What is Reading Eggs and why should I use it for my homeschooled child? How can I get a free 4-week trial of Reading Eggs? Whether your child is just learning to read, in preschool or primary/elementary grades, or perhaps older and struggling with a learning disability or dyslexia, I believe Reading Eggs could be the answer to your search. After 9 years of homeschooling, this program is one of my favorites for early reading skills. Here’s my review of Reading Eggs, and at the end of this post, you’ll also learn how you can try it for 4 weeks, FREE!
Why do so many teachers and homeschool moms teach a farm unit? Studying about the farm has long been a favorite theme for preschools, primary grades, and elementary grades. There is an abundance of learning skills and tasks that can be learned and practiced at any age with such an engaging topic. And the printables, unit studies, literature-based lessons, hands-on activities, and arts/crafts that are out there are numerous. So why is the farm such a popular theme? Read more
In our state, K12 and Connections Academy are two options for school at home, and they are free (they’re not free in some states). There’s nothing wrong with K12, Connections Academy, or other public school online programs in which your child can learn in the comfort of home or on the go. They are often free or very affordable and include everything your child needs to learn at home. However, they are not technically “homeschool” programs, in that the curriculum provided is government-dictated and does not allow flexibility in scheduling or parent-led teaching, which many homeschooling families wish to avoid. Here are some alternatives to the online public school programs that are also free (or in some of the cases below, affordable). Read more