5 Fun Back-to-School Astronomy Activities – Guest Post by Luke Gilkerson

In my experience as a homeschool dad (and as a parent), most kids don’t relish going back to school in the fall. This is why we try to kick off the school year with special learning opportunities every year—as a friendly reminder to our kids that learning is actually fun.

Milky Way Galaxy
Astronomy is one of those subjects that carries a natural appeal for kids, so before the colder months approach, take advantage of what the sky above is doing. The end of August and beginning of September offers some great opportunities to excite kids about astronomy. Continue Reading →

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Online Great Books with Scott Hambrick – WHS 232

Online Great Books


Every homeschooler understands that reading is essential. However, sometimes we may not know what our children should be reading. Or, perhaps we know what they should read but we don’t understand the essential themes and ideas of a piece of great literature.

At Online Great Books you’ll find a community that will help you understand the classics of the Western world. As parents, it’s important for us to continue learning even as we’re teaching our children and Online Great Books is a fantastic way for you to dig into those classics that may seem daunting. Continue Reading →

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7 Alexa Skills Homeschoolers Can Use With Their Amazon Echo – WHS 231

7 Alexa skills homeschoolers can use with their Amazon Echo


Last week I talked about 10 Ways to Use an Amazon Echo Dot for Homeschooling and one of those ways was to use educational skills. This week I’ll share 7 Alexa skills homeschoolers can use with their Amazon Echo.

If you’re using an Amazon Echo for homeschooling, let me know how you’re using it in the comments below. What other skills would you suggest? Continue Reading →

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10 Ways to Use an Amazon Echo Dot for Homeschooling – WHS 230

Amazon Echo Dot - 10 Ways to Use an Amazon Echo Dot in Your Homeschool

When the Amazon Echo Dot was originally released many people saw the smart speaker as nothing more than a novelty.

Many people bought it and its older sibling the Amazon Echo and quickly realized how helpful it could be in their day-to-day lives.

The Amazon Echo Dot has a lot of functionality in it that helps with day-to-day activities. With it, you can set reminders, message other people, and buy milk when you’ve run out.

Homeschoolers can make use of the Amazon Echo Dot too. Here are 10 ways to use an Amazon Echo Dot for homeschooling. Continue Reading →

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7 YouTube Channels for Homeschoolers to Learn How to Fix Cars – WHS 229

Two boys in a junkyard — 7 YouTube Channels for Homeschoolers to Learn How to Fix Cars

A major part of homeschooling involves teaching practical life-skills like how to fix cars.

OK, maybe not everyone needs to learn to fix a car but basic maintenance or knowing when to take your car to a mechanic are skills every homeschooler should learn.

If you have a budding mechanic or if you don’t think you can’t teach your kids to change the oil in a car, you can lean on these 7 YouTube channels to help you and your kids learn how to fix cars. Continue Reading →

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