We’re SO excited to announce the 2018 Homeschool Mom Conference! There are so many amazing features about this special online event! You don’t want to miss our featured class about Educating for Greatness and a digital swag bag worth $1000! This post contains affiliate links, please read my full disclosure here. With over 65 speakers and […]
Teach Your Child to Read – FREE Flash Cards!
These free flash cards can help you start to teach your child to read! Give them a huge head start for kindergarten or strengthen a struggling reader’s confidence! The flash cards include the first one hundred words that are easy for children to sound out and also all the letter sounds your child will need […]
Free Preschool Lesson Planning Printables
Use these free preschool lesson planning printables to help you make goals and routines! It will help your children learn more and help you teach more! These free printables are unique because they come in multiple versions. There are pages that have the headings filled in for you, like the page above. However, if […]
Free Preschool Handwriting Worksheets!
Do you want your children to learn to write? These free preschool handwriting worksheets will get your child started! I remember wondering if teaching my preschooler to write was worth it. Would my child really want to sit down and start practicing? Then I tried it with my 3 yr old and realized how ready […]
Do You Really Need a Homeschool Lesson Plan?
Where are the daily lesson plans or learning schedule? I get that question several times a week from new Blue Manor Academy subscribers. Here is the answer in short: They don’t exist! And they shouldn’t. Yes, our entire curriculum is broken down into easy, pre-planned lessons with quizzes and reading reflection, but how could we […]
How to Teach Character Development
Without a divine creator or a moral guide that everyone can reference, morals are like sifting sand. That’s why I believe character development is an extension of Biblical principals. It is applying what you’ve learned from the Bible to your life. In our home, we give our children the definition of a character trait that […]
How to Teach Your Child to Read
Teaching your child to read is easier than you think! If you want to give your child a head start, or maybe help your struggling reader, here are some tips on how to teach your child to read! Reading isn’t like other subjects. If your kid can’t read, or can’t read very well, he will likely fall behind in other […]
3 Reasons to Do Preschool At Home
Surprisingly, many parents do not feel qualified to teach their own children preschool at home. If you are one of them, I hope to relieve your apprehension. In fact, I believe that home preschools are far superior to anything that a center can provide and highly recommend that all parents teach their children preschool at […]
Why Is Preschool So Important?
Some parents view preschool as an unnecessary bonus – a trivial head start. They could not be further from the truth. Not only is preschool important, it is possibly more important than any other grade from elementary school to college, for the simple reason that it is the child’s first exposure to structured learning. First impressions […]
What to Know for Kindergarten
Asking what preschoolers are required to know for kindergarten and asking what they should know for their age are two entirely different things. The truth is that the prerequisites set by most kindergartens across the country are relatively low compared with children’s actual abilities. That is why Blue Manor curriculum is careful to cover the “basics,” but […]