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Parents of young children preschool to early elementary

Secrets to Making Writing Fun during the Elementary Grades

Writing can be an enjoyable activity for budding writers. Come be equipped with fun, engaging ideas for encouraging and motivating your elementary-age children as they learn to write. The result? Your children will not only produce polished writing projects, they’ll be begging for the next lesson!

Homeschooling for Preschool

When does homeschooling really begin? Do you need a curriculum to homeschool your preschooler? How about some advice on keeping those busy little guys occupied while you are schooling the older kids? This workshop will be a practical look at these youngest members of our homeschool.

Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day

Children like to do what they can do; they want to do what they think they can do, and they hate to do what they think they cannot do. If you want excited and enthusiastic children who learn well, you must understand these key laws of motivation and focus on the essential requirement of relevancy. If it matters, children will learn it, and if it doesn’t, they won’t. This session will enlighten you with specific ways to find and create relevancy for children, even when they have no apparent interest.

Learning All the Time: Make Learning a Lifestyle during Childhood

When your children are exposed to schooling as a lifestyle, they will seek to grow in knowledge well past adulthood. Some serious ideas, as well as creative, funny and enjoyable ideas will be shared. The goal of this workshop is to instill that love of learning to go well beyond your years as their teacher.

Teaching Your Child to Love Reading

If you teach your child to read, you have accomplished something. If you teach him to love to read, you have made his life richer and your own job easier! Learn ways to begin to create this love of reading and writing at an early age and to foster it as your child grows older.

The First Five Years of Homeschooling (I Mean Parenting)

The first five years of parenting are crucial times of development for young children. Foundations are set that give them a perspective of God, themselves and others. During these early years, children gain an understanding of love, obedience and responsibility. Their worldview will be shaped by the books you read to them (including the Bible) and the freedom they are given to sing, dance, play and explore the great outdoors of God’s wonderful Creation. Is this parenting, homeschooling, or both?

This Can’t Wait Until High School! Teaching a Biblical Worldview to ages 6-14

Establishing a clear, biblical worldview and a strong foundation in basic Christian doctrine can help protect your children from false teachings.

Solving Your Science Struggles

Let’s face it—most people don’t like science. Why is that? It’s likely because of how science was taught to them as children. In this talk, based on years of research, data and experience, Jeannie Fulbright shares her understanding of how science should be taught to elementary students. You will learn the keys to successfully building a solid foundation of science education, with tips, ideas and examples for making science come to life for both parents and students.

It’s Never Too Early

This workshop will provide practical strategies for teaching the foundational principles of relational wisdom to young children, giving them a head start on developing skills that will aid homeschooling and speed their path to maturity.

Teaching Styles 101

We’ve all read lots of books on learning styles. Here’s a look from the other side of the chalkboard. What are teaching styles? Why, as a home educator, do I need to know them? What’s the best one for my students? These and other questions will be addressed in this interactive session. speaker notes