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Noggin’s Friendship Garden

Noggin’s Friendship Garden

This Friendship Garden Game from Noggin is definitely for littles, but I enjoyed it. I wish my garden grew so easily! Noggin’s Friendship Garden
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Free online AP Courses

FREE online AP courses: Advanced Placement Calculus AB Advanced Placement Calculus BC Advanced Placement Environmental Science Advanced Placement Physics B Advanced Placement Physics C Advanced Placement United States Government Advanced Placement United StatesHistory –Mary Nix
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Literacy Connections

Literacy Connections provides a wealth of information on reading, teaching and tutoring techniques, ESL literacy, and adult literacy. We recommend resources that are useful for teachers, volunteers, and directors of literacy programs. Topics include the language experience approach, phonics, word study, and the best in children’s literature. Literacy Connections
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HearthSong. HearthSong – Toys You’ll Feel Good About Giving Barbara Kane founded HearthSong in 1983 because of a growing conviction that, “..too often, in our culture, children are pushed to grow up too fast. I started HearthSong to make a statement reinforcing what parents themselves know is true, right and healthy–that childhood is a...
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Debt Information For Teens

Debt Information For Teens

This book starts out telling the history of money, offers tips for a successful financial life and includes facts about money, interest rates, loans, credit cards, finance charges, predatory lending practices, preventing and resolving debt-related problems and more. Here is part of the description from the publisher: Debt Information For Teens explains the economic...
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Conquering The College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps

Conquering The College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps Crafting A Winning Personal Statement by Alan Gelb Summary from Ten Speed Press: Writing a memorable personal statement can seem like an overwhelming project for a young college applicant, but college essay coach Alan Gelb’s holistic strategy and reassuring voice takes out the intimidation factor. Students...
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“Free” homeschooling curriculum

My newsreader settings include blog entries, and a blog post about free homeschooling curriculum was included in one of the alerts.  I was intrigued, because many of us like to refer new homeschooling parents to free information to ease their transition into homeschooling. Free curriculum that spell out the process and make themselves readily...
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Looking for Easter

Looking for Easter written by Dori Chaconas, Illustrated by Margie Moore is a sweet picture book. The plot summary from the publisher, Albert Whitman and Company reads: Little Bunny can sense something new in the air, and it smells like sunshine and warm breezes. “It smells like Easter!” his friends tell him. But Little...
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Best Homeschooling – Curriculum for Preschool & Kindergarten

A Homeschool Curriculum for Pre-school and Kindergarten, by Lillian Jones, – An excellent collection of links to educational and fun activities for helping young children learn. An excerpt: If you’ve been raising a child up to the age of pre-school or kindergarten, you’ve already begun homeschooling. In those early years, the most appropriate...
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Chinaberry Books

An Online Catalog of Books and other Treasures for the Whole Family. Recognizing that conscious parenting is the most important and challenging responsibility that many of us will have, Chinaberry offers items to support families in raising their children with love, honesty and joy to be reverent, loving caretakers of each other and of...
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    An HEM Interview between filmmaker Jeremy Stuart and HEM’s editor, Barb Lundgren, published in HEM’s September-October 2014 issue From home study and kitchen table math, to perpetual recess and park days, Class Dismissed follows the story of an ordinary American family in their quest to educate their children outside the school system. As they struggle […]


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