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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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Fun Valentine’s to Make at Home

Fun Valentine’s to Make at Home

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than to help your child or children make Valentine’s for their friends? Teenagers may not be too keen about sharing who they like and don’t like with you, but your younger children will get a...

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Personalized Adaptive Learning

Personalized Adaptive Learning

Children are getting more and more opportunities these days in the myriad ways of teaching styles and curriculum. Not only is technology pushing forward with more advances every day, but even the pandemic caused a shift in learning. Having children learn at home may...

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Teaching Responsibility to Your Child

Teaching Responsibility to Your Child

Your child will quickly mature and grow up, and there’s no better time than the present to start teaching them about responsibility. Children are born without any notion of what it means to be responsible, and thus it’s up to the parent to instill a good foundation...

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Indoor Activities for Winter Blues

Indoor Activities for Winter Blues

Your children were most likely ecstatic to be back in the classroom this fall, and enjoyed being around friends and teachers again. With winter break and colder temperatures outside, however, it can be hard to keep your child entertained again indoors. So much time...

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STEM Education

STEM Education

STEM curriculum in the classroom is gaining fast momentum, and for good reason. Many hiring companies are looking for extra emphasis on these subjects, and with growing technology, it’s a no-brainer that children should learn these areas more extensively. If you’re...

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Importance of Self-Care for Parents

Importance of Self-Care for Parents

You’ve most likely worn many hats this last year and a half, juggling not only the usual number of daily tasks and responsibilities, but also taking on even more. You may have had to create a whole new plan for your childcare, or started teaching your children at home...

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Genius Hour

Genius Hour

Every parent wants to see their child learn and succeed in school. This translates to a happy child, as well as setting them up to succeed in the real world. The older, more archaic ways of learning are transforming in today’s classroom, leaving more freedom and...

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Community Outreach with Your Child

Community Outreach with Your Child

Between everyone’s hectic schedules, finding time to volunteer or help your community may seem like one more extra activity or strain. But taking the time to get involved with your neighbors and city-wide festivities can be a great way to get out and meet people, as...

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New Years Kids

New Years Kids

Another new year and another set of resolutions is coming your way, as an individual and maybe as a parent as well. But your children may also want to create a set of resolutions for the new year, whether they be big or small. And no matter your children’s age, it’s a...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Parents

New Year’s Resolutions for Parents

Many people set aside time and energy for bettering themselves with the new year. It’s a great way to look forward and stay positive, no matter what the coming year may have in store. But what about for families? How can you as a parent help to improve yourself and...

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Portable Homeschool Opportunities

Portable Homeschool Opportunities

One of the obvious advantages of homeschooling is its portability. Many families travel as a way of life and depend on homeschooling to assure their children will receive an adequate K to 12 education while on the road or during military deployments.  Families with...

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Lockdown Lessons Learned from Homeschool Parents

Lockdown Lessons Learned from Homeschool Parents

It’s beginning to feel as though we’re seeing a glimmer of light at the end of the pandemic tunnel and we’re beginning to focus on what the “new normal” will look like. It’s been a stressful near-two-years for students, teachers and parents and we’re all hoping we’ve...

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Allowing the Change of the Season to Ignite Learning at Home!

Allowing the Change of the Season to Ignite Learning at Home!

What could be better than strolling through multi-colored leaves on a mild fall day?  Letting nature create your next lesson plan for you!  This is the best time of year to use the educational resources that are at your fingertips.  But how do you incorporate nature...

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