Homespun Blog - February 2013

  • Teaching Art to Your Stick Figure Drawer

    Posted in Homespun Blog on Thursday, Feb 28th

    Most homeschoolers have probably experienced it at some point. You look at your child’s artwork and wrongly identify a dog as a fiery bush. Teaching art in homeschool to your stick figure drawing child can be a harrowing experience. However, just because you’ve already thrown your Leonardo Da Vinci expectations out the window, doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun teaching art. Here are three tips to keep in mind the next time you whip out a blank piece of paper for your child’s next masterpiece. Read More...

  • 3 Tips for Teaching Extroverts and Introverts

    Posted in Homespun Blog on Wednesday, Feb 20th

    “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb” (Psalm 139:13). NIV God created each child uniquely. Even in the same homeschool family, how each child learns best can vary greatly. Knowing if your child has an extrovert or introvert personality can help you better understand your child’s learning style and make your homeschool days a little brighter and smoother. Read More...

  • 4 Lessons I Learned from Switched-On Schoolhouse

    Posted in Homespun Blog on Friday, Feb 15th

    I grew up on Spelling Bees, Tiny Tutors, and automatic grading. For Switched-On Schoolhouse users, these words ring a homeschool bell. For a highlighter-fanatic like me, the highlighting tool was liberally used and created a kaleidoscope of colors in each lesson. Throughout elementary, middle, and high school, I used Alpha Omega Publications’ SOS curriculum for seven years. Now a junior in college, I credit many of my academic and personal successes to Switched-On Schoolhouse. For me, SOS was more than just a homeschool curriculum that taught me how to use a microscope and the meaning of split infinitives. It also taught me four important lessons. Read More...