learning...homeschool inspirational links

*updated every once in a while :)
We homeschool.  Although I could type a very wordy, exhaustive post on why we homeschool or how we homeschool, I'm not going to do that.  Our reasons and methods will come through as I post more and more in this space. I'll just simply say that we homeschool holistically, learning in and from every moment, ALL of us curious ones together with God at the very center.

If you want to know more about our personal homeschooling experience, please feel free to email me with any questions you may have.  And, may I direct you to a very thoughtful post (the newest post from May, 2011) written by Ann that speaks my heart on the matter exactly?....so much more eloquently written than I could have dreamed typing out here.

Now, on to the links list.  I've tried to gather online resources that have been helpful to us knowing that there are many I am leaving out.  {Sorry, they're in no particular order.} I'll keep updating this list as I come across more and more. {And, almost forgot...kid's art, crafting, hand-making links will be in their own post under the "kid's crafting" button...coming soon.  And, nature study links are over HERE.}

mason jar homeschool

this is a small taste of what our homeschooling looks like but, of course, is not the whole of learning

susan of high desert home doesn't blog anymore but, OH how I love to revisit all of her learning posts....gleaning something new every read....highly recommended! (***Added 8-17-11...Susan is blogging again (YEAH!)and just posted this learning post that makes me ache....every point she touches on reaches me deep down....her words inspire and encourage and I just LOVE her for sharing them!)

and, like susan, anna of pleasant view schoolhouse wrote wise words about homeschooling that (continue to) encourage me to homeschool without worry.  she continues to bless with words...just search the "thinking" category on her blog.

ann's thoughtful "seven daily rungs" post is one that I revisit again and again and the kids enjoy exploring her numerous collected learning links -

Brain Food

playful learning - gentle, fun learning...good ideas for younger ones

in the heart of my home - elizabeth often shares how her chldren experience "real learning"

vintage chica's beautiful "summer unschooling" blog shares creative learning ideas and interviews with other home/unschoolers

elise of a path made straight reviews childrens' books on Mondays...and the rest of her blog is lovely and inspiring, as well!!

not that I think you need a dedicated space in your home for homeschooling (I believe learning can and does take place anywhere) but I certainly do like to see other's creative learning places....
like this beautifully organized learning space
and this space is so colorful and organized and fun that it makes my stomach hurt to look at it
e nature journal

ambleside online...has wonderful, meaty booklists per grade level.  charlotte mason.

simply charlotte mason....awesome

homeschool style bytes blog leaning towards unschooling and sharing, among other things, "homeschool recipes"---what goes into successful homeschooling

looking for hands-on activities? the se7en blog uses the Sonlight curriculum with lots of extras added in
math concentration

sprittibee has gathered a list of hundreds! of homeschool learning resources

Sweet Oliver's "mommy and baby" frogs

freely educate is a blog that gathers free educational resources

national geographic education

answers in genesis online magazine...learning for kids
brother reading to sister

this science site is great multi-media fun!

homeschool share "shares" tons of lapbook and unit study resources

this bbc educational site has fresh, modern learning activities for every subject...you could dig around here for a long time

*recently added: simple homeschool...I just found this lovely site...lots to explore

montessori for everyone...many free downloadable resources here

delightful learning

sally clarkson...not strictly homeschooling but she mentors in the ways of Christ-like motherhood

educating mother

rhythm of the home

planted by streams

mt. hope chronicles

guest hollow...wonderful printable and resources

new table set-up

"Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise."
Deuteronomy 6:4-7
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  1. Today was one of those horrible, want to throw in the towel homeschooling days. This post brought me to just where I needed to be. Thank you for listening to the Spirit and writing this.

  2. All the photos of homeschooling are impressive. I want to try those bookshelf with full of books in my home library at all. Just a quick note to tell you that I have a passion for the topic "homeschooling" at hand. Thanks


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