Engineering for Youngsters??

What we homeschoolers have been incorporating for years throughout our educating is now being brought into public schools! We have long believed that engineering is a foundational skill and should be taught young and often. So it is interesting to see, in this article by The New York Times, that this concept is now being brought into the lower grades of some public schools and is being reinforced, outside of the homeschooling community, as being an important component to education. Break out your construction sets or send your homeschoolers outside to engineer today!! Full article here.

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Pervasive, Persuasive, Pernicious

At the risk of encouraging a snobby and condemning response I think this short clip on the commercialization of children is worth pondering and serves as a timely reminder as we head into summer, a time which many families use for rest, restoration, and recreation before hitting homeschool again in the fall. How much time do/will your children devote to absorbing what is ultimately a covetous, and idolatrous attitude of consumerism? Although admittedly none of us want our children to develop the health risks that this film implied are linked to consumerism, it seems to me that this trailer brings […]

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