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New! Don't Miss Homeschool.com's Extravaganza of Experts!
Would you like to take your homeschooling from ordinary to extraordinary? We interviewed 20 experts and asked them for their advice on how you can take your homeschooling to a higher level -- with ease and joy.  We also asked them if they would answer your personal questions for one week. They said yes!
 
New! Homeschooling Deals & Freebies for You
Educents is the best daily deal site featuring the top educational products (online software, curriculum, e-books, tutorials for all subjects, learning materials and toys...) at 30-90% off!
 
Go Back to School with Our Middle & High School Courses
The Keystone School offers more than 200 courses for grades 6–12, including core subjects, AP, six world languages, and electives. Students can enroll full time and earn an accredited high school diploma, or for single courses to supplement their education or explore new interests. Plus, they can enroll any time of the year.
 
Time4Learning – Cutting Edge Curriculum, Resources & Tools for Back to Homeschool
Technology is with us all day long, so it makes sense to include it as part of your homeschool approach. Sign up today and let Time4Learning's cutting edge curriculum help your family stay in line with the demands of the 21st century.
 
LAST CALL for BIG Curriculum Savings at the Co-op
With over 117,000 families, the Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the world's largest buyers club for homeschoolers, founded and operated by homeschoolers just like you! (Membership is FREE and private.)
 
New School Year, All New Time4Learning Homeschooling Guide!
Don't wait until fall and end up scrambling for your homeschool tools! With summer coming to a close and back-to-homeschool on the brain, now is the perfect time to introduce Time4Learning's recently updated "2014 Welcome to Homeschooling Guide."
 
The Best Homeschool Planner Ever – Try it for Free
Like many homeschoolers, you've probably tried several online planners and found them either too confusing or too limiting. That's why the Co-op is pleased to present a 30-day FREE subscription to Homeschool Planet — an easy-to-use online planner that gives you everything you need to organize your home and your home school.
 
Personalized Learning – The Future is Now!
More and more parents are discovering the power of individualized instruction, and their children are enjoying the benefits. Personalized learning has been the educational model at Laurel Springs School for over twenty years. Our students have individual, personal connections with their teachers, and the curriculum is adjusted to match each student's learning styles profile.
 
Make Your Homeschool Life Easier
Connections Academy is an accredited school-from-home program for students in grades K–12 offering an award-winning curriculum with free learning materials and resources from leading educational publishers, and a personalized learning plan tailored to your student!
 
1 Million Open STEM Jobs...Is Your Child Prepared?
Programs offering summer tech education are at the forefront of a learning revolution, connecting students with STEM subjects-outside the traditional classroom setting. This includes iD Tech Camps, iD Programming Academy, iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy. These tech camps teach kids and teens to innovate and create their own apps, C++ and Java programs, video games, websites, and more—rather than simply consuming these technologies.
 
Save 20% on Homeschool Curriculum Bundles
Save 20% on all curriculum bundles at Pearson Homeschool—everything you need to successfully teach your child is bundled together saving you time and money.
 
The Must-Have Summer Learning App for Kids
Add Word Study to Kids' Summer Fun! Kids can experience learning loss when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. Keep your children actively learning with VocabularySpellingCity's Summer Program.
 
June Only – Get 50% Off At Time4Learning!
No matter what your plans are for the summer, Time4Learning lets you turn any activity into an interactive learning experience your kids will remember.
 
Daily Homeschooling Deals
The best place for discounted educational products is educents.com.
 
What about Socialization?
The question of socialization comes up often in conversations about homeschooling. Parents who are new to homeschooling or considering it as a future option may recognize that school provides more than just academics. They may worry about how they will recreate those other learning opportunities in their home. Well-meaning neighbors and family members may ask, "But what about socialization?" Well, what about it?
 
Squash Summer Reading Loss With Reading Kingdom — 30% Off and 30 Days
Do you want your kids to have fun this summer, but not lose reading skills they've attained during your homeschool year? Are you looking for a reading program to continue your home-education efforts throughout the summer months? Do you have a child that just needs a little extra reading assistance? Reading Kingdom can help!
 
Homeschool EVENT of the YEAR
Great Homeschool Conventions is the Homeschool Event of the Year - bringing encouragement, education, and resources to the homeschooling community. You may choose from 100s of workshops and shop the largest homeschool curriculum exhibit hall available! Make plans now to attend!
 
Parents Respond to Time 4 Learning Curriculum
We hope your homeschool year has gotten off to a great start! Ours, at Time4Learning certainly has! The addition of our new high school curriculum has brought a better response than we ever could have imagined! And speaking of responses—The diversity of our members and the innumerable ways they use Time4Learning amazes us every day.
 
Educents:
A Flash-Sale Site for Educational Products & Curriculum with New Deals Listed Daily!
 
Back to School with Time4Learning - Preschool through High School!
Now is the perfect time to see if Time4Learning's online homeschool curriculum could fit into this year's family education plan. And with high school courses about to become available, you've now got options for everyone in your family!
 
Homeschool.com's Summer Freebie Extravaganza, Part II
We're happy to announce, The Summer Freebie Extravaganza is a HUGE hit! As of today, many freebies are on the page, and many more are in the queue. The freebies include FREE trials, FREE year-long subscriptions, FREE Kindle e-books, FREE printables, FREE travel guides, FREE books, FREE downloads, plus so much MORE! 
 
Homeschooling Approaches
Although every family is unique, certain homeschooling approaches have become popular in one form or another. Most homeschoolers do not exactly follow one style or method, but rather select ideas and methods from among different approaches to best fit their family's needs. Many of these methods have several common elements such as defined objectives, lesson plans, frequent library visits, family nights, portfolios, and even tutoring and mentoring. When looking at the differences between homeschooling approaches, it is important to see what they have in common as well as their differences.
 
How I Educate My Family and Friends About the Decision to Homeschool
Ten years ago, when I started to homeschool my children, I think my family thought I had a screw loose! They thought it was such an odd decision on my part and they always wanted to know why. Now, ten years later, I don't think homeschooling is the issue it once was. In the last decade, homeschooling has become more mainstream.
 
Get State Accreditation with The Genesis Academy!
Looking for a way to homeschool with state accredited courses? Then, you should enroll your child in the distance learning program at The Genesis Academy! Providing families with qualified teachers and an experienced staff, The Genesis Academy is a state accredited* academy that offers customizable, Christian-based curriculum in both online and print-based versions for grades K-12. Plus, full-time or part-time enrollment is available, and you can register your child at any time of the year!
 
Socialization And Collaborative Opportunities For Your Student
Socialization—the key argument people make for NOT homeschooling their children. But really, have you walked the halls of your local middle school or high school lately? Is that the type of environment... the type of socialization.... you want for your children? Probably NOT, if you are a homeschooling parent! Still, socialization IS important!! After all, as parents we want our children to be well rounded. We want them to be able to interact with others. We want them to have meaningful friendships. We want them to have the opportunity to engage in collaborative learning projects.
 
The Ten Most Important Things You Need to Know About Homeschooling
When parents first consider homeschooling their children, there is so much for them to contemplate and learn that it can be very overwhelming. Before deciding to move forward with homeschooling, parents will read many articles about the how's and why's; they will learn about different homeschooling approaches, available curriculum, how to set up a homeschooling space, and companies that can help parents create a successful homeschooling year for their children. Homeschool.com has put together a list of the 10 most important things parents need to know about homeschooling to help you in your homeschooling endeavors, or to pass-along to new homeschoolers.
 

   
 

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