Biggest Children’s Book Festival on the East Coast Returns to Farmville, VA


By Lina Roberts


For as long as Juanita Giles can remember, her hometown public school system has struggled. And while her community may not be alone, with nearly half of all children in the United States living in low-income families, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, her county is among the hardest [...]

VaHomeschoolers Voice Rewind

Beginning this month, VaHomeschoolers will regularly feature a favorite article from one of our past Voice magazines. From homeschool advice to curriculum reviews, field trip reports to creative ideas, Voice has something for every age and homeschooling style. This month, an article from our Sept/Oct 2011 issue will inspire you to go outside with your [...]

Hacking the Game Closet

by Kendra Niehaus


Sometimes the box a gift comes in is more fun to play with and sometimes the best games are the ones kids make up themselves.

Over the years, my kids have taken store-bought games and puzzles and twisted them to play by their own rules. For instance, what homeschool parent hasn’t [...]

If You Show a Child a Homemade Hovercraft

If You Show a Child a Homemade Hovercraft – Submitted by Kelly Muzzin of Manassas

Finished Hovercraft

If you show a child a homemade hovercraft, she’s going to want to make one herself.

She’s going to need the balloon pump, [...]

A Day in Our Homeschooling Life

Post submission by VaHomeschooler’s Regional Coordinator in Boston, Virginia, Jennifer Wheelock.


It’s Monday, so we’re in a rush to get our work done. We have to finish early so we can get to the high school when it lets out to pick up our companion for French class. Eventually we find her; she’s [...]

Family Camp at Holliday Lake State Park

Family Camp at Holliday Lake State Park

Holliday Lake 4-H Education Center in Appomattox, VA

“What a great week of fun for such a low price! And the setting is just lovely. We took a side trip to Appomatox Courthouse for the history.” ~ Ann Clay

Family camp offers the [...]