For someone like myself with Dyslexia audio books are a way to not only learn from “reading” but also to enjoy books. Heirloom Audio Productions has taken the idea of audio books and gone way beyond that. Read on to see what their production of In the Reign of Terror offers, and how what they offer just might be a great fit for your homeschool or family. The “books” they offer are full out drama productions. Unlike audio books which are read by one person their productions are read by a new person for every character, just like seeing a play or watching t.v. By using so many different voices the characters really come alive. Besides just many voices, their productions also have sound effects […]
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Visual Writing Process for KidsEditing can be a hard part of this process for kids. A lot of kids like to write and just be done. Who wants to review what they have already done and fix mistakes, correct problems, add better transitions, etc? Probably not a lot of us, if we are being honest. Some kids might feel like their work is good enough and making corrections proves they aren’t doing enough. This can be a hard shell to crack, but with some ways that make this process easier kids are able to overcome this challenging, but needed step. One thing that makes editing hard for kids is the fact that they […]
This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Visual Writing Process for KidsLet’s face it, writing just isn’t one of those things that comes naturally for a lot of people. It usually takes learning the process and lots of practice. So what is a mom to do when her kiddo is very much a visual learner, maybe even struggling with a learning disability of some kind? I am by far no expert, but I want to share with you, what has worked for my kiddos time and time again. Being a visual learner myself, I developed this method for my own writing and when I had kids with the same struggles I adapted it to be more hands on for my active boys. […]
Are you a Unit Study type of homeschooler? I honestly have not been. Change can be hard with my crew of ADHD kiddos. Before I was chosen to review Home School in the Woods’ HISTORY Through the Ages Project Passport World History Study of Ancient Greece, I was a bit hesitant. After looking over their website I got pretty excited about all that this unit study seemed to offer. The only thing left to do was dive into this study with the kids and see how it went. Today is the day you find out if this unit study worked or didn’t work for us. Ultimately, finding out if Home School in the Woods Project Passports would be a good fit for your own family. […]
I have heard, through the grape-vine, of several people recently pulling their kiddos from public schools for wanting to homeschool. Whatever their reasons for pulling them mid-year, it got me thinking about how many questions those Moms would have. What if their kiddo has Dyslexia? I’m guessing their questions would double. It can be hard to get a grip on how to homeschool, even if done well planned out starting at the beginning of the school year. Pulling them mid-year could leave any Momma feeling rushed and maybe even panicked, wanting to get things right. That is where I step in. I want to offer you some easy, workable, solutions for helping you homeschool your Dyslexic kiddo. Yes, you CAN do this and your child […]
It’s that time again. Time to review another homeschool product that just might help your homeschooling family. This time, Times Alive which claims to be a way to learn the Times Tables the Fun Way with online lessons, animated songs and stories. So let’s dig in and find out if this product holds up to it’s claim, worked for our family, and ultimately if it might be something that will help out your family. To start, it helps if you know more about what this product is. Times Alive is an online software program that walks kids through the times math facts from 0-9 all the while using songs, stories, play and practice. The program keeps track of everything your child has done, […]
Having Dyslexia myself I understand what my son who also has Dyslexia is going through as he struggles to get on top of reading fluently. Having that ability to relate, I want to share with all of you, our top 5 favorite resources that help deal with Dyslexia all while continuing to homeschool. Hopefully some of these resources will be a benefit to you along your homeschooling journey. Legal Stuff Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means I will earn a commission if you choose to make a purchase. Your purchase will cost the same, with or without using these links. I only recommend products I truly trust and have had experience with. Thank you for choosing to support our blog! Dianne […]
Anyone who has gone on the journey of homeschooling has hit a wall at some point. For some, more than others. Unlike other jobs, when you hit a wall you can’t just let someone else take over, you have to find a way to work through it for your kids. What is a Mom to do when she hits that wall? There are many things that a Mom wants to do when she feels burned out. Most of them include relaxing and taking time for her. Unfortunately, that won’t work. School can’t just stop all together because you are burned out. The kids still need to learn. Here are a few ways that have worked for me when I have felt burned out. […]
Just the thought of writing a sentence is hard for my little ones, but to write a whole letter, NO WAY. It just isn’t going to happen. Does that mean that they can’t take part in this yearly tradition? Of course not. We just have to modify it a bit, just like all their school work. So how do we modify it? Easy.
The Adventure Begins? Well maybe not the full adventure, but at least this trip, the trip of starting a Blog. I have prayed, listened, waited, questioned and now here I am moving forward with what I believe God has in mind for our chaotic family, the adventure of blogging.