Come on a Learning Adventure with me!

Secular* learning experiences…

Designed to make Homeschool parent’s lives EASIER

and Homeschool kids’ learning ENGAGING!

*NON-religious, not anti.

  • …the newbie homeschooler
  • …the struggling homeschooler
  • …the homeschooler that just needs a little extra one-on-one guidance…

I am here to help you through the tough times!

I have built a place with amazing resources for you to find help specific to YOUR needs! Come join us!

I am just getting started creating self-directed eCourses designed for homeschooled parents to learn more about homeschooling, and homeschooled kids (elementary-middle school) to learn a wide variety of topics! 

Each course provides a wide array of both on and offline activities, to ignite interest with engaging activities!

Safe, monitored, private online communities to discuss content within the course also provided with every eCourse!

Enriching Activities

Activities that engage children through their senses & sense of wonder, provoking thought & sparking interest.

Family Learning

Activities that work well for both self-directed and group learning. Great for multi-aged learning time!

Hands-On

All ecourses and many activity pages include links for offline learning with engaging hands-on activities.

Build Internet Skills

Age-appropriate guidance on how to use multiple internet tools to find answers to questions safely.

eCourses

Lots more coming! I’m just getting started! 
Stay tuned!

25 Lessons

World Cultures: Japan

Explore Japanese customs, food, traditional dress, music and so much more!

28 Lessons

World Cultures: Thailand

Learn all about the culture of Thailand! From the food and traditional dress to traditional and modern music. Explore Thai customs, language, festivals, and so much more!

26 Lessons

World Cultures: Germany

Learn all about the culture of Germany! From the food and traditional dress to traditional and modern music. Explore German customs, language, landmarks, and so much more!

5 Lessons

Course Tutorial: Finding Your Way Around Courses on This Site

This course will walk you through the structure and features of courses on this site through first-hand experience.

7 Lessons

Phases of the Moon– Free eCourse for Kids!

Learn all about the phases of the moon while seeing how a Tina's Learning Adventures e-course works!

0 Lessons

Custom Course

This is a custom course where you get to choose the topic and I will design you a course around your chosen topic!

Activity Pages

Your Child Will...

Lessons are set up in a format that centers around experiences vs traditional subject-based learning. 

This is because I strongly believe that hitting all the senses with a wide variety of activities is the way to spark that fire of interest for learning. For ALL kids. All ages, all learning styles.

Kids couldn’t really care less about seeing lessons divided by traditional subjects, unless it’s to help them avoid the subjects they hate!

So instead of separating my lessons into sections for history, science, and math, etc …Instead I have sections by EXPERIENCE:

  • Read 
  • Write
  • Watch
  • Listen
  • Play
  • Create
    and in some courses:
  • Investigate
  • Solve

Now, WITHIN these experiences are mixed many of those traditional subjects that we homeschool parents concern ourselves with. So they are still there! They are intertwined in everything!

I take a topic, be it a season of The Amazing Race or The Gold Rush or a person in history…and I find resources and create activities around these topics that hit all those experiences listed above, as much as possible. And while I am filling in these lessons, I am also keeping in the back of my mind those traditional subjects to ensure that I also am bringing in enough of them to really give the lessons the full enrichment quality that I am wanting to create.

Learn more about my version of Experience-Based Learning here.

I create courses with this phrase in mind: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” 

I don’t believe that children are here for us to pour info into. That is not true learning. I think many of us, including homeschoolers, forget this, or have a misguided belief about this due to our culture’s very strong emphasis on pail-filling “education”. I still struggle with this constantly!

But through my courses, I am seeking to ignite and follow those sparks, which are oh-so-much-MORE important than volumes of facts learned. 

One spark of interest can lead to weeks, months, YEARS of pursuing learning in ways that shoveling of facts at a child will never, ever accomplish.

I like this mom’s take on what she calls “Spark Schooling”.

It is because of my desire to follow the child’s interest that I do NOT require anything in my courses. There are no required assignments or tests or quizzes or papers to write. I give them a choice in all activities. There are some activities that I may ask them to please do FIRST, and I explain why it will mean so much more if they do…but I want the child to do an activity because it has sparked her or his interest, not because it’s on a list of required assignments. 

Children are guided through how to find the answers to questions that arise as they work through activities and are exposed to multiple safe, helpful online tools for research.

All my content is designed to be fun and engage the child with no dry worksheets and busywork. After many years of working with children and then raising my own 2, I have a strong desire to meet kids on their level and find ways to keep the children’s interests and enjoyment FIRST and FOREMOST! 

eCourses
Activity Pages
Members

I’m just getting started!
Check back soon to see these numbers change!

What Parents Have to Say

My kids really enjoy the class. I always make them do the things they enjoy less first, and they are always trying to do their Amazing Race stuff first
Karen L.
Homeschool Mom from VA
The classes don't feel like a chore. They are something I WANT to do, especially after watching the show.
T.S.
Homeschool Mom
I love how much time it saves me. It lets me teach my daughter Internet skills without having to pre-search everything to screen for age appropriate content. It's also got a lot of great content for kids that don't like to do a lot of writing or get tired of dry textbooks.
L.C.
Homeschool Mom
We just started the course and I wanted to effusively thank and praise you for the tremendous job you have done on this. This is what I dream of all aspects of our homeschooling to be like and I just don't have the time and presence of mind to put it all together. I love that it starts with a spine and then uses all sorts of resources to go off on a tangent and meander. You have really brought your experience and knowledge and web-expertise to this program and it is an inspiration to me.

I think it would be brilliant to do this with many other topics/shows/subjects.
T.A.L.
Homeschool Mom from NY

About

I have been homeschooling my 2 kids since the beginning. I graduated my oldest in 2019 and my youngest will be done in 2024.

To learn more about my background in education and the experiences that led me to create Tina’s Learning Adventures, visit my About page.

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