Our Homeschool Curriculum

Alot of you have asked whether I’ll be following the Ontario curriculum or if I’ve purchased another curriculum to follow so I’ll be addressing that in this post. Homeschooling can be simple and traditional in which children study exactly the same things at home as their peer counterparts do at their local school. Homeschooling can also be as extreme as Read More …

Homeschool and Socialization

The second most popular question I received about homeschooling was in regards to socialization so I’m sharing my thoughts on that in this post. To begin, socialization is essentially social interaction but it also refers to understanding how to navigate society and learning to be part of a community. Many people, including my parents, believe school, through peer interaction, is Read More …

The Boys’ 7th & 3rd Birthday Celebration – Dinosaur Party!

For the past three years, Udayan and Achyuthan have been celebrating their birthdays together and so far they love it! Even choosing a theme that my boys, four years apart, both like has not been as difficult as I had previously thought. This year Jurassic Park-obsessed Udayan chose a dinosaur theme and Achyuthan couldn’t be happier since his latest craze Read More …

Our Reading List: Chapter Books for Grades 1-6 and Up

Akshaya and Udayan do not watch TV from Monday through Friday. Instead, I’ve encouraged reading to occupy free time and as a result Akshaya and Udayan have become avid readers. We enjoy looking for new books to read and compiling reading lists. I tend to suggest timeless or classic books because I’ve read many of them as a child. It Read More …

Our Visit to the Pickering Museum Village

Yesterday, we decided to visit the Pickering Museum Village. The children really enjoy visiting the ROM and they enjoyed our trip to the Canadian Automotive Museum so I thought another museum visit would be a great idea, particularly because there is so much potential to learn in these kinds of environment. The Pickering Museum Village is the largest living museum Read More …