Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Homeschooling a Dyslexic Child

Do you know a child who has dyslexia? We have always thought my son has had a form of dyslexia. He has had such a hard time learning to read. Once we started to see signs of dyslexia we looked into having him tested. WOW was that a sticker shock. The cheapest we found for him to be tested was $500. but most places wanted $2,000. Now if we where on welfare we could have gotten him tested for free. But we are not, but we can't afford that price anyway.  What we chose to homeschool dyslexia. This was not that hard in that we looked for resources out there that are FREE on how to homeschool dyslexia.  We found a great FREE ebook called

This book is full of great ideas on to help you with homeschooling your dyslexia child. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Teenagers and Summer

I just read a great post over at Let's Homeschool High School.  The title is ...

Staying Sharp This Summer – Three Creative Ideas for Teens

The author gives some great ideas for homeschool high school aged kids. These ideas would actually work for any type of teenager. In fact I think they would work for all agers. You could take the ideas in this post and use them as family activities. 

Other ideas for different age levels are... 

  • Creating your own preschool games
  • Choose a subject your child might have been struggling with and make your own board game. This is a great idea for US state games or biology. Subjects like that.
  • Write a children's book. Using your best grammar, (maybe even rhyming) spelling, punctuation and even your best art skills. 
Can you think of any more? Please share I know I am always looking for great ideas to keep my kids alert over the summer. 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Games To "WORK" on the Computer

Do you let your youngest work or play on the computer.  In our house we have to be careful what we say about the computer.  If we say "play" then the kids do not treat the computer (my laptop) with respect. If I say "work" then they know it might be fun but we still need to be careful cause Mommy uses her computer for work and work is serious business.

What programs or sites do you use for your kids to "work" on? We use many different sites for "work" in our house but LearningGamesForKids.com is one of our favorite. We love that we can find preschool games, keyboarding games, social studies (also known as history) games, even science games. There is so many games for learning on this website.
Share one of your favorite sites to have your children "work" on. I would love to check them out.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Busy, Busy, Busy,

Wow I just realized how long it has been since I have written a post on this blog. I am so sorry to have been away. Life keeps getting in my way. Between sick kids, partially torn calf muscle and work, I have just gotten busy. Of course there is the fact I am already looking homeschool curricula for next year for each of my kids.

My oldest will be starting highschool next year. We will be continuing Algebra with time4learning.com and I am looking at English, History and Bible all through Notgrass's World History. I don't know about science as of yet.

As for my littles. I know I will continue with time4learning.com K-1st grade. But I want to add All About Reading Pre Reading also. To help reinforce the what they learn on time4learning.com. Not sure what else to add to their curriculum just yet.

What are you using next year for all the different ages/grades of your children?