1. Relentlessly Fun Deceptively EducationalMy co-host from Relentlessly Fun Deceptively Educational sends her boys to school and creates amazing printable games to support their learning at home. What I love – printable games and science ideas.
2. What Do We Do All DayI read Erica’s blog What Do We Do All Day since her older son was a preschooler, and now both her sons are in school. What I love – lovingly written and thoroughly researched booklists, and free thinking posts.
3. Edventures with KidsJacquie from eDventures With Kids loves the same things we love – science, books, geography, but what I love – posts about lifeskills for kids.
4. Creative Family FunTerri from Creative Family Fun has two girls and a firm believer in supplementing their school education with creative activities at home. What I love – simple and useful craft projects.
5. MollymooIf your child (and you) really enjoy crafts, you have to check Mollymoo! Michelle is able to create amazing homemade toys from “nothing”. What I love – her daughter of the same age as mine is already an accomplished crafter following in her talented Mom’s footsteps.
6. Adventures in MommydomTicia at Adventures in Mommydom is my long time bloggy friend raising twin boys who are now 9 and a girl who is pretty much exactly the same age as my Smarty. What I love – history, science and Bible study posts, especially teaching history with Legos.
7. Almost UnschoolersIf you, for some reason, decide to read only one blog, leave me immediately and go to Almost Unschoolers. Leah has 6 children, boys and girls, with the youngest of Smarty’s age and the oldest in high school. What I love – she can teach anything through baking. I keep telling her that she needs to write her own book about learning through cookies :)
8. Frugal Fun for BoysWhen kids come home from school, they want to have fun. And Frugal Fun for Boys is true to its name, except that most girls will also love the activities that Sarah is writing about. What I love – Lego, Lego, and more Lego! Sarah conveniently tagged her activities with recommended ages, so you can check her archive of ideas for ages 8-10.
9. Lemon Lime AdventuresDayna is a relatively new kid on the blogging block, but her Lemon Lime Adventures are taking off in a big way with the focus on sensory and calming activities for the kids with sensory challenges and with excellent science posts. What I love – science.
10. All Things BeautifulPhyllis from All Things Beautiful is another long term blog buddy of mine who homeschools boys of different ages including one with special needs. What I love – math investigations and geography studies.
Bonus 12 MORE Blogs to Check Out:
- The Imagination Soup
- Pragmatic Mom
- Let’s Lasso the Moon
- Kid World Citizen
- 123 Homeschool 4 Me
- Meet Penny
- Highhill Homeschool
- Mum in the Mad House
- Kids Chaos
- Tiny Rotten Peanuts
- Kids Stuff World
- Brain Power Boy
Your TurnDo you know a blog or write a blog targeted to kids age 8+ and their parents? Do share in the comments :)
2014 After School Link Up Hosts
- The Educators' Spin On It
- Planet Smarty Pants
- Boy Mama Teacher Mama
- Mama Smiles
- Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
- The Measured Mom
- This Reading Mama