Fun

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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LIVE stream

There are wonderful places to explore right where we live. Museums, zoos, state parks, wild beaches, galleries, lakes, trails, mangroves, marshes, sports events among others.  It’s an amazing feeling to see and experience these things in person. Part of our homeschooling routine includes almost daily trips because the first hand experiences seem to garnish the best sort of learning. For example, when we visited

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Importance of Play

Growing up I was given responsibilities early on. I would watch my younger siblings playing make believe or running around having fun and felt out of place. Being responsible and serious seemed to make my kid feeling ebb away. Since my son was born, I have tried hard to play with him. When he was a toddler one day, we were playing with clay.

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Location, Location, Location!

My son’s favorite announcement is “I’m bored!” What he doesn’t know is that sometimes, I am too!  Over the years changing up our learning location  has been the very thing that we needed to get some perspective. Whenever we’ve hit a block, my son is out of sorts or I’m just not feeling so great, our back plan is “Let’s escape!” We are transformed

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Car Rides That Really Take You Somewhere!

When I was kid, my family took a fourteen hour car ride to Chicago.  It was a smelly station wagon borrowed from someone, and since there were four adults, the four kids, including me, had to sit in the wagon area or trunk, amongst the luggage.  We had a blast.  We played every game we could think of to pass the time — punch buggie,

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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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Night Time Adventures!

It was 3 am and all I could hear was soft breathing. I paused for a minute before entering because I used to hate to wake him up! I felt irresponsible doing it, but then I realized it would be unfortunate to have my beautiful, inquisitive son miss the spectacular Lunar Eclipse taking place at that very moment. I gently shook him awake and

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One Man’s Treasure is Another Man’s Game!

I can still hear my son’s little voice begging me to play “Grandma’s Treasure” just one more time. Over and over we played it until I started to dread it, like when your favorite song gets played out on the radio . This game would keep him enthralled for hours – the deck of cards enable you to set up a treasure hunt with

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Read to Succeed with Six Flags

Six Flags and Discovery Education offer a reading incentive for students in grades Kindergarten through 6th — including homeschoolers! The only requirement is that you live within a 250-mile radius of a Six Flags theme park. To encourage students to read for fun, Six Flags is offering students free one-day admission to one of the theme parks if they complete six hours of recreational

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An Unexpected Lesson

One of my favorite aspects of homeschooling is the freedom it affords to pursue interesting topics you might otherwise not have time for, especially topics you weren’t planning on studying. Last weekend, as my husband came in from an errand, he had news to share. “Come outside!” he said excitedly. “I’ve found a beehive!” We all ran outside and looked up in the tree

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