Kate Snow is back! Kate is a math guru, a Harvard grad, and has been on two previous episodes of the podcast. Her goal is to take the intimidation out of math for parents and kids and to help kids have a positive relationship with math. This week, Kate chats with Cait and Kara about math for little ones. She shares a bit about her new book, Kindergarten Math with Confidence, as well as how to introduce math to our preschoolers.
1 hr 8 min
The sisters are officially back with Season 9! In this episode, they catch up, share what they did with their summer vacations - HINT: there are coupon codes! ;) And of course, Cait and Kara dish about what resources they are excited about using with their kiddos! Bring your coffee or tea and jump right back in!
1 hr 23 min
In this special episode, the sisters are joined by game creator Jim Moran of Semper Smart Games. As a former ACT and SAT tutor, Jim saw the common gaps kids have in math, and has created PlaySmartDice™ and the games Election Night! and Blobby's Pizza to help kids learn challenging math in fun ways. Election Night! is not a political game, but rather an exciting way for families to study geography and math, and learn about the mechanics of the Electoral College. Listen for a special Sisters coupon!
One of the most common questions the sisters get is about rhythms and routines. How to start one? How to resume one after a break? What about when your rhythm or routine just is NOT working? Cait and Kara hash it out in this episode and share their tips and ideas. The biggest one? Start small!
1 hr 5 min
The sisters are hopping in their homeschool time machine today and looking back on what they've learned. Listen in as Cait and Kara talk about how they got started homeschooling, what they would have done less of and what they would have done more of, and hear how they're applying what they've learned to their homeschools now. Come reminisce with the girls! This episode is brought to you by Audible. Get a free book when you go to www.audibletrial.com/sisters
1 hr 1 min
In this episode, the sisters dive into gameschooling by subject. This is Cait's forté, so Kara does the interviewing, while Cait fills us in on her favorite games for each subject. The sisters also chat about a few popular games, and how games can make all the difference in your homeschool. So grab your coffee or tea and listen in - but don't fret, you don't have to write these all down! They'll all be in the show notes at thehomeschoolsisters.com.
Today the sisters are chatting about methods and philosophies and why you don't necessarily need to choose one in order to homeschool. Cait + Kara share their own experiences, and about learning this lesson the hard way - one of them even got booted from a group! (Wait until you hear the reason). The sisters also talk about finding support if you don't choose a strict method to follow.
If you ever feel like you're not measuring up to the curriculum, this is the episode for you. Cait and Kara talk are breaking down common curriculum worries, and how to make your resources work for you. Remember - you are in charge, and there are so many ways to homeschool - you shouldn't feel bad all the time! So pour a cup of coffee or tea, and get ready to take charge of your days.
The sisters are joined by author Melissa Camara Wilkins today to talk about her fantastic new book, Permission Granted. Cait, Kara and Melissa are talking why we so often feel like we need permission in the first place, how releasing ourselves from perfection helps release our kids too, and more. Melissa's book is available now wherever books are sold, and it's definitely a Sisters favorite!
1 hr 5 min
In this episode, the sisters are joined by Erin Loechner, founder of the international online homeschool community for little ones, Other Goose. Erin and the sisters are breaking down simple homeschooling with kids ages 2-7 - how to make it intentional and fun, without making yourself crazy. Cait, Kara and Erin discuss common early years questions including what to do when your kids don't like your plans for the day and how much "school" we should expect from little kiddos.
1 hr 7 min