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Crayola Creativity Guide

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Crayola Creativity Guide

From the official Crayola site: The seeds of creativity live in everyone. Some individuals are fortunate — their sprouting imagination was nurtured and grown into strong creative thinking abilities. Their parents and teachers nourished them with creative experiences and confidence building responses to their attempts, throughout their childhood. Creative people invent, imagine, problem-solve, create,...
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365 Things to Avoid…

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…While Homeschooling is a fun and clever new Facebook page for homeschoolers with a sense of humor, and it serves up great doses of common sense. Recent posts have included these things best avoided: • Forcing a reading program on a preschooler. Life’s too short, and your sanity is too valuable. • MAKING them...
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Carnival of Homeschooling – Peter Rabbit Edition

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Carnival of Homeschooling – Peter Rabbit Edition

Home education not only prevents creativity from being rubbed off, but encourages each child to create, explore and discover their place in the world. In honor of the Easter holiday and Ms. Potter, I present the Peter Rabbit Edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling, starting with some great Peter Rabbit Resources.
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What’s that stuff?

What’s that stuff?

One of my children sent along this link to What’s that stuff? that he found at the Chemical and Engineering News site. They have an alphabetical list that gives you a look at the chemistry behind a wide variety of everyday products. You can explore the latest issue or explore the archives back to...
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HearthSong

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HearthSong

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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Duke Ellington His Life in Jazz with 21 Activities by Stephanie Stein

Celebrating one of the most influential figures in jazz, this comprehensive biography incorporates the legendary Duke Ellington’s talents into engaging activities for children. Enlisting the musician’s gifts as a pianist, composer, and band leader, this interdisciplinary approach shows how to create a ragtime rhythm, make a washtub bass, write song lyrics, dance the Lindy...
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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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“Free” homeschooling curriculum

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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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  • I Am Open to Conflict, by Nadine LeBean
      Whenever I need to learn something really well, I teach it. That is what has brought me to you today. I need to remember and fully believe what has worked and what has not worked with helping my children to resolve conflict. Even among unschoolers it is not uncommon to hear that people are […]

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  • Wisconsin Virtual Academy Must Adhere to Public School Requirements
    Wisconsin Virtual Academy Must Adhere to Public School Requirements Over the years, there has been intentional word mixing by some officials in order to draw independent homeschoolers back into the public schools.  Across the board, confusion often reigns as to who or who is not a homeschooler.  It usually lies on the homeschool community’s back to educate o

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  • Hands On Science Kits
    Hands On Science Kits Tumblehome Learning, helps kids imagine themselves as young scientists or engineers and encourages them to experience science through adventure and self-guided discovery. Exciting mystery Adventure Fun experiments Hands On Science Kits All carefully designed to engage students. Learn more about how to engage and satisfy your kids scient

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  • Unschooling, what is it?
    Unschooling, what is it? Unschooling, Un schooling what is it? Defining unschooling is a little like describing a color, and every bit as elusive. You can rely on commonly-held descriptions; for example, we generally all agree what blue looks like, but what about cobalt, aqua, navy, cyan, sapphire, azure, indigo, cerulean, turquoise or cornflower? It’s the s