Writing is a super important part of homeschooling, but not all kids love to write. It’s so important to instill a love for writing in your homeschooling children, no matter what it takes. We've been working on Flight 2 Paragraph Writing on Here to Help Learning. Here to Help Learning is a homeschool writing program and it has been a blessing to us in so many ways.
Mini really is particular about what we are studying in Homeschool. If she's not interested in it, it's not going to be learned that day. I knew we really needed something for writing and this program is working out well. I think the biggest draw for her is the fact that someone else is explaining what she will be doing. Below are a few key reasons why I really love this program for us.
The Films are Engaging
One thing I loved about the program is that the films are very engaging. They have a flying theme throughout and it really engages Mini. She sat through several, which really surprised me, it’s hard to keep her attention sometimes. She also listened to the directions! Each film breaks down step by step exactly what you need to do with each section. I found this helpful in that I wasn't the one explaining how things worked to Mini.
Lessons: Super Easy to Follow
Being a special needs homeschooling mom means I need homeschooling to be easy. It doesn't get more easy than this. I really enjoyed Here to Help Learning because the lessons were SUPER EASY to follow. Everything is laid out for you and it makes the lesson flow along nicely. It's so easy to customize this program to your family. Use what works and discard what doesn't. (Ok so this picture is totally not the best but it gets my point across.)
Of course, around here, we love when our curriculum aligns with our biblical beliefs. Here to Help Learning does just that. The lessons are taught from a Biblical worldview, which I so appreciate. Although, we don't memorize the verses, Mini soaks up so much just reading over them and discussing what they mean.
Here to Help Learning really focuses on your life with your child. Mini is creating learning notebooks based on things in our life. If you look back at the lesson layout picture you will notice it has your child think about places they have been and would want to write about. This not only reminds Mini of things we've done together it has her write about them.
You know I'm all about homeschooling on a budget and this homeschool writing program is definitely budget friendly. You can purchase one year physical copies or you can purchase digital. I highly recommend doing digital if you are homeschooling multiple ages. For just $6.99 a month you have access to all of the Flights and Levels. If you have more than one child that's a steal. You can also try it for free for one day to see if it will work for you and your family. They also have a level placement test to help guide you on where your child should start.
Here to Help Learning is for Grades 1-6. There are 3 sections called Flights with 32 Lessons each. Each Lesson has two sections Paragraphs or Essays. Flight 1, 2, 3 Paragraph writing is for grades 1-3 while Flights, 1, 2, 3 Essay Writing are all appropriate for grades 4-6. For this review we did Flight 2 Paragraph Writing.
Be sure to check out what others are saying about Here to Help Learning. Some have reviewed different parts of the program