Posts Tagged ‘ Unschooling ’

Top Ten Gems

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Top Ten Gems

Linda Dobson’s Top 10 Gems – “What I wish someone would have told me during my first year of homeschooling,” is excerpted from Linda’s book, The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child. Linda, creator of the delightful Parent at the Helm (PATH) site, lists the top 10 gems that homeschooling parents have contributed when...
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Bright Ring Art Activities

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Bright Ring Art Activities

Bright Ring Publishing, Inc. has been publishing award-winning art activity books for children since 1985, and their books, beloved by homeschoolers, include Scribble Art, Mudworks, Mudworks Bilingual Edition, Good Earth Art, Science Arts, Storybook Art, Discovering Great Artists, and Great American Artists for Kids, with MaryAnn Kohl as the primary author or co-author of...
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FunBrain

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FunBrain

FunBrain is a fun educational website for kids to learn via free online games (math, grammar, science, spelling, history), flash arcades, web books, and playgrounds full of fun and educational entertainment. Flash games, homework help, reference and research for kids, parenting advice, teaching resources and much more make FunBrain.com a helpful site for all...
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Children’s Picture Book Database

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Children’s Picture Book Database

The Children’s Picture Book Database at Miami University (CPBD@MU) is a bibliography for designing literature-based thematic units for all disciplines. The database contains abstracts of over 5000 picture books for children, preschool to grade 3. Search over 900 keywords (topics, concepts, and skills) to locate books with storylines adaptable to your curriculum or program....
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How to Get an Education at Home

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How to Get an Education at Home

How to Get an Education at Home by Pat Farenga, written for John Taylor Gatto’s book, The Exhausted School, and presented by Patrick Farenga at Carnegie Hall, New York City, on October 25, 1991. Pat begins his essay with the observation that “There is a revolution going on in education, but it is not...
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National Geographic Kids

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National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids features different people, animals, and places each month with facts, games, activities, and related links. Browse animals from AZ with National Geographic Kids’ in-depth Creature Features, including amazing photo and video footage from the world’s wild places. Read news stories on the National Geographic Kids News Bites blog, The mission of...
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Fifty Dangerous Things

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Fifty Dangerous Things

“Gever Tulley’s Fifty Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) (Tinkering Unlimited, 2009) is a lot less terrifying than it sounds. (In fact, a lot of it, compared to some of the dangerous things my kids decided to do, is positively mild.) In just over 100 pages, Tulley describes fifty temptingly risky and...
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Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

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Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence, or FREE, makes it easy to find teaching and learning resources from the federal government. More than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of federal agencies, and new sites are added regularly. FREE is among the most popular K-12 websites maintained by the U.S....
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Zoobooks

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Zoobooks

Zoobooks is the all-in-one, everything-you-wanted-to-know-but-didn’t-know-who-to-ask children’s resource guide to the world’s most fascinating animals, birds, reptiles, and insects. Each issue delves into topics such as anatomy, habitat, socialization, and reproduction-all on a single animal or animal group-in a vibrant, easy-to-understand way. Zoobooks magazines are skillfully designed to enhance your child’s learning potential through words,...
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Nick’s Mathematical Puzzles

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Nick’s Mathematical Puzzles

The math puzzles presented here are selected for the deceptive simplicity of their statement, or the elegance of their solution. They range over geometry, probability, number theory, algebra, calculus, trigonometry, and logic. All require a certain ingenuity, but usually only pre-college math. Some puzzles are original. Explaining how an answer is arrived at is...
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    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