Homeschool Resources

Homeschool Resources

Today I’m sharing a few homeschool resources that I really enjoy.

  1. The first one is Typing Club.

Typing Club is a free online program that teaches touch typing to a wide range of ages and skill sets. To access the program you only need a keyboard and a web browser and you’re off to the races. Typing club teaches proper hand position, the layout of the QWERTY keyboard and muscle memory all while working on speed and accuracy. Not to mention, it’s free.

We’ve been working on the program for eight months and I’ve seen major improvements in each of my school aged boys.

They also recently released keyboard covers which means I don’t have to use sticky tac and card stock to rig my own.

2) Next up the Youtube channel Kids Art Hub

My brother-in-law shared this one with me and we are hooked.

My boys enjoy art. However, I tend to let it fall by the wayside because I can’t draw, paint or sketch…but now I don’t need to.

New art lessons are uploaded Monday-Friday so you can pull up a lesson whenever you are trying to cook dinner and your kids won’t get out of your hair it fits your school day. You can also search the channel for specific lessons so it’s an easy subject to tie in with science, history or seasonal studies.

My refrigerator is running out of space to display artistic creations but my boys have shown great improvement in their drawing

3) The last one isn’t exactly a resource but still needs to be shared.

This winter I found myself in a season of weariness and burn out for a myriad of reasons. I was going through the motions with our homeschool day and trying to “check all the boxes.”

A friend recommended the book Teaching From Rest by Sarah Mackenzie and I hit the “buy now” button after reading the description. Not to be overly dramatic but, I breathed a deep sigh of relief during the first few chapters. 

The book gently and graciously reminded me to see the hearts of my children rather than a checklist of things to accomplish in a given day. It truly has shaped the way I view our homeschool days. Order it. Now.

I’d love to hear about your favorite resources or the things that make you breathe a little easier on this homeschool journey.

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