Gift Ideas for Home Educators

{Gift Ideas for Children} {Gift Ideas for Homeschoolers} {Gift Ideas for Anyone!} This is a post I wrote two years ago. I thought it might help you (and me) as we get ready for this holiday, gift-giving season! I have added a few resources & checked all the links. Enjoy! *** Do you have homeschooled children … Continue reading Gift Ideas for Home Educators

Inspire Kids: Slow motion of running cheetah

My husband found this awesome video on Boing Boing: Fantastic slow motion video of sprinting cheetah.  Of course he sent it to the six-year-old!  Not only is it a stunning video, I think it's a good example of how photography can help us learn more about animals and our world.  Watch it until the very end to … Continue reading Inspire Kids: Slow motion of running cheetah

Inspire Kids: Audri’s Rube Goldberg Monster Trap

I subscribe to the blog Mind Shift, and the other day they posted Physics in the Hands of a Seven-Year-Old.  It made me so happy to watch this video of a seven-year-old demonstrating his Rube Goldberg machine.  He is so enthusiastic!  What is more inspiring is that "Seven-year-old Audri wants to study robotics at MIT … Continue reading Inspire Kids: Audri’s Rube Goldberg Monster Trap

Post Script: Using E-mail in Home Education

When I wrote my last column on using e-mail in our homeschool, I didn't realize how beneficial one aspect of it would be, so I thought I'd add a little more about that. What I'm referring to is sending my six-year-old articles that I find on the web that he might be interested in.  Sometimes … Continue reading Post Script: Using E-mail in Home Education

The Merry Toymaker: A Retired Toymaker’s Story and His Beautiful, Handmade Wooden Toys for Children

Note: This column was printed in the April 18, 2012 edition of the The Barrow Journal. Sometimes it pays to have connections.  At least, that’s what my boys thought when a friend of mine invited us over to meet her husband, a retired toymaker, and play with his handmade, wooden toys. Jack Dohany worked in the electronics … Continue reading The Merry Toymaker: A Retired Toymaker’s Story and His Beautiful, Handmade Wooden Toys for Children