4 Communications Building Car Games

communication skills
  Communication skills are essential throughout life. You’ve got to be able to talk confidently and concisely. One way to help your children practice communications skills are with these four car games. These games • Are easy to learn. • Provide a fun activity for a variety of ages. • Need no materials (no need

Read, Taste, Share

foodie books
  When I was growing up, one of my favorite school activities was celebrating National Reading Month in March. I was an avid reader, and I relished in the chance to participate in month long challenges of how many books I had read, how many minutes I had spent reading, and other classroom contests. Due

Go for the Gold

gold medal
  Watching the Olympics this year set a blaze, which ignited the following thoughts in me. As much as we aspire for our children to “aim high,” the majority of our children will not be in the Olympics, play for a major league baseball team, write a best-selling novel, or star in a Broadway play.

Rites of Passage

rite of passage
  Throughout history, people groups have honored new stages of life. Back in Genesis, we read about the big party Abraham and Sarah hosted for Isaac’s weaning. The Bar/Bat Mitzvah is still a significant event in Jewish culture. Other cultures have had ceremonies ranging from haircuts to long pants, real coffee to debutant balls, each

Teaching Art as Worship

worship God through art
  In the Bible, we see art as inseparable from objects of worship. From the striking detail in the gold-plated Ark of the Covenant down to the priests’ robes, the Old Testament specifications for the Tent of Meeting reads like a master artist instructing a protegee. What amazes me most is the beauty of form
Hey Mama
  Hey Mama, Just stopping in to remind you of how special you are to the Lord. You know how you love your kids? That bond is so great, nothing could ever break it, right? You would die for them. You would lay your life down to save theirs. I know you would. You’re just

Creating a Flow That Works

homeschool schedule
  Homeschooling has its own set of unique challenges. One begins with a cup of caffeine and endless games of Poppit! But I digress. Structuring your day has stumped many homeschool parents. It takes constant tweaking, pulling of hair, and the aforementioned caffeine and games of Poppit! What seems to work in one instance suddenly

Learning to Plan and Set Goals

teach your children to plan
  How do you teach your children to plan? Is there a fool-proof method you can use in your homeschool to show your child how to set and achieve goals? I sat down the other day to think about it, and I suspect the answer might surprise you: it is not possible. I have two

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