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Homeschooling How Does it Work?

If you've ever thought about homeschooling or just wondered what people do that homeschool, here is a basic outline. 1. Parents decide to homeschool their child or children. They use their own ..
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Reading Readiness 10 Games You Can Play to Help Your Child Get .

Here are some fun activities and exercises you can do with your child to help them get ready to read: 1. Close your eyes and listen - Have your child close their eyes and either make a noise yourself .
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Early Reading Is it Necessary Or Possible?

When you have your first child you may dream of them being a child prodigy who can read when they are 2 years old. While there are some children who read very young, others don't “get it" until .
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Homeschooling and Socialization Is it an Issue?

Probably the most often asked question of homeschoolers is “What about socialization?" People who don't homeschool have an image that homeschooled children become hermits and don't interact or ..
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Abeka Home School Curriculum Is it Right For You?

The Abeka Homeschool Curriculum is the most popular homeschool curriculum available. Almost everyone who has even thought about homeschooling has heard of it. The company is based in Pensacola ..
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Homeschool Subjects What is Taught and What Should Be Taught?

Many people wonder what homeschoolers do all day. Do they get enough subjects in or do they just sit around and watch TV? It is said that public school children actually get 1 hour and 34 minutes of ..
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Homeschooling Is it Right For You and Your Family?

The decision to homeschool is one that you should not take lightly. Here are some tips you can use to find out if this could be the right decision for your family: 1. Evaluate your child's current ..
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Homeschooling Do You Have What it Takes?

Many parents who are thinking about homeschooling wonder whether they have what it takes to homeschool their children. While you don't need all these qualities to be a successful home schooler here ..
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Home School Teacher Training Is it Needed Or Required?

Many people think that if home school parents don't have a teaching degree, they can't possibly teach their children effectively. Home school parents come from a variety of educational and ..
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Homeschooling Objections When Your Spouse Doesnt Want You to ..

You want to home school, but your spouse is against it. What do you do about this? Do you keep nagging and questioning until they change their mind? Do you leave articles about homeschooling laying ..
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Homeschooling Preschoolers A Simple Approach Anyone Can Use

The idea of homeschooling preschoolers may sound foreign to many people. The fact is, though, that parents homeschool their children from the time they are born. They teach them everything they need ..
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Home Schooling on a Limited Budget

Homeschooling can be expensive and if you have a limited budget it's easy to get frustrated. The cost of private schools has caused many people to choose the option of homeschooling. Although there ..
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Homeschool Plan How to Decide What to Buy and What to Teach

When starting any project it's always good to have a plan. The same goes for homeschooling. If you don't have a plan of how you want to homeschool and what you need, you have a greater chance of ..
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Home School Curriculum Should I Buy a Packaged Curriculum?

There are many home school curriculum's available and sometimes it can be hard to know which one to choose or whether to choose one at all. Here are some features of ready-made curriculum that you ..
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Homeschool Curriculum Tips For Choosing Books Or Curriculum Is .

Knowing what home school curriculum books or resources to purchase can be an overwhelming task. There are so many things to choose. How do you know which one to choose and whether it will be right ..
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Homeschool Portfolios and Assessments How to Do One, What to ..

Many states allow you to have a certified teacher look over a portfolio of your child's work at the end of the year. The teacher signs that your child is up to grade level and your homeschool year ..
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Homeschool Support Groups Questions to Ask

Many veteran homeschoolers advise other homeschoolers to join a homeschool support group. They can provide encouragement, support, advice on state standards, and socialization. There are so many ..
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Homeschool Curriculum Fairs How to Get the Most Out of Them

Homeschool Curriculum Fairs can be invigorating to some and overwhelming to others. They are a great way to network with other homeschoolers, gain information about new homeschool methods, browse a ..
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Homeschooling Using Community Resources

Many homeschoolers depend on community resources for some of their learning especially if they use and unschooling or unit study model of learning. They say that the more senses you use to learn ..
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Homeschool Writing 6 Ideas For Getting Your Kids to Write

Getting homeschool students to write can be quite a chore, but it doesn't have to be. Usually getting started is the hardest part. Here are some ideas that can spark your child to write and maybe ..
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Homeschool Field Trips How to Plan and What to Take

Field trips can enhance any home school. They provide opportunities for learning that just can't take place in the home. The more senses you use, the more you will remember what you learned. Field ..
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Homeschooling and Gardening What Your Child Can Learn and Grow .

The experience of growing a garden can help home school students learn a great deal. A garden can be very rewarding and also very frustrating. Growing a successful garden doesn't have to be ..
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Homeschool Math How Do I Teach Math and What Should I Use?

If you struggled with Math at all when you were growing up, you probably don't feel adequate to teach home school Math. The truth is, though, that we use Math all the time in our day and you can use ..
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Homeschool History How and What to Teach

Many people think that teaching History to home school students needs to consist of boring lectures and reading many pages of a textbook. Just because that is how most of us were taught, doesn't mean .
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Homeschool Geography 5 Tools You Need to Teach Geography

We hear statistics all the time about how people on the street are asked simple geography questions and aren't able to answer them correctly. We certainly don't want our home school children to be ..
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