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What Is a Lapbook?

Posted on 10.Aug.21 in Book Recommendations, Homeschool FAQ

Lapbooks are a buzzword in the homeschool community, particularly on social media. What is a lapbook? A lapbook is a folder filled with smaller books that pertain to a specific topic. Lapbooks can be as complicated or simple as you want, and they’re a fun hands-on activity that can solidify facts in your child’s mind. […]

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4 Reasons to Homeschool Online

Posted on 25.Jun.21 in Homeschool FAQ

reasons to homeschool online

In this day and age, there are many different ways to homeschool, including doing homeschool online. Online homeschool is appealing to most students, but parents may have reservations. These feelings are understandable! After all, there’s nothing like the feeling of holding a book in your hand. However, there are many great things about learning online. […]

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What Is Unschooling, Really, and How to Start

Posted on 22.Jun.21 in Homeschool FAQ

what is unschooling

“Unschooling” is a popular term that you’ll often hear in homeschooling circles, but you may be confused about what it means. In short, unschooling gives kids the freedom to make the whole world their classroom. By learning more about this method, you can determine whether unschooling is the right fit for your family. Unschooling vs […]

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