Favorites from 2020

This year was a tough year, and there’s a lot that all of us will be glad to leave behind. While it was very different than expected, there were some glimmers of light that came through, unexpected blessings and finds that made things a little better. Just for the fun of it, here were a few of my favorites:

Favorite Gameschooling Resources of 2020

We’ve spent a lot of time at home this year, and we’ve spent a lot of time playing games — gameschooling, primarily, but some just for fun. Here, in no particular order, are some of our favorite games of 2020:

Christmas – what’s important?

This year, in the midst of all the craziness, it feels even more appropriate to focus on how we embrace the season we’re in, make the most of it, teach our kids how to be adaptable, creative, flexible, and thoughtful.

Using HOMER for Online Reading Practice

We’ve tried a number of different reading apps over the years, some paid, and some free, and right now my 6 year olds are using HOMER for their reading practice. We’ve been using it for about a month now, and it’s been a good addition to our homeschool toolbox. 

A Case for Deschooling

Deschooling is an exploratory period that allows families to take time to discover who they are, how they learn, what they naturally gravitate towards, and then develop a system and philosophy that works for them. 

It’s a chance to breathe, to look again at our kids and what makes them tick, and then choose a path based on our children’s needs, interests, and strengths.