Tag Archives: Technology

A Grab Bag of Useful Resources

Homeschoolers tend to be an individualistic bunch, so when looking for ways to teach our children, we often go beyond the standard lineup of textbooks and curriculum. Here’s a “grab bag” of resources that our family has found helpful recently: The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy, by William Boniface (novels):  In Superopolis,everybody has a superpower . […]

Cyber Socialization

“What about socialization?” Homeschoolers have been fielding this question for two generations now. The responses range from positive reassurance (“Our kids are involved in church/sports/clubs/volunteer work”) to defensive (“Mainstream ‘socialization’ has a lot of negatives that we want to avoid”). The good news for today’s homeschooling parents is that the answer is a lot easier […]

Can Your Child Hold a Pencil?

It turns out that some kids cannot hold pencils—and doctors are worried. Studies have shown that the overuse of mobile devices can result in children struggling to learn how to speak. It can also impact physical activity by encouraging a more sedentary lifestyle. But now there is a concern that some children in the digital […]

Paper Google

“It’s like Google on paper!” That’s a 21st-century kid’s reaction upon discovering a set of encyclopedias. One morning I was going through Ranger’s lessons with him, and his reader featured one of Donald J. Sobol’s Encyclopedia Brown stories. I consider Encyclopedia Brown mysteries to be one of the shining jewels of children’s literature. How can […]