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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. The reviews have five different sections, including a plot summary, a section providing the essential information you need to make a...
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Pre-school and Kindergarten Activities

Pre-school and Kindergarten Activities

A Homeschool Curriculum for Pre-school and Kindergarten, by Lillian Jones at BestHomeschooling.org is an excellent collection of links to educational and fun activities for helping young children learn. An excerpt: “Can anyone recommend a curriculum for pre-K and kindergarten?” This is a frequent question homeschooling bulletin boards and email lists. It’s a perfectly reasonable...
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Spelling & Grammar

Spelling & Grammar

JacKris Publishing specializes in providing spelling and grammar books to homeschoolers who want to sharpen their knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and vocabulary. Growing With Grammar is a complete grammar course which includes eight separate grades (levels) that teach grammar rules and grammar usage, and Soaring with Spelling and Vocabulary is a spelling program...
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Grown Without Schooling

Grown Without Schooling

Accompany ten grown homeschoolers from around the country, ranging in age from 19 to 31, as they explore and candidly discuss the lasting influence home education has had on their lives. Produced and edited for the homeschooling community by lifelong homeschooler Peter Kowalke, Grown Without Schooling is a 107 minute documentary, and a frank...
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Boomerang! Audio for Kids

Boomerang! Audio for Kids

Boomerang! is an audio program for kids 6-12. In each hour-long episode, the Boomerang! kids present stories about big ideas: science, current events, history, economics, poetry, geography, jokes, mysteries and more. The ‘About Us’ page explains: “We believe that the curiosity and wonder of a child is a gift to the world. We honor...
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WordXpress

WordXpress

WordXpress is a unique educational software program and a high-speed vocabulary builder that will grow the vocabulary and dramatically improve writing skills. The unique features contained in the program, together with an amazing array of searchable reference dictionaries, provide a concentrated exposure to descriptive words – words you will not generally find in text...
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Make a 3D Snowflake

Make a 3D Snowflake

Looking for a fun Christmas craft to create with your kids? This beautiful three-dimensional paper snowflake is a little more complicated than the usually seen two-dimensional paper snowflake, but it looks excellent and is a suitable craft for children adept with scissors and patient in making crafts. It will produce a 6-armed three-dimensional snowflake...
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Blogger: Michelle Wilbert

Blogger: Michelle Wilbert

From the post A Free Range Family at Michelle’s Close to the Root: Long before I ever got serious about having children, I made the decision not to send them to school. I had never heard of “Homeschooling” at the time; I was truly surprised, delightedly so, when I discovered, in the mid-1980’s, that...
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20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web

20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web

“20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web” is a short, sweet, illustrated, free online guide for anyone who’s curious about the basics of browsers and the web. If you have a budding webmaster in your home this might be a good resource to keep handy as it covers the Internet, how the...
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Encyclopedia Britiannica

Encyclopedia Britiannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica offers over 120,000 articles, an updated world atlas, thousands of images and videos, an online dictionary and thesaurus, over 300,000 articles from respected magazines and journals, news headlines, a guide to the Web’s best sites, -and much more, with articles and media developed especially for children aged 9 to 14, with research...
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  • Class Dismissed: A Film About Learning Outside the Classroom
    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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  • 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 […]

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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 scientific curiosity GO to […]

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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 […]