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Picture Books + Homeschool Science = Win!

For my final homeschool program series of the school year, I found a winning combination in picture books and science. The homeschool parents we serve love when I offer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) programming. I love to share picture books with the homeschool students, no matter the students’ ages! How to combine those two? Use picture book biographies as springboards for STEAM programs for homeschool students.

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Homeschool @ the (Closed) Library

The COVID-19 shelter-in-place order here in Illinois has certainly changed life as we know it. For families that were already homeschooling their children, perhaps not as much has changed, but what is new is the inability to attend library programming. I did what we’re all doing:  provide programs online, including our content-based “Homeschool @ the Library” program and our fun “Homeschool Hangout.”

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Homeschool at the Library

For homeschool programming at our Library, my approach was part Field of Dreams (“if you build it, [they] will come…”) and part The Wizard of Oz (“there’s no place like home”). I knew I wanted to build an engaging and valuable program so our homeschool families would come to the Library, but I also wanted to offer activities that wouldn’t be readily available in their homes.