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Homeschooling Resources: Trains! BY REBECCA RUPP EDITOR'S NOTE: May 11, 2013, was officially NATIONAL TRAIN DAY. But [...]
Homeschooling Critics Alive and Well BY LINDA DOBSON Thank goodness homeschooling critics don't get [...]
A Good Education PRESERVES Your Child BY LINDA DOBSON All too often, when parents think about their [...]
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Homeschooling and Time for Me BY BEVERLEY PAINE Investing time into my children was the best self-investment I ever made. Encouraging my children to develop a life of their own based on their needs and wants and working efficiently and effectively to meet those needs [Read More]
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Book Review: The Art of Education: Reclaiming Your Family, Community and Self By Beth [...]
Book Review: Suddenly Homeschooling By Beth Balmanno For some families, choosing homeschooling is a [...]
Is Home Better Than School for My Gifted Child? BY NED VARE "Gifted" is a public relations term to make some parents [...]
Awesome Lists for Homeschooling Families BY LINDA DOBSON In today's wired world, there are so many resources available for homeschooling families and others who appreciate fun learning opportunities outside the schoolhouse walls that a parent could spend so much time looking for resources that there's no time left for the fun! In the [...]
Homeschooling Resources MARCH IS NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH! LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE GIRLS! BY REBECCA RUPP March is National Women’s History Month – all 31 days of it – and luckily there are dozens of wonderful books and resources to go along with it. And, of course, they’re not just for girls. Check out some of [...]
Freebie February for Your Homeschool I'm excited to announce that Parent at the Helm is going to be a part of Homeschool.com’s first ever, Freebie February! During Freebie February, educational websites, curriculum providers, and authors, offer free samples of their curricula and free copies of their books to the members and guests of [...]
Homeschooling Resources: It's Soup Month! BY REBECCA RUPP January is National Soup Month! Check out this list for soup stories, soup poems, historical soup, scientific soup, artistic soup (well, artistic soup cans), and even soup on the silver screen. National Soup Month In Kate Banks’s Alphabet Soup (Dragonfly Books, 1994), a little [...]
Homeschooling Resources: Let It Snow! BY REBECCA RUPP Got snow? Whether you do or not, it’s fun stuff. Check out these books and resources – and included, for those who don’t, are sources for making your very own snow. Ezra Jack Keats’s 1963 Caldecott-Medal-winning The Snowy Day (Viking Juvenile, 2011) is a beloved classic about a [...]
Did You Know These Women Were Homeschooled? BY LINDA DOBSON It's interesting to see how many firsts, founders, feminists, and reformers appear when we visit historical women who were homeschooled. Famous Homeschooled Women For starters, there's Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906), the reformer and women's rights leader. Susan could read and [...]
Homeschooling Resources: Studying Squirrels BY REBECCA RUPP October not only features Columbus Day, Leif Erikson Day, Pablo Picasso’s birthday, and Halloween – it’s SQUIRREL AWARENESS MONTH! Become a citizen squirrel scientist! Project Squirrel at http://www.projectsquirrel.org wants volunteers of all ages from [...]
Homeschooling Resources: Electing a President By Rebecca Rupp Who says you’re too young to vote? Make your voice known! Register online (it’s free) at the National Student Mock Election at http://www.nationalmockelection.org/ and cast your vote for president. Also available at the website are detailed downloadable lesson plans and [...]
Homeschooling Resources By Rebecca Rupp It’s apple-picking time! And there are a lot of resources out there for apple-lovers. Try some of these: Jody Fickes Shapiro’s Up, Up, Up! It’s Apple-Picking Time (Holiday House, 2008) is a cheerful harvest tale in which young Myles and Amber go to their grandparents’ orchard to help out at [...]
The Unschooling Blog Carnival Rolls into Town The Unschooling Blog Carnival is a fun collection of blogposts written by unschoolers around the world. Some are new to unschooling, and some are seasoned veterans. Each month, unschooling bloggers share a glimpse into their world as it relates to a particular theme. Some of the past Carnival [...]