For us school consists of reading, math and memory work. Other than that I have this smorgasbord of educational materials and toys that we can use during school, not during school, in the car, or take to church while I’m working. I wanted to share my smorgasbord. I recommend everything I’m including in this post.


Reading Lessons Through Literature: phonogram review everyday, 3 spelling words a week, copywork of his choice on non spelling days, 5 minutes a day.

Math: Miquon, Rays or playing with the rods: his choice, at least 3 times a week, 5-15 minutes.

Memory work: Bible verses, everyday, 2ish minutes.

Our Favorite Things

Bible: Bible For Kids app from You Version is great for retention while The Jesus Storybook Bible sparks great conversations. My ABC Bible Versus is my personal favorite for application of scripture.

Reading: The 20th Century Children’s Book Treasury, Harper Collins Treasury of Picture Book Classics and Wee Sing Nursery Rhymes are our personal favorites from Sonlight 3/4. is an excellent free resource for early learning.

Math & Logic: A huge recommendation for Cuisenaire Rods and Developing The Early Learner.

History: Classical Conversations Timeline Song is an amazing resource!

Geography: Geopuzzles. Everyone should own this. My son’s political geography knowledge is beyond that of most adults.

Science: The Magic School Bus, which is available on YouTube in English & Spanish, and Snap Circuits.

Foreign Language: Salsa and our favorite books in Spanish.

Music: Since I’m our church secretary I know what songs we’re going to sing in church and I teach him those with a YouTube playlist. Daddy teaches piano on demand with the oooooooold version of Step by Step.

Art: Art For Kids Hub and Arttango are both free, and The Big Yellow Drawing Book has been a huge hit.

Toys: Lincoln Logs, Magnatiles (they have played with these everyday for over a year!), wooden train tracks,  and Playsilk.