Learn About and Celebrate Black History Month in February!
Time4Learning believes in the power of diversity as a way to unite our country as a whole. That’s why every February, we proudly celebrate Black History Month. It’s our way of recognizing the struggles and contributions of our nation’s African American citizens Why Was February Chosen for Black History Month? On September 9th, 1915, Carter […]
Learn About and Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s activism and his historic and moving speeches have inspired millions throughout the years. Besides being an exceptional orator, Dr. King was also instrumental in significant legislative changes in the United States, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Immigration and Nationality Services Act […]
Easy, Family-Friendly Holiday Games and Activities
Is your “to-do” list packed? Will company be arriving at your house in a few short days? Are decorations only just beginning to mesh and has your shopping list reached the ground? Although the holiday season is filled with joy, demands seem to be endless and stress, tangible. In the midst of chaos, it can […]
Veterans Day Activities for Children
Each year, on November 11, a Veterans Day National Ceremony is held at Arlington National Cemetery. At 11 a.m., a color guard made up of members from each of the branches of military service, honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces. Many homeschooling families use the time leading up to […]
Fall Learning Activities for Kids
Fall, and all of the season’s beautiful colors, foods, sports, and festivals, is here. For all of us involved in our children’s education, fall is a pivotal time to strengthen skills, reclaim any learning losses from “summer slide”, and prevent student burnout early in the school year. Fall learning activities can be just what your […]
Juneteenth History and Celebrations
Each Fourth of July, our nation celebrates independence from Great Britain. Did you know our nation has a second holiday dedicated to freedom? Juneteenth is a day designated to honor and commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, federal troops finally reached one of the deepest parts of the […]
Celebrate Earth Day All Year Long
Each April we celebrate Earth Day. It’s that perfect time of year to begin making more eco-friendly decisions and to let your children’s passion for the planet flourish. This love for Mother Nature also has other benefits. Research shows that playing and learning outdoors in the natural world benefits children’s physical health and social-emotional development. […]
Celebrate Pi Day with Fun Learning Activities
For some families, March 14 can seem like just an ordinary day. For others though, 3/14 is much more than that. In fact, it’s a day to celebrate the mathematical constant we all remember learning in middle school, which is Pi! As a refresher, Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. […]
Celebrating Great Women in History in March
Every March, Time4Learning proudly celebrates the bravery, determination, leadership, and accomplishments of important women who have shaped history during Women’s History Month. These women come from all walks of life, races, ages, and religions, and have overcome major obstacles to achieve their goals. Each day, they inspire both women and men, young and old to […]
Integrating Black History Month Lesson Plans into Our Homeschool
Why do we celebrate Black History Month in our homeschool? It all started with a momentous trip to New York City that we took when my boys were both in the middle school grades of our homeschool journey. Since we live somewhat rurally, the whole of the trip was an eye-opener, but our walking tour […]
Ideas for Celebrating Lunar New Year
The Lunar New Year also known as “Spring Festival” in some areas, is the observance of the new year using the lunisolar calendar. It’s traditionally celebrated in China and several other Asian countries such as South Korea, Vietnam, and Tibet. The New Year begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ends […]
How to Keep Your Children Learning During the Holidays!
Celebrating with family and friends throughout the holidays is important. While your regularly-scheduled learning might be paused, learning doesn’t have to stop altogether! Here are some educational holiday activities and themes that will keep your children engaged during this joyous time of year. Discover Different Cultures People all around the world celebrate holidays in some […]
Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season
Over the past year, the pandemic has interrupted our children’s lifestyles. Parents have also been left scrambling — fulfilling their kids’ shifting educational and personal needs at a moment’s notice. With the pandemic subsiding a bit, homeschoolers are presented with a wonderful opportunity: a time to refocus during this festive season, not only on their […]
Why I’m so Grateful to be a Homeschooler this Holiday Season
This time of year is always reflective. Gratitude posts make their rounds on social media, and we busily prepare for holiday celebrations with family and friends. As a longtime homeschool mom with a son in high school, I feel especially grateful this holiday season. The past year and a half has shown many of us […]
Activities to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!
Has it been a long winter in your homeschool? Do you need something fun and exciting to shake up your routine? Then Dr. Seuss Day on March 2 is a date to mark on your calendar. Nothing breaks up the doldrums like a chance to eat Green Eggs and Ham, dress up like a Fox […]