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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Why We Do What We Do


We have the wonderful privilege of talking with thousands of Demme Learning families, students, and instructors.

Homeschool convention season is upon us, and we at Demme Learning are quite busy going to and from shows all over the United States.  As our team of curriculum experts and support staff set up and tear down our show displays in one state after another, we have the wonderful privilege of talking with thousands…
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Tales from Customer Service: Funny Hangups


We conducted short interviews with the customer service team to hear about their experiences from their own homeschooling and from taking your calls.

We conducted short interviews with the customer service team to hear about their experiences from their own homeschooling and from taking your calls. If you’ve never called in to our Customer Service team, you may not know what kind of help and encouragement you’re missing. (Go ahead! Say hi! Call 1-888-854-6284.) The summary from the…
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Spring Math Activities & Apps


Going outdoors allows you and your preschooler to conduct active explorations of early math concepts with these math activities and apps.

Going outdoors allows you and your preschooler to conduct active explorations of early math concepts with these math activities and apps. It’s spring—time to get outdoors! Together the fresh air, sunshine, and change of scenery bring endless possibilities for exploration. The outdoor environment can be just what your young child needs to get excited about…
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How Should I Teach Art?


It doesn't require a high level of creativity or skill to teach art at home. Learn how you can teach art to your children without a fine arts degree.

It doesn’t require a high level of creativity or skill to teach art at home. Learn how you can teach art to your children without a fine arts degree. In a previous blog post, I explained how teaching art can help your student grow in several important cognitive areas, such as problem solving, sensory perception,…
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How to Homeschool Multiple Children


"I would like to share three ideas that can help you homeschool multiple children of any age or circumstance."

Have any of you ever seen those booths where they turn on a high-powered fan and you try and catch the money that is swirling around you? That is probably the best visual I have for trying to homeschool multiple children simultaneously. Homeschool moms ARE the true superheroes! To wit: They have x-ray vision –…
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Beverly Cleary, Now Age 100, Has Filled Our Libraries With Good Things!


Beverly Cleary has provided us with stories that are timeless classics.

Today, an American treasure turns 100. Beverly Cleary, author and creator of beloved characters like Ramona and Beezus Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph S. Mouse, has provided us with stories that are timeless classics. Although many of her books are set in a time when mothers didn’t work outside the home and computers were things…
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What is Conceptual Understanding?


Conceptual understanding refers to the notion that a student is not just taught how to do math but also the why behind it.

Conceptual understanding refers to the notion that a student is not just taught how to do math but also the why behind it. Think back to when you started homeschooling and were choosing your math program. As you conducted your research, you probably heard a math program refer to itself as a “conceptual” program or…
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Can Math-U-See Students Be Independent?


While the Math-U-See program is based on the involvement of an instructor, it can also be a valuable training ground that you can use to equip your student for independent learning.

Is it reasonable to expect a six-year-old to do anything independently? What about a middle-schooler? Can a high school student learn completely on his own? These are questions that will be addressed in this post, particularly in the context of using Math-U-See. There are moments when it hits you. It could be the day your…
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