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7 Best Tips for How to Teach Phonograms with Complete Phonogram List

Today I’m going to explain exactly how to teach phonograms to your child at home so you can teach them to read. Phonograms are the building blocks of the English language. The phonogram tips, resources & activities in this post are the main tools I’ve used to help our children learn to read between ages …

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How to Teach Reading at Home with Phonics & Phonograms

Once your child has learned the first 26 basic phonograms, he or she is likely ready to start reading or spelling. You can totally use a done-for-you curriculum, but I’ve found it’s actually easier to start with teaching phonograms and a couple simple activities at home. Once your child has the basics, you can dive …

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Complete Reading Readiness Guide for Homeschool Moms

You can teach your child to read at home. You don’t need fancy curriculum or expensive toys. You don’t need a professional education either! Once you understand 3 simple keys to reading readiness, you can teach your child to read at home. The 3 keys are: print awareness, learning phonogram sounds, and learning auditory blending. They’re all …

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15 Easy Summer Homeschooling Ideas for 2022

This post is full of ideas for what to do during your summer months as a homeschool family. Whether you take the whole summer off of formal schooling or continue your regular curriculum year-round, chances are things look different for your family in the summer than the other seasons. There is no right or wrong …

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Musical Memory: Program Overview

Musical Memory is very flexible, and you should feel free to tailor it to suit your family’s homeschool needs. A veteran homeschool momma once wisely told me, “You don’t serve the curriculum. The curriculum serves you!” To that end, we sell the same songs organized a couple different ways. The simplest option is to choose …

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Tips for Using Musical Memory in Your Homeschool

It can take a while to figure out how to best incorporate memorization into your homeschool day. The key to long-term mastery is exposure & repetition in the day-to-day practice. Don’t stress out if your 5 year old can’t pronounce “conjugation” correctly on the 2nd try. Keep playing the songs, keep playing echo games, keep …

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5 Surprising Reasons to Use Memory Work in Homeschool

If you want to master calculus, you have to understand basic math first. If you want to be a brain surgeon, you have to take Biology 101. If you want to be a concert pianist, you have to be able to find middle C & play your scales. Learning the fundamentals is the first step …

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All Things Memorization

This page is a round up of several articles & resources to help you understand why memorization is essential to a rich elementary school education. Memorization is one key component of the first stage (called the “grammar stage”) in a classical education. I have been reading about and living in the grammar stage of classical …

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The Ultimate Guide to a Practical Homeschool Schedule

Today, I’m going to explain how to think about and create a homeschool schedule that will work for your family. The freedom and flexibility in homeschooling is a wonderful thing, but the flip side of that same coin is it can feel like a daunting task to plan out exactly what your homeschool might look …

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