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Teach Your Kids About … Nouns

Nouns are the people, places, and things in our world. It can be a challenge for kids to fully understand the difference between words that are nouns and words that are verbs, common and proper, and other word relations. Here are some great resources to help your child really grasp these concepts. Recognizing Nouns Nouns […]

Teach Your Kids About …. Question Marks (and other punctuation)

Developing skills with grammar and punctuation is an important skill for everyone to learn. Here are some resources to help make those question marks, periods, commas, and all the rest make more sense. Lessons Punctuation Pals Curriculum by Dr. Hope How to Teach the English Punctuation System on Busy Teacher Punctuation Lesson Plan on BBC Schools […]

Grammar Check Makes Your Writing Even Better

This post contains affiliate links. By now, we are all familiar and comfortable with spell-check. But what about grammar check? Thankfully, there is an excellent tool you can use to help make your writing more efficient. Find out if you’ve used the proper there/their/they’re, if you have commas in all the right places, used the […]

Spelling

Homeschool Spelling Advice

Is spelling an important thing to teach in our homeschool? This month, some of the Canadian Homeschool Blogging Team shares their experiences with spelling. Jen – Reasons Why I Think Kids Should Learn To Spell There are many life skills that are no longer required in public school as I learned that day in talking with […]

Teach Your Kids About … Dolch Sight Words

In the 1940’s,  a man named Edward Dolch published a list of 220 commonly used words of the English language – mostly in children’s books of the time. Intended to be taught as “sight words” instead of phonetically sounded out, this list of Dolch Sight Words is still important for our kids to recognize while reading even today! […]

alphabet

Teach your child about … the Alphabet

One of the questions I’m asked a lot from parents of toddlers and preschoolers is just wondering how to get started with teaching their kids. Although my response is typically along the lines of remembering their child is still very young and to focus on just playing and learning that way – I know that […]

Making a history timeline using Storyboard That

Storyboard That {Review}

The word “storyboard” is defined as “a panel or panels on which a sequence of sketches depict the significant changes of action and scene in a planned film, as for a movie, television show, or advertisement.” But what if you could use it to outline a book? Or a self-made story? Or a historical timeline?  Storyboard That offers just […]

Come Sit By Me

Come Sit By Me is a unit study program based on lovely, Canadian picture books. It is designed for use with young children aged 4 to 7, and includes content for all subject areas including math, science, art, language, music, history, and geography. It is a christian program which emphasizes character formation by making connections […]

10 ways to encourage literacy

Family Literacy Day Ideas

Every year, on January 27th, it’s Family Literacy Day. Hosted by ABC Life Literacy Canada, along with honorary chair Robert Munsch – the popular Canadian children’s author, the day is designed to bring awareness to families about the importance of even 15 minutes a day of literacy in your home. They’ve provided a great collection […]