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Most parents have an interest in getting their children to love reading. It’s how to actually go about it that’s not always so clear-cut. Some kids naturally love listening to stories from a young age. Some…don’t. But there are ways to encourage kids to be open to books, even those who are reluctant to do so. –Listen to books on tape....

With its cold days and long nights, winter can be a very long season. Homeschooling families spend more time at home, making it easy to catch cabin fever. How can you avoid the blahs and instead embrace all that winter offers? Go outside!                                                                                                            A...

There is a myth that homeschooling parents and children are all supposed to be book worms. The basis of the myth is that reading is somehow ingrained in our children, enforced, or that we all live with our nose in our books. While I will fully admit that my children and I devour books of all sizes and sorts during our school and art lessons, when we leave the room...

I am so excited to be one of the newest contributors at Enchanted Homeschooling Mom. I hope that I can bring some new ideas and inspire homeschoolers to make learning fun for their children. One of my favorite ways to make learning fun at home is incorporating pocket charts and music in our lessons. This month we are going to talk about Pocket Charts and how great...

As an active blogger that strives to post something every day for my readers, I sometimes find that it is hard to stay focused and get everything on my ‘To-Do’ list hammered out.  Sometimes I need a quick pick me up.  And sometimes, like in the morning, I am not ready to do anything really until I get my first cup of hot coffee.  Whether it is roasting coffee...

I wanted to share a little teaching tip and trick that I have done for the last 2 years with our son Beck and that plan to implement this school year with Elizabeth using the same strategy. As your child progressed in their reading skills, did they sometimes have a book or a chapter within a book that was chalk full of new words to them and also contain intriguing...

What’s on your list? If you’ve started shopping for homeschooling materials, you know that the choices are numerous and your budget isn’t. But you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get the best materials for your children. No, they are right under your nose. Here are 5 fun ideas to help you save big! DIY Dry Erase Workbook Don’t...

If your homeschooling days are like the ones in our family, you tend to have a few days here and there where you end up having a project by the end of the day that you little one wants to proudly display.  Now, at a brick and mortar school they would display a few, store some, and send some home, but when you homeschool you have them all. This brings up a few...

Each year I have made both our children’s (as well as for some of our homeschooling friends) helpful handwriting tools using their favorite characters (make sure to see the previous years of our helpful handwriting tools from 2012 and 2011). This year I decided to create a fun tree pocket that will hold the tree-mendous writing tool on the wall by the children’s...

Are you looking for a fun hands on way to count down the first 100 days of school? I did a guest post on the Bee Crafty Kids Series about the new Tree of Days countdown project that Beck, Elizabeth, and I created to make counting down those first 100 days of school more magical and fun. You can read the post by clicking HERE. ...

Were you aware that as a homeschooling family you and your child can receive discounts at various stores and venues? You do not need to be a certified teacher but rather present a teacher card for discounts found on purchases at teacher supplies stores down to your local pumpkin patch. Some of the locations you will come across you do have to call in advance of the...

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