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New! How Parents Can Prevent Summer Slide
For families looking for a flexible summer academic option, consider a Laurel Springs summer course. Their entire catalog of courses is available during the summer in a condensed-schedule format. Their semester-length courses take six weeks, and their year-long courses take twelve weeks. Because these courses follow an accelerated schedule, it is important for students to apply time management skills and stay in frequent contact with their teachers.
 
New! 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.
 
New! 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.
 
New! 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.
 
New! Psst! Discover the Secret to Writing with Kids
Brave Writer exists to promote positive relationships between parents and children as they embark on the writing process. In other words, not only will your children learn to write using Brave Writer materials, but your connection to your child will be enhanced and protected through the processes and philosophy of Brave Writer's writing instruction.
 
New! Time4Learning—Celebrating 10 Years with a Fantastic Deal
It's hard to believe that ten years have passed since Time4Learning's very first K-3 curriculum was launched in the living room of the founder's home. But here we are a decade later with a PreK-12th grade curriculum, a suite of teaching resources, and a warm online community of parents who support one another through our homeschool forum and Facebook pages. Most importantly, we're pleased to have helped tens of thousands of families to educate from home.
 
New! 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.
 
New! The Best Value in High School Distance Education
The American School, www.americanschool.org, continues to offer the best value in high school distance education — combining affordable tuition and top-quality curriculum in both paper-based and online formats, and the best is yet to come!
 
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.
 
A Trendsetter in Education
Whether your student is a high achiever, a moderate-paced learner, or a slow learner, the A.C.E. educational program proceeds at the exact level determined by the child's ability.
 
Can You Help?
Aurora Lipper recently created a new online science mini-program. It's a series of science experiment videos, together with a workbook that guides kids through a collection of her best hands-on science experiments.
 
LAST CALL for BIG Curriculum Savings at the Co-op
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!
 
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!
 
CTC vs the Common Core!
CTC believes in the importance of teaching Math the traditional way and not to a test. It is the traditional methods that have stood the test of time. These methods teach students to break down a Math problem using reason and logic. The innovative CTC Math tutorials are short, concise, and get the point across quickly. And more importantly students learn at their own pace with the ability to stop and rewind the teacher. There is nothing else like it!
 
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!
 
Interested in Reviewing Time4Learning?
Interested in Reviewing Time4Learning? Hearing feedback from other parents can be much more valuable than any website or marketing message-- and here at Time4Learning, we understand that. Help us (and others like you) by writing either a current member or future member review!
 
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.
 
Say NO to the Common Core!
CTC believes in the importance of teaching Math the traditional way and not to a test. It is the traditional methods that have stood the test of time. These methods teach students to break down a Math problem using reason and logic. The innovative CTC Math tutorials are short, concise, and get the point across quickly. And more importantly students learn at their own pace with the ability to stop and rewind the teacher. There is nothing else like it!
 
One Free Month—Finding The Right Curriculum For Your Homeschooler
eLearningK12 offers a self paced, customized online curriculum, including 46 elementary courses and 95 high school courses. Students work at their own pace and their own level in each subject as directed by the parent. Most assignments are graded automatically and you can start or stop at any time. eLearningK12 partners with Compass Learning, Discovery Education, Math-u-see, Reading Horizons, eDynamic, Edgenuity, and other top quality educational companies to provide a high-quailty, user-friendly curriculum.
 
February Special—BOGO on Time4Learning!
If you've been waiting to try Time4Learning, now's the perfect time! During the month of February, they're offering brand new members a second month for FREE! That means you'll enjoy your first two months for the price of one. But hurry! This offer is only valid while supplies last.
 
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! 
 
School Districts Get Volume Discounts — Why Not Homeschoolers?
With over 100,000 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.) The Co-op is pleased to present the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET for the popular products shown below, many of them winners of national awards. But don't delay — many of them are expiring soon! 
 
Take a trip with Tapestry of Grace—for free!
For the past 18 years, Lampstand Press has been helping thousands of families enjoy the journey by creating and publishing Tapestry of Grace and related products. Tapestry's unit-study approach to history helps parents teach the same moment to all ages (K-12) at their learning levels, week by week. Tapestry integrates all of the humanities, offering age-appropriate assignments in a variety of modalities. There's something for everyone with Tapestry of Grace.
 
Save 20% on AOP Curriculum - 1 Day Only!
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!
 
New Year New Skills – Online Reading Program, 1-Month Trial
Start your New Year off right using Essential Skills Advantage (ESA) online learning programs and give your homeschool curriculum the boost that will last a lifetime.
 
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.
 
Common Core: Friend or Foe?
At eLearningK12, we believe that high standards are important, but we also believe in parental control and customizing curriculum to meet the needs of the students, not the other way around! Parents of our students are free to modify, add to, or eliminate any lesson at any time, based on their personal beliefs and the needs of their children. Parents are given full control over their children's education.
 
Don't Let Math Wreck Your Homeschool Day
Patrick Murray, the founder of CTC Math, is an internationally acclaimed math teacher with more than 22 years of experience teaching. He has the very rare ability to deliver math concepts in a simple, easy-to-understand way in just a few minutes. And he has a special offer for Homeschool.com readers.
 
Flexible Learning Starts at Keystone
The Keystone School is a high-quality, flexible, online private school for grades 6–12 that offers self-paced study with flexible due dates, online or print-based correspondence courses, licensed, certified teachers available when you need them, single courses to supplement your child's current education, or up to 6 courses for a full Keystone experience, year-round enrollment, and a risk-free 30-day, money-back guarantee.
 
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!
 
Schooling at home but not alone
K12 gives parents a free, online alternative to brick-and-mortar schools. Whether your child is an advanced learner, has special needs, or has personal commitments that conflict with the conventional school day, K12 is here for you.
 
Beginning Reader? Struggling Reader? Help Is On Its Way
Choose to GET a copy or GIVE a copy of the pre-release, award winning, enhanced, 2nd edition of The Reading Game at Discounted Rates for a limited time. You can do this by purchasing or donating only through our "Give the Gift of Early Literacy" Indiegogo Education Campaign.
 
Learn Math & Science in a Way a Textbook Can't Show You
Uzinggo is an online learning program designed to aid parents who homeschool children studying the advanced math and science concepts taught in grades 5–12. Uzinggo combines leading education techniques, interactive game-like graphics, and motivational tools to help students develop a deep comprehension of math and science. Homeschool parents can use Uzinggo to supplement and to enhance existing instruction.
 
Focused on helping YOUR students achieve their college dreams!
The school year is off to a great start – students are up and running in all their college prep, honors, and AP classes, and things are going really well! Now, it's time for some students to begin thinking about college...Are your kids attending an online high school that will truly help them (and you) with the college selection and application process? Oaks Christian Online School (OCO) is focused on helping students work towards and achieve their college dreams!
 
Flexible Learning Starts at Keystone
It's not too late for you to make a change. The school year is well underway, and you've probably received the first progress reports or report cards to see how your child is doing. Maybe he or she is excelling beyond the class or perhaps falling behind. Either way, if your child isn't getting the very most out of school, it may be a sign that a change is needed. That change might be Keystone School.
 
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!
 
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!
 
See Your Child Achieve More in Math This Fall
This fall, see your children achieve more in math with ALEKS! Using personalized learning and adaptive assessments, ALEKS determines precisely what each student knows and provides targeted instruction on the topics students are ready to learn right now.
 
8 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed
Calvert Education, a leader in homeschooling for more than 100 years, is pleased to bring you this list of eight ways to help your child learn and grow.
 
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.
 
Don't Let Math Wreck Your Homeschool Day
Patrick Murray, the founder of CTC Math, is an internationally acclaimed math teacher with more than 22 years of experience teaching. He has the very rare ability to deliver math concepts in a simple, easy-to-understand way in just a few minutes. And he has a special offer for Homeschool.com readers.
 
Schooling at home but not alone
K12 gives parents a free, online alternative to brick-and-mortar schools. Whether your child is an advanced learner, has special needs, or has personal commitments that conflict with the conventional school day, K12 is here for you.
 
6 GREAT Ways to Evaluate Curriculum BEFORE You Buy
When you are providing your children with online reading and math assessment and instruction, it's imperative that you ensure that those tests and lessons were designed to teach your children and enable them to retain what they have learned. So how do you know if your choice in purchasing online educational programs is the best for your child's education as well as the money and time you are investing? SmartTutor.com has some great hints.
 
You Are Home Schooling the Right Way!
Parents who are new to homeschooling often feel uncertain and overwhelmed. They aren't sure if they are doing the right thing because there are many people who will tell them that they are crazy to take on such a huge task as educating their children. Those people are wrong. It is not crazy to care so much about your children that you want to remove them from a system that is broken and has come to the point that it is doing more harm than good. A good online school can make things much easier for parents.
 
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.
 
Don't Settle for a "One-Box-Fits-All" K-12 Curriculum – Try Time4Learning!
Whether you're a first time homeschooler or a seasoned veteran, Time4Learning's unique combination of interactive curriculum, teaching tools, parent resources and family-focused support sets it apart from the "one-box-fits-all" approach.
 
A Fun Way to Gain Essential Technical Skills
At Youth Digital, we believe that children are naturally creative and naturally curious, and we've designed our 3D Game Design 1 course with this in mind. We combine children's innate curiosity and creativity, along with our project-based learning methodology, to introduce these essential 3D skills in a fun and creative environment.
 
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!
 
LAST CALL for BIG Curriculum Savings at the Co-Op
With over 98,000 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.)
 
Educents:
A Flash-Sale Site for Educational Products & Curriculum with New Deals Listed Daily!
 
Math Tutor DVD Can Help!
Math Tutor DVD offers math help via DVD video tutorial content in a wide array of subject areas. In addition, Math Tutor DVD allows you to teach Math to your children and to be confident while doing so! How indispensable for homeschooling parents!
 
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.
 
Don't Let Math Wreck Your Homeschool Day
Patrick Murray, the founder of CTC Math, is an internationally acclaimed math teacher with more than 22 years of experience teaching. And he has a special offer for Homeschool.com readers.
 
Creating Successful Online Learners
As you educate your children from your home throughout high school, you are preparing them for their futures. Today, knowledge of the online environment is increasingly important for both college and career success, so combining your supportive learning environment with online college-prep high school curriculum is something you should seriously consider.
 
Hi! We're Method Test Prep and We're Here to Help!
We know you have a lot on your plate as a homeschool parent - and if your child is in high school, that plate is growing even fuller. College prep isn't always easy, but fortunately Method Test Prep has an easy way to help your child prep for the SAT or ACT. Best of all, much of what they offer is FREE!
 
Why So Many Homeschoolers Use Online School Now
Parents decide to educate their children at home for many reasons, but now more homeschool families than ever before are making the switch to online school. Families tell us this change yields significant benefits for children and parents alike. If you haven't yet made this change, you'll find it is well worth considering when you see...
 
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!
 
American School & Method Test Prep - A GREAT Duo!
After careful examination and analysis of several online ACT/SAT prep courses, the American School is pleased to announce an expanded affiliation with Method Test Prep, a company that has specialized in online standardized test preparation for more than a decade. Under this arrangement, Method Test Prep is responsible for all course content and billing, and their customer service team answers any and all questions from American School students.
 
Why Is Homeschool Good For My Child?
Standard Deviants Light Speed supports homeschoolers by offering comprehensive video courses to teach core curriculum subjects and test prep. Standard Deviants programming covers the most difficult elementary school, middle school, high school and college courses-their DVDs provide a "fun approach to serious education". 
 
School-at-Home Success with Less Stress
Are you planning for the upcoming school year now? If you've ever become frustrated with the time-consuming task of finding appropriate lesson plans and materials or questioned your ability to teach your child complex subjects, you may be interested to learn that there's an excellent alternative choice for educating your child at home! Connections Academy is an accredited school-from-home program for students in grades K12. 
 
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.
 
Experience the Ivy-League in K-12 Learning with LearningAisle
LearningAisle believes in helping students become independent, analytical and critical thinkers! Using the best social learning technology in the world that mirrors how students learn in Ivy League universities, LearningAisle provides true student-led learning to enable home scholars to do hands-on learning through projects and lessons--learning together with the help of friends, family and the homeschool community.
 
Special Summer Offer from Little Passports
Featured in Real Simple, Disney Family Fun Magazine, Parents Magazine and more, Little Passports subscriptions take your child on an exciting adventure around the USA and world. Watch as your child races to the mailbox every month! Each monthly package introduces kids to a different country or two new states featuring geography, history, culture, foods and more!
 
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! 
 
Oaks Christian Online School - perfect for summer - and beyond!
Summer--it's 1/3 over (or thereabouts), and many of us are enjoying the easy, fun pace of summer...but also thinking of the upcoming school year. There are many reasons to consider Oaks Christian Online School for Summer 2013 courses--and fall is also a great time for Oaks Christian Online School!
 
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. 
 
Teach Kids to Write in Just 10 Minutes a Day. Yes, Really!
The greatest benefit of The Writing Course is that kids don't learn to HATE writing, they learn to ENJOY it. Honestly, it is especially the tedious rule-obsessed grammar that quenches the spirit in a child (or adult). Adding The Writing Course to your curriculum will allow your child to embrace the freedom that comes with really "getting" what language and writing is about. You'll also know how to teach kids to write in 10 minutes a day. 
 
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! 
 
SAVE $15 on your KidCoder and TeenCoder courses
Have your kids ever asked about designing their own website, learning how to create video games, or even writing a cool new smart-phone app? Self-study courses are the answer! We offer award-winning courses that teach students to write their own computer programs, games, smart-phone apps, and websites; no teacher expertise required!
 
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! 
 
One-Stop Shopping and an Android Tablet Too!
Since 2004, Global Student Network has been a leader in providing innovative online curriculum to schools and homeschool students throughout the world. GSN offers the widest range of secular and Christian online curriculum for grades K-12 available anywhere. Plus it offers amazing programs and services like tutoring, ACT/SAT preparation, and MORE!! And it offers all this from one location. It's like one-stop shopping!
 
Take a Peek into an Online Classroom
While many parents agree that the benefits of homeschooling are beyond measure, it's natural to wonder if your kids are learning everything they need to succeed. For some families, using an accredited online school is a great way to ensure their children receive the highest quality educational experience from the comfort of home.  
 
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. 
 
Personalized Summer Learning for Math
The summer months are an ideal time to help your children get ahead in math! Whether you're at home or on the road this summer, ALEKS is an flexible, online math program for grades 3-12 that can be used to provide each child with a personalized learning path tailored to his or her individual needs. 
 
Experience Personalized Math Instruction for Each Child
A math curriculum that works for the whole family can be hard to find, especially when each of your children learns differently. With ALEKS, it's easy to provide each child with a personalized math instruction to meet their individual needs. 
 
5 Reasons Online Music Lessons are BETTER than Traditional Lessons
Just about every parent wants their child to play an instrument. Parents understand the academic, social, and personal benefits that music offers. But did you know that online lessons have many benefits over local studio lessons? Rockfactory, the expert in live online music lessons (they've been providing online instruction successfully since 2004 ), suggests the top five reasons online lessons trump traditional lessons. 
 
LAST CALL for BIG Curriculum Savings at the Co-op!
With over 94,000 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.) Several of our most popular GroupBuys are here -- but for March only. Get your order in before they are gone! 
 
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!
 
Four Helpful Tips for Evaluating Online Courses
Many parents who are homeschooling turn to the Internet to find online instructional resources. But determining whether or not certain online courses are an effective academic solution can be confusing, so here are four important factors to consider when evaluating online courses. 
 
LAST CALL for BIG Curriculum Savings at the Co-op!
With over 79,000 families, the Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the world's largest buyers club for homeschoolers -- owned and operated by homeschoolers, just like you! Membership is FREE! This month we have lined up an unusually big batch of freebies and BEST DEALS ON THE PLANET, but most of them are expiring on April 30, so don't delay! 
 
Kids learn to read faster. Try StudyDog for a week--on us.
StudyDog kids learn to read faster because they actually want to play with it. Our online reading program zeros in on what they need--and adapts accordingly. From pre-school through first-grade, StudyDog learning is always one step ahead. Which keeps things interesting.
 
Could Public School from Home Mean Less Stress, More Success?
If you, like many homeschool parents, have ever wondered about the effectiveness of the curriculum materials you choose or the progress your child is making, you may want to consider accredited online schooling, also known as virtual school. As a mother of four who homeschooled my children for 5 years before switching to a virtual school, I hope to provide you with valuable insights into the online school experience. 
 
HUGE California & Connecticut CONVENTIONS
Faithful Pioneers and Aspiring Newbies alike will find inspiration, encouragement, and support to do what you do best....HOMESCHOOL! Great Homeschool Conventions is excited to host FIVE conventions in 2012. 100's of workshops! A Wealth of FEATURED Speakers! HUGE exhibit Hall! Informative Tracks! Children's Program! Come see what homeschooling is all about.
 
Want to Review Time4Learning for 30 Days?
Homeschooling your child is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make as a parent. Calvert wants you to know that you don't have to go it alone. Included at no extra charge with your Calvert curriculum order is free, year-round access to Calvert's Education Counselors. Available when you need them, our experienced teachers are available by phone, email or live chat with tips, strategies, advice and answers to your questions. 
 
You're a Great Teacher. Calvert Can Help
Homeschooling your child is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make as a parent. Calvert wants you to know that you don't have to go it alone. Included at no extra charge with your Calvert curriculum order is free, year-round access to Calvert's Education Counselors. Available when you need them, our experienced teachers are available by phone, email or live chat with tips, strategies, advice and answers to your questions. 
 
5 HUGE Homeschool Events: CA, CT, SC, TN, OH
Attend amazing programs--including Comedy with John Branyan, the Worldview Teen Track, Parenting Track, Children's Programs, Creation Apologetics Track and Group Leader Track. Enjoy all of this and more, including hundreds of Exhibitors in our huge exhibit halls.
 
School Districts Get Volume Discounts - Why Not Homeschoolers?
Check out these live "Group Buys" for big savings at the Homeschool Buyers Co-op.
 
Every Life Is Beautiful
Opening in theaters on March 23, OCTOBER BABY tells the story of Hannah, a young woman who learns that the story of her life is much different than what she's known. In the midst of an incredible journey to discover her hidden past and find hope for her unknown future, Hannah learns that every life is beautiful. Provident Films (Courageous, Fireproof) and Samuel Goldwyn Films (Amazing Grace, Facing the Giants) present OCTOBER BABY, the feature film debut from the Erwin Brothers, Jon and Andrew, who have won numerous awards as the directors of Christian music videos from leading artists. 
 
Mike Huckabee has a Free History DVD for you
Learn Our History produces a great series of animated DVDs that teach children all about US History from a positive, patriotic standpoint. 
 
Great Homeschool Conventions offers Outstanding Parenting Workshops
Great Homeschool Conventions offers outstanding parenting workshops--over 300 workshops! Read information about Dr. Tedd Tripp, Kirk & Casey Martin, and John Rosemond.
 
On the Hunt for a Homeschooling Curriculum that Fits your Family?
Oak Meadow Curriculum and School combines experience and innovation, and provides both print-based and online alternatives. More importantly, we offer a creative and uniquely flexible approach that acknowledges the myriad of ways that students can learn. Whether you chose to purchase our curriculum, or enroll in our fully accredited school for the added benefit of teacher support and school records, you can be assured of a learning experience that truly fits your family. 
 
Come See What's Great About Homeschooling
GREAT HOMESCHOOL CONVENTIONS strives to help you along the way on your homeschool venture by providing a FANTASTIC list of FEATURED SPEAKERS! Gifted children? Special Needs Child? Educational Instruction Needed? Parenting tips for tough TEENS? College Help? Scheduled to speak: DR. Kathy Koch, Carol Barnier, Steve Demme, Andrew Pudewa, Diana Waring, Amanda Bennett, Susan Wise Bauer, Leigh Bortins, David Hazell, Mark Hamby, Todd Wilson, The College Board, John Rosemond, Calm Christian Parenting and DOZENS more! Check the website for speaker variation. 
 
Homeschool.com's Top 100 Educational Websites 2012
Every January, Homeschool.com asks our Product Testers to send us a list of their favorite educational websites.  We then compile the results into the Top 100 Educational Websites for the year. This year was an especially exciting year for two reasons. First, the response was overwhelming! Thank you so much. Second, many new sites were recommended! We sure hope you enjoy The Top 100 Educational Websites for 2012 (there are actually a few more than 100 - because you had so many GREAT recommendations)!
 
For 2012, give your student a fresh start with flexible online learning from Keystone
The New Year is a great time for change-big or small-in your student's education. Whatever your family's learning needs are, now's the right moment to consider Keystone. Our online private school for grades 6-12 provides a flexible way for students to dive into their subjects from anywhere in the world, work through lessons any time of the day, and succeed at their own pace.
 
Welcome to Reading Eggs!
99.6% of parents who use Reading Eggs online reading program have seen a significant increase in their child's reading abilities. 98% of teachers recommend the Reading Eggs program to other teachers. Over 2,000 elementary schools across the U.S. are using Reading Eggs in their classrooms. Reading Eggs has successfully taught over 500,000 kids how to read! 
 
How We Maintain The Home/School Balance
My husband and I love homeschooling our children. We also really like our home and we don't want it to look like a school. In case you're like us, and you like the separation between home and school, I'd like to share with you, just how our family maintains the home/school balance at our house.
 
Old Schoolhouse
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine encourages and supports homeschool families everywhere. The Old Schoolhouse Magazine for homeschoolers is the largest homeschool magazine on the market and features articles and interviews from known experts and speakers in the homeschooling community.
 

   
 

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