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Our Favorite Books for Summer (or anytime!) Reading

Summer vacation — a time for families to enjoy road trips, splashing in the pool, camping under the stars, and backyard barbeques. It’s also a great time to get lost between the covers of a book. Many public libraries host fun and inspiring summer reading programs. The only question is which books, out of the …

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The Top Six Challenges of Homeschooling

When you think of homeschooling your children, what sounds like the most difficult part?  Choosing curriculum?  Creating lesson plans?  Recalling long-forgotten skills like multiplying mixed fractions or balancing chemical equations?  While every homeschooling parent will have his or her own unique list of challenges, most will agree that the majority of the complications actually have …

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10 Things This Homeschooling Mom Does NOT Miss About Traditional School

For four years my husband and I have been homeschooling our two older children, who are now in fifth and seventh grades.  Prior to that, our kids had attended both private and public schools.  I am not one of those people who insists that only one type of education is the “right” one.  Homeschooling is …

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10 Things to Look For In A Preschool

If you’ve started the preschool search for your child, you know how daunting and confusing the task can be. To help you get started, here are 10 things to look for as you start touring preschools. 1) A balanced curriculum: A good preschool has a well-planned curriculum that promotes social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive …

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Product Review: My First Touch & Feel Picture Cards

We all know about the educational and entertainment benefits of flash cards for little ones. Many flash cards, however, are very simple—a picture with a word underneath, perhaps. Most of them didn’t hold my twin boys’ interest for very long. Then, when searching for something to entertain the boys on a long flight when they …

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How To Prepare Your Child For Kindergarten

September is rolling around and your sweet little baby who isn’t really your baby anymore, is ready to go to Kindergarten! Are they prepared? Did you teach them everything they should know? You’re feeling anxious and excited and nervous all at the same time. My son is two and I’m already feeling those emotions just …

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