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E-books for Kids

I’ve read a lot recently about the rise in the popularity of e-books. Less expensive than regular books, they are instantly downloadable and you can access them anytime and anywhere from your computer. For children, you can find both fiction and nonfiction books, from picture books to early chapter books to complete novels. Below are a couple of companies that carry e-books for kids:

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First Book of Nature

Almost all young children enjoy the wonder of nature, and teaching them about the living things around them is a good way to introduce science into your studies. If you have an early elementary student and you’re looking for a good book to start with, The Usborne Complete First Book of Nature might be the book for you. This book is actually a combination

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100 Easy Reading Lessons

If you have a young child who wants to learn to read or an elementary student who needs more practice reading, you may want to try the book Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Siegfried Englemann, Phyllis Haddox, and Elaine Bruner. Together, these authors have come up with a step-by-step plan to help parents teach their children to read. The

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Math for the Fifth Grade

Your child is ready for the fifth grade, and hopefully, so are you!  It’s easy to become overwhelmed with homeschooling as your child gets older and the concepts he must learn and the time spent on schoolwork continue to increase. By the fifth grade, he should have all of the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts memorized; without them, he’ll struggle through most of

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Yahoo Groups for Homeschoolers

If you haven’t discovered Yahoo groups yet, you’re in for a treat. Yahoo groups can be a great online resource for homeschooling tips, advice, books, and more. To join a group, go to Yahoo.com and look for the “Groups” button. If you don’t see it right away, click on “View Yahoo Sites.” You’ll be directed to the Groups page, where you’ll see a field

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Homeschooling the Fifth Grade

While it can be a challenge to teach your children at home, the years do go by quickly. Your fifth-grader is now in her last year of elementary school/primary grades. Whether this is your first year homeschooling or you’re now a veteran homeschooler, you might be wondering what your child should learn this year. Of course, there are curriculum packages you can purchase that

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Homeschooling | History with Jean Fritz

When my younger children study history, we usually read together from a main text, such as The Story of the World. I also like to supplement our reading with other books about the same subject. One of my favorite authors of children’s history books is Jean Fritz. Fritz’s career as an author has spanned over fifty years and included more than twenty-five books, many

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Fourth Grade Math

As your child enters his fourth-grade year, a solid foundation in math is a must. By now he should know his addition and subtraction facts, as it’s difficult to move ahead with more challenging problems until he has them memorized. He’ll continue to learn his multiplication and division facts, as well as a number of other concepts. If you are using a standard curriculum

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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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