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New! Voting Results - Top Homeschooling Products and MORE
Homeschool.com readers have voted and the following companies have been voted as having Top Homeschooling Products, Curriculum, and overall Websites for 2014.
 
New! Up to 100% OFF Homeschooling Curriculum Activities
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!
 
Create and Learn – What FUN!
Edu.buncee.com is the digital creation and presentation tool for children and educators to play, learn, and create online or on-the-go. Drag and drop multimedia onto your buncee canvas to create fun lessons, digital stories, presentations, research projects, invitations and more on edu.buncee.com.
 
Free Bible DVD
With this FREE DVD, the children in your family will be transported back to the ancient world, where they'll join a group of friends whose lives are forever changed as they recall the great stories of the Bible, including Moses and the Exodus and The Last Supper!
 
Homes for the Holidays
Spend your favorite fall or winter holiday at the beach and save. See the many options available to you at Wyndham Vacation Rentals.
 
Meet Lulu Jr. & Get Your Child Excited About Writing
At Lulu Jr., it is our mission to inspire creativity, strengthen literacy skills and build self-esteem among children. We want to help motivate children to achieve their writing goals by helping bring their stories to life as published books.
 
Help Your Child Win in the Game of Life
Through a stepped system of engaging videos, animations, games, art activities, journaling and more, the award-winning Spirituality for Kids program helps children (ages 7-12) tap into their inner strengths and see that the power to overcome challenges lies within them.
 
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!
 
Online K–12 Courses from Stanford University
GiftedandTalented.com, the premier online community for advanced learners, offers Stanford research–based online K–12 courses, expert tutors, and information and advice to help students achieve their greatest potential.
 
Teaching Your Children Financial Literacy
Teaching Your Children Financial Literacy is written by DeeDee Hughes, managing editor of Oak Meadow's free educational journal, Living Education. In this article, she shares top money lessons for each age.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Sugar White Sands & Great Family Adventures!
It's time to turn off the digital devices, pack the car, and prepare for enthusiasm and questions on a level you've never experienced before as your family hits the road for an educational adventure on the Alabama Gulf Coast. The sugar white sands, turquoise water, and family-friendly feel of this southern coastal community make Gulf Shores and Orange Beach the perfect place to combine quality time together with experiential learning your children will always remember.
 
The Holy Bible in its Original Order
This newsletter is brought to You by The Original Bible Restored. They offer the Holy Bible in its original order and they believe this is the last Bible you'll ever need to buy.
 
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.
 
Daily Homeschooling Deals
The best place for discounted educational products is educents.com.
 
5 Ways to Improve Your Child's Success
The Critical Thinking Co. has guaranteed higher grades & top test scores for more than 50 years! Simply put—their products work. Their award-winning homeschool curriculum, riddles, puzzles, games, software, and apps develop thinking skills and improve standards-based learning.
 
Prevent Summer Learning Loss
Summer is right around the corner! The kids are getting ready for a vacation, and parents are looking for ways to stop summer brain drain. Thinkstretch.com knows that finding meaningful ways to keep young brains engaged can be a lot of work! That's why they created the ThinkStretch Summer Learning Kits.
 
Up to 80% OFF | Curriculum + FREE $5 Gift Card + 4 Freebies
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!
 
Win a $1,500 J.Crew shopping spree
Do you like fashion? How about books? Recipes? Time-saving tech, home decor finds, fitness tips and beauty hacks? If you said yes to one or more of these things (ok, admit it: you want 'em all) then you've got to sign up for PureWow.
 
School Districts Get Volume Discounts — Why Not Homeschoolers?
With over 103,000 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.) This month we have several popular GroupBuys™ with HUGE savings that will be expiring soon, so get your order in before they are gone!
 
50% Off Craft and Science Boxes + Free Mad Scientist Magazine
Have you heard of Green Kid Crafts? If you haven't, it is only time! Green Kid Crafts is a popular, mom-loved resource for homeschooling kids ages 3-10, saving tens of thousands of busy families time and money through fun Discovery Boxes full of educational, hands-on, and eco-friendly arts, crafts, and STEM science activities.
 
Three Days of Encouragement Just for Parents
Classical Conversations is dedicated to supporting homeschooling parents, and they do this by bringing their free signature events, called Parent Practicums, to locations all across the United States throughout the summer. As the name implies, Parent Practicums are an opportunity for parents to learn and practice teaching methods that have proven effective over time.
 
Helping Our Children Become Better Learners
COM is an online, cognitive skills enhancement system designed especially for use by children 6 to 18 years old, across the entire spectrum of learning, from special to gifted, and every child in-between. But it doesn't stop there! The thinking skills learned through the 60 exercises found in the COM system can be used to sharpen the cognitive abilities of children, parents, and teachers alike.
 
Register Now for The Homeschool Event of the Year!
Great Homeschool Conventions is The Homeschool Event of the Year - bringing encouragement, education, and resources to the homeschooling community.
 
Free Trial with Brightstorm—Over 3,500 Study Videos
Brightstorm produces expert video lessons that are specifically designed to help students increase their depth and breadth of high school subjects. All our teachers are highly educated and most have master's degrees or higher from the best universities in the country. Use our videos as your primary form of instruction or as a supplement to your unique curriculum.
 
Faith Now Available From Iesodo
Iesodo (pronounced Yay-Sa-Doe) features a cast of lovable, intricately designed cartoon birds who share the teachings of Jesus and universal principles such as loving one another, conquering fear, sharing and being kind.
 
The Seven Abilities Your Child Needs to Succeed
There are seven core skills that are central to school success for any child, whether home-schooled or otherwise. By building these skills in your child, you'll ensure that she has a solid foundation for school and for life. Today TestingMom.com wants to share these skills and how you can use them to help your child break away from the pack!
 
7 Days of Complimentary Downloads for HomeSchool: 150,000 Graphics and Images
Spice up your next homeschool project! To create awareness for GraphicStock.com, they are giving away 7 days of complimentary access to download anything you want from over 150,000 graphics, images and backgrounds
 
Save up to 100% on Homeschooling Curriculum
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 30-100% off!
 
Freebie February is a Great Success!
Homeschool.com's FREEBIE FEBRUARY is a GREAT SUCCESS! Thank you for checking in every day to see the NEW freebies. Stay tuned, because even more freebies will be offered in the next eight days.
 
Iesodo — Where Faith and Fun Take Flight
Meet Iesodo (pronounced Yay-Sa-Doe), a wise dove whose name means "The Way of Jesus"! Your kids will LOVE the DVDs.
 
For the Love of Books! Oak Meadow Shares a Story
Oak Meadow loves books! Our printed curriculum engages and encourages students to be active learners who exercise their curiosity and explore their interests. To help everyone get a taste of Oak Meadow's power of print, we invite you to share our love of books with 15% off all curriculum materials from February 1—14. Visit the Oak Meadow Bookstore today! 
 
It's Almost Freebie February at Homeschool.com
FREEBIE FEBRUARY — 28 days of FREE educational goodies! Freebies include FREE trials, FREE printables, FREE subscriptions, FREE downloads, FREE toys (yes, toys! — from companies that participated in our Annual Gift Guide), a FREE vacation (really!) plus so much MORE!
 
Sugar White Sands & Great Family Adventures!
It's time to turn off the digital devices, pack the car, and prepare for enthusiasm and questions on a level you've never experienced before as your family hits the road for an educational adventure on the Alabama Gulf Coast. The sugar white sands, turquoise water, and family-friendly feel of this southern coastal community make Gulf Shores and Orange Beach the perfect place to combine quality time together with experiential learning your children will always remember.
 
Introducing the Laurel Springs Gifted & Talented Academy
Parents of gifted homeschoolers sometimes struggle to find appropriate ways to create academic challenge for their children. Parents of gifted homeschoolers have partnered with Laurel Springs School for more than 20 years to provide their children with the challenge they need. The Gifted & Talented Academy offers an accredited academic program and online social community specific to gifted children.
 
Plan the Best Field Trip Ever For Your Kids
Plan the most awesome field trip ever for your kids—a winter vacation that's filled with family ski days, fun activities, special events and tons of family bonding opportunities designed specifically for you and your little ones! Join Keystone Resort for fun and educational activities designed to create lasting memories during your ski vacation.
 
How to use gaming to help learning
Online educational video games from Arcademic Skill Builders - www.arcademics.com and App Store: "Arcademics" - challenge students through multi-player gaming. The goal is to make the students fluent in the skills being practiced – skills like multiplication, addition, subtraction, subject-verb agreement, and parts of speech. As students play more, their rate of response increases and error rate decreases until eventually they can solve the problems automatically.
 
Make Your Own Minecraft Mods - Save 45%
Many kids spend countless hours playing the hugely popular Minecraft, so why not give them the ability to personalize their Minecraft experience and learn the Java programming language at the same time? A 1-year subscription to Mod Design 1 includes everything students need to learn the fundamentals of Java™ Programming in order to create their own Minecraft© Mod for the PC/Mac version of Minecraft.
 
Free Christian Book!
Revolution in World Missions is more than just a book about one man's journey, a journey that started with sand dusted feet and resulted in millions of lives saved. It's about what God can do with your heart if you let Him. This free book will change your life. Request your copy today.
 
A Winter Vacation and Entertainment for the Entire Family
Keystone Resort in Colorado has a phenomenal spring break planned just for homeschoolers. Join Keystone February 22 through March 1 for a winter vacation and entertainment for the entire family.
 
Give your kids the greatest gift of all – for free!
Children love to celebrate Christmas. But few actually know how Christmas became the holiday that it is today. That's why Learn Our History created the new DVD, Christmas In America. As their Christmas gift to you, they want to give your family this very special Christmas DVD, absolutely FREE!
 
Where the idea of America was born and still lives today
For more than 70 years, Colonial Williamsburg has provided a premier field trip experience, educating students about the revolutionary ideas and ideals that helped forge America. Through engaging and interactive programming, homeschooled students have the opportunity to travel back in time and become immersed in the everyday life of a colonial city.
 
Homeschoolers, here's a free Christmas gift your entire family will love
Children love to celebrate Christmas. But few actually know how Christmas became the holiday that it is today. That's why Learn Our History created the new DVD, Christmas In America. As their Christmas gift to you, they want to give your family this very special Christmas DVD, absolutely FREE!
 
A FREE Boys Adventure Catalog for Homeschool Families
Families from across the country rely on JM Cremp's to be a wholesome resource for fostering a courageous, adventurous and biblical boyhood. The only way to become a man is through being a boy!
 
A FREE Boys Adventure Catalog for Homeschool Families
Families from across the country rely on JM Cremp's to be a wholesome resource for fostering a courageous, adventurous and biblical boyhood. The only way to become a man is through being a boy ... and that is just how God designed it.
 
Earn College Credit
A CLEP* exam is the easiest and most affordable way to earn college credits—and REA's extensive library of CLEP* test preps can help students succeed! Accepted by more than 2,900 colleges and universities, each passed exam earns from 3-12 credits, saving hundreds of hours of classroom time and thousands of dollars in college tuition. Millions of students have used this program to achieve their educational and career goals.
 
Give them Permission to Lose!
Are you home schooling a gifted child? If so, you have a unique set of opportunities and challenges ahead of you including teaching your child how to lose. Game play from SimplyFun can be a wonderful way to help build resiliency in children as they learn that they may not always end up winning a game even though they are the 'gifted' person at the table.
 
Curriculum for $15 or Less!
Educents is the best daily deal site featuring top educational products at 30-90% off! Many for $15 or less!
 
Top Homeschooling Curriculum Awards & Products for 2013!
Homeschool.com readers have voted and the following companies have been voted as Top Homeschooling Curriculum for 2013—and right in time for the back to (home) school season! Please take a moment to review the companies listed alphabetically below—after all, they've been named the best of the best! We're sure you'll see many you'd like to incorporate into your homeschooling efforts this year. There's something for everyone—music, art, history, math, tutoring, life skills, and much, much, more.
 
Alone Yet Not Alone
Reverge.com invites you to purchase advance tickets through their pre-sales partner, Seatzy™. They're guaranteed a theatrical release in any city where they sell 500 advance tickets.
 
Educents:
A Flash-Sale Site for Educational Products & Curriculum with New Deals Listed Daily!
 
Valuable Resources for Homeschoolers
SmartTutor.com has been serving children, parents, teachers and schools for over a decade.  Formerly known as Learning Today, SmartTutor.com is now exclusively offering its award-winning program to parents, families and tutors for homeschooling use or afterschool tutoring.
 
NetSupport Making Your Homeschooling Easier! 
Why should traditional classrooms get all the benefits? NetSupport School Now available for homeschoolers; innovative yet easy to deploy Student monitoring and instructional software.
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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!
 
Get Accepted to the College of Your Choice!
CollegeStartOnline provides one-on-one university and college admissions assistance including personal and supplemental essay writing, college search & strategy, interview coaching, resume building, counseling, guidance with independent research projects, and much, much, more. Plus, CollegeStartOnline has extensive experience helping homeschooled students! 
 
NetSupport Making Your Homeschooling Easier!
Why should traditional classrooms get all the benefits? NetSupport School Now available for homeschoolers; innovative yet easy to deploy Student monitoring and instructional software.
 
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! 
 
Summer Fun with ThinkStretch Summer Learning Program!
The ThinkStretch Summer Learning Program is an affordable, effective way to maintain reading, writing and math skills all summer long while still exploring and enjoying all that summer has to offer. 
 
Prevent Summer Brain Drain!
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! 
 
Summer Freebie Extravaganza starts June 1
Our "Freebie February" event was such a hit--we decided to do it again--only better! The Summer Freebie Extravaganza will be for two months, have twice as many (or more) freebies, and will focus on summer fun. The freebies will include FREE trials, FREE year-long subscriptions, FREE Kindle e-books, FREE printables, FREE travel guides, FREE books, FREE downloads, plus so much MORE! The Summer Freebie Extravaganza is a chance for you to prevent summer brain drain, try out various websites and products for the upcoming school year, and to have great summer FUN! 
 
Pack Your Bags
Join us at Homeschool.com/Travel where we will explore, with a bent towards the educational aspects of family travel. Several times per week we give you tips and tricks for successful travel. Read articles about stretching your dollar by traveling in off-season. Learn about unique holidays, and how to celebrate them with travel. Investigate educational offerings in YOUR city and cities near you. 
 
Save on Travel to Charleston S.C. - A Destination For Learning
As you know, an important part of homeschooling includes reinforcing the important lessons learned at home by bringing your child's studies to life. When it comes to U.S. History, a visit to Charleston, South Carolina can give your homeschooler an incredible range of opportunities to explore, learn, and make some great memories. 
 
FREEBIE FEBRUARY is a GREAT SUCCESS!
Homeschool.com's first ever FREEBIE FEBRUARY is a GREAT SUCCESS! Here's a sneak peek of some of the products that will be offered for the rest of Freebie February: The Homeschool.com free tool bar--our readers are LOVING it!, A $15 Gift Card for educational products from Educents.com, free one year membership to the Center for Homeschool Liberty, science experiments for middle school students, a one-on-one math tutoring trial, plus SO much MORE!
 
Freebie February Starts Tomorrow at Homeschool.com
We're excited to announce Homeschool.com's first ever, FREEBIE FEBRUARY! During the month of February, we'll be offering educational freebies on a DAILY basis, including FREE trials, FREE Kindle books, FREE printables, downloads and MORE! Great for homeschoolers, and all interested in home-based education. 
 
Get A $5 Gift Card For Your Feedback About Homeschooling
As part of ongoing research on the homeschool market, you are invited to participate in a quick, 10 minute online survey to help provide homeschoolers with the best materials and tools they need to teach their children. The information you provide will be consolidated with information from other parent educators like yourself, and will be used in the strictest of confidence.
 
Our new book, Joy Journal, makes a great gift!
Homeschool.com is proud to announce our newest book, Joy Journal, written by our own Senior Editor, Rebecca Kochenderfer. It makes a beautiful gift for someone you love. 
 
Homeschooling with Love and Logic
With some practical tips from the Love and Logic Institute, you can enjoy more cooperative kids while building a life-long love of learning. Check out the website, loveandlogic.com, for ideas about raising respectful, responsible and motivated kids or to sign up for their FREE weekly email tip! 
 
Good news for homeschoolers :-)
I'm Aurora from Supercharged Science. Since you're a loyal Homeschool.com reader, I wanted to share something really cool with you. Oh, and it's Free. You can check it out here: www.superchargedscience.com
 
Two HUGE Homeschool Events
GREAT HOMESCHOOL CONVENTIONS is looking forward to a very exciting 2013 convention season! Visit their website at greathomeschoolconventions.com to sign up for their email newsletter and early bird registration announcements!
 
Protects Kids While Giving Them Their Freedom
When it comes to protecting your child from the Internet, KidsEmail.org can help. That's because KidsEmail.org provides a safe and easy to use e-mail interface which allows your child to safely keep in touch with family and friends. KidsEmail provides parental controls, spam filtering, and so much more. It allows you to decide how your child will communicate online.
 
Start the School Year Out with Fun
Cobblestone & Cricket has been publishing magazines for parents, schools, and of course homeschoolers for over 30 years. Cobblestone & Cricket offers fourteen award winning titles for children pre-K to Grade 12, covering a variety of subjects, including: international and U.S. history, cultural studies, science and MORE. Cobblestone & Cricket magazines are ad-free, educational, and they're engaging. They're another way to get your children excited about learning. Your children will love getting them in the mail!
 
School Bullying—Distance Learning Can Be Your Child's Alternative
We've all heard about school bullying. Maybe we personally experienced it when we were younger. As parents, we want to make sure our children don't experience it now. Distance learning can be your child's alternative. Students, parents, counselors, administrators and teachers have begun to recognize that distance learning for K-12 students is transformative--providing talented, tormented kids with a safe haven from the schoolyard bully.
 
Learning Styles Quiz
Whether you are a newcomer or a seasoned veteran (I won't say "old-timer"), taking a learning styles quiz will help you understand and build a curriculum around your children's learning styles. As we all know, homeschooling is not just a method of education, it's a lifestyle. We want our children to become lifetime learners not only because it's a wonderfully natural way to be, but because they will need this if they are to keep up in this fast-changing world. The best way to become a lifetime learner is to develop a passion for learning. The best way to develop that passion is to make learning fun, relevant and fascinating.
 
Is Private Tutoring Right for Your Child? 
Our goal as homeschooling parents is to provide our children with quality one-on-one education. It is widely accepted that one-on-one tutoring is probably the most effective method to improve academic achievement. That's why a WyzAnt tutor can be a valuable resource for your child's educational, athletic and musical endeavors.
 
Preventing Summer 'Brain Drain' - Online summer courses 'keep those neurons firing'
Ah, those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Maybe your family has a camping trip planned. Certainly there will be picnics and get-togethers, and plenty of time for the kids to enjoy the great outdoors. But did you ever consider that summer is also a great opportunity to get "outside" of your regular homeschool routine?
 

   
 

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