25+ Free Brave Writer Resources

Our favorite homeschool writing program is Brave Writer. Check out these free resources to support your language arts and literature studies!

We’ve been a Brave Writer family for several years now. Freewriting, narrations, poetry teatime, and the whole Brave Writer Lifestyle have had such an impact on our family. Of course, I highly recommend any of their products.However, if you want to give them a test drive first, they have some wonderful free samples available – […]

What Do We Do With All This Candy?!?

Do you have a lot of extra candy? Check out this big list ways to use the candy in your homeschool for educational activities!

This is the candy time of the year! Even if you don’t go Trick-or-Treating, you might be inundated with candy from … grandparents, Daddy’s work, the physical therapist’s waiting room … So, what do you do with all that candy? Are you doomed to days of sugar-charged circus ringmaster-ing? How can you possibly convince them […]

Children’s Tales for Grownup Talks

Sometimes parents need to have big talks with little people. Guest contributor Sarah Moulson is here to show us how to do that through reading stories!

Dear reader, it is my great privilege to introduce a new guest contributor here at Homeschooling without Training Wheels! I officially met Sarah Moulson when her husband was called as the Assistant Pastor of our church. I am now blessed to think of her first and foremost as a dear friend. As former teachers and […]

MindPlay Virtual Reading Coaching: Assessment and Support for My Struggling Reader

Like any over-enthusiastic, planning-to-homeschool mom, I started reviewing letters and phonics with my oldest when he was three. He learned them quickly and was “reading” three-letter words just days before his fourth birthday. But even though we continued instruction and practice, it wasn’t all sunshine and roses from there. I wondered … Maybe reading just […]

Learn with Diagrams: Old-School Grammar Meets New-School Medium

Sentence diagrams are a great way to make the nitty-gritty of grammar visual and understandable. It's now available in an online, interactive format!

I can clearly remember sitting in a desk in my elementary school English class working on diagramming sentences. Call me a dork, but I just love a good sentence diagram. Suddenly, fuzzy grammar becomes logical, categorical and, well, it all just fits together so neatly! {I was given free access to this product and compensated […]