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Sometimes selecting a book that you can dive into more learning fun with your children can be a very daunting task. I firmly believe in encouraging reading. My husband and I actually require our children to read a book of their choice for at least 30 minutes a day, outside of school lessons, before turning on a piece of electronics or heading out to play with friends....

When looking for a homeschool curriculum that covers zoology it is always tough to find one that is not only fun but also informative. This Elementary Zoology homeschool curriculum pack contains the perfect blend of facts, required science elements, hands-on activities, fun activities, field trips, PLUS I am able to teach it to both my 4th and 6th graders at the same...

Did you know that as a homeschooler you are still entitled to teacher discounts and your children or students are also entitled to student discounts? Lots of stores, restaurants, movie theaters and other places offer student and teacher discounts. I was surprised to know initially that I did not need to be a certified teacher, but more importantly, all I had to do...

Oh wonderous world of homeschooling. Who doesn’t love to walk into any classroom and just have inspirational quotes and colorful images light up the room to encourage and inspire learning for the day ahead? I know that I sure do, especially on the long school days! As many of you know, last year was the first year that my family actually spent a chunk of money...

Are you looking to make the first day of school after your summer break fun? This can be essential to re-focusing your students and getting them back on the education train.  As homeschoolers, our children are no different, and need to be re-focused just as well.  To help make this a fun day I created these back-to-school grade level signs that you can use...

Do your eyes widened when reading a homeschooling review? Or perhaps a friend recommended a product that would be perfect for your next year of homeschooling. Year after year I have found that one of the most common pitfalls of homeschooling can be overspending and not sticking to your homeschool budget. Overspending or staying within our homeschooling budget is something...

Most toddlers aren’t ready to spend long periods of time purposely working through lesson plans or completing detailed projects, but these precious years are a fabulous time to begin introducing some key components that can enhance your future home school experience.  Having a simple routine in the household can help toddlers know what to expect and...

Learning foreign languages is not always easy, nor does it come naturally to everyone. I personally grew up in a household where foreign language was key and taught at a very young age. This was not done necessarily with the intent or focus of early learning, but rather as a necessity since my family traveled out of the country frequently. We often stayed at small...

One of the questions I receive from readers the most is what tips I have to make storytime fun for children above a first grade level. It seems that when children transition into chapter books that many adults think that the typical version of storytime is a phase in their education that is now over. I am here to tell that it does not have to be that way, by any means....

Hope everyone is having a wonderful start to summer vacations! Although, summer is in full swing that doesn’t mean that you can’t keep learning all summer long. Summer Learning with Water Balloons is a great way to review word families, practice math problems, or to help your preschooler get a head start in writing their name! One of the things I’ve...

Do you find that you are suffering from homeschool burnout? At the beginning of the school year I am always wide eyed and bushy tailed and overfilled with excitement at what the new year ahead could bring. New teaching materials abound, a freshly updated learning area in our home, a sense of peace and tranquility that just seems to ooze effortlessly out of my home....

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