Our Choice to Homeschool
Oct22

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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5 Best free Coding Lessons for Kids
Mar16

5 Best free Coding Lessons for Kids

Learning some coding skills is an essential need nowadays, and kids who never have that opportunity can be at a serious disadvantage in our society. The good news is that there are so many ways to learn for free! Below you will find some ideas to help your kids learn to code while having fun: Code.org Code.org is the basis for most school programs and after school programs, but not everyone realizes that they could just use it for...

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Math resources that are also lots of fun!
Mar14

Math resources that are also lots of fun!

Math seems to be one of those topics, like writing, that kids either love or will avoid at any cost, but sometimes what matters most is how you tackle a challenge. There are lots of ways of bringing fun to mathematics: Manipulatives, real-life applications, entrepreneurship projects , yard sales, and yes, websites and apps. Below you will find a few of our suggestions: Prodigy Game (Free with option to pay for upgrades) Prodigy is a...

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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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