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Utilizing Homeschool Apps for Reading and Language Arts

Posted on 6.Oct.21 in Homeschool Tips

Reading is the foundational skill for knowledge and learning. Knowing this, many homeschool parents naturally love reading and want to provide their students with a wealth of engaging reading material. While nothing beats the feeling of holding a book, turning the pages, scribbling notes in the margins, and folding the corners of well-loved passages, homeschool […]

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All You Need to Know about Standardized Testing for Homeschool

Posted on 1.Oct.21 in Homeschool Tips

For public school kids, standardized testing is a fact of life. In many states, homeschool students need to take these exams, too. It’s a good idea to know your state’s homeschool testing requirements so that you can properly prepare your students. 1. Know Your State’s Rules More than 20 states include testing guidelines in their […]

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How to Incorporate Hands-On Learning with a Digital Curriculum

Posted on 1.Oct.21 in Homeschool Tips

Utilizing digital curriculums can bring an exciting, 21st-century element to homeschooling, but most parents don’t want their kids staring at a screen all day long. When you’ve got your basics happening online, the best way to keep your kids on their educational toes is by incorporating hands-on learning activities into your school day. Kinesthetic learners thrive when […]

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Using LightSail’s Power Challenge in Your Homeschool

Posted on 29.Sep.21 in Homeschool Tips

As homeschool parents, we want our children to read books at the just-right level to foster a love for reading and learning. Books that don’t challenge or excite them can dampen their passion for reading, as can texts written above their reading ability. Fortunately, when your child takes a Power Challenge, it enables LightSail to […]

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How to Maximize the Advantage of LightSail’s Unit Studies

Posted on 28.Sep.21 in Homeschool Tips

One of the benefits of homeschooling is the ability to deep-dive into intriguing topics. Rather than just reading one chapter of text on a subject in a textbook, homeschoolers can devote time to truly understanding a topic and approaching it from many different canadian vardenafil online no prescription For example, instead of just […]

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How to Help Your Emergent Reader Practice Sight Words

Posted on 28.Sep.21 in Homeschool Tips

Sight words are some of the first words that emergent readers begin to grasp, although they don’t always come easily at first. Regular practice is the key to making sight words less tricky and more fun. Here are a few ways you can help your early reader master them. 1. Flash cards It’s not a […]

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Making Learning Memorable with LightSail’s Memory Work Feature

Posted on 28.Sep.21 in Homeschool Tips

At some point, every student will be asked to memorize something for an assignment – a list, names, important dates, locations, poetry selections, important speeches, science terminology. The possibilities are endless. For certain homeschool styles, such as the Classical style, memorization is considered an integral part of learning, and there are dozens of recommended lists […]

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Keys to Homeschooling Your Preschooler

Posted on 23.Sep.21 in Homeschool Tips

Your homeschool adventure can begin while your kids are still in preschool. Homeschool early childhood education forges family bonds as parents and kids explore the world together. The activities you do during the early years will get your little ones warmed up for a lifetime of learning. Use the five tips below to encourage curiosity, […]

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Lightsail Quotations 101

Posted on 23.Sep.21 in Homeschool Tips

LightSail is full of fantastic, time-saving features that will help you make the most of your homeschool years like curated unit studies, a library full of high-quality resources, and one of our most unique features, Quotations. This tool makes it easy to share beautiful words with your child and help them memorize them. Here’s what […]

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