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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Building with the Better Block


There seems to be no question that, if you’re going to teach math, you need manipulatives.

There seems to be no question that, if you’re going to teach math (at least at the elementary level), you need manipulatives. Numerous studies have been conducted by educational researchers since the 1960s, and the evidence is overwhelming that using math manipulatives meaningfully with students of all ability levels in all grades greatly improves understanding…
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Spelling You See: More Than Ten Minutes?


Here are three principles to consider when deciding whether to accommodate your child’s request to keep going in Spelling You See.

The timer goes off, indicating the end of a Spelling You See copywork session. “Please, Mom,” your child begs, “I want to do more!” You hesitate. Your child really seems interested in the lesson, and you certainly don’t want to discourage learning. Should you let him continue? Here are three principles to consider when deciding…
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Participate in The Great Giveaway


Demme Learning is proud to sponsor Great Homeschool Convention's giveaway.

Demme Learning is proud to sponsor Great Homeschool Convention’s giveaway: To show appreciation to our homeschool families and those considering homeschooling, we invite you to sign up for our newsletter and register for our giveaway. Register to win one of twenty-five $200 gift certificates to shop at these homeschool family favorite websites: Rainbow Resources, Classical…
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Introducing KinderTown Power Packs


KinderTown is launching a brand new product called Power Packs.

We’ve got some exciting news to share, and you’re part of it! KinderTown is launching a brand new product called Power Packs. Each pack is aligned to the KinderTown Learning Map and is designed to support parents in connecting the learning that happens on the iPad with educational experiences for the home. In addition, in…
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Using the Latest Brain Research to Improve Your Student’s Learning


Neuroscientists have discovered some amazing things about the brain and learning that can actually help you as you homeschool each day.

Neuroscience— for me, this big, impressive word creates a mental picture of a group of intellectuals standing around analyzing and dissecting the human brain. When I was homeschooling, the only connection I might make with a neuroscientist was trying to prepare my child in case he actually wanted to become one. In reality, neuroscientists have…
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What I Wish I Had Known About Spelling You See


I wish you the joy of the journey with Spelling You See. You won’t regret it.

I wish you the joy of the journey with Spelling You See. You won’t regret it. When Spelling You See debuted eighteen months ago, you could say I was an “early adopter.” Being a brand new representative to Demme Learning and a long time homeschool mom, I figured I should figure out how the program…
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Engage Your Preschoolers with Developmental Duffle


Looking for a way to engage your preschooler at home with play while developing learning skills? Check out Developmental Duffle.

Looking for a way to engage your preschooler at home with play while developing learning skills? Check out Developmental Duffle. I first saw the bright orange duffles at an education convention. The booth was laid out with bright orange bags and inviting educational toys grouped by age and developmental skills. I loved how each educational…
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Using Tablets in Your Homeschool


In this guest post, Erica Ardnt writes about the way that her homeschooling family uses tablets in their education.

In this guest post, Erica Ardnt writes about the way that her homeschooling family uses tablets in their education. People always ask me if and how I use tablets in our homeschool. The first answer is yes! We definitely make use of our tablet as it provides a change from the normal daily work. One…
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