Best Methods to Teach Reading to your Homeschooled Child

When it’s time to teach reading to your child, you want to make sure you’re doing it right. So much in life is dependent upon good reading skills. Not only will your child need to be proficient in reading for homeschool, they’ll also need it afterwards and throughout life, you know! If you’re ready to start teaching reading to your homeschooled child, here are some of the best methods you can use. Included in this post is also a FREE trial of Reading Eggs online curriculum!


Learn Life Skills with SkillTrek

If you want to prepare your kids for the real world, then you need to make sure they know important life skills. It always shocks me how unprepared kids can be when they graduate. Many kids don’t know how to balance a checkbook, fill out an application, or any other number of skills important for adulthood.That’s why I’m excited to use SkillTrek to teach my kids these important life skills. Here is my review!


How to Teach Your Homeschooled Child the Most Common Spelling Rules

Learning how to spell is difficult for every kid. There are so many confusing rules that it can be hard to keep them straight, and homeschooling a child that struggles with spelling is hard! These common spelling rules and how to teach them should help! (more…)

Homeschooling a Child with Dyslexia: How to Scaffold Your Child

A couple of years ago, we found out that our oldest homeschooled child has dyslexia. Scaffolding her has helped keep homeschool hopeful and enjoyable for her. These 5 tips for struggling spellers and writers are what I use. They are free tools (that you probably already have at home) to help your child succeed.


Kindergarten Reading Skills Your Homeschooled Child Needs to Know

Homeschool Kindergarten is an important year for your child. During this school year, your child will learn so much about math, reading, and writing. You will notice as the year goes on that your kindergartener’s reading skills will grow very quickly.

Although we work at our own pace as homeschoolers, you should still keep in mind that there are certain things that your child is likely to learn before 1st grade.  It’s important that you help your child learn the top reading skills of kindergarten. Here are a few that your child will definitely need to know before you move on to homeschool 1st grade.


Preschool Reading Skills Your Child Needs to Know

Having a preschool reading checklist or guide to follow is a useful way to plan your preschool year. Use the following as a preschool year plan, or as an end-of-the-year evaluation for your homeschooled preschooler. It’s just a general idea of what you should cover in the year before Kindergarten.

Preschool is an important learning time for your child. Not only will they learn social and emotional skills in your home, but your preschooler will actually begin to learn a lot of foundational reading skills. They will need a good foundation in order to succeed in homeschool kindergarten the next year. Here are a few of the most important skills you can teach your child before beginning homeschool kindergarten.