Money

Learning With Legos

I have a child who loves Legos. In fact, Legos have been a regular staple in our home since my oldest son was about five – almost 15 years ago! My youngest still asks for new sets for his birthday and Christmas. And it’s no wonder! Legos are a lot of fun, and (don’t tell the kids) educational, too! Our latest Lego discovery was

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Grocery Store Schooling

The other day, I sent my eighteen-year-old out to the store to pick up some sweet rolls. He called me while he was there, asking where to find them. I told him to go along the back wall by the dairy and they would be in the corner to the right. “How did you know that?” he asked. “Because I’ve been grocery shopping for

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Learning Styles – Choosing Homeschooling Curriculum

Choosing Homeschooling Curriculum As you sift through the many types of homeschooling curriculum, keep in mind the way your children learn best — their learning styles. When all of my children were school-age with work to complete, that was something I let slip — and it showed. Learning Styles There are four years between my three oldest, so there were a couple of years when they

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A New Year, A New Start for Homeschooling

If you’re like me, the holidays are a busy time with family and friends, and the schoolwork gets less attention. While we enjoy the Christmas season, we need the change in the calendar page to give us the boost we need to start again. If the holidays got your family a little off-track too, here are some things that might help: Set Some Homeschooling

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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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Funding Homeschooling

In a recent web group discussion, homeschooling parents were discussing the cost of education. The discussion took a turn when one  post pointed out that Connections Academy (the online public school option) receives approximately $8,000 per student from each of the states it is available in. Another homeschooling mom posted that in NY, public schools receive $17,500 per student.  It’s shocking really, to see

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Money on the Mind? – More Money Making Ideas for Kids!

If your children are like mine, they are always on the lookout for ways to earn a little extra spending money. And with summer just around the bend, they have more time to try new ventures and opportunities. If you have a child who’s too young for traditional employment, you might help him get started with one of these ideas: Make crafts to sell:

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That’s Money, Honey! – Money Making Idea For Kids!

With summer right around the corner, my thirteen-year-old is anticipating his first paying job — doing lawn-care for his uncle. While he’s done odd jobs here and there for me around the house, this will be his first steady source of income, and he’s excited. His sister (age 11) has been a little discouraged, though, as she would like to be earning money too.

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Coin County – A Bank in a Book

From an early age, children learn that you need money in order to purchase something from the store. It’s so much fun to let a young child pick something out, give him the exact change, and allow him to pay the clerk. You’re child will have an even stronger sense of satisfaction, though, if he uses his own money that he has saved to

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Giving Children Allowance

I’ve read a lot of different views regarding giving children allowances. Should children be paid for doing daily chores? Don’t they need to understand that every member of the family contributes to the upkeep of the home? Should they get paid for that contribution? I decided that while it’s important children learn to help out around the home, it’s also vital that they learn

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