Making Writing Fun in Your Homeschool | 244

Welcome to the Homeschooling Families Podcast. Joining us today is the wonderful Christine Zell, a homeschooling mom to four, and the creative mind behind Rabbit Trails Homeschool. She believes that homeschooling adventures can happen anywhere and that learning through literature, especially picture books, can be an incredibly enriching experience. 

In this episode, we’ll explore common writing challenges children face, how to overcome the fear of writing, and the role of literature in fostering a love for putting words on paper. Christine’s creative approaches will leave you inspired and equipped to make writing a fun and engaging part of your homeschooling journey. 

Meet The Guest:

Christine Zell is a homeschooling mom to four, wife to her high school sweetheart, and creator of Rabbit Trails Homeschool. She believes homeschooling adventures can happen anywhere: within a book you get lost in while in your school room, while gathered on the couch, or out enjoying nature. She loves teaching and learning through literature, especially picture books. Christine hopes to help her own family and others by creating an atmosphere that encourages a love of learning, both through her curriculum and everyday life that she shares about often on her social media platforms.

Topics Covered In This Episode:

  • The challenges homeschooling families face when teaching writing.

  • Overcoming the “white page syndrome” and building confidence in young writers.

  • Strategies to help children who struggle with concise writing.

  • The importance of fostering creativity and removing the fear of writing.

  • The role of literature in teaching writing and encouraging imagination.

  • Tailoring writing assignments to the interests and needs of individual children.

  • Encouraging children to write and be creative in their own way.

  • How to connect with Christine Zell and explore her writing resources.

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