Learning Labs

Creative Homeschooling Ideas for All Ages

When fall rolls around and the school year is in full swing, it can be difficult to find the time to be creative with homeschooling! While I was growing up, my mom used the summer months for fun educational activities that brought out creative, fun, and — sometimes — the competitive side of our family. […] READ MORE

Top 10 Activities for Homeschooling in Missouri

The summer heat may have you down, but hopefully not out! There’s a ton to do and learn all summer long in Missouri, and summer break is a great time to experience the sites and riches of your home state. The summer and fall months are a great time to take advantage of the many diverse […] READ MORE

5 High School Homeschool Field Trips for the Summer

Homeschooling gives teenagers freedoms not otherwise found in a traditional school system — but sometimes the walls feel like they are closing in. That feeling makes you feel a bit bonkers, right? Remember, folks, the number one reason that homeschooling rocks is FLEXIBILITY! Sometimes, getting out of the house for a day on a homeschool […] READ MORE

Curriculum Review – WordBuild Online

Do you remember memorizing vocabulary lists in school? I had to write down twenty words that my teacher gave to us on Monday. Then, we’d have to memorize them, learn to spell them, and take a boring test on Friday. I wish I had had WordBuild Online, a cool homeschool curriculum that makes learning vocabulary […] READ MORE

Get Creative with High School Homeschooling

High school is an important time in your life. Two of the benefits of high school homeschooling are that you can go at your own pace, and be as creative as you want. Why be creative? Studies show that it increases test scores, provokes curiosity, and encourages project-based learning. One of the marvelous benefits of […] READ MORE

3 Ways to Make Homeschool Math More Hands-on

Ah, mathematics. I excelled in language arts, not fractions. It was a definite struggle to learn math concepts with just worksheets (The train schedule problems were the WORST.). There are only so many ways to multiply fractions on black-and-white pieces of paper. It can get frustrating, especially if your child is a kinesthetic or “hands-on” […] READ MORE

Fun Christmas Traditions from the Bridgeway Family

We all have our special Christmas traditions. Mine include Christmas pajamas (this year’s set is snowmen rocking out in headphones) and watching A Charlie Brown Christmas with my family. Whether you’re having a big family-and-friends gathering or an intimate celebration, all traditions are unique! To celebrate the season, we’re excited to share some of Bridgeway […] READ MORE

Fun Homeschool Kindergarten Winter Lesson Ideas

Everyone can sense when winter approaches. Whether you live in a warm climate or one where there’s a ton of snowfall, there’s something about winter that invokes magic. When I remember back to kindergarten, I recall the excitement and joy this season brought (even if it was in Florida!). The Christmas tree was put up, […] READ MORE

Homeschooling Special Needs Tips and Tools for SPD

In our last post, we discussed what Sensory Processing is and looks like, and how to know if your child has sensory struggles. Now, it’s time to give you the best tips and tools for homeschooling special needs children or those with sensory processing disorder. While you may not be able to integrate all of […] READ MORE

Our Best Holiday Homeschool Schedule

As a homeschool mom of over 15 years and a speaker at homeschool conferences, one of the questions I hear most often is “how do I plan out our homeschool day?” Finding a successful homeschool schedule and routine is at the top of every homeschool parents’ wish list, mine included! It’s hard enough to get […] READ MORE