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A working mom and a stay at home dad help you navigate the complex and dynamic world of secular homeschooling with a focus on early learners and gameschooling.

A working mom and a stay at home dad help you navigate the complex and dynamic world of secular homeschooling with a focus on early learners and gameschooling.

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United States

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A working mom and a stay at home dad help you navigate the complex and dynamic world of secular homeschooling with a focus on early learners and gameschooling.

Language:

English

Contact:

4257809207


Episodes

Episode 118: Short Bite - Abandon All Artichokes

7/29/2021
In today's episode we cover Abandon All Artichokes by Gamewright, a game for all those Deck Builder fans who want to introduce their kids to this popular game mechanic. We consider Abandon All Artichokes a perfect place to start when introducing Deck Builders to kids. Touring The World Resource Guides Check out our country resource guides to help you with your around the world journey: https://gumroad.com/homeschooltogether Show Notes Abandon All Artichokes - https://amzn.to/3hJvf06 Dominion...

Duration:00:17:39

Episode 117: Thrifting

7/26/2021
Behold and Despair! The Thrifting Goddess has entered the Podcast! While I’m sure we’d all love to have a “Supermarket Sweep” style run through your local book, game, or educational resource store, that’s not in the budget for most homeschool families including us. Today on the show we’ll talk about one of our favorite family pastimes and a way to get resources on the cheap, thrifting! We’ll dive into how to thrift the right way and save beaucoup bucks! Identify thrifting opportunities Be...

Duration:00:53:19

Episode 116: Short Bite - Nibble Munch Crunch (Early Learners First Games Series)

7/22/2021
In today's episode we continue our early learners gameschooling series with a wonderful game from Haba, Nibble Munch Crunch. This game is as basic as it gets for earlier learners, and it's one of our recommendations as a place to start. Touring The World Resource Guides Check out our country resource guides to help you with your around the world journey: https://gumroad.com/homeschooltogether Show Notes Nibble Munch Crunch - https://amzn.to/3AzMNnY Connect with us Website:...

Duration:00:15:29

Episode 115: "Adulting" while Homeschooling

7/19/2021
Do you ever feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to homeschool your kids and take care of your home responsibilities? Those days when your house is a disaster, you’re stressed trying to get dinner on the table, and your toddler starts finger painting in toothpaste on the bathroom counter. We’ve been there. Today we’re going to set the kiddos aside for a moment and talk about us. How do we ensure that we take care of our home, ourselves, and our marriage while balancing the...

Duration:01:13:53

Episode 114: Short Bite - Orbital Velocity

7/15/2021
On this week's Short Bite we're talking about a math and physics game called Orbital Velocity, designed by Pratap Ramamurthy and Swetha Ganapathi Raman. It's a great way to interest kids in Space Science and rocketry. Ages 8+ 2 or 4 Players 30 min Skills: mental math, strategic thinking Touring The World Resource Guides Check out our country resource guides to help you with your around the world journey: https://gumroad.com/homeschooltogether Show Notes Orbital Velocity -...

Duration:00:31:55

Episode 113: The Waldock Way with Jessica Waldock

7/12/2021
In today's episode, we had the pleasure to speak with Jessica Waldock from The Waldock Way. Her curriculum for elementary-aged children is unique in that it is meant to accommodate varying ages and isn't prescriptive, but rather provides a "feast" of resources for your learners. We also talked about her homeschool life in rural Florida and her experience homeschooling an only child. This was a very fun and informative interview! The Waldock Way - https://www.thewaldockway.com/ The Waldock...

Duration:01:11:54

Episode 112: Short Bite - Barnyard Bunch

7/8/2021
Today we’re reviewing another great preschool/early elementary game, Barnyard bunch by HABA! This cooperative game relies on color recognition and some strategic thinking to keep all the animals from straying too far from the farm. Ages: 4-7 Players: 2-4 Playtime: 5-10 min Educational Value: cooperation, colors, probability, strategic thinking Touring The World Resource Guides Check out our country resource guides to help you with your around the world journey:...

Duration:00:09:20

Episode 111: Family Movie Night: Luca

7/5/2021
We're heading back to the movies with our review of the new Pixar film Luca, available on Disney+. It was a sweet film set in Italy and perfect for you Around the World learners. We loved the great messages of friendship and was enjoyed by the whole family (including the little one!) Rating: PG Runtime: 2 hr 00 min Availability: Disney+ Luca Trailer: https://youtu.be/mYfJxlgR2jw Touring The World Resource Guides Check out our country resource guides to help you with your around the world...

Duration:00:35:59

Episode 110: History Book By Book Resource

7/1/2021
In today's episode we talk about the wonderful resource just released by Emily Cook from Build Your Library called History Book By Book. It's an absolutely fantastic free resource for homeschool parents looking to find good historical books targeting specific times. We talk about the website, some features embedded within, and reference our written interview with Emily Cook available on the blog (linked below). History Book by Book: http://historybookbybook.com/Main_Page Our Interview with...

Duration:00:19:17

Episode 109: First Year Homeschoolers with Kathleen Decker

6/28/2021
Today on the show we interviewed Kathleen Decker a homeschool mom of 4 and all around super-mom. We discussed her journey to homeschooling, how she manages 4 children, and all the ins and outs of homeschooling with younger kids. This was a great interview and will definitely inspire you in your own homeschool journey. Touring The World Resource Guides Check out our country resource guides to help you with your around the world journey: https://gumroad.com/homeschooltogether Show Notes...

Duration:01:48:42

Episode 108: Short Bite - Announcements!

6/24/2021
We've been burning the midnight oil to get everything done for today's episode. Today on the show we make an announcement about our new website! Website: http://www.homeschool-together.com/ Resource Guides: https://gumroad.com/homeschooltogether Trello Series: https://youtu.be/EjNbRWTOHR0 Touring the World YouTube Series: https://youtu.be/vcs5N_bylGM Connect with us Website: http://www.homeschool-together.com/ Store: https://gumroad.com/homeschooltogether Youtube:...

Duration:00:25:27

Episode 107: Kristina Garner of Blossom and Root

6/21/2021
Today on the show we interviewed Kristina Garner, creator of the fantastic secular curriculum Blossom & Root. We discussed what drove her to develop this curriculum, why nature based learning is so critical, and how we should approach using the resources she provides. She also has lots of great advice for new homeschooling families as they embark on this rewarding journey. Website: https://blossomandroot.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blossomandroot/ Youtube:...

Duration:00:37:20

Episode 106: Short Bite - Snug As a Bug In A Rug

6/17/2021
Today we’re reviewing another great preschool/kindergarten game, Snug as a Bug in a Rug by Peaceable Kingdom! This game shines in its ability to work on differing skill areas (colors, shapes, numbers, sizing) depending on your child’s needs. It also has alternate rule sets to grow with your child. It’s a solid choice for early learners! Ages: 3-6 Players: 1-4 Playtime: 10 min Educational Value: cooperation, colors, shapes, numbers, big/little sizing FREE Resource Guide Download our FREE...

Duration:00:13:48

Episode 105: Designing Games with Kim Vandenbroucke

6/14/2021
How do you create a board game that will be interesting, well-balanced, and most of all, fun? Today on the show we talk with Kim Vandenbroucke, an inventor and reviewer of family tabletop games. We delve into the fascinating world of developing games and discuss how parents should approach playing games with their kids. Kim’s unique perspective inside the industry gave us a new appreciation for the time and talent involved in bringing a game to your table. https://www.kimvandenbroucke.com/...

Duration:01:07:50

Episode 104: "Gameschool Summer" with the Gameschool Co-Op

6/10/2021
In this Short Bite we take a moment to talk about Gameschool Summer taking place through The Gameschool Co-Op. It will be a summer full of games, games, and more games. The Co-Op has tons of free resources to make your summer gaming great! So dust off those board and card games, find a few new ones, and have a blast with the kiddos. www.gameschoolcoop.com/summer FREE Resource Guide Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners!...

Duration:00:16:44

Episode 103: Homeschooling During the Summer

6/7/2021
Summer is here! On today’s show we discuss what summer means to us as year round homeschoolers and discuss some great ideas to keep learning fun and interesting during this time of year! Year round homeschooling Keep the core drop the rest (just math and reading) Embrace unit studies Gameschooling (thursday’s episode) Homeschool R&D Destination Learning If you’re returning to public school, private school, or a full-time co-op, you can always homeschool during the summer. It’s always...

Duration:00:51:46

Episode 102: Short Bite - Laser Maze

6/3/2021
Are you ready for a challenge? Laser Maze by Thinkfun is a terrific one player logic game. The perfect combination of laser, mirrors, splitters, and targets is necessary to achieve victory in 60 levels of play. Ages: 6+ Players: 1 Playtime: 15 min Skills: logic, trial and error FREE Resource Guide Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners! https://rebrand.ly/fstke Show Notes Laser Maze - https://amzn.to/2SSBR3s Connect with us Website:...

Duration:00:16:12

Episode 101: Family Movie Night: The Mitchells vs. the Machines

5/31/2021
On today’s Family Movie Night episode we’re discussing the new Netflix movie The Mitchells vs. the Machines. Produced by Lord and Miller this movie has the snappy dialogue and excellent jokes we’ve come to associate with them. It also has emotional weight and a good message about the importance of family. Check out our full review of this new family friendly flick! Rating: PG Runtime: 1 hr 54 min Availability: Netflix The Mitchells vs. the Machines Trailer: https://youtu.be/_ak5dFt8Ar0 The...

Duration:00:31:30

Homeschool Together 100 Episode Thank Yous

5/29/2021
Three numbers is a big moment. We say Thank You :) Connect with us Website: http://www.homeschool-together.com/ Store: https://gumroad.com/homeschooltogether Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/homeschooltogether Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/hs_together The Gameschool Co-Op: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gameschoolcoop/ Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com

Duration:00:08:07

Episode 100: Short Bite - Sum Swamp

5/27/2021
Many games contain some sort of hidden math, which is a terrific way to teach math concepts, but what about those times when your student needs to write and solve equations? Sum Swamp from Learning Resources is a great way for kids to visualize basic addition and subtraction equations with two numbered dice, an operator die, and cute characters moving through the colorful board. Ages: 5+ Players: 2-4 Playtime: 15 min Skills: addition and subtraction up to 6 FREE Resource Guide Download our...

Duration:00:13:21