When my kids were younger, reading with them was pretty easy. They’d often toddle over, a book in hand, and happily, sit on my lap throughout the day. The older they get, the more I’m finding distractions, separate interests, and outside commitments pull at our time together. As my kids get older, reading together has […]
Curiosity Encouraged is a resource for parents and teachers who want to foster a love of learning in their homes and classrooms. Created by a classroom teacher turned homeschooler, no matter how your children learn, you'll find resources to encourage curiosity!
Do you have a child who loves numbers? I do. It’s not uncommon for my daughter to request we do math first. Being a words person, this always throws me a little. Really, I think. You want to do math? I never say that, of course. I love that she is learning math differently than I […]
Is there anything better than a good story? Fiction, fantasy, science fiction, memoir, my kids and I spend a good part of each day together reading. Right now we’re reading Peter and the Starcatchers before bed. When the chapters are over (or I’m falling asleep) and it’s time for bed, they head to their rooms […]
One of the things my family loves about winter is the invitation to curl up with a good book and let our imagination explore. Gray, rainy days beg for a story, a cup of tea, and a pile of blankets. By the time the sky clears, we’re ready for adventure. Tree forts, science fair projects, […]
My daughter carries a sketchbook around with her everywhere she goes. I often find her up late at night drawing. She says it quiets her night anxiety and she had an idea she wanted to try. My son, like his father, is always building something. Legos cities, tree forts, a scooter or bike trailer, giant […]
The first few years of my son’s life, I think we read every book on dinosaurs and transportation at least twice. Not only do I now know many a digger and dinosaur’s name, my children’s curiosities and good books have made constellations, weather patterns, rock formations, chemical reactions and all the things I once found b […]
When we first started homeschooling and I was questioning myself a lot, I met a veteran homeschooler whose daughters were now in college. I asked her for any tips, hoping she’d share with me the confidence to keep going. She did. She smiled, leaned in and said, “Just read with them. As much as you […]