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3 Reasons to Take an Outside Recess While Homeschooling

3 Reasons to Take an Outside Recess While Homeschooling

Every parent wishes that their child would spend more time outside. Fortunately for homeschool parents, you are in control of your child’s day and have the ability to get them outdoors when you want. Here are a few reasons to schedule an outdoor recess session during...

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Children’s Books That Celebrate Spring

Children’s Books That Celebrate Spring

After a long a dark winter, it’s impossible to not get excited about the arrival of spring. There’s always a positive feeling in the air as flowers start to bloom and green grass begins poking through the dirt. Celebrate the arrival of the new season with these...

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Outdoor Spring Activities for Kids

Outdoor Spring Activities for Kids

Spring is just around the corner, which means warmer weather and sunshine after a long, cold winter. There are many easy ways to get outside and enjoy the season with your children. Here are some activities you can do together that require minimal planning or money....

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Fun Easter Treats to Make With Your Kids

Fun Easter Treats to Make With Your Kids

Easter is almost here. We’re helping you celebrate the holiday with these fun recipes your kids can make with you. From sweet desserts to savory snacks, these will be a hit with the entire household.    Rice Krispy Eggs This is a fun spin on the classic Rice...

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Easy Easter Preschool Crafts

Easy Easter Preschool Crafts

Easter is almost here and marks the perfect time to pull out your arts and crafts bin. These ideas will help your preschoolers welcome in the season and celebrate new life. Here are X Easter crafts perfect for preschoolers and young ones! Paper Plate Bunny This craft...

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Reinventing Homeschooling 2021

Reinventing Homeschooling 2021

THE CHANGING EDUCATION UNIVERSE The world feels upside down right now. Everything is being “reinvented.” A “new normal” is beginning to emerge. Huge retail businesses are selling off their office buildings and moving their employees to home-based workstations. ...

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YouTube Channels to Teach Your Kids Geography

YouTube Channels to Teach Your Kids Geography

YouTube is a great resource that every homeschool parent should be aware of. When used in the hands of an adult, this online platform can be used to teach everything from craft projects to science facts to, yep, geography. If you’re teaching this subject to your kids...

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Why Every Homeschool Family Needs a Morning Basket

Why Every Homeschool Family Needs a Morning Basket

A morning basket is a popular tool in the homeschool community. Also referred to as morning time or circle time, a morning basket refers to a time in the day when everyone in your house comes together to learn about specific things. No matter the age difference...

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How to Manage Homeschool and Work

How to Manage Homeschool and Work

Homeschooling your kids is tough. Homeschooling your kids while holding a part-time or full-time job? That’s on a whole different level. Whether you’re in this position out of choice or necessity, here are a few tips to keep you sane.   Remember You Can’t Do...

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Help Your Kids Break a Sweat with These Easy Workouts

Help Your Kids Break a Sweat with These Easy Workouts

Physical fitness is important for growing children. Ideally, children should participate in 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity activity every day. As a homeschool parent, it’s your job to give your kids opportunities to be active during the day. Here are a...

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Using Self-directed Learning in Your Homeschool

Using Self-directed Learning in Your Homeschool

TAKE A STEP BACK As a homeschool parent, have you grown frustrated with trying to be a teacher when it’s not a job you feel you’re qualified to take?  Perhaps you should take a step back and look at the possibility of changing your direction and stop trying to be a...

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Pay Attention

Pay Attention

Sending holiday cards to family and friends seemed nonessential in 2020; surely, I wasn’t the only one who felt uninspired at Christmastime. The idea of addressing envelopes to loved ones or decking the halls with boughs of holly weren’t my top priorities. Not unlike...

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Five Things to Love About Traditional Homeschooling

Five Things to Love About Traditional Homeschooling

Traditional homeschooling works for me. Check out what I love about taking the traditional route to educating my kids at home. Familiarity I don’t like reinventing the wheel. I grew up learning in the traditional classroom. Teaching my kids from the familiarity of...

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Ask for Help: A Sign of the Times

Ask for Help: A Sign of the Times

Well, 2021 is finally here; now what? You’re mentally exhausted and pining for a quick-fix solution to distance learning obligations. As you fall back into bed—praying for the pandemic to end—you feel secure beneath the warmth of your down-comforter, indulging in...

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Hackschooling – Self Directed Education for Homeschoolers

Hackschooling – Self Directed Education for Homeschoolers

WHERE DID THE HACKSCHOOLING IDEA COME FROM? Hackschooling is not a new idea. The term was first coined in 2013 by a then-14-year-old teenage boy from Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada (Lake Tahoe actually straddles both states).  Logan LaPlante was, at the time, a...

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