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How to Gain More Hours in Your Day by Using Lunchboxes - Free Homeschool Deals ©

How to Gain More Hours in Your Day by Using Lunchboxes - Free Homeschool Deals © | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
This post is from contributor, Sherry Hayes.   We homeschoolers have amazing challenges, especially if we have numerous children at different learning levels. Being the mother of 15 children, I sometimes wish there was a 48-hour day, or that I had eight arms and legs (and eyes in the back of my head). Since I …
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Too Many Choices? | Simple Kids

Too Many Choices? | Simple Kids | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
Are we helping or hindering our children when we offer them too many choices? Can choice be a bad thing? This guest post by Suzita Cochran of Play.Fight.Repeat. explores choice and its affect on our children.
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Mean Ol’ Schoolmarm – “Climatic” or “Climactic”

Mean Ol’ Schoolmarm – “Climatic” or “Climactic” | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
By Heather Sanders While sitting in the dentist office reading outdated magazines, I came across the word "climatic" and...
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5 tips for a happier homeschool - Simple Homeschool

5 tips for a happier homeschool - Simple Homeschool | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
Rachel shares the five tips she's discovered that have led to a happier homeschool for her family.
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5 Reasons Children Should Study Nature - The Home School Scientist

5 Reasons Children Should Study Nature - The Home School Scientist | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
Nature studies are still my favorite way to study and teach science. Studying in this way has many benefits. Here are 5 reasons children should study nature
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Why Finland's schools are top-notch

Why Finland's schools are top-notch | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
Pasi Sahlberg says America can learn from Finland, which has one of the leading education systems in the world.
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The 5 love languages of homeschooling - Simple Homeschool

The 5 love languages of homeschooling - Simple Homeschool | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
Learning how to "speak" the five love languages can help us connect more deeply with our children.
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20 family activities for fall - Simple Homeschool

20 family activities for fall - Simple Homeschool | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
When the leaves start to change or the weather starts to cool, it's time to enjoy some of these 20 family activities for fall.
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How Do I Teach My Child to Read?

How Do I Teach My Child to Read? | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
This is a question I get a lot, via email and in comments ~ “How do I teach my child to read?”  Although I have only taught one child to read from birth and am working on my 2nd and 3rd, I did teach many children to read while teaching Kindergarten for 5 years! Teaching reading …
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On accepting and loving the child in front of you.

On accepting and loving the child in front of you. | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
My brother-in-law has given Owen a guitar on long-term loan. I'll admit that I cried a little when he made the offer for us to take it home. Not so much because the sound of amplified guitar music ...
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Why Homeschoolers Need to Approach Writing Differently

Why Homeschoolers Need to Approach Writing Differently | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
From the time I could put a few words together, I loved to write. I wrote stories about talking iguanas, two best friends with a knack for investigating
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Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent

Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
Apple’s leader limited his children’s screen time, and a surprising number of other technology executives do too.
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Oxygen and Fire Experiment - The Home School Scientist

Oxygen and Fire Experiment - The Home School Scientist | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
This fire experiment you can do at home will test the relationship between oxygen and fire.
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Dysgraphia: How can I help my child?

Dysgraphia: How can I help my child? | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
Does this sound familiar? "My child is a reluctant writer...it's like there's a block between his pen and the paper! Why is writing so hard for him?" And more than anything, you may be wondering... "How can I help him?" If your child is struggling with hand writing, it could be more than just laziness…
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Self-care for the highly sensitive parent - Simple Homeschool

Self-care for the highly sensitive parent - Simple Homeschool | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
Anne shares her "cheat sheet" for highly sensitive homeschool parents.
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My new little book page pumpkin. - Modern Mrs. Darcy

My new little book page pumpkin. - Modern Mrs. Darcy | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
As a book lover but not a literary purist, I've been wanting to try some book art. Here's how I finally made myself a book page pumpkin (and how you can, too).
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Resources for Teaching Navigation | Bright Ideas Press

Resources for Teaching Navigation | Bright Ideas Press | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
Whether you are a "land lubber," an avid sailor, or just an adventurer, it's always fun to try navigating your way. Our family enjoys geocaching along with
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3 ways simplifying might save your sanity - Simple Homeschool

3 ways simplifying might save your sanity - Simple Homeschool | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
Kari shares 3 ways that her her family is simplifying their space, their schedule and their food.
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Dirty Windows and the Truth About Comparing - Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers

Dirty Windows and the Truth About Comparing - Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
Comparing yourself to others can provide opportunities to learn, grow, and refine if you don't allow misconceptions to cause unnecessary guilt and stress.
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Things to do when you're feeling discouraged as a homeschooler - Simple Homeschool

Things to do when you're feeling discouraged as a homeschooler - Simple Homeschool | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
Homeschooling is rewarding, but it can also be difficult. It's easy to get discouraged in your life as a homeschooler. Here are tips that can help!
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Homeschooling through a crisis - Simple Homeschool

Homeschooling through a crisis - Simple Homeschool | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
Annie shares lessons learned while homeschooling through a crisis -- her mother-in-law's battle with cancer.
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Investing in Recess

Investing in Recess | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
By Heather Sanders I have a confession to make. In years past, when I assigned budget monies to homeschool curriculum, s...
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Flash Card Math Games

Flash Card Math Games | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it
Flash cards might seem old school, but they are very effective teaching tools. Here are 5 fun flash card math games to help your kids memorize math facts.
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Homeschooling with Little Ones Underfoot and Keeping Your Sanity

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Homeschooling with Little Ones Underfoot and Keeping Your Sanity

 

In more than ten years of homeschooling, I have yet to hit a season in which I don’t have a baby, a toddler, a baby and two toddlers, along with older children, or some non-matching age-range combination.

Recently I shared about Homeschooling with a Newborn and how we make that work in our growing family. Of course the perfectly legitimate question that follows usually is, “Yes, but what about homeschooling with a toddler?!”

- See more at: http://simplehomeschool.net/little-ones/#sthash.XLAULsgv.dpuf

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Some Days Are Like That: The Homeschool Edition - Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers

Some Days Are Like That: The Homeschool Edition - Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers | Homeschooling Our Children | Scoop.it

I think sometimes we homeschool families are reluctant to tell the outside world that homeschooling isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. That every project isn’t Pinterest-worthy. That sometimes we have to turn to Google to jog our memory on what exactly the Pythagorean Theory is and how you use it to figure out the length of that stupid triangle’s side.

That reluctance isn’t without reason. We have enough voices crying out against homeschooling, so sometimes we feel the need to circle the wagons and present the good side – you know as opposed to the horses’ rear-ends.

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