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The Matter of Homeschool Curriculum

Homeschool curriculum can be the biggest challenge for new homeschoolers and veteran homeschoolers alike. Here’s how we decide what to do. We’ve tried a variety of curriculums – some pre-packaged and expensive, but mostly we’re eclectic in our approach.  I know it’s a big worry for those just starting on their homeschool journey, because it’s such an …

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Hackschooling: What Are You Stoked About?

Hackschooling or homeschooling – are they one in the same? Logan LaPlante asks during his TEDx Talk at the University of Nevada. What if? If you are on the fence about homeschooling, you need to watch this video by a 13 year old homeschooled boy who challenges the conventions of education…and the idea of building …

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That Question: Socialization and Homeschooling

Socialization and homeschooling. They are the topic of almost every non-homeschooler’s conversation with a new homeschool acquaintance. Here’s the answer to that question. If you homeschool, you probably have a pretty good idea of what thatquestion is. It’s not a question about curriculum or the actual education of your child. It’s not a question about what …

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10 Online Homeschool Resources

With homeschooling becoming a more popular alternative to public or private schools, it can be overwhelming when researching sites that are helpful to both parents and homeschoolers. Below is a compilation of websites that are full of information regarding homeschool education. 10 Online Homeschool Resources 1. The Old Schoolhouse Magazinewww.theoldschoolhouse.comFree online homeschool magazine, links to …

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How to Create a Homeschool Routine and Schedule

Creating a homeschool routine and schedule can make for an easy year. Do you know how to make one that works for your family? They key to making homeschooling work for your family is to figure out the balance that you need during the day. Does that sound challenging? It should, because finding balance is …

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10 Educational iPad Apps for Children

Occupy and engage their curious minds with some of the educational iPad apps below. They are sure to keep your little one learning long after the school day is done. 1. iWriteWords A handwriting game designed for preschoolers that teaches proper letter formation. Platforms: iPhone, iPad Also available: iWriteWords Lite 2. Operation Math Math practice with a …

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