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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.

Location:

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 140: Short Bite - Why Chess Matters

9/23/2021
In today's episode we talk with Ryan Billingsley from the Dad Suggests website. Ryan is a chess teacher and helps us homeschoolers and gameschoolers understand why we should not forget about this classic game. Ryan's Website "Dad Suggests" - https://www.dadsuggests.com/ 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 Using Chess for Gameschooling With Kids -...

Duration:00:19:22

Episode 139: (Un)schooling Journeys with Ryan Billingsley of the Dad Suggests Blog

9/20/2021
On today's (Un)schooling Journeys episode, we're talking with unschooling dad Ryan Billingsley from the Dad Suggests Blog. This was a great episode where we delved into the unschooling mindset. We talked about the challenge of letting go of the structure to enable more learning, and the trust needed to make that a reality. It was a great discussion primer on unschooling. If you're interested in the philosophy we think you'll get a lot out of this episode. Ryan's Website "Dad Suggests" -...

Duration:01:21:20

Episode 138: Short Bite - Reading Curriculum Review - Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

9/16/2021
Continuing with our Curriculum Reviews, in today's short bite we will be covering the popular Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons book. This is a highly reviewed and widely popular scripted reading curriculum that provides an all-in-one product for all types of learners. We talk today about how we use this curriculum and who we think it would best benefit. Touring The World Resource Guides Check out our country resource guides to help you with your around the world journey:...

Duration:00:36:03

Episode 137: Doing All The Things! (Homeschool FOMO)

9/13/2021
For many of us, we’ve chosen to homeschool our kids because we want to give them the education we never had. We want to show them a world of wonder and build a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. But with these earnest goals comes a challenge. How do we give our children an amazing education without feeling like we need to overschedule ourselves so that we don’t miss anything? With so many amazing curriculums and resources for homeschooling, how do we take the pressure off of ourselves...

Duration:01:11:39

Episode 136: Family Movie Night: Jungle Cruise and Vivo

9/9/2021
We're heading back to the movies with our review of the new Disney+'s Jungle Cruise, and Netflix's Vivo. Jungle Cruise Trailer: https://youtu.be/f_HvoipFcA8 Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 2 hr 07 min Availability: Disney+ (Premier) Vivo Trailer: https://youtu.be/BOe8L69JpVI Rating: PG Runtime: 1 hr 35 min Availability: Netflix Touring The World Resource Guides Check out our country resource guides to help you with your around the world journey: https://gumroad.com/homeschooltogether Connect with us...

Duration:00:15:32

Episode 135: Zero to Homeschool or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Homeschooling

9/6/2021
If you’ve just decided to homeschool and you’re not sure where to begin, this episode is for you! We know that it’s tough to know where to begin and diving into the homeschooling world can be overwhelming. In this episode we’ll walk you through the steps to get started! Our Zero to Homeschool Video Series - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDKdLRM2hFFywVa75yGBUVEowTeTXXG5E Introduction Can I really homeschool? State Homeschooling Laws State and National Learning Standards Choosing...

Duration:01:22:52

Episode 134: Short Bite - Game Break (Hoot Owl Hoot)

9/2/2021
In today's episode we talk about our newest skunkworks project, The Game Break. We've talked for a long time about our love of gameschooling. In today's short bite we talk about our Game Break one-day unit study, which is a perfect introduction to the idea of gameschooling, and how we can center our learner's education around games. Download the free game break and give gameschooling a try: https://app.gumroad.com/homeschooltogether#HpXdk Touring The World Resource Guides Check out our...

Duration:00:13:14

Episode 133: Homeschooling Journeys with Mary Bathrick: Beauty in Ordinary Things

8/30/2021
On today's Homeschooling Journeys episode, we're talking with Mary Bathrick (AKA Beauty in Ordinary Things), a down-to-earth, hilarious homeschooling mom of three kiddos. Mary has a blog and Instagram account that always strikes the right balance of humor and heartfelt in homeschooling and motherhood. She has tons of great free resources for homeschooling families on her blog and her Instagram never fails to make us laugh when we need it. Check out this terrific interview! Beauty In Ordinary...

Duration:01:03:02

Episode 132: 2021 Listener Curriculum Week - Learning Dynamics: 4 Weeks to Read System (w/ Dawn McMurray)

8/27/2021
As we prepare to start the school year, we're reviewing curricula and it's time to hear from you! This week we'll be interviewing listeners about their favorite curriculums. Today we're talking with homeschool mom, Dawn McMurray, about the Learning Dynamics 4 Weeks to Read System. 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 Learning Dynamics: 4 Weeks to Read System -...

Duration:00:19:56

Episode 131: 2021 Listener Curriculum Week - Core Knowledge Pre-School Curriculum (w/ Justin and Caroline Shell)

8/26/2021
As we prepare to start the school year, we're reviewing curricula and it's time to hear from you! This week we'll be interviewing listeners about their favorite curriculums. Today we're talking with homeschool parents, Justin and Caroline Shell, about the Core Knowledge Pre-School Curriculum. 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 Core Knowledge Curriculum -...

Duration:00:16:12

Episode 130: 2021 Listener Curriculum Week - Lightning Literature Curriculum (w/ Kathleen Decker)

8/25/2021
As we prepare to start the school year, we're reviewing curricula and it's time to hear from you! This week we'll be interviewing listeners about their favorite curriculums. Today we're talking with homeschool curriculum supermom, Kathleen Decker, about Lightning Literature. 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 Lightning Literature -...

Duration:00:19:46

Episode 129: 2021 Listener Curriculum Week - Playing Preschool Curriculum (w/ Kathleen Decker)

8/24/2021
As we prepare to start the school year, we're reviewing curriculum and it's time to hear from you! This week we'll be interviewing listeners about their favorite curriculums. Today we're talking with homeschool curriculum supermom, Kathleen Decker, about Playing Preschool. 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 Playing Preschool -...

Duration:00:10:23

Episode 128: 2021 Listener Curriculum Week - Kindergarten Math With Confidence Curriculum (w/ Kathleen Decker)

8/23/2021
As we prepare to start the school year, we're reviewing curriculum and it's time to hear from you! This week we'll be interviewing listeners about their favorite curriculums. Today we're talking with homeschool curriculum supermom, Kathleen Decker, about Kindergarten Math with Confidence. 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 Kindergarten Math with Confidence -...

Duration:00:12:46

Episode 127: 2021 MATH Curriculum Week - The Good and the Beautiful Math 1 Curriculum

8/20/2021
As we prepare to start the school year, we're embarking on Math Week! This week we'll be reviewing several top math curriculums to give you insight into which might be the best program for your learners. Today we're talking about The Good and the Beautiful Simply Math Curriculum. Note: The Good and the Beautiful is a Christian-centered curriculum; however, after reviewing Grade 1 fully, we feel it is a valid choice for secular families. There are only a handful of religious references in...

Duration:00:29:08

Episode 126: 2021 MATH Curriculum Week - Right Start Math Curriculum

8/19/2021
As we prepare to start the school year, we're embarking on Math Week! This week we'll be reviewing several top math curriculums to give you insight into which might be the best program for your learners. Today we're talking about Right Start Math. Curriculum Series Part 7: RightStart Math - https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/19 Curriculum Series (Update): RightStart Math - https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/95 Touring The World Resource Guides Check out our country resource guides to...

Duration:00:35:02

Episode 125: 2021 MATH Curriculum Week - Singapore Math Curriculum

8/18/2021
As we prepare to start the school year, we're embarking on Math Week! This week we'll be reviewing several top math curriculums to give you insight into which might be the best program for your learners. Today we're talking about Singapore Math Dimensions Math Curriculum. Watch our walkthrough on YouTube - https://youtu.be/g7n5eL-lsvE Touring The World Resource Guides Check out our country resource guides to help you with your around the world journey: https://gumroad.com/homeschooltogether...

Duration:00:23:08

Episode 124: 2021 MATH Curriculum Week - Math Mammoth Curriculum

8/17/2021
As we prepare to start the school year, we're embarking on Math Week! This week we'll be reviewing several top math curriculums to give you insight into which might be the best program for your learners. Today we're talking about Math Mammoth! Watch our walkthrough on YouTube - https://youtu.be/a-qt1NdXc2A 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 Math Mammoth -...

Duration:00:26:44

Episode 123: 2021 MATH Curriculum Week - Mathematical Reasoning Curriculum

8/16/2021
As we prepare to start the school year, we're embarking on Math Week! This week we'll be reviewing several top math curriculums to give you insight into which might be the best program for your learners. Today we're talking about Mathematical Reasoning from The Critical Thinking Co! Watch our walkthrough on YouTube - https://youtu.be/RIzEHmvLZik Touring The World Resource Guides Check out our country resource guides to help you with your around the world journey:...

Duration:00:23:29

Episode 122: Short Bite - Wild Wild West (...and a bonus interview with the game creator Benny Sperling!)

8/12/2021
On today’s Short Bite we’re talking about the terrific roll and write, print and play, game Wild, Wild West created by Benny Sperling and Derik Duley. This game has quickly become a favorite for us. As a bonus to today’s episode we got to interview Benny Sperling about the process of creating the game and the potential that print and play games have to push the boundaries of tabletop games! Wild Wild West - https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/wild-wild-west-pnp Benny Sperling on BGG -...

Duration:01:33:45

Episode 121: Morning Baskets

8/9/2021
We Homeschoolers all want to start the day off right and there's no better way than putting together a morning basket full of entertaining activities. We put together our morning basket a few months ago and it's been a terrific addition to our morning routine. In this episode we talk about the philosophy around morning baskets and we dive into our morning basket routine. What is a morning basket? Why do it? When do we do it? What type of things do we put into our morning basket? Morning...

Duration:00:54:42