Homeschool Unit Study: Coding, Beyond Beginner

Homeschool Unit Study on Coding, Part 2: Beyond Beginner

If your boy is saying “Where can I learn about coding” you can check out Homeschool Unit Study: Coding, Getting Started which is part 1 in our series on coding by clicking on the link. This post builds on part 1 and goes beyond the beginner coding stage. However, if your boy likes to begin with [...]

Dig into Dinosaur Fossil Books

Best Dinosaur Fossil Books for boys.

Dinosaurs! Boys seem to enjoy them, that is for sure. There certainly was a time when I read an awful lot of dinosaur books. One of the things we enjoyed learning about was dinosaur fossils. We write about the best books for boys here on Brain Power Boy quite often because we love books! and because [...]

Fall Activities for Preschool Boys

Fall Activities Geared Toward Boys

I am sure that by now, everyone is aware that fall is in full bloom. The leaves are displaying their lovely reds and oranges and the air is getting cooler and crisp. Just because the weather is cooler does not mean that you should bundle up in your home and hide. Today I will be [...]

Tips for Planning a Dinosaur Fossil Dig Party

Dinosaur Fossil Party Tips and Learning Activities

Dinosaurs and boys go together like peanut butter and jelly! If you are celebrating a dinosaur lover in your home, planning a dinosaur fossil dig birthday party may just earn you petrified brownie points! Building on your child’s interests, go prehistoric when it comes to invitations, activities, refreshments, decorations and favors. Jennifer Carver, from the [...]

Free Printable Sight Word Game

Printable Sight Word Game

We have been homeschooling for three years. Our twins were in Kindergarten when we started. I have taught them how to read- what a huge undertaking, but something I am so proud of. Learning sight words has been a part of our process. I created this free printable sight word game to make it hands-on [...]

Homeschool Unit Study: Coding, Getting Started

Homeschool Unit Study Coding Series

“Where can I learn about coding?” is a question that I am hearing quite often. So I decided to do a Homeschool Unit Study: Coding post and share some great resources. We gathered the best resources available for getting started with coding for you and your boy. There will be several posts in this series so be [...]

Read My Latest Boys’ Learning Post

Boys Learning 5 ways to help boys learn

As you know I write about boys’ learning in addition to the best books for boys, homeschool unit study resources, LEGO,  boys’ learning styles and much more! I did a guest post over on 3 Boys and a Dog and wanted to tell you about it. The post is called 5 Ways to Help Your Boy [...]

Cook with Pumpkins + Free Printable!

Cook with Pumpkins--Free Printable

It’s all about the GUTS to boys when it comes to carving a pumpkin! I think one of my favorite things to do at this time of year is to carve a pumpkin. We’ve never done any scary carvings, we usually do fun creative art carvings. But . . . No matter what the carvings have [...]

Artist in LEGO Bricks Interview Series: Jordan Schwartz

Artist in LEGO Bricks Interview with Jordan Schwartz

The very first time I saw Jordan Schwartz’s work I knew I had to try to get an interview with him. I reviewed a copy of his awesome (and I really mean that) book The Art of LEGO Design and knew I had to track him down to see if he would agree to answer [...]

LEGO Learning: Math Games

LEGO Math Games that are easy to set up and fun to play.

LEGO is all about math. Playing with it requires various math skills and spatial reasoning. The great thing is that LEGO is such an engaging toy it is likely that math is not even on the minds of the boys who are playing with it. Playing games is a great way to get a concept [...]