Homeschooling Blog

How to Have a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Cooking for gluten-free family members or friends can be difficult. To make it easier for you, we’ve put together a few tips and hacks you can use to master a gluten-free Thanksgiving.

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Easy Leaf Doodle Craft

As we get closer to the holidays and the weather gets chillier, fall crafts are a great way to keep your home feeling warm and cozy while occupying little ones who may not be thrilled with how much inside time the cold weather brings. This autumn, try this easy leaf doodle craft that’s good for any age—yes, Mom, that means it’s for you, too!

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See the Winning Entries of AOP’s 2018 Fall Coloring Contest

Thank you to all our entries from students around in the world in Alpha Omega Publications’ 2018 fall coloring contest. As always, there were so many great submissions that made it difficult for us to decide, but following some passionate discussion, we are excited to announce this year’s award recipients.

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Full STEAM Ahead

Recently, there’s been a desire to add the “A” in arts to turn STEM into STEAM and make a conscientious effort to celebrate and emphasize creativity and innovation in the science and technology realms. Yet, is it really that important? Check out the top 4 reasons to make STEAM a focus of your child’s education.

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Virtual Field Trips with Google Maps

If you want your child to experience international wonders but can’t just pack up a suitcase and go, check out our latest blog post on Google’s virtual tours that bring the experience of the world right to your living room.

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A Homeschool for 700 Students

How many students are in your homeschool? In the midst of war-torn Yemen, the southernmost country on the Arabian Peninsula, one teacher has turned his three-story home into a 13-classroom homeschool that serves nearly 700 students.

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National Homeschool Day of Prayer

Join us and homeschool families all over the country on the National Homeschool Day of Prayer, as we unite in prayer for the homeschool community. We'd love to see a picture of your family praying together!

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How Old Is Your Phone?

While many of us had the same phone in our home throughout our childhood (or maybe two if our parents splurged and went cordless at some point), things are different in the era of smartphones. However, the average lifespan of a phone is on the rise as Americans are keeping their phones longer in an effort to save.

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Printable Gratitude Sheet

Having a tangible way to practice gratitude is linked to having a more joy-filled life. For the month of November, encourage your child to develop a practice of gratitude with this free printable gratitude sheet.

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Tips for Traveling with Homeschoolers: The World Is Your Classroom

Imagine your child learning the Pythagorean theorem at the base of the pyramids or studying ecosystems from the heart of the Amazon or reading about the history of the Roman empire while sitting inside the Colosseum!

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Best Tips for Raising a Challenging Child (From Parents Who Survived It)

Are you or a loved one in the midst of raising a challenging child? It can often feel like you’re at the end of your rope, but you are not alone! Check out the encouragement and advice from parents who were in your shoes and lived to tell about it.

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5 Tips for Distraction-Free Parenting

With an average of 10 active devices in the American home, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for parents to be a positive technology role models to their kids. To make sure you aren’t guilty of distraction-free parenting, try to emphasize these tips from Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker, a psychologist and marriage family counselor.

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Tough Love Quiz for Homeschool Moms

We all know that sometimes our kids just need a little tough love to get them moving in the right direction, but is it possible that sometimes we need a little tough love? If your homeschooler was to speak a little tough love to you, what would you need to hear most? Take our tough love quiz to hear the message you need from your kiddo.

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Classroom Makeover: Free Posters Delivered to You!

Is it time to spiff up your homeschool classroom? Check out our list of organizations that will ship educational posters to you for free!

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Midterm Elections Are Coming Soon

Even if you have voted recently and you haven’t moved, it’s always a good idea to double-check your voter registration prior to an election to make sure you’ll be able to vote and all your registration information is up-to-date.

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4 Ways Homeschooling Is Not the Same as Traditional Schools

Sometimes it surprises parents just how different homeschooling can be from public schooling, but isn’t that the point? We put together a few of our favorite ways homeschooling can look different than traditional schooling. In what ways does your homeschool look different?

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It’s Time to Talk Mental Health with Your Child

October 10 is World Mental Health Day, a day dedicated to spreading awareness about mental health. It’s important to start talking about mental health early with your child, but where do you start? Check out our suggestions on how to make mental health a priority in your home.

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AOP’s 2018 Fall Coloring Contest

AOP’s popular coloring contest is back! This year, we’re handing out more than $300 in total prizes across three different age divisions. Follow the link below and submit your child’s coloring page before Wednesday, October 31. We can’t wait to see what your kids create!

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Printable Responsibility Chart

With all the freedom that comes with homeschooling, it’s valuable to incorporate some structure into your home. Use our free printable daily responsibility chart to cultivate personal responsibility in your child.

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Rubber Band Experiment: Stretch into Physics!

Stretch your science knowledge with this experiment that defies the laws of physics. Will heat make a rubber band expand and get longer or contract and get shorter?

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