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10 Important Educational Activities for Preschoolers

Writer Amelia Harper shares 10 important, age-appropriate activities for parents with preschool-age children.

Mom, I Want to Learn Urdu! Part II

Once you have decided on a language, the next step is choosing a language program. Peter Groth gives guidance on how to tackle this daunting task...

Mom, I Want to Learn Urdu! Part I

“Mom, I want to learn Urdu.” A simple sentence like this can send a wave of trepidation through a homeschooling parent, even if the foreign language your child desires to learn is of a less exotic variety than Urdu...

Homeschooling Special Needs Children

When the doctor first mentioned our adopted son might be mildly autistic, it confirmed my suspicions, but left me feeling inadequate. Then I found some wonderful resources which helped me believe that "Yes, I can!" homeschool a special needs child.

What My Paper Route Taught Me

Hands-on learning helps our children think and grow in ways that books and teachers can’t. That’s why I encourage families to take on a weekly neighborhood paper route as an integral part of their children’s education...

  • Linda Joyce Heaner |
  • April 24, 2008 |
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Everything Old is New Again!

When I began homeschooling I would find old books at antique shops, garage sales, or on the Internet. But I had little idea that some old books were being re-published—even whole sets—and I have since used these books time and time again. The two sets we will discuss here will be McGuffey’s Eclectic Readers and Ray’s Arithmetic...

Exercising: A Complete Unit Study That Will Keep You Healthy

Exercising is one of the most important things we can do for our bodies. Whether we get our exercise from shoveling snow, running, playing, climbing stairs, or chasing our brother across the yard, the act of getting our muscles moving, our blood racing, and our heart pumping is necessary for a healthy lifestyle.

Writing for the Future

Good communication can be an important element for success. The more our writing improves, the better we will communicate. What can homeschoolers do to prepare their children in this way for the future?

Why is Easter so Early this Year?

Easter falls on March 23rd this year. This will be the earliest Easter anyone alive today will ever see! So, how exactly do Christians determine when Easter will fall from year to year?

The Inuit: A Complete Unit Study

Travel in snow-covered land isn’t always easy. Dogsleds are the fastest and most reliable way to travel over snow. Inuit and many people living in the Arctic Circle still use dogsleds everyday, even when there are snowmobiles and other vehicles available...

IEP Easy as PIE

Since we are homeschooling our seven “normal” children, we decided this would be the best for our special child, too. However, there were many terms I didn’t understand, the first of which was “IEP.”

4 Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing

Unlike math, history and science, writing does not consist simply of a set of facts to be learned and manipulated; it is an art, and should be taught more like art...

Literary Call to Arms

While many kids with hands-on parents are guided toward developing a love of reading, it is hard to ignore rising illiteracy rates and the struggles many college freshmen are having in adapting to the rigors of college academics...

  • Jennifer Bussey |
  • February 21, 2008 |
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What's All This Fuss About Unit Studies?

A unit study is a teaching method where you choose a topic and try to accomplish as many academic subjects around that topic as possible. Find out why it is so appealing to many home educators.

  • Jennifer Steward |
  • February 08, 2008 |
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Science in the Kitchen – The Scientific Method

We stood in the laundry room looking up at the spider’s web. Mother spider was in the center. Radiating out from her seat were black dots on the spokes of the web. When we reached for one of the dots, all of them converged toward the center, mother. With this living laboratory, a new science lesson and laboratory experience began...

  • Susan K. Stewart |
  • February 01, 2008 |
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Learning Sign Language

How can learning sign language benefit your family? Find out how a mother's passing interest changed the course of her family life.

The Meaning of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. We commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through his example.

  • Coretta Scott King |
  • January 16, 2008 |
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Measuring Up

Considering homeschooling? Been homeschooling for a while and wondering about the effectiveness of homeschooling, or just curious? Now that the current homeschooling movement is more than several decades old, you may be wondering what kind of results homeschooling is producing. What kind of scientific evidence now exists that can be used to determine the quality of the efforts being made by parents across the country? Read more...

Launch Your Child into Reading

Susie, aged four, was nibbling on animal crackers and holding her well-loved Bible storybook. From her car seat, she said, "Mommy, Mommy! Listen to me read." "I'm listening," said her Mom. They were going home late one night from visiting Grandma...

  • Peggy M. Wilber, M.Ed. |
  • January 04, 2008 |
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Preparing for the New Year with the "O" Word

  • Andrea Chevalier |
  • December 26, 2007 |
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