060: Penmanship, Cursive, and Typing

By |2021-10-12T11:31:36-04:00October 12th, 2021|

One of the most important parts of teaching reading and writing is the act of writing itself. Penmanship, cursive and typing put your student on the path of effective communication and prepare them for their future. But how do you start teaching kids handwriting and when? And is cursive important or passé? And just [...]

059: Traveling While Homeschooling

By |2021-09-28T09:55:03-04:00September 28th, 2021|

Homeschooling doesn't always have to stay in the home. The freedom homeschooling provides allows for a more mobile lifestyle, and travelling while homeschooling couldn't be easier! Holly is joined today by our favorite guest Jennifer Jones, to discuss her adventures travelling while homeschooling her family. And be sure to stay to the end when [...]

058: Pandemic Homeschooling in 2021

By |2021-09-15T01:05:39-04:00September 15th, 2021|

Pandemic Homeschooling in 2021 is very similar to last year, and very different too! Maybe you're considering homeschooling your child this year, or maybe you know someone who is. In today's pocket-sized episode, Holly shares her thoughts and advice on how to properly pull kids out of public school, and some special considerations we [...]

057: How To Teach Writing

By |2021-08-24T03:10:45-04:00August 24th, 2021|

As the final pillar of the Reading, Writing, 'Rithmetic pyramid, it's important to know how to teach writing. But when should you start? Why is it so important? And what are the best curricula for teaching the mechanics of writing? We here at the Happy Homeschooler Podcast have answers to all these questions, as [...]

056: Homeschool Survival Guide, Volume 2

By |2021-08-10T08:49:06-04:00August 10th, 2021|

Being a home educator is like having three jobs at once, sometimes you might wonder how you'll ever make it. Never fear, Holly and Melody are back with another volume of our Homeschool Survival Guide, compiling some of their best strategies, tips, and tricks for making your homeschool run smooth and stress-free! We'll go [...]

055: What Is Gameschooling?

By |2021-08-10T10:14:03-04:00July 27th, 2021|

What is gameschooling? Maybe you've heard of it before or maybe this is the first time you've read that word. It's all based on some age-old wisdom: If you can make learning fun, you'll never hear a word of complaint when lesson time comes. What better way to inject some fun into your learning [...]

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