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Using Free Worksheets to Benefit Your Homeschool

Posted on 8.Sep.21 in Homeschool Tips

Homeschool parents sometimes associate worksheets with the mindless busy work and reams of papers of their own school days. However, worksheets can be excellent ways to practice skills and commit ideas to memory. Whether your children learn best through reading and writing or simply need extra written practice, worksheets can be valuable tools for reinforcing […]

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Latter-Day Saint novels for teens

Posted on 8.Sep.21 in Book Recommendations

We have been encouraged to “seek ye out of the best books.”  When it comes to reading fiction it can be hard to find novels for our Latter-day Saint teens that uphold our high moral standards. It is discouraging for teens to get halfway through a book (or worse, series!) and learn they can no […]

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Make the Most of Your Christian Homeschool Curriculum

Posted on 8.Sep.21 in Awards, Book Recommendations

As a Christian parent, you desire to pass faith-based values on to your children. Christian homeschool curriculum can help you do that. The tips below will help your family gain even more value from your Christian homeschooling experiences. 1. Explore Faith-based Classics. Your online Christian homeschool curriculum may recommend scores of classic books. Some may […]

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Three Ideas for Boosting Learning Through Play

Posted on 7.Sep.21 in Homeschool Tips

Playtime can have a bad rap as a distraction from learning. Time spent in play does provide fun, relaxation, and a break from intense studying. However, play itself is a necessary part of learning. Taking a break from concentrated reading, writing, and memorizing allows young minds to use the skills, knowledge, and ideas they have […]

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Learn These Four Simple Poems with Your Kids

Posted on 7.Sep.21 in Book Recommendations

Memorization exercises stretch kids’ brains. With practice, your students can learn to hold longer and longer pieces in their canadian synthroid online no prescription Moms and dads will benefit from this brain-boosting activity, too. You can begin poetry memorization with your kids by learning just one or two lines at a time. As […]

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Must-read sports books from Lerner

Posted on 7.Sep.21 in Awards

Homeschooling allows some kids more time to pursue the sport of their choice. Whether your kids take part in team sports, or simply compete in the backyard, each child can benefit from studying their favorite sport. LightSail provides ample opportunity to read up on a wide variety of sports and athletes through their partnership with […]

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Must Read World History books Lerner

Posted on 7.Sep.21 in Book Recommendations

Sometimes a standard textbook doesn’t have what it takes to make world history lessons come to life.  To make these history lessons vivid and memorable, Lerner Publishing offers a variety of real-life historical narratives and world history books for kids. Each story is crafted in a way that will provide your kids with a different […]

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Unit studies for homeschoolers

Posted on 3.Sep.21 in Homeschool Tips

Steps to Designing a Homeschool Unit Study To turn your kids’ passions into educational opportunities, include unit studies in your homeschool plans. Homeschool unit studies are opportunities for students to focus their schoolwork around a particular theme for a period of time. Parents often choose to incorporate a variety of school subjects into these thematic […]

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3 Must-Read History Books for Homeschoolers

Posted on 3.Sep.21 in Book Recommendations

History books make up a good portion of a homeschooler’s syllabus. History is a fun subject to learn, especially when you use intriguing books! When choosing books for your homeschool, try to pick well-written books that inspire discussion, and, if possible, have beautiful pictures. These history books about brave men and women will help your […]

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These content controls contain dozens of nuanced subcategories for potentially objectionable material based on both maturity and religious factors. Then, it shows parents if a book contains a reference to any of those subcategories and allows them to block or allow single titles or entire subcategories for each child individually. Our ChildSafe Content Controls offer unprecedented insight into and control over the content your children consume without the need to read every book in advance.

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