Hello! My name is Joy Delmore and I’m a Christian homeschooling mom who is passionate about creating kid-and-mom-approved curriculum! My husband, Rob, and I began Peppermint Stick Learning Company Inc., when our oldest child was young, with some key goals in mind for designing curriculum… lessons that truly stick for the long-term, are refreshing for a busy mom like me to use, and have a sweet simplicity and practicality to them! I wanted learning to be truly FUN for all ages, but it’s not about spooning out trivia or flashy entertainment! To me, fun means “simple delights with a good purpose” – something that can bring a smile!
We love using different methods of learning – hands-on, visual, written, and verbal activities – and variety works! Learn with projects, real life experiences, notebooks, fun worksheets, presentations, age-appropriate instructions, easy-to-read layouts/font-sizing, and simple pictures. How our curriculum is designed helps to gently train students to grasp the important skill of independent learning. Much of our curriculum can be rearranged as desired without difficulty, is self-paced, flexible, and often using items already in your own home! Teach lessons which are relevant to a child’s world and understandable in a child’s language. And teach with your own choices of literature!
We want to inspire children to explore and soar and not hold them back, even if that means learning to read before memorizing the alphabet, if that is what they end up doing. We desire to see children grow in knowledge, skills, and wisdom at any age and believe they have the potential of learning so much and loving it! And we offer lots of tips in our “Encouragemints” blog to help you have a wonderful homeschool year!