Posts Tagged ‘ Unschooling ’

Storyteller Odds Bodkin

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Storyteller Odds Bodkin

Odds Bodkin’s character-voice and music-filled storytelling style has been mesmerizing listeners, young and old, for twenty-four years. The New York Times dubbed him “a consummate storyteller” while TIMEOUT New York writes, “Master Storyteller Odds Bodkin is the talk of the town with his remarkable one-man Art of the Tale.” His most recent recording, The...
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Science Projects

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Science Projects

This school-oriented but homeschool-helpful site offers a listing of ideas for elementary, middle, and high school Science Fair Projects – experiments involving everything from plants to X-ray machines – with useful links and hot tips on how to prepare science experiments. They have hundreds of ideas for every science topic, from Astronomy to Zoology,...
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Free Kids Music

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Free Kids Music

The wonderful folks at Free Kids Music have gotten together a bunch of quality children’s music artists to share some of their great music for free. These are complete songs, not edited versions. And they are high quality…not poor quality versions designed to tease you into buying an album. All the music downloads for...
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Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Pages from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum offers many wonderful resources relating to the author of the beloved Little House on the Prairie books, including information and activities relating to the travels of the Ingalls family, activities to explore the town of De Smet, South Dakota during the...
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CoolMath

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CoolMath

Coolmath.com is a one-stop math shop for middle and high school students, and also has a helpful section for parents. Math teacher Karen Lyn Davis has run this award-winning site since 1997 as an aid to helping kids of all ages learn to enjoy math. The online math dictionary and calculators can help teach...
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Letters of Note

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Letters of Note

Letters of Note is a blog-based archive of fascinating correspondence, complete with scans and transcripts of the original missives. The Letters of Note archives presents six ways to navigate the ever-growing collection, with a search function and a list of the most popular entries. Probably the most helpful is the listing of correspondence written...
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Super Teacher Worksheets

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Super Teacher Worksheets

Super Teacher Worksheets provides hundreds of free printable files of worksheets, practice sheets, fun activities and other pages for math, reading, writing, spelling lists, science and social studies, phonics, grammar, holidays, puzzles and brainteasers, and many other subjects, ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade, presented in a simple, no-nonsense manner and with delightful extras...
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Families on the Road

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Families on the Road

Families on the Road (FOTR) is for families who are on the road fulltime, on extended road trips, or who are just daydreaming about traveling. Some families travel because their occupations require mobility, such as construction, telecommunications, and entertainment. Others have traded in fast-paced careers for a life on wheels – maybe for a...
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Jan Brett’s Videos and Activities

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Jan Brett’s Videos and Activities

With over thirty six million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation’s foremost author illustrators of children’s books. Her books are known for colorful, detailed depictions of a wide variety of animals and human cultures ranging from Scandinavia to Africa. Her best-known titles include The Hat, The Mitten, The Three Snow...
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We Make Stories

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We Make Stories

We Make Stories, a story-creation site, owned by the children’s paperback publisher Puffin Books, lets kids ages 6-11 make their own storybooks, comic books, pop-up books, and treasure maps for Pirate Island, Deep Sea World or Outer Space. There’s only one free game, the rest are accessible for a one-time fee of $9.99, but...
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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