educational activities

First Businesses

My son has always been around people who own their own businesses. Entrepreneur examples are plentiful, so it is no surprise that at ten, he’s already brainstorming what kind of business he will have. when he “grows up”. Recently I explained that most of the people whom we know with businesses have run the gamut on start up businesses. And as a rule it

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Human Development and Reproduction

Puberty is a normal and important life stage. As homeschoolers, what do you teach your child and at what age to ensure your child feels good about their body?  The approach and age are important factors when deciding to decimate information.  As early as preschool, human development is an important part of their world. Across the line, experts tells us to refer to body

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Pinterest

If you haven’t joined the Pinterest movement, you will soon. It’s an addictive great website to discover new innovative and positive ideas and a way to store all that interests you in one place.   For homeschoolers, Pinterest offers a way to share fun project ideas and unit studies among other things.   In Pinterest, you can join homeschool groups which participate in collaborative

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Fun Cool Sites for Kids

Sometimes you can hit a rut. It happens.  Activities you do regularly can become boring.  Homeschooling is entrenched in routine for us and so sometimes it’s good to shake things up. I like to do that sometimes by bringing up a fun cool site we have never explored before on the laptop. It helps if I know a little about the site first so

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Right-Brain

My son has inherited both his father’s and my right-brainy-ness. He is a creative soul who creates constantly, both literally and figuratively.  He loves to tell stories most of all, in which he’s the hero. He uses anything new he’s learned to fill his stories each time more magnificently than the last. The first and only parent- teacher conference I ever attended, the teacher

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Science with Nancy Larson

Saxon Math author Nancy Larson is still at work developing new products for teachers and homeschoolers, only this time in the area of science! Nancy Larson Publishers now offers a science curriculum for ages 6-11 that includes botany, zoology, anatomy, astronomy, and more! The curriculum is divided into three levels: Science 1 for ages 6-8; Science 2 for ages 7-9, and Science 3 for

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Tune Into Free Online Resources with ITunesU!

I recently upgraded to an IPhone and was in the process of downloading my music library from ITunes when I came across ITunesU.  What caught my eye was the phrase “free education”.  As all homeschooling parents will understand, I am always on the lookout for free anything, but free education sounded extra special.  Well, I can say, after checking it out, that it is AWESOME!  Educational

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Best “Sites” for a Garden!

Last week, we enjoyed some warm sunny days — the temperatures even reached the mid-70s! If you’re ready to spend some time outdoors, you might consider planting a family garden. You’ll get your hands dirty, share some quality time, and learn a lot in the process. And you don’t even need a lot of space. Your children can still discover their green thumbs by

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