Africa Books for Kids

For our Africa unit study during our homeschool year’s theme of countries and cultures we read some really great books. We studied the grasslands and African animals as well. Some of our favorite books were the books about real people that have made the world a better place like Wangari Maathai, the first African woman and […]

India Books for Kids

Our study of countries and cultures led us to India this time. We learned about the many folktales, the culture, and their beliefs from this list of India Books for Kids. While their religious beliefs are different from ours, I think it is still important to expose our children to various beliefs and compare them […]

China Books for Kids

As we’ve been studying countries and cultures in our homeschool, we’ve read some really great children’s books about China. These China books for kids have taught us about the way of life in China and the rich culture full of legends and Chinese folktales. Every time I post a new book list for kids I always […]

Using Online Reading Games in Your Homeschool

As much as I’d like to be a homeschool supermom, the fact of the matter is that I’m not. I have two boys in completely different learning stages–a 5th grader and a kindergartner. How do I give both boys the one-on-one attention they need, but still keep the other one engaged in learning? I use […]

Readers in Residence Homeschool Reading Curriculum

In the younger years, we are so focused on teaching kids how to read using phonics and decoding skills. But what happens after that? Do we send them off into the sunset with a book in hand and never teach reading again? No! Kids need to be taught things like context clues, making predictions, making […]

Japan Books for Kids

Our homeschool study of countries and cultures has us reading lots of books from the library. This time it was books about Japan for kids. We loved reading these Japan books for kids to learn about Japanese culture from the nonfiction books and hear some great stories from the fiction books. Our trip to the […]

The Ultimate List of Winter Books for Kids

Brrrr! It’s time for snowflakes and warm soup. With the colder temperatures and lots of time spent indoors, it gives us more time to sit on the couch together and read books. I love to go to the library and load up our book basket with books that go along with our homeschool units or […]

Zip-Line Letters (a literacy game for kids)

Learning should be fun, active, and engaging. That’s what I love most about this Zip-Line Letters Game. Kid will love zipping letters down the string and making letter sounds in this fun learning activity for kids. We found this game in the book 100 Fun & Easy Learning Games for Kids (affiliate link).  This awesome new […]

Alphabet Dominoes Busy Bag

This Alphabet Dominoes Busy Bag is perfect for preschoolers learning to identify beginning sounds using pictures and letters. The game is easy to play and they’ll be working on important literacy skills at the same time. My preschooler really likes to play this game and line them up all the way across the living room. It […]

Rainforest Books for Kids

I love to share the books we use during our homeschool unit studies. This list of Rainforest Books for Kids was one of our favorite trips to the library yet! We loved all the colorful pictures of the animals and learned about some amazing Amazon Rainforest animals like the sloth, the macaw, and the poisonous dart […]