Thursday, February 23, 2012

Games, Games, and More Games.

Games, games and more games. That seems to be all my kids want to do, play games.  Video games on the Wii and games on the DS are some of the top choices. We are trying to have all three of our children into playing more educational games. Games on the internet, games on leapfrog, even getting some educational games on the Wii and the DS.

I like to use vocabulary gamesspelling games, and even math games  online. There are so many out there that can be used in our homeschool day. 

Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun

We are trying to incorporate more board or card games too. Dominos are very popular in our house. For my little ones matching games are always lots of fun. What are some of the games that your family plays in your house? Do you use games online, board games and/or board/card games?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Where do you go for information?

Where do you go for information on homeschooling online? Do you google? Do you yahoo? Do you swagbuck search?

There are lots of search engines that will help you find information on homeschooling. One of my favorite places to get the basic information on homeschooling is through a free down loadable ebook How to Homeschool .

 This ebook is full of all kinds of great information like ...

  • Where to begin...
  • Homeschooling styles...
  • Homeschooling laws...
That is just a few of the topics in the ebook.  I also love to go to the State Forums on the forums to know what is going on in my state. 

Where do or did you get your information online about homeschooling?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Best Thing About Homeschooling...

Some people will give different answers to what the best thing about homeschooling is, but for me it is easy to answer.

The best thing about homeschooling is the FREEDOM! 

FREEDOM to do what we want when we want. To be able to have an eclectic homeschooling style. FREEDOM to use different curriculums that work with each individual child. Even better FREEDOM to use different curriculums for different subjects. How cool is that? Instead of having to use something that your child hates or just can't understand, we have the FREEDOM to change as many times as we want or to adjust what we have to work for our child. FREEDOM to do school at the table, on the bed, outside where ever works for your child on any given day. We have the FREEDOM to use Christian homeschool curriculum or secular homeschool curriculum.

The best thine about homeschooling is the FREEDOM! 

What do you thing the best thing about homeschooling is? 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Reviewing Using Games Online

Growing up I had the hardest time learning which word to use in certain sentences.  Words like your and you're or what about affect and effect. Sometimes I still have trouble. Usually it is with homophones.  You know those words that are pronounced the same, they have different meanings. Like to, too and two and the other words I already mentioned. I never had trouble putting the number two where it was supposed to go but the to and too, now that was a different story.

I don't want that to happen to my son.  Every so often I have him refresh his memory and work on homophone games.

So far he has been doing pretty good. He still has trouble with a few words but I can tell you keeping his mind sharp with games does help.

I know my 12 year old is a good ways away from SAT's but he also plays SAT games, too. That way we are keeping ahead of things. He has been doing good with Level 1 games.

I love how we can review in a fun way by using games online. How do you review?