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Online Homeschool STEM Fair 2019

This year we are supporting all things STEM with our first ever Online Homeschool STEM Fair! Learn all about our STEM fair and download the free Get Inspired Workbook to help you start planning!
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The Importance of Summer Learning

Summer is here! We are all ready to relax but experts warn about summer brain drain. Learn how to avoid the learning loss with fun summer learning.
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Light and Learning: How Full Spectrum Lighting Effects Learning

Light and Learning: How Full  Spectrum Lighting Effects Learning

If you want to see an immediate improvement in attitude in your family, replace pink and cool white fluorescent lighting with full spectrum light bulbs inside your home, and spend more time outside near if not in sunlight. (Sunburn doesn't help learning!)
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Lessons and Ideas Directory Page

How do I figure out what lessons my children should do? Absolute Beginners Guide to Homeschooling High School Chose lessons based on your child’s strengths. He’s intelligent in his own way. She has a style of her own. Assets 4 Learning Chose lessons based on your child’s strengths. He’s intelligent in his own way. She has...
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Constructing Knowledge With Children

Constructing Knowledge With Children

Academic Club Method Instead of lectures and textbooks, this format enables a child to become an active part of whatever topic is being studied. Children make, do, act, chant, build and live the material that they could not learn by reading. Creative Activities I would like to teach my children through creation, not books...
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How Children Learn Best

How Children Learn Best

Approaches Born to Learn A fun, thought-provoking series of animations that illustrate ground-breaking new discoveries about how humans learn. Five Educational Philosophies Essentialism, Progressivism, Perennialism Existentialism, and Behaviorism. Taken together, these five schools of thought do not exhaust the list of possible educational philosophies you may adopt, but they certainly present strong frameworks from...
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Teaching Tips for Homeschooling Parents

How to teach young children in a homeschool. Teaching tips, methods and ideas for teaching such things as spelling, creativity, English, science, writing, math in fun, creative lessons, using Bloom’s Taxonomy to improve their thinking processes. It isn’t hard for parents to learn the ways top teachers instruct. Drivers Ed AN A to Z...
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The McGraw-Hill Homeschooling Companion

The McGraw-Hill Homeschooling Companion

After The Beginning – Homeschooling Day-to-Day Chapter 7 of  The McGraw-Hill Homeschooling Companion by Julie Gattis and Laura Saba Congratulations! You’ve moved past all the necessary legal, organizational, and methodological issues and are ready to begin homeschooling. Now you can look at what your days will be like. Homeschooling can be much more than...
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Pre-Readers – Teaching Reading to Little Kids

Teaching reading to preschool and kindergartners. Free activities and lessons for young, pre-readers.
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Murphy’s Laws of Homeschooling

Murphy’s Laws of Homeschooling

Laws: Whatever you know a whole lot about, your child will refuse to learn it! Whatever you know a whole lot about, your child will refuse to learn it!
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Foundations for Successful Homeschooling

Foundations for Successful Homeschooling

Those with large families often wonder, “How can I be successful when homeschooling my family when my state requires me to report?”
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Determine Your Children’s Learning Styles

Identify how your children are each intelligent in their own way through these free online inventories of learning styles. Parts is Parts – Intelligence Revisited AN A TO Z ARTICLE By David Albert. Most homeschoolers I know are partial to Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences. Teaching and Relating to Your Child’s Learning Style...
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Must I Be Organized?

Is Keeping your Homeschooling Space Organized Important? by Ann Zeise Contrary to what some perfectionist homeschool moms espouse, organization is one of the LEAST important factors of a successful school year.  If your household and school room (school room? What’s that?) are organized, you may have a much smoother and more enjoyable time with your homeschooling,...
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Patience

How Patience Helps Learning. By Barbara Frank [email protected] (Excerpted from The Imperfect Homeschooler’s Guide to Homeschooling, Cardamom Publishers, 2008) When people find out that I homeschool my children, they almost always say something along the lines of, “I could never do that. You must be a really patient person.” Most of the time, I respond...
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Helping Your Child Learn to Read

Learning to read is an exciting time for children and their families. For many parents, helping their child learning to read establishes a pattern for their involvement in their child's academic education. Here are a few important hints.
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No More Writer’s Block

Using Multiple Intelligences to Help Young Writers By Laurel Schmidt, author of Seven Times Smarter: 50 Activities, Games and Projects to Develop the Seven Intelligences in Your Child Ask some kids to write, and they can’t get to their pencils fast enough. Ask others—you get a marathon stare. Twenty minutes later, they’re still staring. The...
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