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A selection of posts dealing with parenting younger kids from preschool to early elementary age. Featuring educational resources and parenting techniques to help you on your way.

Polyblox Totems Are the Next Big Thing in Early Childhood Education

Back in June of this year, I had the pleasure of attending the BlogHer 2017 conference in Orlando. It was my second year attending, and I knew that I would be exposed to some amazing experiences. While it is full of inspiring stories, incredible women from all industries and a ton of learning, what I …

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Should I Make My Kid Eat School Lunch?

School may not quite be starting yet, or maybe it is, depending on your area. But, school lunches have been a topic of increasing discussion over the years. Between food allergies, nutrition, childhood obesity, as well as feedback from students and parents, we’ve all started thinking a lot more about what our children are eating …

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Giving Thanks For the Kindergarten Teacher

I don’t give a lot of thought to my own Kindergarten experience, if I’m honest. It began with Mrs Purillo, at Lacy Elementary in Warren, Pennsylvania – a school that hasn’t even existed since just after I finished there. I learned my alphabet. I learned Humpty Dumpty and Little Rabbit Foo Foo. I had to …

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How To Keep Kids Socialized While Homeschooling

Everyone always asks how to keep kids socialized while homeschooling. This question is in fact, one of the most annoying ones a homeschooling parent will be asked. As a way to remind you and those who are curious about homeschooling that there are multiple ways to keep your kids involved in learning social skills, we …

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How To Get College Scholarships For Homeschoolers

As you reach the high school years, you may begin wondering how to go about securing scholarships for homeschoolers. While it isn’t as simple as some from a traditional public school may find, it is definitely not impossible and actually quite easy to manage if you know where to look and what to do. This …

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Tips For Students Taking Homeschool Standardized Testing

Homeschool standardized testing can be one of the most frustrating and frightening parts of your school year. Since many states now require this as part of your annual reports, it has become more and more concerning for many parents. If you are currently required to take homeschool standardized testing, or simply wish to do so …

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Tips For Creating A Local Homeschool Group

If you’ve ever participated in a homeschool group, you know how wonderful they can be for sharing struggles, making friends, and ensuring your children have some different people to hang out with and learn from on occasion. Creating your own local homeschool group can be tough, but there are a few tips to make it …

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Tips For Understanding Individual State Homeschooling Laws

As a new homeschooler, you may be worried about abiding by state homeschooling laws. Since this is a vital part of your homeschooling experience, we have some tips for helping you to understand terminology, your rights as a parent, and how to make the most of what is available to you within your individual state. …

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How To Create Homeschool Portfolios For Your Child

Whether you are new or old to homeschooling,g creating homeschool portfolios is one challenge that many parents dread doing each year. While they are often necessary as part of your state requirements, they are also a great way to look back on your kids progress to evaluate what is working and what isn’t. These tips …

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How To Transition From Public School To Homeschool With Ease

A transition from public school to homeschool may seem like a daunting task for you and your children to face, but not when you are prepared with a few simple tricks up your sleeve. While there are big differences between a public school environment and a homeschool environment, you can make the transition with few …

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100+ Free Homeschool Curriculum Resources

Keeping your budget low while homeschooling is easy when you utilize this list of Free Homeschool Curriculum. Our list includes over 100 resources for free lesson plans, complete curriculum or resources to use for lesson plans. This encompasses preschool, elementary, middle school, and high school needs. There are some sites listed with complete curriculums and …

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100+ Homeschool Classroom Organization Ideas

There are tons of great homeschool organization ideas out there to help you stay on top of the clutter paperwork, and supplies you keep on hand. We’ve gathered some of the best tips, as well as found our favorite resources for storage to share with you in one location. This year, your homeschool classroom organization …

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