You Don’t Need to be Perfect to Homeschool

You don't need to be perfect to homeschool! Here are the 6 things you need to be, instead.

Hey friend, can I share a secret with you?
You don’t have to be perfect to homeschool.

Shocking, I know.

If you look around Pinterest, it probably feels like you couldn’t swing this homeschooling thing because you don’t love crafts, you haven’t written your own reading curriculum, and math… just, math!

I was terrified to start homeschooling even though I knew it was the right thing for our family.

I’m not perfect! I kept thinking to myself. What if I’m not cut out for this!?

Can you relate?  If so, guess what…

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Teach Your Child Your Phone Number with a Song

Songs to help your child learn his/her phone number, address, full name, and more!

Since my children were newborns, I’ve been making up songs for them.
It started as something to bring me joy and turned into great educational opportunities!

When our 5 year old was struggling to remember our phone number, I decided it was only appropriate that I make up a song to help him.  He loves it and now has our number memorized!

If your three-five year old is ready to learn important information about your family, like his phone number, address, food allergies, and full name, try these songs! Replace my information with yours. Sing it every day and before you know it, he’ll be able to answer these important, age-appropriate questions.

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My Read-Aloud Confession and Updated Plan

Reading aloud to my children is important, but it's hard to remember to do it! Read my plan for making sure we read together every day & see if it will work for your family, too!

I have a big confession, friend.

I’m an avid reader.
I love reading!

But, when it comes to reading to my children, I really struggle. I find myself completely forgetting, or intentionally ignoring, the task of reading aloud to my children every day.

As a homeschooling parent, this is particularly frustrating to me. I keep telling myself I have to do better. And I usually do… for a week or two.

We all know how great reading aloud to children is for their academic readiness and language growth. Sometimes, though, we still need a little encouragement and motivation to create a plan and stick to it to make sure our children are getting the one-on-one reading time with Mom (or Dad!) that they need.

So, over the last few weeks I’ve revamped my reading plan and want to share it with you. Maybe, if you find yourself struggling to make time to read to your children, too, this will help!

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