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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 148: Short Bite - Halloween Games - Potion Explosion

10/21/2021
Continuing our series on games for Halloween, on today’s Short Bite we’re reviewing Potion Explosion. In this game players work to solve potions using beads to gather victory points and be the best wizard or witch in Potions Class! Players: 2-4 players Playtime: 30-45 min Ages: 8+ Educational Value: Pobability, strategy 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:00:08:54

Episode 147: Homeschool Scheduling Series (Yearly)

10/18/2021
Completing our series about homeschool schedules, we’re talking about yearly homeschool plans. We’ll share options some families use and discuss the benefits to help you choose a yearly plan that works for your family! Cycle Schooling Traditional Schooling Year Round Schooling Follow co-op or parent partnership year Schedule around key extracurriculars Calendar schooling Keep in mind any state requirements about days of instruction Touring The World Resource Guides Check out our country...

Duration:00:50:53

Episode 146: Short Bite - Halloween Games - Horrified

10/14/2021
Continuing our series on games for Halloween, on today’s Short Bite we’re reviewing Horrified from Ravensburger. In this game players work cooperatively to take on the monsters of Universal movie fame. It’s a hauntingly good time! Players: 1-5 players Playtime: 45-60 min Ages: 8+ Educational Value: Cooperation, strategy 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:00:07:39

Episode 145: Homeschool Scheduling Series (Weekly)

10/11/2021
Last week we talked about daily homeschool schedules and today we’re talking about how to plan your week! We’ll share some options and opportunities to set up your homeschooling week for success! Traditional 5 day week 4 day week 1 subject a day 1 subject a day plus Enrichment driven schedule Shift work Ad hoc 11 and 1 Subject scheduling options Touring The World Resource Guides Check out our country resource guides to help you with your around the world journey:...

Duration:00:42:25

Episode 144: Short Bite - Halloween Games - Hocus Pocus

10/7/2021
On today’s Short Bite episode we’re kicking off a series of game reviews to celebrate Halloween! First up is Hocus Pocus by Ravensburger. In this game players work cooperatively to relive the 90’s and defeat the Sanderson sisters! Players: 2-6 players Playtime: 30 min Age: 8+ Educational Value: Cooperation, strategy, communication 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...

Duration:00:09:07

Episode 143: Brains on Games with Dr. Brian MacDonald

10/4/2021
In today's episode we are fortunate to have Dr. Brian MacDonald, a child psychologist and creator of Brains on Games, here to talk to us about early childhood development, common issues he sees in his practice, and a number of ways we can include play and games to improve and enhance our homeschool experiences. Brains on Games YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/brainsongames Brains on Games Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/brainsongames Touring The World Resource Guides Check...

Duration:01:08:02

Episode 142: Short Bite - Dinosaur Escape

9/30/2021
Today we’re reviewing another great preschool/early elementary game, Dinosaur Escape by Peaceable Kingdom! This cooperative game relies on a love of dinosaurs, matching, and some strategic thinking to keep from triggering the volcano eruption. Ages: 4-6 Players: 2-4 Playtime: 15 min Educational Value: cooperation, matching, probability, strategic thinking Touring The World Resource Guides Check out our country resource guides to help you with your around the world journey:...

Duration:00:05:40

Episode 141: Homeschool Scheduling Series (Daily)

9/27/2021
Today we’re going to dive into the topic of a daily homeschool schedule! If your homeschool can sometimes feel chaotic, if there isn’t enough time to devote to your lessons, or if you’re just feeling like you could use more structure, then check out this episode and see if a daily schedule tune-up can help your family! Think routine over schedule Create blocks of time Consider the baby and toddler kids first Be conservative with your estimates Don’t fight gravity You don’t have to do every...

Duration:00:59:38

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