How To Do It: Training Your Child's Mind Without Losing Your Own Maturity & The Real Child, Part II: Strategies for the Age-Grade Mismatch

If your child’s maturity level doesn’t happen to coincide with the (artificial) grade level that matches his age, what strategies can you use? First, do your best to separate out the different “subjects” that make up the child’s curriculum and think of each of them separately.

How To Do It: Training Your Child's Mind Without Losing Your Own Maturity & The Real Child, Part I: The Problem With Ages and Grades

On my Virginia farm, I raise livestock; lambs and kids born on the same date rarely clock in at the same size, wean themselves, or eat the same amount of hay and grain on any given day. Daffodils bloom, baby birds fly, and puppies stop chewing on chair … Read more »

Articles & Videos How to Teach Addition Facts that Stick

In this instructional video, the Well-Trained Mind’s math expert Kate Snow (a homeschool mom herself) gives you practical, simple tips and techniques for helping children master the skill of addition.

Articles & Videos Why Do Six-Year-Olds Go to First Grade?

In contemporary education, “What grade are you in?” has become synonymous with “How old are you?”  But the age grading system that shoves six-year-olds into first grade, seven-year-olds into second, and so on up isn’t remotely natural. Nor is it based on sound educational … Read more »

Subjects Dictation with Dan, Aged 13, Part 2 (Because Dictation Is Time Consuming)

Writing with Ease, Level 4 in action! Did you miss Part 1? Don’t forget to go back and check it out.

Subjects Dictation with Dan, Aged 13, Part 1 (An Actual Session That You Can Watch)

Writing with Ease, Level 4 in action! Don’t forget to follow up with Part 2!

Teaching Techniques & Tips Teaching Students to Work Independently Audio Workshop

Your goal for your children (aside from the whole cleaning-up-their-rooms thing, which we really can’t help you with) is that they learn to work and study with more and more independence as they grow and mature. This audio workshop by Dr. Susan Wise Bauer will give you practical guidance … Read more »

Teaching Techniques & Tips Homeschooling the Real Child: An Audio Workshop

Homeschooling is easy and pristine, right? Dr. Susan Wise Bauer explains why it’s not always that easy.

Math How to Drill the Math Facts

Our resident math expert, Kate Snow, helps you drill Math facts.

Art & Music What Is Picture Study?

What is the best way to teach your child to understand art?