Homeschooling Blog

A Closer Look at Amelia Earhart’s Life

Many people are fascinated by mysteries, and perhaps no mystery has resonated as powerfully with the American people throughout history asthe disappearance of Amelia Earhart. Ninety years ago, this aviation pioneer earned her place in American history as the first woman (and second person ever) to complete a nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic.

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Top National Parks for Kids

For many homeschooling families, summer brings a plethora of great opportunities to get outside, spend time at the pool, play in the backyard, and take a family vacation to explore our beautiful country, including America’s National Parks.

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2022 AOP Catalog Posters and Activities

We know how important your child's education is to you. That's why AOP offers more than just curriculum and why we included three free posters in our 2022 Homeschool Catalog, as well as a fun activity page for your children.

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2022-23 Year-Round Homeschooling Calendar

Download AOP’s free 2022-23 year-round homeschooling schedule to try out the benefits you can’t get using a traditional school year calendar.

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New Family Comedy Coming to Theaters

Provident Films, the maker of hit Christian films like Overcomer, Fireproof, and Courageous, is set to release its next film, Family Camp, in theaters on May 13.

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7 Homeschool Facts, Statistics, and Trends

For nearly a decade, AOP has celebrated May as Homeschool Awareness Month. To kick off your month, check out these 7 homeschool facts, statistics, and trends.

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Free Preschool Resources for Little Learners

With Horizons award-winning preschool program and your unconditional love and attention, you can create the perfect setting to advance your child’s development socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Start your little learner’s education on the right foot with brightly illustrated, free lessons from Horizons Preschool.

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A Spoonful of Tips Helps the Learning Go Down

When applying the advice of Mary Poppins to homeschooling, try this small spoonful of tips to help the learning go down with your children.

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9 Things You Can Do to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

Kindergarten teachers can remarkably predict a child’s success based on their attentiveness, desire to learn, ability to categorize, and emotional readiness that includes a desire to learn. To cultivate a positive attitude and create an excitement for learning, here are nine things you can do as a parent to prepare your child for kindergarten.

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Resurrection Scavenger Hunts

With Easter around the corner, you may be wondering how to share the reason we celebrate Easter with your kids in a matter in which they comprehend. Here are two separate activities families can use to encourage discussion about Holy Week and the gift we have in Christ’s resurrection.

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How Handwriting Helps Kids Learn How to Read

Download free Horizons Penmanship sample pages and learn more about how handwriting practice can make it easier for kids to learn to read.

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10 Major Benefits of Online Learning

Online learning has erupted and is much more prevalent and accepted in today’s world. Although COVID-19 has played a role for some families in their decision to homeschool, it’s the clear benefits that have led many parents and students to continue learning online. Check out these 10 major benefits of online learning for both students and parents!

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Moments of Connection: The Ard Family

AOP is proud to be a part of the homeschool journey and countless memories for thousands of families, including the Ard family. We recently were blessed with the opportunity to connect with Quantrilla Ard, the PhD Mama, about her family’s homeschool journey with AOP.

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20 Ways to Give Back as a Family

Volunteering can help families learn about their own community, as well as develop a respect and understanding for different people and lifestyles. Helping someone in need can also instill a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction in your children. Make a positive impact in someone’s life today with this list of 20 ways to give back as a family.

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7 Prayers for the People and Children of Ukraine

While it may seem like a helpless situation, as Christians, we need to be reminded that we don’t have to be bystanders; rather, we can actively participate in the power of prayer. To guide us in our prayers for the people and children of Ukraine, Compassion International recently released a prayer guide with 7 topics to bring before our Lord.

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Ignite Christian Academy: A Private Education Within Your Reach

An online academy with certified teachers, Ignite Christian Academy combines rigorous coursework with an emphasis on faith, helping students reach their goals while developing their strengths and helping them to consider their possibilities for the future. See some of the top reasons while families turn to ICA to help with their homeschooling.

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Free Wallpaper: “Trust in the Lord”

Whether we’re on our desktops, phones, or tablets, the backgrounds on our devices are a canvas to display what is most important to us. Be reminded of God's promises with this free inspirational wallpaper from Proverbs 3:5-6.

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Printable Spring Bucket List

The warmer weather and longer days of sunlight are good signs spring is just around the corner. Make this spring one to remember and fill it with it with fun adventures and wonderful memories with our printable spring bucket list.

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Moments of Connection: How April and Rhett Walker Homeschool with Monarch

April Walker, wife of Christian music star Rhett Walker, recently answered questions about homeschooling with AOP’s Monarch online curriculum.

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Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Rewards with Your Child

If you give an extrinsic reward, do you rob a child of character-building? AOP tackles the topic of extrinsic vs. intrinsic rewards with your child.

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