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  • Homeschool Spotlight

    Monday, May 29, 2017

    The Summertime Survival Guide for Parents – Chapter 3!

    Interested in learning more about The Summertime Survival Guide for Parents?  Well, here is Chapter 3!  Enjoy!   Creative Ways to Organize Your Home and Car for Summer Learning “When you leave a beautiful place, you carry it with you wherever you go.” – Alexandra Stoddard   Most likely, some percentage of your child’s summer […]     READ MORE >>

    The Summertime Survival Guide for Parents – Chapter 3!
  • Homeschool Spotlight

    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Making Summer a “No Summer Slide” Zone

    Making Summer a “No Summer Slide” Zone If you are a parent of a school age child then you know that summertime is when children lose much of the knowledge that teachers, whether they are the parents in the home or outside in the public school arena, have taught the fall before. Since this is […]     READ MORE >>

    Making Summer a “No Summer Slide” Zone
  • Homeschool Spotlight

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    The Summertime Survival Guide for Parents – Chapter 2!

      Interested in learning more about The Summertime Survival Guide for Parents?  Well, here is Chapter 2!  Enjoy!   Chapter 2 This Summer, Fall in Love with Learning “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one […]     READ MORE >>

    The Summertime Survival Guide for Parents – Chapter 2!
  • Homeschool Spotlight

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Summer Homeschooling can be GREAT!

    Summer Homeschooling can be GREAT –  Super Advice from Rebecca Kochenderfer! Summer learning had great significance in my own early years. Childhood was not easy for me. My family was poor and…..   During the school year, even the most creative teachers and home educators have a certain amount of required ‘stuff’ we just have….. […]     READ MORE >>

    Summer Homeschooling can be GREAT!
  • Homeschool Spotlight

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Summer Learning – Summer Fun!

      Summer Learning – Summer Fun!  That’s what Rebecca Kochenderfer’s new book, The Summertime Survival Guide for Parents: How to Create a Summer of Wonder, Discovery and Fun! is all about.   In fact, the book shows you how to: Plan a summer that is so much fun your kids won’t want to spend all […]     READ MORE >>

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  • Homeschool Spotlight

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    A Healthy Diet Makes for Better Reading Skills

    A Healthy Diet Makes for Better Reading Skills Originally printed on https://blog.acereader.com/   If you’re a child between 6 and 8 and are learning to read, a healthy diet may be a key to greater reading success according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland tracked children’s reading progress from grades […]     READ MORE >>

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  • Homeschool Spotlight

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Introduction to the Summertime Survival Guide for Parents

    Interested in learning more about the Summertime Survival Guide for Parents?  Well, here is the Introduction!  Enjoy!   Summer Learning Changed My Life Each of the summer learning ideas I share here with you is inspired by the fun-filled years that I’ve spent raising and educating my own children. From the beginning, engaging my daughters […]     READ MORE >>

    Introduction to the Summertime Survival Guide for Parents

 

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