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Printable To-Do Checklists for Kids

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: Summer is in full swing at our house! You'd think that the summer break from our school routine would have our eight-year-old daughter in relaxation mode. Instead, I noticed that she was antsy and unsure of what to do with herself during the…

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Summer Games: Water Balloon Learning

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: As a parent, there really isn't a start or end to when we can create learning time with our kids. We can find ways to help our kids learn new skills (or review old ones) through the simplest tasks or activities. I love to find ways…

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Five Ways to Get Ready for Next School Year

The following post is from Angie of Many Little Blessings: Although some homeschoolers do year round school, most homeschoolers are gearing up for a full or partial summer vacation in the next month. This offers homeschool parents a great opportunity to regroup and get ready for next school year. With just a few steps, you…

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Keep Your Kids Reading with This Book Report Printable

The following post is from Kacey of Next Level Mama: These days, there's no shortage of distractions to keep our children occupied -- video games, social media, TV, computers, smart phones, sports leagues, and on and on. However, with benefits like increased vocabulary, improved writing skills and creativity, it's also important to make sure reading stays at…

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15 Fun Ways to Reinforce Science Concepts for Kids

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. Hands-on experiments and activities are usually a hit with any student, but taking a science test can be quite the opposite.  Answering questions about complex information can intimidate even the best of students. Here are some ways to…

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Five Simple Steps to a Better Homeschool Day

The following post is from Angie of Many Little Blessings: Mornings are not my forte nor have they ever been. Deciding to become a teacher, and then ultimately to stay home with my children to homeschool has always proven a challenge for my night owl tendencies. I have found that some of our best days…

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Learning Activities for the Book If You Give a Pig a Pancake

The following post is from Angie of Many Little Blessings: One of my favorite things when I was teaching were the years that I spent as a school librarian. Not only did I enjoy being able to order books and read to students, but I loved being able to pick books and then do related…

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12 Ways to Make Social Studies Fun

The following post is from Jennifer Burke, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. History and geography are a passion for some and a pain for others. Most children are somewhere in-between and need a little boost when learning about the world. Try some of these ideas: 1.  Make a timeline.  When…

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Planning a Homeschool Calendar with Six Week Terms

The following post is from Angie of Many Little Blessings: When I began homeschooling, I felt stuck in a traditional school calendar mentality. While I thought year-round schooling sounded like a good idea, I just couldn't imagine giving up our long summers. However, having taught for two years at a school with a "balanced calendar,"…

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