Homeschooling Blog

12 Daily Prayers for Your Children

To help you form a daily habit, Arabah Joy, a mother of four children and a missionary in Asia, has compiled a list of 12 prayers for your children.

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California: “Get Vaccinated or Homeschool”

With the signing of a new vaccination law, the most populous state in America has sent a clear message to parents: vaccinate your children or homeschool them.

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Monarch Adds New Media Transcript Feature

Your voice has been heard! In our efforts to continually provide you with a better teaching and learning experience, Monarch users can now display transcript text for media files. To read the transcript, simply click the button below the media element.

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2015 Summer Coloring Contest

Encourage your homeschooler to explore his artistic side this summer by entering our coloring contest for children ages 3 to 10. The contest runs through July 31, 2015.

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The Price of Independence

On July 4, 1776, King George III wrote in his diary, "Nothing of importance this day."

Ironically, a few thousand miles across the ocean, America's colonies were in the very process of declaring their independence. According ...

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Homeschool Mom Named Head of State Board of Education

The new chair of the state board of education in Texas is now a homeschooling mom. “There is no greater calling than to be a part of this mission,” said the newly appointed Donna Bahorich.

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AOP Offers Scholarship for Homeschoolers Affected by Medical Situation

To help homeschoolers affected by a medical situation or circumstance, AOP is offering families the opportunity to apply for the Jan Groen Scholarship to help cover the cost of homeschooling materials.

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Fourth of July Eagle Craft

Officially adopted as the emblem of the United States in 1787, the bald eagle was chosen because of its majestic beauty, great strength, and long life. This Fourth of July, celebrate our nation’s Independence Day with your children by creating and displaying this kid-friendly and adorable eagle craft.

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Homeschooling Numbers Up 29% in Canada

Parents in the largest country in the Western Hemisphere are increasingly turning to homeschooling as the best educational choice for their children. According to the Fraser Institute, the number of registered home school students in Canada increased 29% from 2007-2012.

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100 Famous Homeschoolers

Limiting our list of famous homeschoolers to just 100 was a daunting task, but here they are – scholars, athletes, politicians, entertainers, artists, and many more notable names from past to present.

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25 Fun Things to Do as a Homeschool Family This Summer

With the official start of summer right around the corner, there’s plenty of time to get outside to enjoy this beautiful world and the people God has created. See how many of these 25 fun activities you can cross off your homeschool family’s bucket list this summer.

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Lifehack for a LIFEPAC

Every now and then it’s nice to receive a tip to make everything from gardening and housework to homeschool parenting a little easier. Share your best time or money-saving tip on our daily Facebook posts through Sunday, June 21, for the chance to win a LIFEPAC 5-subject set! 

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15 Reasons We <3 Dad

This Father’s Day, take a look at our homeschoolers’ favorite things about Dad. From snuggling on the couch to being silly around the house, there are countless things to love. After reading, consider making your own list of favorite memories as a gift for your Father.

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Home Is Where the School Is

Learn why home is where the school is and gain a deeper understanding of homeschooling in the United States with this infographic from Early Childhood Education Degrees, which includes state-by-state percentages of homeschooled children, reasons why parents have chosen to homeschool, and tips for starting the homeschool process.

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3 Ways to Motivate Your Video Game Fanatic

Video games can be a fun release for kids, but letting them consume your homeschooler’s life isn’t healthy. Here are three tips from AOP for motivating your student to balance game time with real-world activities.

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Why We <3 Dad

This Father’s Day, we want to know your homeschooler’s favorite things about Dad. Complete our questionnaire for a chance to be featured on our blog!

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Texas Set to Celebrate Homeschoolers on June 9

The state of Texas is set to celebrate homeschoolers on June 9, declaring it as Leeper Day in honor of the landmark court decision in 1994 that ruled that parents had the right to teach their children at home.

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Beyond the Mask Feature Film Created by Homeschoolers

Beyond the Mask, a feature film created by a team of 400 homeschoolers, is scheduled to open in approximately 1,000 theaters today across the United States. Depending on ticket sales, the PG-rated film could set a record for the largest on-demand theatrical opening.

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5 Ways to Prepare for a New Homeschool Year

Whether you’re new to homeschooling or a well-seasoned pro, it can be difficult to know exactly what to do to prepare for your next homeschool year. This summer, use five simple steps to make planning an engaging homeschool year more manageable.

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Connect Your Homeschooler with a Pen Pal

Connecting your homeschooler with a writing buddy is a great way to keep her engaged in learning throughout the summer months. Take a look at the topics your homeschooler can practice and explore as she corresponds with a child from another place. Plus, get tips on setting your child up with her own pen pal.

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