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  • Whether you are just starting out on the homeschooling journey or are a well-seasoned homeschool parent, here's the real scoop about what matters and what you need to know.

    What Homeschoolers Must Know: The Real Scoop

    What Homeschoolers Must Know: The Real Scoop

    by L C David10

  • This article covers five significant reasons for the importance of preschool education written by an experienced early childhood educator. The preschool aged child is eager and ready to learn.

    Why Preschool Education Is Important For Your Child

    Why Preschool Education Is Important For Your Child

    by rebekahELLE38

  • Grocery shopping is such a mundane activity that I didn't consider spending extra time there on a field trip. However, our trip to Publix proved me wrong!

    Field Trip Fun at Publix

    Field Trip Fun at Publix

    by Gina Welds Hulse6

  • How do you explain space to kids? Here are some facts about space for kids, and fun activities for the whole family!

    Space Facts for Kids

    Space Facts for Kids

    by Marissa25

  • This article is about kindergarten which is a lovely stage in a child’s life where they turned three or four but are yet to start primary school.

    Starting Kindergarten Is A Big Deal

    Starting Kindergarten Is A Big Deal

    by Vicky Ann0

  • Many parents that choose to give their children a home-school education could use extra money to help with homeschool expenses. This article provides ideas and resources for homeschooling parents.

    How to Find Funding for Homeschool Costs

    How to Find Funding for Homeschool Costs

    by Amy Stephens11

  • Teaching preschool at home can be a fun learning adventure for you and your child. Learn about some simple preschool activities you can do at home with your preschooler to help your child be ready for Kindergarten.

    How to Teach Preschool at Home

    How to Teach Preschool at Home

    by Marissa18

  • Public charter schools can be an excellent school choice for many, but there are pros and cons just like with any other school. Find out how charters differ from traditional public schools.

    Charter Schools vs. Public Schools

    Charter Schools vs. Public Schools

    by Sarah Johnson20

  • Backpacks are an essential part of a child's school day. They are functional yet designed to balance a load of supplies across the back providing comfort while preventing back injuries.

    The Indispensable Backpack

    The Indispensable Backpack

    by Dianna Mendez68

  • If you are a parent of a teen or maybe a teen yourself, you probably know at least a little bit about the stress that goes along with high school rumors. High school rumors are just another form of high school bullying and there are ways to support your teen and/or keep yourself sane during a time when your teen (or you) is getting bullied by other teens who enjoy spreading nasty high school rumors.

    How to Deal with High School Rumors & High School Bullying

    How to Deal with High School Rumors & High School Bullying

    by Nicole Canfield29

  • You always go into a classroom thinking that you are the one giving the lessons, but sometimes your students manage teach you a little something.

    10 Things My Students Taught me

    10 Things My Students Taught me

    by Stephanie Constantino22

  • The following multiple-choice quiz tests your animal knowledge with ten questions. Choose the correct answer for each question and then compare it with the list of answers after the test. A brief explanation as well as a relevant link is included with each answer, making this suitable for parents and kids.

    Multiple-Choice Quiz: How Well Do You Know Animals?

    Multiple-Choice Quiz: How Well Do You Know Animals?

    by alocsin36

  • It is vital for parents and guardians of special needs children to understand the importance of having an individual education plan. An IEP ensures your special needs child will get an appropriate education in the public school system.

    The Importance of an Individual Education Plan (IEP)

    The Importance of an Individual Education Plan (IEP)

    by Cari Jean15

  • This article explains some to the advantages and disadvantages of homeschooling along with some basic information to help you make a decision on starting your journey into homeschooling.

    Making the Decision to Homeschool

    Making the Decision to Homeschool

    by Carolyn LaCroix0

  • How can a little flour, water, and paint become a fantastic hands-on geography project, full of educational benefits? With salt dough maps, that's how!

    How to Make a Salt Dough Map

    How to Make a Salt Dough Map

    by Jimmie Lanley0

  • Have you wondered what homeschooling looks like when you are teaching multiple ages? I have been asked a number of times what our homeschool day looks like, so we finally created videos showing what w

    How I Homeschool with Seven Children

    How I Homeschool with Seven Children

    by iijuan1213

  • School doesn't have to be a boring place! Learn how to enjoy school more, along with some tips of how to earn good grades, join a sport, or join a club.

    How to Learn to Enjoy School More

    How to Learn to Enjoy School More

    by Marissa18

  • What your child should know before entering Kindergarten and what they will be required to learn and understand throughout the year with ideas on how to help them excel.

    What Should a Kindergartener Know?

    What Should a Kindergartener Know?

    by Christin Sander44

  • The debate continues as to whether chocolate milk and other flavored milk should be banned from schools, or allowed as a beverage option

    Is Flavored Milk Healthy or Too Sugary?

    Is Flavored Milk Healthy or Too Sugary?

    by Stephanie Hicks58

  • The New Lunar Year or Chinese New Year marks the beginning of the Chinese calendar year and is named after an animal. Have fun reading this story based on the great race to your kid at bedtime

    A Children's Bedtime Story of the Chinese Zodiac

    A Children's Bedtime Story of the Chinese Zodiac

    by Mazlan12

  • Pumpkin-themed reading list for your preschool circle time, library storytime, or anytime! Reading lists include pumpkin-themed fantasy fiction and realistic fiction, including a few titles that are also Halloween selections.

    Pumpkin-Themed Preschool Books With Activity Ideas

    Pumpkin-Themed Preschool Books With Activity Ideas

    by Carolyn Augustine1

  • Dot to Dot (or Connect the dots) activities are a great way to help your child develop and improve their fine motor skills, learn to draw, encourage creativity, and just have fun!!!

    Free Printable Connect the Dots Activity Sheets

    Free Printable Connect the Dots Activity Sheets

    by sidther lm3

  • Wildlife leave animal tracks near your home. Watch for their footprints in snow, mud or sand. Use these activities to help you remember which animals go with these prints. Come look for animal tracks!

    Animal Tracks Unit Study for Elementary-Age Students

    Animal Tracks Unit Study for Elementary-Age Students

    by Evelyn Saenz67

  • The 5 E lesson plan format is described and explained in this article to help teachers support inquiry-based instruction.

    How to Create a 5 E Lesson Plan

    How to Create a 5 E Lesson Plan

    by Dominique Broomfield17

  • Choosing a preschool program is a difficult choice for parents seeking a quality early childhood education curriculum for their children. This article addresses several areas of concern and suggests questions and observations parents should make before deciding on a preschool program for their child.

    Early Childhood Education: Choosing a Preschool Program

    Early Childhood Education: Choosing a Preschool Program

    by Leah Lefler27

  • If you wonder how to get your kid to learn their German vocabulary and understand the grammar, look at my favourite choice of apps to learn German on the iPad, iPhone and other devices!

    Best Apps for Children to Learn German

    Best Apps for Children to Learn German

    by bongawonga0

  • Enhance learning from field trips by writing a field trip report. What to do before, during, and after a field trip can make writing the report easier.

    Writing a Homeschool Field Trip Report

    Writing a Homeschool Field Trip Report

    by Jimmie Lanley9

  • When you have a child with ADHD you need to work with the child's teachers to ensure that his/her educational needs are met. There are requirements that public schools must meet, but you must ask.

    Working With Your ADHD Child's Teachers and School

    Working With Your ADHD Child's Teachers and School

    by Kari Lane0

  • Looking for a fun art project that the kids are sure to love? They'll not only enjoy wearing these adorable masks, but they'll love helping to make them as well!

    African Lion Mask Craft Project

    African Lion Mask Craft Project

    by Jaynie20009

  • Learn how to make paper mosaics with kids! These are inexpensive, easy crafts to do at home using existing supplies. This simple craft entertains even the shortest of attention spans.

    How to Make a Paper Mosaic With Kids

    How to Make a Paper Mosaic With Kids

    by LauraGSpeaks8

  • I'm a former Kindergarten teacher, and I've also had experience in Pre-K. Now, my daughter is five, and headed to Kindergarten in the fall! Allow me to share with you.

    Getting Ready for Kindergarten

    Getting Ready for Kindergarten

    by Jamie Jensen0

  • Looking for new ways to teach about continents? Here are a number of ideas you can use "as is" or adapt to make your continents lessons more fun!

    Creative Ways to Teach the Continents

    Creative Ways to Teach the Continents

    by Meryl van der Merwe29

  • The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle first published in 1977 is a children's book classic. It's visual appeal and themes of telling time, bullying, and comparing sizes will entertain preschool and elementary age audiences. This thorough review includes a lesson plan for story time presenters and suggestions for teachers.

    The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle Children's Book Review and Preschool Lesson Plan

    The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle Children's Book Review and Preschool Lesson Plan

    by Carolyn Augustine10

  • The Chinese Tangram Game is a cool activity to do with kids that has great educational value and is loads of fun to play. Find out its history, how to make your own, and the fun you can have with it!

    How to Make a Tangram Square: The Chinese Puzzle Game

    How to Make a Tangram Square: The Chinese Puzzle Game

    by Amanda Littlejohn41

  • Is your child having problems in middle school? If you feel like you are going through those awful years all over again, learn how to survive middle school from a parent's (and MSW's) perspective. You are not alone!

    How to Survive Middle School:  A Parents Guide

    How to Survive Middle School: A Parents Guide

    by Elsie Nelson8

  • This article helps parents reflect on important criteria for their child as well as for their family, based on family values, time, and their child’s learning personality in order to narrow the choices for their child’s elementary (Grades Kindergarten through 5, or K-5) education.

    How to Choose an Elementary School

    How to Choose an Elementary School

    by Anahi Pari-di-Monriva2

  • Following are some lessons/experiments my daughter and I have done recently on Heat Energy. Hopefully these will be useful to other homeschooling families. They are simple but they get the point across. We've had fun doing these. One way you can...

    Third Grade Homeschool Science Lessons on Heat Energy

    Third Grade Homeschool Science Lessons on Heat Energy

    by momof5moreorless21

  • This article explains my favorite homeschool science curricula for elementary, middle school, and high school. There are tables that compare the books available, ease of use, and cost of each.

    The Best K-12 Homeschool Science Curricula

    The Best K-12 Homeschool Science Curricula

    by Carolyn LaCroix0

  • A child's world is filled with unlimited possibilities. Suspensions, however, squash them. Stop the hurt and destruction by encouraging your schools to develop a plan of action. Give them the chance to grow into a wonderful adult! Photos by NJ...

    School Suspensions: Pros, Cons, and Ways to Improve

    School Suspensions: Pros, Cons, and Ways to Improve

    by NJ's Ponderings13

  • Waldorf Education has historically been reserved for the elite, but the philosophy can be easily and effectively applied in the home. Learn the Waldorf approach to mealtime, playtime, and more.

    How to Bring the Waldorf Philosophy Into Your Home

    How to Bring the Waldorf Philosophy Into Your Home

    by Tracy Lynn Conway0

  • Kids have jumped rope for generations, and the songs they sing are passed on from child to child. On this journey down memory lane you'll discover old jump rope songs, Double Dutch & more fitness fun.

    Jump Rope Songs, Rhymes, and Chants

    Jump Rope Songs, Rhymes, and Chants

    by sheilamarie7899

  • The Wizard of Oz is high interest reading for students in the middle grades. Explore lesson plans for the classic book as well as for the new prequel and sequel.

    The Wizard of Oz Lesson Plans

    The Wizard of Oz Lesson Plans

    by KarenTBTEN8

  • Use this fun Halloween sudoku puzzle as a classroom activity, for early birds, or as a homework assignment in logical thinking. Parents can enjoy this puzzle with their elementary-age children, too.

    Halloween Sudoku Puzzle to Use in the Classroom

    Halloween Sudoku Puzzle to Use in the Classroom

    by Aficionada2

  • Most people homeschool for religious reasons, concerns about school safety and education quality, or because they want to be their child's teacher. Here's a look at 13 reasons for homeschooling.

    13 Reasons for Homeschooling You May Have Overlooked

    13 Reasons for Homeschooling You May Have Overlooked

    by Donna Cosmato13

  • Step-by-step instructions and demonstration of how to make tornado experiments. Create a tornado in a bottle, a jar, do a speed test, and even do an experiment to see how they form.

    How to Make a Tornado Science Experiment

    How to Make a Tornado Science Experiment

    by Candace Bacon15

  • Preparing a child for kindergarten can be easy if you know what your child's school requires. Not only does your child need to be intellectually prepared, but also emotionally prepared. Starting school can be scary for a child.

    Sending Your Child Off to Kindergarten: Are They Prepared?

    Sending Your Child Off to Kindergarten: Are They Prepared?

    by Anna Marie Bowman7

  • Helpful book recommendations can make great gifts for teenage boys. Action books and suspenseful reading keep middle school boys engaged.

    Best Books for Middle School Boys

    Best Books for Middle School Boys

    by LauraGSpeaks11

  • Making shadow puppets with your hands has been a pastime since the earliest of times as men sat around an open fire. Here's a step-by-step guide to creating your own with your child.

    How to Make a Shadow Puppet Theater

    How to Make a Shadow Puppet Theater

    by Jimmie Lanley45

  • Explore science and engineering activities geared for third-grade students using inexpensive and accessible materials. Lava lamps, helicopters, and marble mazes allow young scientists to explore!

    Easy STEM Activities for 3rd Graders

    Easy STEM Activities for 3rd Graders

    by Leah Lefler0

  • The Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown is my all time favorite baby book. I received this book as a baby shower gift and fell in love even before my daughter was born.

    The Best Baby Board Book—Big Red Barn

    The Best Baby Board Book—Big Red Barn

    by Michelle Istanish0

  • Contains printable templates of roosters made from circles, hearts, and triangles for teachers who work with farm themes and young children. The templates are available in English and Spanish.

    Printable Rooster Crafts for Kids

    Printable Rooster Crafts for Kids

    by Adele Jeunette0

  • Beginning home-schooling is a huge decision and can engender terror in the hearts of parents brave enough to undertake such a commitment. Fear not, it's not so scary after all. First comes 'deschooling'...

    Home School Education: Deschooling

    Home School Education: Deschooling

    by Bev38

  • Going away to college has long been seen as a rite of passage. But are all students ready to leave the nest?

    Is My Child Ready for College?

    Is My Child Ready for College?

    by ologsinquito3

  • Specific Age: 4-year-olds Goal of the Activity: The goal of this activity is to get the attention and focus of children by showing them a fun fingerplay. Objectives: · Children will demonstrate their ability to count...

    Pre-K Fingerplay Activity Plan: 5 Little Dogs

    Pre-K Fingerplay Activity Plan: 5 Little Dogs

    by kmcmichael0

  • In a society that demands the adaptation to technological advances, it behooves schools to embrace the adolescent's addiciton to smart phones and utilize this to their advantage.

    WTF? Smartphone bans in schools? SMH

    WTF? Smartphone bans in schools? SMH

    by Mike Stork32

  • Learning to make friends is an important social skill that will become an important life long skill. Teaching young children to make friends can be fun when you add music and singing to the lesson. Here are some great songs and activities to sing with your young kids.

    Preschool Songs for Kids About Friendship

    Preschool Songs for Kids About Friendship

    by cardelean15

  • Does your child seem to be smart at most things, yet cannot get things done on time? Does your child take forever to do easy, routine tasks? You may need to change your approach and stop getting mad.

    Understanding Slow Processing Speed in Children

    Understanding Slow Processing Speed in Children

    by Veronica Almeida0

  • Recess was once an accepted part of a child's school day. With increasing pressures for academic success, many schools are cutting or eliminating play time in favor of rigorous academic pursuits. Many schools are built without playgrounds in cities like Chicago and Atlanta. Research shows recess actually boosts test scores and increases a child's attention span: some parent led initiatives are striving to bring recess back to American schools.

    School's Out: The Loss of Recess in America

    School's Out: The Loss of Recess in America

    by Leah Lefler38

  • The labor of Puritan life is frigid compared to Kit's childhood of relaxing warm beaches. Living near the recent Salem witch trials, she must decide what she’s willing to sacrifice for those she loves

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

    by Amanda Leitch0

  • Music education is highly important for young children, increasing math skills, fine motor coordination, and helping children learn the benefits of perseverance and delayed gratification. Think your child is ready for music lessons? Consider the age of the child, developmental readiness, and time commitment before staring formal instrument lessons!

    Music Lessons: The Importance of Music Education for Children

    Music Lessons: The Importance of Music Education for Children

    by Leah Lefler52

  • Simple steps for easy early elementary school Science Fair Project. Teach your child or a group of children how to do a Science Project.

    Easy Kindergarten Science Fair Project

    Easy Kindergarten Science Fair Project

    by Virginia Kearney2

  • The princess culture has invaded preschool with girls coming to class in full regal attire. A teacher explains why this trend is harmful to girls, making them spectators and not full participants.

    Why the Princess Culture Is Harmful at Preschool

    Why the Princess Culture Is Harmful at Preschool

    by McKenna Meyers6

  • For teachers, parents, and librarians, an extensive list of books for babies and toddlers which show everyday diversity. These books features diverse characters portrayed in everyday contemporary life

    Everyday Diversity Books for Babies and Toddlers

    Everyday Diversity Books for Babies and Toddlers

    by Adele Jeunette0

  • Making a tabbed book is quite easy! So you don't really need a template. You simply need instructions. Do you have scissors, a ruler, a stapler, and some paper? Then you can make it right now!

    How to Make a Tabbed Book

    How to Make a Tabbed Book

    by Jimmie Lanley6

  • History and Time Travel collide in this fantastic book by Alison Uttely. Penelope steps into the past and encounters Mary Queen of Scots and the Babington Plot! Pure magic!

    A Traveller in Time - Book Review

    A Traveller in Time - Book Review

    by Nell Rose30

  • Complete, detailed instructions, links, and videos for easy and practical science fair project for 5th to 8th grade students.

    Easy Flower Science Fair Project

    Easy Flower Science Fair Project

    by Virginia Kearney14

  • Tips for high school students to stay organized and help get better grades. Students who get better grades in high school will qualify for better colleges and scholarship money.

    How to Become an Organized High School Student

    How to Become an Organized High School Student

    by Karen Hellier14

  • Are you trying to teach geography to kids at home, or are you homeschooling and looking to incorporate geography into your lesson? These ideas can make teaching geography fun and easy.

    6 Fun Ways to Teach Geography to Kids at Home

    6 Fun Ways to Teach Geography to Kids at Home

    by Megan Machucho4

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