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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6 Ways to Arrive Home More Relaxed

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: When you haven’t seen your kids all day, it’s important to arrive home in a good mood so you can more easily reconnect with your family. The way you feel when you walk in the door can help you set a positive tone that carries into the evening, thus…

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Five Authentic Writing Activities for Children

The following post is from Angie of Many Little Blessings: Writing seems to be one of those subjects with which many homeschooling families struggle. Without knowing a homeschooling family very well, you can often guess that if you ask, "What writing curriculum have you used," you'll get a myriad of answers all from the same…

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Help for Your Child’s Handwriting

See all of the Homework Helps posts here. Some people say that handwriting isn’t important because so much of today’s communication is digital. I believe teaching handwriting is important for children, and that they should be proficient at both.. A computer is not always an option and whether you’re an adult or child, your handwriting…

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Poetry Activities with Children

The following post is from Angie of Many Little Blessings: While poetry can be a wonderful addition to your language arts and reading studies all year long, April is especially perfect since it is National Poetry Month. If you're not sure where to start with poetry, one of these activities might be a perfect addition…

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Enhance Your Relationships with the Art of Active Listening

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: I’ll never forget the conversation.  Our five-year-old was trying to tell me something important.  I was getting dinner ready and responded with an occasional, “Oh, really?”  and “That’s interesting.” “Mommy, listen to me!” he implored. “I am listening!” “No, Mommy!  Listen to me with your eyes!” I…

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Four Tips for Homeschooling Your Child with ADHD

The following post is from Angie of Many Little Blessings: Homeschooling can definitely be challenging. However, when one or more of  the children that you have decided to homeschool have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) , your job can become even more challenging. However, there are things that you can do to help make the…

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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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Before You Put Too Much Stock in Your Child’s Test Scores, Read This

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: Emphasis on test scores in schools today has reached fever pitch.  Students are drilled on how to answer questions, time is spent taking practice tests, and teachers collaborate on how to raise the numbers.  I agree that we need a way to assess the effectiveness of…

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