A couple of years ago, I read a blog where the author decided not to make any New Year’s resolutions. Instead, she decided to choose one word to focus on for the year. Her one word was Courage, a great word for any homeschooling family. However, if I were to choose one word as our goal for this year, it would have to be
The relaxed days of summer are a good time for children to try new things. If you’re child has an interest in learning a musical instrument, this might just be the season to start. Studies have linked listening to music (particularly Mozart’s compositions) and playing music to an increased ability in spatial reasoning, the type of reasoning used when working on math or drawing.
Every so often, we gather with a group of friends and plan a presentation for the residents of a nearby nursing home. The children sing, play instruments, and recite poetry, and at the conclusion we talk to the residents individually. We had planned such an activity in August, but only two families with a total of six children were able to participate. We decided