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SparkleCast Episode 15 – An Introduction to Homeschooling with Jamie Martin

Jamie Martin is co-founder and editor of and author of "Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time."

In this episode, Jamie, David, and Rebecca use the Martin & Sylvia story “A Map of the Year” to talk about planning, choosing curriculum and finding balance when homeschooling your children.

Story:A Map of the Year" from the At Home with Martin & Sylvia Series.


  • Finding a comfortable balance with form and inspiration

  • Resources for curriculum and pedagogical support

  • How to meet the needs of very different children

  • Playing to strengths and interests

And here is a list of global book recommendations from Jamie:

  • Over the Hills and Far Away: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes from Around the World (for littles 4-6)
  • Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World (6-8)
  • The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper (8-10)
  • What the World Eats (10-12)


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SparkleCast Episode 15 – An Introduction to Homeschooling with Jamie Martin

SparkleCast 15 Jamie Martin Homeschooling


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More about Jamie Martin!

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She is the co-founder and editor of Simple Homeschool, where she writes about mindful parenting, intentional education, and the joy found in a pile of books. Jamie is also the author of a handful of titles, including her newest release, Give Your Child the World.

About the Author

Rebecca Beegle
Sparkle Stories Production Manager

Rebecca is Sparkle production manager and co-host (along with David) of the new SparkleCast podcast. She is also a writer, producer, and storyteller who performs in theaters, films, and living rooms. Find out more at


SparkleCast explores the use of story in parenting and education. One week we share a free story for you to enjoy, and the next week we discuss the story with an expert and thought leader – with the aim of using the story (and all stories) as a parenting and educational tool.