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Finding New Curriculum Online

In one of the neighboring towns near my home is a huge warehouse/store that sells homeschooling curricula from many different publishers. It’s an adventure to walk in and search for resources; the shelves are completely filled with books, workbooks, and study guides. If you don’t have such a store in your area, however, don’t worry. There are quite a few online stores that sell

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Language and Thinking for Young Children

Language and Thinking for Young Children by Ruth Beechick and Jeannie Nelson is a wonderful oral language resource for homeschooling parents of children in preschool, kindergarten, or the early elementary grades. Designed as a full year’s course, this single book contains ideas and activities that can be adapted both for very young children as well as older children who are not yet reading. The

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Life Skills for Kids

Ask any homeschooling mom, and she’ll tell you that teaching children at home involves much more than instruction in academics. Homeschooling is about training your children for life, teaching them all they need to know to function well as adults in their homes and communities. Christine Field’s book, Life Skills for Kids, can help homeschoolers do just that. Filled with advice and ideas for

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Homeschool Help Online

Sometimes it’s hard to recall what life was like before the internet. I remember when we were given a used 486 computer about 11 years ago and started out with dial-up service. Everything was so new then, but today, we can access information from around the world with just a few clicks of the mouse. And this is great news for homeschoolers. Not only

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Homeschool Support Groups

One of the most important resources for any parents trying to homeschool their children is a local support group. If you’re not a part of one already, this is a good year to join. A support group is just that — an organization, either large or small, made up of homeschooling families. Although every family is different, many face the same challenges in raising

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