Posts Tagged ‘ Unschooling ’

State Fair Dates

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State Fair Dates

Everyone loves fairs, and State Fairs are always the creme de la creme! Most people know when fair time happens in their own state, but what if you’ll be travelling? Or what if you’d like to check out the State Fair for a neighboring state? The unique State Fair Directory lists the dates and...
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Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids

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Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids

Your parents probably kept a copy of the venerable Old Farmer’s Almanac around the house – filled with wit and wisdom and surprisingly accurate forecasts, it was a staple of rural life, and a favorite everywhere. The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids – a free online interactive website – offers the same mix of...
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Archaeology Resources

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Archaeology Resources

Time Travel with a Teaspoon: Archaeology For Kids by Rebecca Rupp was featured in the September-October 1998 issue of Home Education Magazine. Rebecca opened the column by writing: Caleb, our youngest son, wants (just now) to be an archaeologist when he grows up. Accordingly, he reads everything he can find on archaeological topics, surfs...
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Learning Styles & Methods

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Learning Styles & Methods

Learning styles and methods in homeschooling is the subject of a new post at the American Homeschool Association site: When families begin homeschooling, they often start by exploring how children learn, and familiarizing themselves with the many different educational methods and the different learning styles of children. These articles and resources provide a wealth...
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Crafts for Learning

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Crafts for Learning

Award-winning author Kathy Ceceri’s Crafts for Learning activities are a fun and educational way to teach kids about discover science, math, history and art! Kathy writes: “Crafts-based lessons blend art and technology. They show how culture, language, environment, technology and trade influence the way people live. And they’re fun! “Crafts connect us to people...
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SparkNotes

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SparkNotes

SparkNotes is a free online resource and series of study guides, also available via print, which students can turn to when they’re confused about a subject or searching for explanations. They help the reader understand books, write papers, and study for tests – clearly and concisely, and they never leave out important info. The...
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Kids Public Radio

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Kids Public Radio

The Children’s Music Web, a non-profit resource for kids, families, and children’s performers worldwide, announces a new network for kids and families, featuring a wealth of web-based channels, archived audio, podcasts, and links – all free and commercial free! Kids Public Radio – KPR – is an entire network of free web-based radio channels...
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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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DrawtheDog.com

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DrawtheDog.com

If you have a young artist, a dog lover, or anyone who enjoys good artwork and fun cartoons about dogs, check out this unique site where great cartoons by an ex-Disney animator draw themselves right before your eyes! It’s mesmerizing and fun, and inspiring to young artists who’ll find plenty of encouragement for their...
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Farm Goods for Kids

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Farm Goods for Kids

Established in 1994, Farm Goods for Kids offer sone of the largest selections of farm toys and old-fashioned, classic play sets that today’s adults remember from their childhood, offered at competitive pricing while offering the toy industry’s best quality brands. From the Farm Goods for Kids blog: “We believe that children should indulge in...
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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