Sample Homeschooling Week (Coronavirus Edition)
Mar23

Sample Homeschooling Week (Coronavirus Edition)

Hey everyone, I have been trying to post resources, but I have heard from a lot of parents that they aren’t sure what to do with some of them when to use them, how much do they do, etc, so I decided to post some of our current general weekly schedule (though it changes often), so people can see if that gives them any ideas of what might work for their own kids and lives. Every family has a way of doing this that is unique to...

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Online Science Lessons for Kids (Free and Low Cost)
Mar18

Online Science Lessons for Kids (Free and Low Cost)

Science is one of those topics that can be studied in so many different ways. Living Science is a rich smorgasbord of experiences, where kids can learn about their world and themselves by interacting with nature, their environment and by experimenting with different concepts, combinations, and materials. Then there is the worksheet version of science, which is about memorizing unreasonably long names and writing down definitions kids...

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Has Coronavirus turned you into a homeschooler?  Here is some advice for the first time homeschooler.
Mar17

Has Coronavirus turned you into a homeschooler? Here is some advice for the first time homeschooler.

Dear friends The threat of Coronavirus has caused many parents to pull their kids out of school, and now, with official school closings, many of you are faced with homeschooling for the first time. There are very many different ways to homeschool (though the one common thread is that we are rarely at home, ironically), which go from doing school at home to unschooling, with very many different approaches in between.  Because we are...

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Online Music Classes for Kids (Free and Low Cost)
Mar16

Online Music Classes for Kids (Free and Low Cost)

The effect of playing a musical instrument and listening to music can be mapped in the brain of children, but most importantly, music affects your soul. You can be taken to the world of Mozart’s surreal dream in the Magic Flute, feel Beethoven’s passion for revolution in Eroica, dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller or dream of a better world with John Lennon’s Imagine. The question then becomes, how to foster a love of music, classic...

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Best Websites to Teach Children History
Aug05

Best Websites to Teach Children History

There are endless resources online for almost any topic, which is exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Whether you are a homeschooler, looking for comprehensive resources at no cost or parents trying to introduce your kids to more than they have access to at school, sorting through all the options can take days. We have done some of that work, asked for recommendations and are happy to share some of the best ones we have found...

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Our very large list of books with ratings
May06

Our very large list of books with ratings

Books have been a major part of our child’s life since her first week of life. We have read her several books a day from the time she was a wee little thing. I believe that habit has been one of the reasons she has become such a strong reader. Being a homeschooler, books have a particularly prominent place in our daily lives. Tahra started reading at 2.5 years old and currently, at 4.5 years old, she is easily reading at 2nd to...

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Our Choice to Homeschool
Aug22

Our Choice to Homeschool

( This article was published in 2015. Our reasons for homeschooling are still pretty similar, but I felt the need to mention that as our child is not 3.5 yo anymore and our path in homeschooling has evolved and grown so much in the past few years. Another updated article to come soon.) I was a child of the school system. I loved school so much I cried on the school bus on my way home whenever we went on vacation. I was never bullied,...

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