How to Learn Multiplication Tables Quickly – 10 Ideas

Hands-on, multi-sensory learning is a great way to tackle memorization. You’ll see lots of those ideas here on Creekside Learning, especially for math. Here’s how to learn multiplication tables quickly. We’ve tried most of these with one child or another in our house. Sometimes we’ll use one method for a few tables, say 3’s and 4’s and then another method for 5’s and 6’s.  Just to...

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25 MORE Fun Handwriting Practice Ideas – No Worksheets

Ditch the worksheets for some fun handwriting practice. For kids who really, really dislike handwriting practice (perhaps who may have handwriting challenges), I shared 35 ideas in my original non-worksheet handwriting post. This post became so popular that I wrote a book called When Your Child Hates Handwriting: Peaceful Practical Solutions for Parents. It’s available in print and as an ebook. Here are...

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Favorite Homeschool Quotes

In honor of Mother’s Day, here are some of my favorite homeschool quotes for homeschool moms. These inspire me to keep going, even when homeschooling is hard. They remind me to stand in a place of gratitude.  To share my children’s young years in this way is a privilege and a blessing. Enjoy. Share. Print.  Happy Mother’s Day, beautiful homeschooling mommas!      For more homeschool...

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How to Get Kids to Value Nature as Much as Their iPads

“Kids don’t get outside enough.”  “Kids spend too much time on screens.” We’ve read so many articles and internet discussions on this topic but how can we get our kids to value nature as much as their iPads?  There really is just one, simple thing you need to do. It works.  Are you ready for it?  Just show up in the natural environment with your kids. That’s all you...

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How to Make Money Blogging [for Homeschool Parents]

If you are new to blogging or thinking of starting a blog, here is everything you need to know to get started. Professional blogging is a great job for homeschool parents. You can control how much (or how little) you work, and you can work from home while you homeschool your kids. I didn’t start out to blog professionally.  Six years ago, I started to chronicle our homeschool journey to show friends and family...

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