Teaching

Thinking of Homeschooling Your Children? Here’s What To Consider

At Little Monsters Universe, we create science lesson plans for homeschooling parents who have children in kindergarten through second grade. We believe in cultivating a passion for learning through homeschooling and have seen how great homeschooling can be for many families. Whether prompted by wanting your child to have customized...

Teaching Science: Four Essential Investigation and Analysis Practices Every Homeschool Student Should Know

Science education has evolved beyond rote memorization. Homeschool science teaching now embraces hands-on learning that encourages young minds to engage with the natural world. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) advocate for inquiry-based approaches, emphasizing science and engineering practices that guide students in understanding and explaining natural phenomena. These practices...

Kindergarten Goals Based on National Standards

Kindergarten marks an important milestone in a child's educational journey because it lays the foundation for their future learning. As parents and educators, understanding the goals and expectations set by national standards can help guide our efforts in supporting children's growth and development.  In the United States, kindergarten goals are commonly...

The Power of STREAM: How Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math are Revolutionizing Education

In today's rapidly changing world, it's more important than ever to equip children with the skills they need to succeed. That's where STREAM comes in. STREAM, or Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math, is a modern approach to education that integrates these critical subjects in a way that emphasizes hands-on,...