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The Joys of Father-Daughter Learning At Home


You do not need an education degree to help your kids with their learning. All you need is a willingness to engage.

In an article for The New Republic, editor Ryu Spaeth ruminates on his impromptu homeschooling due to Covid-19. In particular, he reflects on the experience of teaching his five year old daughter how to read. Spaeth writes self-deprecatingly that “teaching a child to read is hard” and “I have no idea what I’m doing.” I…
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Math-U-See Round Table Discussions


Our Customer Success Team is hosting a series of Math-U-See round table discussions, designed to help you get the most out of your experience.

Welcome to the Demme Learning family. Would you like to get the very best out of your investment in Math-U-See? Our Customer Success Team is hosting a series of online video round table discussions, designed to help you get the most out of your Math-U-See experience. We have scheduled four special “round table” discussions lasting…
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You Don’t Need to Be a Grammar Expert to Teach It


We’ve been drilled on “THE RULES” for years and most of us have very little to show for it. How can we possibly teach grammar to our kids?

Grammar is one of those subjects that people either love or hate. Like math, it can intimidate parents who doubt their own grasp of the subject, let alone their ability to teach it to their children. We’ve been drilled on “THE RULES” for years and most of us have very little to show for it.…
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Help Families Affected By Natural Disasters


Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by natural disasters.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by natural disasters. For any homeschool family affected by a natural disaster who needs to replace their Demme Learning curriculum, please contact us at customerservice@demmelearning.com or 888-854-6284. A customer service member can help you in one of the following ways: • We can provide…
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4 Tips on How to Prevent Homeschool Burnout


In my experience, homeschool burnout can come from two directions: from your child or from you. Here are some strategies to alleviate stress.

Homeschooling can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Often homeschool parents create stress because of underlying anxieties about whether we are doing enough for our kids. We see how slow the learning process can be, and we panic. In my experience, homeschool burnout can come from two directions: from your child…
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10 Strategy Games for Family Fun


Playing strategy games is a great way to fill long summer days while keeping your student’s (and your own) mind sharp.

This back-to-school season may be unlike past years in terms of limits on what we are able to do, but there are still many ways to have fun. Playing strategy games is a great way to fill those long evenings while keeping your student’s (and your own) mind sharp. Here is list of 10 strategy…
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So You’ve Decided to Homeschool. Now What?


The path to homeschooling is different for everyone. Whether you have been considering this option for years, or have only recently started exploring, you likely have several questions. In this post, we want to help you think through the what, how, and when of successful homeschool planning.

The path to homeschooling is different for everyone. Whether you have been considering this option for years, or have only recently started exploring, you likely have several questions. In this post, we want to help you think through the what, how, and when of successful homeschool planning. The First Steps Our first recommendation is to…
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Further Thoughts on Spelling You See Dictation


Master the art of dictation in Spelling You See to help your student's confidence soar.

This is a follow-up post to Why Doing Dictation Right Matters So Much providing additional insight into one of the key activities used in the Spelling You See program. When Spelling You See debuted, we knew we had brought the most amazing program to market. Finally, a research-based program that helps students learn how to…
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Learn to Hear The Math in Music


Learn how to provide your student with opportunities to feel the math in music, and perhaps later, to hear the music in math.

(The following post is Part 4 in a four-part series on studying math through the lens of other disciplines. We believe that students thrive when they can form meaningful connections across different areas of study. Previous installments in the series have included History, Art, and Philosophy.) A pizza is divided into half, and then half…
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Make Math Engaging for Kids with Philosophy


Make Math Engaging for Kids with Philosophy

(The following post is Part 3 in a four-part series on studying math through the lens of other disciplines. We believe that students thrive when they can form meaningful connections across different areas of study. And we also know that many students who are disillusioned with math can find fresh inspiration in seeing how math…
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