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October 31, 2012

Food Fun Nutrition Cards

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Eating habits learned as a child last a lifetime!

Because of this, you might find Food Fun Nutrition Cards and the information on the site FoodFun4Kids.com of great interest.

Enjoy!

Ann Simpson

October 29, 2012

Lakeshore Learning – Encourage Acceptance and Diversity in Play

Encourage acceptance and diversity in play with Lakeshore Learning’s block play people.  Block play people come in many ethnic diversities and there is even a set with differing abilities (pictured above).

Lakeshore Learning has another set of toys that deals with the subject of differing abilities (and adaptive equipment) and they can be seen  here.

Just thought you’d like to know.

Ann Simpson

October 26, 2012

Candy Construction

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The book Candy Construction by Sharon Bowers, illustrates the many ways you and your children (or grandchildren) can build a candy fantasy.  Sharon shows you how to use ordinary store-bought candy and cookies as the raw material for a brand-new kind of crafting.  The pictures are GREAT, and really, both  you and your children will enjoy this book.

It’s a “must have”–even if  you’re not a candy pushover.  I have it in my library.

And fyi–the candy turkey (for Thanksgiving) is darling!

Fun–and fun learning is forever learning.

Ann Simpson

October 24, 2012

Reading Aloud

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ReadAloud.org is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of literacy by advocating daily out loud reading to children of all ages.

ReadAloud.Wordpress.com has an article entitled

50 Ways to Get Children to Love Reading!

You might want to check them both out.

Reading is fun, and as we all know, fun learning is forever learning!

Ann Simpson

October 22, 2012

A Fun and Educational Saturday Morning Activity

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Why not take your kids to a Lowe’s or a Home Depot Kids Clinic–they’re free, your children will learn to make something–and it will be fun and educational!

Just check their websites for details.

Fun–and fun learning is forever learning!

Ann Simpson

October 19, 2012

Homeschool.com – a Best Kids Website!

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Best Kids Websites has included Homeschool.com as one of the best websites on the web.  Please click on and “vote” for us.

And while you’re there, check out the other categories and the websites that made the list.

Fun–and fun learning is forever learning!

Ann Simpson

October 17, 2012

JUMP Math – Perfect for Homeschoolers

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JUMP Math is a comprehensive, easy-to-use math program for children in the 1st to 8th grades — and is perfect for homeschoolers.

JUMP Math (JUMP stands for Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigies) believes that everyone has the ability to learn math and to love it! And when teachers and children excel in math, they succeed in other astonishing ways.

Dr. John Mighton is an award-winning mathematician and playwright who developed JUMP Math to help children master a subject widely felt to be tough and scary. He wanted to help others avoid the struggles and math anxiety he had experienced as a student. The JUMP Math approach:

·    Breaks math concepts into small, manageable steps that are clearly explained
·    Uses “guided discovery”, simple language and clear design to promote a spirit of inquiry and a can-do attitude
·    Encourages teachers to use personalized attention and continuous assessment to quickly identify and respond to each student’s struggles and successes
·    Provides progressively harder challenges so students enjoy learning and practicing
·    Fosters independence by gradually reducing support structure
·    Raises the bar for students of all abilities in a way that is fun and engaging

Children love JUMP Math! Some have been known to spend their free/fun time doing math. Others beg to delay bedtime so they can keep doing math.

JUMP Math makes math fun! And as we all know, fun learning is forever learning!

Ann Simpson

October 15, 2012

A subscription to an educational magazine

Children love to receive mail–so how about a subscription to an educational magazine? How about a  Cobblestone & Cricket subscription?  If you act now, you can even save 40% off the cover price on all one year subscriptions.  Just use code HS1207 at check out.

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.

It’s fun to receive magazines–and fun learning is forever learning.

Ann Simpson

October 12, 2012

Calling All (Homeschooling) Bloggers!

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We are Accepting Guest Blog Posts About YOUR Homeschooling Activities
Starting November of 2012!

For information on how YOU can be a guest blogger

click HERE.

October 10, 2012

Keystone – Nationally Recognized and Award-Winning

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Keystone programs have been recognized by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) for excellence in curriculum design, online instruction, and 21st-century best practices. These prestigious awards honor distance learning instructors, programs, and professionals who have achieved extraordinary results through the use of online teaching technologies.

Just a few of the hallmarks of  Keystone include–

·    Heavy parental influence–Your child’s academic experience is in your hands, and you decide what interaction and structure your child needs to be successful.
·    Extensive curriculum–Keystone curriculum includes core classes (more than 50 of them), 45 engaging elective courses, and 19 advanced courses for grades 8-12.
·    Individualized attention–Keystone understands different learning styles, and they recognize that today’s student fits no mold.
·    Certified teachers–Keystone teachers are certified and highly qualified, with an average of eight years of teaching experience. Over half have earned their master’s or doctoral degrees.
·    Guidance services–Keystone students and parents have access to a Learning Coach and to a certified Guidance Counselor if your child is enrolled in four or more courses. The Learning Coach works directly with parents and students to craft a customized strategy that leads to a successful Keystone education. The Guidance Counselor supports the college admissions process.
·    College acceptance–Keystone graduates have been accepted at hundreds of prestigious colleges and universities, including Dartmouth, Yale, Duke, NYU, and West Point. Keystone graduates are uniquely qualified to thrive in a college environment.

Keystone might be the perfect fit for your child!

And as always, fun learning is forever learning.

Ann Simpson

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