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9 Supplies You’ll Appreciate As You Launch Remote Schooling

Hello to the most unique school year EVER! So many school districts are launching the year in remote schooling phase – ours is one of them – and it sure is taking some adjustments! I have done my best to stay on the up and up for my kids … “A different way of learning …

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Introducing Your Children To Famous Artists

Looking back at my own education I realized there was a topic missing – famous artists! I’m sure my teachers touched my various painters and sculptors over the years, probably in the vein of history, but apparently I didn’t retain much. The good news is … school isn’t the only place we can learn about …

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Three Books To Read With Your Elementary Age Kids This Summer

Reading is always a big part of our life, but especially during the summer months. I curb screen time by rallying the kids for a fun read aloud and on long road trips we listen to audiobooks as often as we singalong to our favorite Spotify station. As you build your summer reading list and …

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Don’t hit the “summer slump” — great activities for summer learning

If what they say is true, don’t let your kids fall victim to the “summer slide” which basically says that kids forget about half of what they learned the previous year during the summer months because of lack of “practice.” Every school year teachers begin their month of lessons just reviewing the basics from last …

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9 Virtual Tours to Get You Out of the House

Now that school (such as it was) is out for many of us, we’re finding ourselves staring at the long days of summer while still at home with no playdates, and with many of our favorite summer activities—pools, theme parks, amusement parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, and even playgrounds—still closed. What’s a family to do? How …

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20 Learning Shows You Can Stream and Call “School”

From one homeschool mom to another (because we’re all in that boat now), let me assure you that it is A-OK to employ screens these days. Now, nonstop twaddle, probably is not ideal, but so many of the streaming services are chock-full of AMAZING documentaries and teaching topics. And those Netflix learning shows 100% count …

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