Category Archives: Practical How To’s

Interesting Article on Teaching Math

Ladies, I just read a very interesting article about teaching math. Perhaps you’ve seen it? When you get the opportunity, read it and let me know what you think!

Create a Picture-Book Unit Study

Based on The Ant and the Grasshopper by Amy Lowry Poole by Kara Murphy Creating core book studies or picture-book unit studies is a favorite technique for teaching young children. This low-preparation method forms the basis of the Murphy family’s teaching in the early years. Learn this enjoyable, easy process to build your own family-centered  Read more »

Suggestions for the Littlest Ones

by Kara Murphy What do you do with young children who are not old enough to begin “homeschooling”? Establish a daily “reading time” habit, perhaps before nap time or after breakfast. Also, if you are able, regularly have your child sit for a few minutes (in a crib or pack ‘n’ play) and “read” his  Read more »

Are You an Organic Homeschooler?

by Kara Murphy You don’t need to buy a goat to be an Organic Homeschooler. If you believe that education is discipleship and that people learn best from real life and real books, you are a good candidate. Explore these ways to use real life and real books to teach your children at home. Use  Read more »

Nature Study

By Kara Murphy “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork” (Psalm 19:1). In the beginning, God instructed Adam to tend the garden and name the animals. As our toddlers bring a board book to us, we point to each picture and name the animals. How many animals can your  Read more »