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Reading Aloud Without Squashing the Life out of Your Lively Child

He bounces out of bed like a pogo stick, dashes outside to jump on the trampoline, eats breakfast while hanging upside down from the bar stool asking a minimum of 523 questions, and then—just when you think he’s worn out—he races … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Use Your Summer for a Smooth New School Year

Many families homeschool year-round, going straight through the summer, taking breaks only when needed. But for the rest of us, a long summer break is a great way to rejuvenate. This summer as you are relaxing quietly in the air-conditioning … Continue reading

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Love Learning Tip: Read Easy Books

One of the best ways you can increase your child's confidence in reading, and help them foster a love of books, is to use stories that are easy to read. Read War and Peace can wait. We need not wander … Continue reading

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Seven Tips for the New Homeschool Year

Box Day came and went. You snapped that first-day-of-school photo (or not), and now you may be weeks into your new homeschool year. How is it going so far? Elijah E happily gears up for his first day of Sonlight's … Continue reading

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Helpful Tip: Change Your Schedule to Fit Your Family

There is so much wisdom to be gained from the collective decades of experience we homeschoolers share. This morning, Kari Patterson told us how a simple schedule-switch worked wonders for her family. Her son had not been enjoying math. She … Continue reading

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8 ways for homeschool moms to get more sleep

For many families, homeschooling means more sleep. And that is good news for kids. But what about moms? Sleep deprivation seems like part of the job description. And let's be honest: It is hard to serve your family well when … Continue reading

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Hands-on Ideas

Have you heard the joke about how many homeschool moms it takes to change a light bulb? The answer is: Just one. First, she checks three books on electricity out of the library, then the kids make models of light … Continue reading

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