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34 Favorite Books to Read Aloud as a Family [Curated]


Cultivate a love of reading as a family with these favorite books to read aloud.

Do you want to raise lifelong learners? Do you want to continue to be one yourself? Reading aloud as a family is an effective way to do both. We know reading aloud to children improves their cognitive development, vocabulary, comprehension, and increases concentration. Let’s not forget, reading aloud can also develop a love for reading…
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34 Favorite (Home)School Supplies [Curated]


It may be too early to reflect on your child’s progress or curriculum; however, we can talk about something a little more fun...school supplies!

It’s that time in the year when your homeschooling life seems a little more at ease and you can finally catch a breath. It may be too early to reflect on your child’s progress or curriculum; however, we can talk about something a little more fun…school supplies! Okay, I admit it; one of the most…
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50 Favorite Family Board Games [List]


Family board games are a perfect and inexpensive way to connect with your family; they are also a great learning tool for your children.

Family board games are a perfect and inexpensive way to connect with your family; they are also a great learning tool for your children. While your child plays, they are also developing social and cognitive skills. Let’s not forget that board games are also a great distraction to occupy your children while you get some…
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27 Favorite Educational TV Shows [Curated]


We collected a list of favorite educational TV shows from our readers for those days when you need some time to get things done, or take a break.

From experiences I’ve learned, sometimes the only way to get things done around the house is to put a child in front of the TV. I know, I know – you don’t want your child to waste valuable time in front of a TV screen. However, what if I told you that time doesn’t have…
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15 Favorite Podcasts


We asked parents like you for the names of their favorite podcasts in 2017, and compiled a list of their favorites.

Podcasts are an amazing tool for parents. They can provide entertainment, information, a sense of community, or a mixture of all three. My personal favorite thing about listening to podcasts is the amount of energy I don’t have to exert – I just simply listen and learn, which makes vacuuming 1,000% more entertaining. We asked…
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Tips for New Homeschoolers from 10 Veterans


We asked several veteran homeschoolers for their tips for new homeschooling families.

The decision to homeschool isn’t always an easy one. Even after the countless hours you spent creating that long pros and cons list leading you to the decision to homeschool, you’re still stuck second guessing if you made the right choice for your child’s education. Stop. Breathe. You’re doing just fine. Believe it or not,…
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15 Creative Places to Homeschool


Wherever your homeschool day may take you, it is comforting to know that there are ways to adapt nearly any environment into a space for learning.

One of the perks to homeschooling your children is the ability to allow a more flexible, convenient, and fun learning environment. We recently asked a group of homeschooling parents: where are some unique places your child has done their homework? They replied with some silly, clever, and conventional places: 15 Unique Places to Do Homework…
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Tips on Schoolroom Organization


There are several ways to organize your (home)schoolroom

“How should I organize our schoolroom?” is a question asked by first-time homeschoolers and veterans alike, and changes from year to year. One of the first things my parents purchased when they started homeschooling was a set of school desks & chairs from a local yard sale. There are several ways to organize your (home)schoolroom.…
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