We have been homeschooling on and off for about five years now and although I love to search the Internet for a new special needs friendly curriculum, I have definitely settled on a few favorites. These are my go-to curriculums when I am planning our year or refining our term; I am pretty sure … [Read more...] about Our Favorite “Special Needs Friendly” Curriculum
Classic literature. Living books. Fairy Tales... If any of these phrases describe your homeschooling experience, you will inevitably come face to face with a very large book containing the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen. If you are committed to reading unabridged literature (and … [Read more...] about Must-Read Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
I was a fan of living books before I even knew what they were. ...a child at a garage sale, flipping through yellowed pages for a treasure. ...a school girl in my history books, craving the real story behind the dates. ...a college kid, unable to resell my books because they were just too … [Read more...] about Meeting Charlotte Mason: Living Books
Of my Charlotte Mason journey so far, this is hands down my husband's favorite part... Twaddle. Not so much the meaning, but the words itself...it sounds like a bodily function to me and apparently to him, as well. It's fun to say but what in the world does it mean? Simply Charlotte … [Read more...] about Meeting Charlotte Mason: What is Twaddle?
I'm so enamored I can hardly sit still or think about anything else. I find myself sneaking away to read a few paragraphs from her books and aligning my life with her ideas. Reading her has re-awoken my standards. Not in a distorted, idolizing way - but in a motivated way. It's been one of … [Read more...] about Meeting Charlotte Mason: A Lifestyle, Not Just a Philosophy
I've just finished my series, Autism: Diagnosis, Resources & Therapies. In Step 7, I discussed how to choose the right education for your child with autism. If you chose homeschool, this post is for you. Want to listen instead? There are six main homeschool approaches - or "styles" … [Read more...] about What is the Best Homeschool Approach for a Child with Autism?