2017 has arrived, but as I look back over the past year and ponder the changes ahead, it is encouraging to see some of my blog’s top posts and pages ~
- Lapbooks especially Pearl Harbor and my Parables Lapbook
- Cursive Handwriting Step-by-step for Beginners and pop over to my Packages page for all my other Handwriting books
- Paper Dolls, especially the Knights and Medieval and Ancient paper dolls and men which are very popular.
- Maths Pyramids for Mental Maths Practice as well as my other Maths pages
- Minibook Master Templates with versions in Word for you to edit and use
- Bible pages, lapbooks and free downloads
- All my Copywork pages which are fantastic for handwriting practice!
- Classify Land Animals with free charts and photos of all the animals to accompany Apologia Zoology 3 Land Animals of te 6th Day
- My first Pinterest-famous post Tracing Outlines of Famous Art Works
- Mini Offices with reference charts for junior through to high school mini offices
Enjoy all these free downloads and I wish you and your family every blessing in 2017!
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I happened to read this blog and thought – well which of my posts have been viewed the most? I hit my stats counter (something I rarely do!) and this is what came up:
- Cursive Handwriting ~ step-by-step for beginners
- Van Gogh “Starry Night” ~ Art Appreciation
- Free Pages
- Mini Offices
- Cursive Handwriting
- Famous Artists Pages
- Copywork Pages
- Maths Pages
- Mental Maths Practice ~ fun worksheets!
As you can see, not really posts – but PAGES!
Back in September 2009 I started Practical Pages because I wanted to share my homeschooling resources and ideas. I wanted the blog to be practical, helpful, encouraging and free. It has been a joy to upload my pages and freely give away the downloads.
What about my posts then?
Now, I am not looking for stats, popularity, viewers, followers, shares, likes, tweets, hits … and so on. I am not on Facebook and don’t network with Twitter. I don’t post for comments and don’t even know what “formula” there is for generating a following. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting comments, but it seems that this blog is not personal or intimate enough for a flood of comment response. (Having said this, you are welcome to subscribe to my blog and have posts emailed or RSS feeds to your reader or home page! 🙂 )
But back to the top posts – I went back to my stats counter to scan through pages and look at the most popular posts, and down the list and scattered among the pages, these posts came up:
- How do pre-schoolers learn without formal school? – practical ideas for a non-structured preschooler’s education in response to the highly structured formal schooling many new homeschool moms try follow.
- Treasure hunt and Letterboxing! – a fun Geography activity we did!
- Pop-Up Books for Free play and Imagination! – sharing about some of the interesting 3D books my youngest still enjoys!
- Just this 1 Thing! – thoughts on a simplified approach to discipline.
- Fun Physical Activities for Children = Homeschool Phys Ed – admitting my failure to do formal Phys Ed lessons all year and suggesting many alternative physical activities instead.
- Mom ~ The Narration Scribe – a post I often refer to in subsequent posts about narrations; some real help and advice on how to lead young oral narrators to become independent writers.
- Time-Saving Tips for Doing Lapbooks – very practical tips we use to do large lapbook projects.
- Memorizing Scripture the Simply Charlotte Mason Way – a highly recommended system to memorized scriptures that we use daily – and we’re still going strong!
- A Beautiful Home Atmosphere – inspiration for attitudes and activities to make the home a place of nurture and beauty.
- Advantages of Sketching Weekly – why doing Sketch Tuesday regularly has helped my children in their art.
I hope you enjoy looking through these posts if you’re new here!