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Impact the Pandemic Could Have on Young Children

Impact the Pandemic Could Have on Young Children

We all are still recovering from full-blown quarantine from the Covid-19 outbreak two years ago. And for most, getting the vaccine and protecting themselves and family have proved effective. People are beginning to get a sense of safety back, and are venturing outside...

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A New Normal Returning?

A New Normal Returning?

After years of wearing a mask, there is tangible progress moving forward. Many states are lifting mask mandates, including for schools, and people are beginning to venture out more and more. Normalcy seems to be returning to everyday life, school, and family, but also...

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Why Lecturing Based Learning Is Slowly Leaving

Why Lecturing Based Learning Is Slowly Leaving

Most of us remember the old days of school lectures, attending class after class of teachers mostly talking and lecturing about different topics. At the end, there may be a quiz or an assignment from reading materials plus what was spoken during class. But did we...

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How to Introduce Swimming to Your Baby

How to Introduce Swimming to Your Baby

It can be difficult being a parent and trying to determine when to introduce certain events and activities to your baby or small child. Trying to remember when you did these activities can be hazy, and of course every parent you ask can have a different answer. It’s...

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Teaching Your Children Old School Manners

Teaching Your Children Old School Manners

It wasn’t all that long ago when doors were held open for women, men would tip their caps to strangers, and people would give firm, meaningful handshakes when being introduced. Does it feel like that was a few lifetimes away? No matter your age, having manners are...

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Navigating the Homeschooling World

Navigating the Homeschooling World

If you’re just starting out with homeschooling for your children, don’t worry! It may seem overwhelming with all the information available online and the exact number of online learning companies ready to teach your children. Where do you begin? How do you structure...

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Easter Crafts to Make with Your Teen

Easter Crafts to Make with Your Teen

It may seem difficult some days trying to figure out fun activities for you and your teen at home. When the holidays roll around, it can sometimes become even trickier making sure it’s an activity that can hold your teen’s attention and be enjoyable. But these Easter...

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Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

Spring is just around the corner and with that comes Easter! Whether you are a religious family or not, you can still enjoy Easter-related activities with family and friends. With the weather getting warmer, an Easter egg hunt can be a great way to spend some time...

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How Neuroscience is Changing Teaching

How Neuroscience is Changing Teaching

Although the term “neuroscience” may sound intimidating, it’s a relatively newer way of exploring the human brain and making sense of how we learn, play, and make decisions. Neuroscience can help stop the generalizations and instead dig deeper into the brain to see...

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Is the Real World Too Much for Children?

Is the Real World Too Much for Children?

Raising your children to be compassionate, smart, and strong individuals is no small feat by any means. As parents, we want only what’s best for our children and to have strong bonds with them from birth through adulthood. With how tumultuous these last few years have...

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Is Today’s World More Violent?

Is Today’s World More Violent?

It comes as no surprise to most that movies and TV seem to be showing more and more: more violence, more sex, and more inappropriate language. It may feel like every show available contains something inappropriate, especially for young children. But is this really the...

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Fun St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

Fun St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

Although St. Patrick’s Day may only bring up memories of parties and drinking, you can easily make the holiday about it’s true meaning and involve your children. There are many fun, interactive games and activities you can easily create to give your kids a chance to...

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Irish Folklore for Children

Irish Folklore for Children

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your young kids than to read some Irish folklore and stories? It’s a great way for your children to learn about different cultures and how folklore began for many different areas and peoples. Some folklore can be a...

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Bite-Sized Learning

Bite-Sized Learning

Any child of any age learns differently from each other. Schools and educators alike are always finding new and innovative ways of teaching across different learning styles for students. One such module is bite-sized learning.  What Is Bite-Sized Learning? Although...

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Homeschooling and College Admission Opportunities

Homeschooling and College Admission Opportunities

It’s that time of the year again when high school seniors are getting serious about college choices and applications for the 2021-2022 school year. For both traditional and homeschooled seniors, now is the time to make campus visits to the top colleges on your list....

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When to Introduce Pets to Your Child

When to Introduce Pets to Your Child

For some parents, allergies or other reasons may hinder animal interactions for your child. But if you’ve also been waiting for your child to grow up a little before introducing a cat, dog, rabbit, fish, or other myriad array of animal, you may wonder what age is...

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Positive Results of Homeschooling During the Pandemic

Positive Results of Homeschooling During the Pandemic

THE BIG QUESTION “Will children homeschooled during the pandemic be scarred for life?” This is one of the questions posed by Carol Polsgrove writing for the Berkely Daily Planet on February 14, 2021.  (https://berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2021-02-14/article/48995)...

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Social-Emotional Learning

Social-Emotional Learning

With different modes and ways of teaching comes a deeper understanding of how these can both benefit and maybe even hinder some children. With online learning comes fantastic opportunities for a lot of children and the chance to work on their own pace more easily, but...

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Teaching Your Children About Love

Teaching Your Children About Love

With hearts, relationships and love being promoted these next few months, your younger children may not quite understand all this love business. Of course, they can make Valentine’s for their friends, but they may not fully understand the basis for Valentine’s Day in...

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New Directions in K to 12 Do it Yourself Education

New Directions in K to 12 Do it Yourself Education

Homeschooling has been legal in the United States since 1953.  Some states have more restrictive regulations and accountability requirements than others, but the home school option is available in all 50 states. (NOTE: for a summary of homeschool laws for all 50...

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