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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 Stories' former production manager and current co-host (along with David) of the 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.