for smaller class sizes, but as budgets […]

How to Teach Homeschool Science: Put Your Textbook Away

how to teach homeschool science

We have freedom as homeschoolers, to tailor our instruction to our kids’ needs, to experiment with different methods of teaching, and to allow our kids to study their interests. I know there’s not one best way to teach any subject, but I taught high school science for 10 years. I have an undergraduate degree in science […]

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