As homeschooling moms, the new year often means starting new programs and incorporating new things now that you're settled into a routine. I'm more of a Charlotte Mason homeschooler/borderline unschooler at heart, so the language arts and math we're using keeps things minimal, lessons are short, and everyone is happy. We have TIME to do the things we enjoy. And let's face it: life is learning. Learning opportunities are all around us; you just have to keep your eyes open to them.
I can't help but get excited about educational games and learning, though. I'm a sucker for deals and things that enable me to teach my children in a more fun and relaxed way. That's why I'm excited about the new deals at Educents this year! From learning new languages to maintaining healthy habits and learning new computer skills, Educents has us covered! My son is very interested in both coding and Minecraft, so I think I'm going to take advantage of that deal. All of my children would love to learn a foreign language, so I will be checking out that deal as well!
Wouldn’t it be great for your kids to learn to play a musical instrument, speak a new language, or pick up some computer skills? Educents has the tools to help your kiddos achieve GREATNESS in 2016!
Resolution #1: Learn a new language
|Children learning a new language will spark interest in geography and culture!|
Maybe you don't speak a second language, but your kids still can using this online language program. With this award-winning package, there's no need to memorize lists of words or listen to boring adult conversations. Kids learn by watching kids like them in real-life, humorous situations!
Resolution #2: Create healthy habits
|Practice yoga with your child inside or outside!|
The Family Fitness program includes hundreds of physical education lessons for ages 5 to 18. The 1-year program includes warm ups, cool downs, outdoor exercises, and nutritional lessons. The lessons will guide you and your family through a 20-40 minute physical education session. You can do as much or little as you like depending on how much time you have.
Resolution #3: Keep the house cleanEnough said.
"I cannot imagine a more well spent $20! I am not even kidding--my house looks stellar and my kids have that feeling of accomplishment, knowing they've worked hard and done an amazing job. I've tried chore charts and reward systems but this is by far the easiest and the most all-encompassing." - Celena, The Traveling Sisterhood
Resolution #4: Be more creative
Kids gotta have time to be creative. With all the social stresses and studying, leave room for FUN. Whether it be learn a new skill, journaling, or start playing an instrument - encourage creativity!
|Help your kiddo learn the basic skills of photography this year!|
This has probably been included in ONE of your New Year's Resolution lists: Learn to play piano. Well, time to live vicariously through your children! Maybe your child will learn, and then turn around and teach you piano! This kit has everything you need to get started tickling those ivories.
|Does your little one want to learn how to play a musical instrument this year?|
Playing the violin is not only a way for children to be creative, but it also develops motor skills, sharpens memory, teaches perseverance and increases focus.
Resolution #5: Get hands-on
Lessons are more fun when you get your hands a little dirty. Take reading lessons outside, do a weekly science experiment, or try these STEM kits that arrive to you once a month (totally ready to go!!).
|Take lessons outside with science experiments!|
Resolution #6: Learn new tech skills
Your kids might already spend a lot of time in front of a screen, but is that screen time educational? Use those hours to learn new tech skills! If your kiddo is already a Minecrafter, consider using this program to build skills and add layers to the game!