Before the outbreak of COVID-19, approximately 3% of American children were homeschooled. In 2020 amid lockdowns, limited and frustrating results of online learning, and ongoing mandates, parents began to bring their children home. As of the time of this writing in 2022, roughly 20% of American children are homeschooled.
The Thinking Tree saw massive growth between March 2020-March 2022. Our Facebook group grew by over 20,000 and our social media accounts gained tens of thousands of new followers. Sales jumped and we had several journals make it into the top 500 of all books on Amazon during this period. This is a feat that is difficult to achieve, especially for the homeschool market. One of our Brain Games journals even made it to the top 200.
Families continue to pull their children from school in record numbers. It is expected a substantial amount of kids will remain homeschooled throughout the majority of, if not the entirety, of their education. The Thinking Tree has continued to add in new journals to meet the interests and needs of students. We even worked to incorporate COVID-19 into a journal so children could begin to understand the impact it has had on the world in a familiar way.
Also during this time, our collection of Art & Logic Therapy journals grew! They have helped so many kids and moms deal with Covid brain fog and other mental clarity challenges. Something good that has come out of this season of challenges, and we are very grateful!
Little Things (a brand new, 5×7, on-the-go, purse-sized journal!)
Brain Sharpening Therapy for All Ages! The newest journal, Candlelight, includes Psalms hidden and woven into the artwork and puzzles. Strengthen your faith and your mind!
Inspired by Dyslexia Games Therapy to renew and refocus the minds of individuals suffering from brain fog, ADHD, and anxiety. Puzzles and artwork by Sarah Janisse Brown, creator of Dyslexia Games.
These journals are the fruit of a research project for women with symptoms of “Brain Fog” related to Covid-19, pregnancy, aging, declining mental health, stress, and learning challenges. Over 800 mothers are participating with interesting and hopeful results!
Have you wished for a comprehensive list of all the books available for Fun-Schooling? Amanda Osenga and Alene Candy have applied their amazing organizational talents to compiling that info all in one spot for you! Click right here to access the spreadsheet! It’s a beautiful thing! Don’t know what to pick? Click here for some great help!
Also, for lots of flip-thru videos that let you see inside many of our beautiful journals, go on over to Linda Beltran’s YouTube channel, Homeschooling6! You’ll be glad you did! Here is a sample of the new, gorgeous 3-journal Art & Logic Therapy Mom-Schooling series. Come join other homeschooling moms in this Facebook group, who are in a quest for relaxation and mental clarity!