HST#031 – Homeschooling Journeys: Jordan Anderson

Listen to our Podcast above, subscribe using your favorite podcast service, or watch on YouTube. Jordan Anderson is a terrific young woman who’s just about to graduate college. Having been homeschooled for most of her education she talks about her experiences. We delve into all the hot-button subjects: socialization, clubs, sports, how colleges viewed a […]

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HST#030 – Short Bite – Mastermind by Pressman

Listen to our Podcast above, subscribe using your favorite podcast service, or watch on YouTube. In today’s episode we review a great 2 player strategy game that we’ve adapted to play with our preschooler. Mastermind by Pressman is a classic code making and breaking logic game. It’s a terrific way to exercise brain muscles and […]

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HST#029 – Am I Doing Enough? Early Elementary (Part 2)

Listen to our Podcast above, subscribe using your favorite podcast service, or watch on YouTube. In a continuation of our series addressing the common question “Am I doing enough?”, today we breakdown the public school day in First, Second, and Third Grade to understand just what your student would learn in an average day and […]

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HST#028 – Am I Doing Enough? Kindergarten (Part 1)

Listen to our Podcast above, subscribe using your favorite podcast service, or watch on YouTube. Homeschool Decision Made? Check. Curriculum? Check. Books? Check. Manipulatives and Games? Check. Willing students? Mostly Check. You’re all prepared and you dive into your first weeks of homeschooling (yay!), but you finish all your lessons in less time than your […]

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HST#027 – Short Bite – Qwirkle by MindWare

Listen to our Podcast above, subscribe using your favorite podcast service, or watch on YouTube. In today’s episode we review a solid family game that plays equally well with your preschooler, parent, or grandparent. Qwirkle by MindWare features color and shape recognition, strategic thinking, basic math skills, and planning ahead to score the most points. […]

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HST#026 – Homeschooling Journeys: Abby Card

Listen to our Podcast above, subscribe using your favorite podcast service, or watch on YouTube. Today we sit down with Abby Card to discuss her homeschooling journey with her three boys. We delve into her experience homeschooling in different states, leaving and then re-entering the public school system, finding the best solutions for a child […]

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HST#025 – Using the Library to the Fullest

Listen to our Podcast above, subscribe using your favorite podcast service, or watch on YouTube. You may already be well acquainted with your local public library, but libraries often have more to offer than many homeschoolers realize. Libraries are transforming to keep up with the educational needs of families in surprising ways. Today we review […]

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HST#024 – Short Bite – Forbidden Island

Listen to our Podcast above, subscribe using your favorite podcast service, or watch on YouTube. In today’s episode we review a terrific cooperative family game, Forbidden Island by Gamewright. You’ll create a team of adventurers trying to save four treasures before they are claimed by the sea. Can you and your team recover the artifacts […]

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HST#023 – The Importance of Outdoor Play with Hope Helms, Urban Eden Farm School

Listen to our Podcast above, subscribe using your favorite podcast service, or watch on YouTube. Today we sit down with Hope Helms, a preschool teacher at Urban Eden Farm School in Spokane, WA to discuss what makes nature education programs so unique and how we can enrich our children’s learning through open-ended outside play and […]

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HST#022 – Buy All The Books

Listen to our Podcast above, subscribe using your favorite podcast service, or watch on YouTube. Using the library is an amazing resource, but now that many libraries are shut down the need to purchase books is greater. Whether you’re looking to get the best deal on new or used books, today we’ll go through our […]

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