All posts by ToriAnn Perkey

Your Kids Will Be Problem-Solving Ninjas {Review}

Do your kids solve problems well? Or do they tend to get stuck and fall apart? Problem-solving is an essential skill to be successful in school and in life — and it’s one you ABSOLUTELY can help teach. In our family, I use hard work and games to reinforce problem solving. My kids like the […]

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The Best Resource to Help Kids Tell Time {Review}

Time can be tricky to figure out. This Judy Clock makes it easy for kids to “feel” and understand how time works. Click HERE to check out this resource.

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What to Say in the Middle of a Hard Day

What do you say to yourself in the middle of a particularly hard day? Are you telling yourself this is a “but a moment” and “this too shall pass”? Or are you sure the day is “a disaster” and “I’m failing”? How you speak to yourself in your head makes a huge difference as to […]

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Warning! This Book Might Inspire Learning {Review}

QUESTION: What’s more fun than quizzing your kids on what they know? ANSWER: When your kids get to quiz you! Right now in our homeschool, we are having a BLAST with a book called “The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy.” My kids open up to a random page, ask me a question, and wait to see […]

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Science That Is Music to the Homeschool Ears {Review}

Want to spice up your homeschool science WITHOUT making a mess? This album from They Might Be Giants is your answer! 19 songs … real science … funky clean music … even your teens will be singing along! It’s also great for carschooling days when you want to get a little more “education” into the […]

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The Value of Carschooling

How much time do you spend in the car? Between lessons and co-ops and errands, I have spent HOURS and HOURS in the car over my homeschooling lifetime. Fortunately, I learned that my time in the car could be put to good use. And make the trip more enjoyable at the same time. Carschooling is […]

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3 Essential Writing Skills + Teach 1 with This Tell Tale Game {Review}

Ever feel frustrated because your kid doesn’t want to write? Or do you wish you could simplify your language arts curriculum, save yourself some time, AND still produce great writers? It’s totally possible to inspire a love of writing AND do it in less time and effort. Because writing breaks down into THREE essential elements. […]

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When Your Toddler Won’t Let You Read

Question: What do you do when your toddler won’t let you read with your older kids? Answer: This used to happen to us ALL THE TIME! My youngest was such a stinker. We would be sitting on the couch trying to read. He would run over and pull at the book … scream loudly … […]

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Timeline History Game — Fun for Ages 6 to 96 {Review}

Ready to take the challenge? … Do you or your kids know more about history? Get ready for awesome learning and amazing bunny trails in this fabulous history timeline game for all ages. Click HERE if you want to check Timeline out for your homeschool.

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Why I Sometimes Play Dumb

Sometimes I play dumb with my kids. The other day my daughter asked me if I knew what words she could use to replace “show” in a paper she was writing. Immediately my brain started to churn out ideas — “display” “mirror” “reflect” “exemplify.” But I caught myself before the words left my mouth … […]

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