Special Replay: How Do I Make Homeschooling Fun?

on Homeschool IRL, Fletch and Kendra answer a question submitted from a listener, "How Can I Make My Homeschool Fun?"On today’s episode of Homeschooling In Real Life,  Martha called in to ask, “How Do I Make My Homeschool Fun?” We loved this question, so both Fletch and Kendra take a stab at answering. As you have come to expect, their answers line up perfectly with the “have to” parent and the “get to” parent.  Tune in to make your homeschool fun!

 

For the next few months, we will be running a “Best of” series of the Homeschooling IRL episodes. Many of these episodes were earlier episodes that you might have missed. Enjoy!


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Destination: Inspiration – Thriving

Destination: Inspiration - Thriving. With Crystal Paine, Money Saving Mom. Today we talk about moving away from an overwhelming life.Destination: Inspiration – Thriving. With Crystal Paine, Money Saving Mom

Crystal Paine from Money Saving Mom joins Jen Reyneri on the program today to talk about moving away from an overwhelming life and moving on to a life of writing and travel. Hear some of Jen’s tips and Crystal’s most inventive ways to manage and save money so that you can experience travel and taking steps to having more personal enjoyment in your everyday life. Visit more of Jen’s adventure community at Word Traveling.Crystal's new book

What Supreme Court Case?

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #147, What Supreme Court Case?, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast NetworkWhat Supreme Court Case?

In “What Supreme Court Case?,” Episode, #147, Meredith Curtis brings on special guest Linda Salmon, a former prosecuting attorney, to discuss the upcoming Supreme Court case, Cobb v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, scheduled for hearing on December 1, 2021. Mississippi, a sovereign state, has made a law to keep babies in the womb alive after 15 weeks gestation. The issue before the Court is whether this prohibition on abortion and whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortion are unconstitutional.

 

 

 


 

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Show Notes

What Supreme Court Case?

Cobb v Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Mississippi, a sovereign state, has made a law to keep babies in the womb alive after 15 weeks gestation. The issue before the Court is whether this prohibition on abortion and whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortion are unconstitutional.

Focus of Case

Background including Mississippi law

How this got to the Supreme Court?

What will the Court decide?

Law

Existing law on abortion in the US

Changes

How could this case impact or change abortion law?

State law and potential of changes to Roe v Wade.

Schedule

Scheduled for hearing on December 1, 2021

Expected Decision

Christian Response

Why should I as a Christian care?

What Can I do?

How can I pray?

Intercessors for America  – they have an action resource and a prayer guide folks can have emailed to them if they give their email address.  The prayer guide includes daily calls with each state and the justices they are praying for specifically.  They also give a guide to praying for the clerks and the attorneys.

https://ifapray.org/about/

The ACLJ also has numerous  videos, and articles about this case including the European stand on abortion (protecting life for the most part and NOT recognizing a right to abortion; and also discussing the Biden administration’s continued support of the abortion industry and support of Planned Parenthood.  A great resource on the legal side of things

https://aclj.org/pro-life/

I read this and it’s done by a Christian ministry but I’d never heard of it before. Their page on the development of the fetus is really good.  Can only recommend lightly but it’s useful as a resource to understand where a baby is in development.

https://www.abort73.com/abortion/prenatal_development/

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Resources

Government: God's Blueprint/Man's Agenda by Meredith Curtis Worldview Understanding the Times by Meredith Curtis HIS Story of the 20th Century by Meredith Curtis HIS Story of the 20th Century: High School Workbook by Meredith Curtis

More Podcasts You Might Find Helpful

Finish Well Radio, Podcast #024, Link Between Literature and Political Freedom Finish Well Radio, Podcast #056, Ready to Lead? Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #120, Why I Wrote My Own Government Course, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #121, 10 Reasons Abortion is the Most Important Issue in the 2020 Election, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network


 

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From the Kendrick Brothers, creators of the No. 1 box-office movie WAR ROOM and OVERCOMER, comes the remastered re-release of COURAGEOUS Legacy, in theaters September 24. Celebrating 10 years of impact on families and fathers, this updated version of the film includes new scenes and an enhanced look and sound.

Filled with action-packed drama, COURAGEOUS Legacy will once again have viewers laughing, crying, and cheering as they are challenged and inspired by everyday heroes who long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children. Protecting the streets is second nature to these men. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That’s courageous.

Check out the trailer here!


The Dark Side in the World of Academia

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #146, The Dark Side in the World of Academia, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast NetworkThe Dark Side in the World of Academia

In “The Dark Side in the World of Academia,” Episode, #146, Meredith Curtis reveals the challenges that await our child when they go away to college, especially if that university is secular. She talks about worldview, rejection of Christinaity, cancel culture, temptation, lowering of academic standards, and the money factor. If God has called you or your teens to go to college, there are ways to prepare so that you do not fall prey to the darkness, but instead shine your light brightly.

 

 

 


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Bringing Homeschool Joy to Families Everywhere!


Show Notes

There are several challenges of college life that we don’t hear much about.

Academia’s Worldview

Combination of Marxism and Post-Modernism.

Neither philosophy can co-exist with biblical Christianity so there is a strong attempt to stomp out religious faith.

Worldview Resources

Understanding the Times by David Noebel

I had my teens read it before college and even created a study guide to go with it: Worldview 101: Understand the Times.

Apologetics to Face the Darkness

Study apologetics if you are sending your kids to college.

Have them study apologetics, too.

Apologetic Resources

Here are my favorite apologetics resources

  • More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell
  • Cold Case Christianity by J. Warner Wallace
  • Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell
  • Demolishing Strongholds Dvd series from Answers in Genesis

Cancel Culture

While the world of academia, Hollywood, and technology define “justice” and “progress,” anyone who disagrees can be “cancelled.” That could mean fired, unfriended, beaten up, cyber bullying, or suspended. Healthy debate is out; adhering to status quo is in.

Christians can stand firm within a counter-culture if they keep their eyes on Jesus through prayer and Bible study while standing with others who are firm in the faith. If you are going away to college, find a nearby local church and plug in. Find fellow Christians on campus and pray for one another. Stay in the Word of God.

Temptation

Students Face:

  • Sexual Immorality
  • Drunkedness
  • Drugs
  • Smoking
  • Filty Language
  • Depression

Stand firm in your identity in Christ.

Scripture Memorization

Identity in Christ Resources

It is so important to understand who you are in Christ and the basics of Christianity to be confidence in an ever-increasing hostile world. Here are some resources for high school teens that cause them to go deeper in their faith.

The Search for Significance by Robert S. McGee

God’s Girls 101: Grow in Christ by Meredith Curtis (1-credit high school course)

Real Men 101: Godly Manhood by Meredith Curtis (1-credit high school course)

Lowering of Academic Standards

As college focuses on imparting a philosophy rather than educating, the level of education suffers.

Critical Race Theory

Handling of Literature

Rejecting Constitution

Rewriting History

The Money Factor

Debt.

Doesn’t necessarily prepare you to earn a good living—it depends on your major.

 

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Resources

How-to-Homeschool Books if you want to learn more about homeschooling or plan to homeschool 😊

Unlocking the Mystery of Homeschooling High School by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette Worldview Understanding the Times by Meredith Curtis Real Men 101: Godly Manhood God's Girls 101: Grow in Christ

These classes are all written from a Christian worldview for high school students.

Real Men 103: Leadership Economics, Finances, and Business Communications 101:Essays and Speeches High School Class HIS Story of the 20th Century by Meredith Curtis
American Literature & Research Government: God's Blueprint/Man's Agenda by Meredith Curtis Worldview Understanding the Times by Meredith Curtis HIS Story of the 20th Century: High School Workbook by Meredith Curtis

More Podcasts You Might Find Helpful

Finish Well Radio Podcast #030 with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network Finish Well Radio Network, Podcast #39, Should I Major in Music at College? with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network Finish Well Radio, Podcast #074, How to Get Into College with Meredith Curtis


 

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From the Kendrick Brothers, creators of the No. 1 box-office movie WAR ROOM and OVERCOMER, comes the remastered re-release of COURAGEOUS Legacy, in theaters September 24. Celebrating 10 years of impact on families and fathers, this updated version of the film includes new scenes and an enhanced look and sound.

Filled with action-packed drama, COURAGEOUS Legacy will once again have viewers laughing, crying, and cheering as they are challenged and inspired by everyday heroes who long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children. Protecting the streets is second nature to these men. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That’s courageous.

Check out the trailer here!


61 Ways to Teach It

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #145, 61 Ways to Teach It!, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network61 Ways to Teach It

In “61 Ways to Teach It,” Episode, #145, Meredith Curtis gives homeschooling parents 61 teaching methods that work! Get out of a teaching rut and try out some new methods. From tried-and-true to out-of-the box, these 61 ways to teach your children will bring life to your homeschool adventure. Try a new teaching method this week.

 

 

 


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Bringing Homeschool Joy to Families Everywhere!


Show Notes

There is not just one way to teach a subject

There are so many out-the-box and tried-and-true ways to teach

Not Just One Way to Teach

Teaching Method Fit What You are Trying to Teach

Teaching Method Fit Child’s Learning Style

Teaching Method Fit Parent’s Learning Style

Combine Several Methods for Multi-Sensory Exposure

Ways To Teach

  1. Reading Aloud
  2. Living Books
  3. Literature
  4. Great Books & Historical Documents
  5. Historical Fiction
  6. Biographies
  7. Picture Books
  8. Textbooks
  9. Magazines
  10. Cookbooks
  11. Memorizing
  12. Workbooks
  13. Lectures
  14. Discussions
  15. Group Discussions
  16. Asking Questions
  17. Answering Questions
  18. Narration
  19. Taking Notes
  20. Outline
  21. Write a Letter or Email
  22. Write a Summary
  23. Writing Report
  24. Retelling Stories
  25. Telling Stories
  26. Writing Stories
  27. Reciting Poems
  28. Writing Poems
  29. Writing Paragraphs
  30. Writing Essays
  31. Essay into Blog Post
  32. Write Like a Reporter
  33. Research
  34. Research Project
  35. Audios
  36. Movies
  37. Documentaries
  38. Live Classes Online
  39. Classes on Dvd
  40. Educational Songs
  41. Visual Aids
  42. Role-Playing
  43. Create a Radio Show
  44. Make a Movie
  45. Interview
  46. Host a News Show
  47. Mapping
  48. Timelines
  49. Drawing
  50. Illustrating
  51. Cartooning
  52. Experimenting
  53. Nature Walks
  54. Collections
  55. Experiment
  56. Projects
  57. Read a Book Aloud
  58. Give a Speech
  59. Creating a Website
  60. Start a Blog
  61. Teach Younger Children

 

Don’t limit yourself anymore—step out of the same-old-same-old today!

 

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Resources

How-to-Homeschool Books if you want to learn more about homeschooling or plan to homeschool 😊

Joyful and Successful Homeschooling by Meredith Curtis Unlocking the Mystery of Homeschooling High School by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette Quick & EZ Unit Study Fun by Meredith Curtis Seven R's of Homeschooling by Meredith Curtis

The following books give detailed instructions so you can have your own History Parties.

Let's Have Our Own Archaeological Dig by Meredith Curtis Let's Have Our Own Luau by Meredith Curtis Let's Have Our Own Medieval Banquet by Meredith Curtis Let's Have Our Own Olympic Games

These are just a few of our many resources that work well for all ages together!

Newspaper Reporting by Meredith Curtis Travel God's World Geography by Meredith Curtis Travel God's World Cookbook by Meredith Curtis HIS Story of the 20th Century by Meredith Curtis

More Podcasts You Might Find Helpful

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #130, Home is the Best Place to Raise Leaders, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #118, Add Humanities to Your Home School, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #113, 7 Ways to Save Big on Homeschool Curriculum, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network Finish Well Radio, Podcast #82, Homeschooling from Genesis, with Meredith Curtis and Steven Policastro, on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network


 

A Special Thank You to Our Network Sponsor:  Courageous Movie

 

From the Kendrick Brothers, creators of the No. 1 box-office movie WAR ROOM and OVERCOMER, comes the remastered re-release of COURAGEOUS Legacy, in theaters September 24. Celebrating 10 years of impact on families and fathers, this updated version of the film includes new scenes and an enhanced look and sound.

Filled with action-packed drama, COURAGEOUS Legacy will once again have viewers laughing, crying, and cheering as they are challenged and inspired by everyday heroes who long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children. Protecting the streets is second nature to these men. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That’s courageous.

Check out the trailer here!


Homeschool Socialization

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #144, Homeschool Socialization, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast NetworkHomeschool Socialization

In “Homeschool Socialization,” Episode, #144, Meredith Curtis shares how homeschooling in her home has included other families. From involvement in homeschool support groups, lessons, sports, and co-ops to History Days and ministry, there have always been other homeschooling families involved in our lives. Meredith gives practical tips and fun ways to spend time with other families and learn at the same time.

 

 

 


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Powerline Productions, Inc.

Bringing Homeschool Joy to Families Everywhere!


Show Notes

People often ask me the famous question: “What about socialization?”

I always laugh! My family has way too much socialization! Just kidding.

Younger Years

Homeschooling at home building memories

Co-ops/support groups we were part of

Ballet, tennis, soccer, basketball

Church

Mixing with all ages

Making friends with peers

Opportunities to learn

Opportunities to serve

Middle School Help with Science

When the children hit middle/high school, we join “Friday classes” for the older kids.

We went as a family. I helped teach classes and later taught on my own

Kids took watercolor, fitness, choir, drama, and sciences

History Days

Friday classes was so big, I wanted something more intimate.

“History Days” was born.

Reading aloud, Listening to Diana Waring audios

Crafts, Sewing, Art Appreciation, Drama, Creating Radio Shows, Models

Timelines, Maps, Cooking & Baking

What we studied over the years: American History, British History, Geography, World History

NO homework—we did history together for the day!

A Co-op Is Born

We added friends

  • The homeschool friend whose mom started working and wanted some time with other people
  • The homeschool friend whose mom couldn’t teach physics
  • The mom who was struggling

Adding more families

  • What didn’t work anymore: Listening to Audios, laid back schedule
  • What continued: reading aloud, hands-on fun, timelines, maps
  • Memories

Which was better?

Not really sure; both were perfect for us in the season we were in.

So Many Options

  • Umbrella Schools records only
  • Umbrella Schools 2-3 days per week (great when both parents work)
  • Online schools
  • Online classes
  • Support groups
  • Co-ops
  • Enrichment Classes
  • Core Classes

Lessons Learned

If you are not careful, other people can be the primary influence in your children. Not everyone agrees with my definition of “wholesome” or “Christian”

Don’t Forget: You can’t HOMEschool is you are never home.

We want to give our children “the best of the best” but what they need most is peaceful days with us.

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Resources

How-to-Homeschool Books if you want to learn more about homeschooling or plan to homeschool 😊

Joyful and Successful Homeschooling by Meredith Curtis Unlocking the Mystery of Homeschooling High School by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette Quick & EZ Unit Study Fun by Meredith Curtis Seven R's of Homeschooling by Meredith Curtis

The following books give detailed instructions so you can have your own History Parties.

Let's Have Our Own Archaeological Dig by Meredith Curtis Let's Have Our Own Luau by Meredith Curtis Let's Have Our Own Medieval Banquet by Meredith Curtis Let's Have Our Own Olympic Games

These are just a few of our many resources that work well for all ages together!

Newspaper Reporting by Meredith Curtis Travel God's World Geography by Meredith Curtis Travel God's World Cookbook by Meredith Curtis HIS Story of the 20th Century by Meredith Curtis

More Podcasts You Might Find Helpful

Finish Well Radio, Podcast #013, Are We There Yet? Teens and Family Vacations with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #036, Freedom from Mean Girls with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network Learning with Little Ones Around, Podcast #051, with Meredith Curtis Finish Well Radio, Podcast #069, The Kitchen Explosion


 

A Special Thank You to Our Network Sponsor:  Courageous Movie

 

From the Kendrick Brothers, creators of the No. 1 box-office movie WAR ROOM and OVERCOMER, comes the remastered re-release of COURAGEOUS Legacy, in theaters September 24. Celebrating 10 years of impact on families and fathers, this updated version of the film includes new scenes and an enhanced look and sound.

Filled with action-packed drama, COURAGEOUS Legacy will once again have viewers laughing, crying, and cheering as they are challenged and inspired by everyday heroes who long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children. Protecting the streets is second nature to these men. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That’s courageous.

Check out the trailer here!


How to Raise a God’s Girl

Finish Well Radio Show, Podcast #094, How to Raise a God’s Girl, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network

How to Raise a God’s Girl

In “How to Raise a God’s Girl,” episode #094, Meredith Curtis talks about the beautiful challenge of raising a God’s Girls in a post-Christian culture with mixed-up views on men and women. Meredith talks about raising fearlessly feminine women who courageously engage the culture with truth and compassion. Meredith explains how she prepares her daughters for marriage, as well as Jesus-focused single years.

 

 

 


 

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Being World Changers, Raising World Changers!

Have sons not daughters? We offer many Bible Study Workbooks and Real Men Character Classes. Check out the whole collection!

 

 

 

 


Show Notes

Why God Made Women

How Women Reflect the Image of God Uniquely

The Gift of a Daughter

A Heritage, A Reward

China (The Good Earth)

My Grandmother’s Mother, Grandmother, Mom

What God Esteems

Titus 2 / Proverbs 31

Essence of Femininity

Married Women Heroes: Susannah Wesley, Edith Schaeffer

Single Women Heroes: Amy Carmichael, Lazarus Sister Mary

Imparting Vision

Biblical Womanhood

Purity/Modesty

Submission/Respect for Authority

Hands-On Learning

Supporting/Leading/Witnessing/Mentoring/Teaching

Friendships with Girls & Guys

The Awkward Transition into Womanhood

Scripture Books

Classic Books

God’s Girls Character Courses

Mother’s Helpers

Resources

 

God's Girls Brand New Life Bible Study God's Girls Beauty Secrets God's Girls: Friends to the End God's Girls Talk About Guys, Virtue, & Marriage
God's Girls 101: Grow in Christ God's Girls 103: Courship, Marriage, and the Christian Family High School Class God's Girls 104: Motherhood by Meredith Curtis God's Girls 105: Homemaking by Meredith Curtis

Special Thanks to Our Network Sponsor -Overcomer Movie

Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team’s state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant in town suddenly shuts down and hundreds of families begin moving away, John must come to grips with the challenges facing his family and his team. Urged by the school’s principal to fill-in and coach a sport he doesn’t know or like, John is frustrated and questioning his worth… until he crosses paths with a student struggling with her own journey.
Filled with a powerful mix of faith, a twist of humor, and a ton of heart, the Kendrick Brothers return to theaters with OVERCOMER, their newest feature following FACING THE GIANTS, FIREPROOF, COURAGEOUS, and the #1 box-office hit, WAR ROOM. The inspiring family film stars Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, Shari Rigby, Cameron Arnett, and introduces Aryn Wright-Thompson.

Opening nationwide on August 23, OVERCOMER dares to leave you filled with hope, inspired to dream, and asks the question: what do you allow to define you?

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Make Your Home the Teen Hangout

Finish Well Radio Show, Podcast #093, Make Your Home the Teen Hangout with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network

Make Your Home the Teen Hangout

In “Make Your Home the Teen Hangout,” #093, Meredith Curtis shares how she and her husband, a former teen pastor, created an atmosphere of welcome so that their house could be the teen hangout. Would you like to welcome your teens’ friends and get to know them? The Curtis family has had a blast having fun with teens over decades and build lasting friendships along the way.

 

 

 


20th Century History Book by Powerline Productions, Inc.

 

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Being World Changers, Raising World Changers!

Hanging out with friends isn’t the only way to have fun.

You can have fun in history class as well!

 

 

 


Show Notes

Parents & Grandparents Legacy

Youth Ministry

You don’t have to be Cool

The Great Thing about Teens

Teens are wacky, funny, and full of questions.

They desperately want to be loved and accepted.

Teens like to have fun.

Teens like to eat.

Why It’s a Good Idea to Make Your Home a Teen Hangout

If you have teens, you want to cultivate relationship with them and get to know their friends.

Investing in your teens and their friends communicates love to your teen, strengthens relationships.

The world is a crazy place.

You can change lives.

Teens like to bring their friends home.

The Heart Behind It All

Teens are valuable.

Teens are worth investing in.

Hospitality is about Welcoming People, not impressing them.

Teens don’t care if your house is clean.

Equipping a House for Teens

Games

Room for Manhunt

Couch for 4 on a Couch

Optional Only: Pool Table, Ping-Pong Table, Volleyball Net

Food, more food, and more food

Popular Christian music

Smiles, laughter

Acceptance of occasional spills

The Blessing of Hospitality to the Host & Hostess

Changing Lives

Lifelong Friendships

Resources

HIS Story of the 20th Century by Meredith Curtis Unlocking the Mystery of Homeschooling High School by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette Joyful and Successful Homeschooling by Meredith Curtis Travel God's World Geography by Meredith Curtis

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Summer Playlist

Summer PlaylistSummer Playlist Episode 73

Join Florida Parent Educators Association’s (FPEA) Chairwoman, Suzanne Nunn  and Sharon Rice to talk about our Summer Playlist. What? Music?? No, not that kind of playlist. Although, music is often involved. In this episode, we talk about being intentional with fun during the summer. We discuss some of our favorite things to do over the summer and what we would like to do this Summer.

So listen in and then get outside with your family this summer. Enjoy time just playing and relaxing!

Some of the ideas mentioned in the show.

Sharon’s Playlist

  • Visit Florida’s Springs and Rivers
  • Kayaking
  • Standup Paddleboarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba
  • Crabbing, Lobstering, and Scalloping
  • Volunteering – plant mangroves, clean beaches, and similar summer activity volunteering.

Suzanne’s Playlist

  • $5 Movies .. or similar events
  • Bowling Nights with friends
  • Beach time  – Fireworks, night time beach walks
  • Escape Rooms
  • Wax Museums

 

Be sure to check the many opportunities online for opportunities in your area. Some helpful links for resources:

Share in the commets or on Facebook page your Summer Playlist ideas. What is your family doing this year?

Please visit www.fpea.com to learn more about who we are!

Join us June 28-29, 2019 for Fun in the Sun!

Sherri Seligson will be joining us for this FUN and INFORMATIVE field trip in the FLORIDA KEYS!

There will be opportunities to Snorkel, Dive and many other fun events over the weekend.

FPEA Fun in t

 

Gameschooling with Hannah Kartagener

Gameschooling with HannahGameschooling with Hannah Kartagener

Podcast #71

Gameschooling.. what? Learning with games. Since the beginning of time, children have learned through play. This was a fun topic to cover, because who doesn’t like games?   We are joined with Hannah Kartagener, who we consider to be a “game expert” and she talks with us about “Gameschooling”

While many electronic games and apps can be a good addition to your homeschooling experience, today we are talking about traditional board games and cards.

 

A great resource for reviews and instructions for play is YouTube. There are many channels dedicated to the review of board games. Have a hard time with reading instructions for play? You are not alone – YouTube is a great place to find instructions on how to play a game.

Games mentioned on show:

Traditional Games:

  • Aggravation
  • Yahtzee
  • Rummikub
  • Clue
  • Monopoly
  • Life
  • Trivial Pursuit

Modern Games:

  • Trash Panda
  • Azul
  • Forbidden Island
  • Everdell
  • Indian Summer
  • Tiki Topple
  • Cottage Garden
  • Potion Explosion
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Outfoxed
  • Sushi Go

Educational Games

  • Use Your Manners
  • Pizza Fractions
  • Scrabble
  • Jr. Scrabble
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Various math games on the market
  • Puzzles

The FPEA Homeschool Convention is a great place to find games for learning and fun – or BOTH! Register to join us and peruse our huge exhibit hall to stock your game shelf!