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Holiday Gift Guide 2012

The following have been selected as's Top Educational Gifts for 2012. They have been chosen by staff and new this year--by our many Product Testers. Thank you everyone for all of your input! Also new this year--a number of companies offered readers discounts, and we've included a few Mom and Dad gifts--because we like gifts too!

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.’s Top 100 Educational Websites

Every January, 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)!

Top 100 Educational Websites for 2011

Read Our Latest List Here: Top 100 Educational Websites for 2016   Selected by January 12, 2011 Sign Me Up! for this newsletter   Every January, asks our Product Testers (we have over 9,000 Product Testers as of 2011) to send us a list of their favorite educational websites.  We then compile the […]

Educational Gift Guide 2010

After reviewing hundreds of products, the following have been selected as's Top 100 Educational Gifts for 2010. These products are some of the most educational and fun toys on the market today. For your convenience, we have organized our list by age group--and as you can see, there is something for everyone!

Three Questions for Tomorrow about Autism

Three important questions: 1. What is autism? 2. If I have a child with autism, how do I best address his needs? 3. If I don't have a close familial relationship with autism, does it even affect me? Autism Tomorrow would like to answer these questions (and a few more) while at the same time, introducing you to a NEW, ENGAGING and FREE (for S/H only) book entitled Autism Tomorrow, The Complete Guide To Help Your Child Thrive In The Real World.

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.

Teaching Math to your Child? Remember that Practice Makes Perfect, and to KEEP IT FUN!

Although many students are leery when it comes to math, they can become engaged when learning is made fun through games and interactive activities. One such site that offers this is, a math site with over 750 learning activities and trusted and used by more than 5000 schools and over 1,000,000 children worldwide, and best of all, LiveMathBowl is a great tool for homeschoolers.

Math is a Spider Web

"Math," (Yikes!)... For some of us, this simple word sends a shiver up our spine as those long ago tormented years in math classes come back in a wave of consciousness so strong we can still smell the musty text books and # 2 pencils. As parents, we desire to help our children learn and understand how they will one-day come to use math in their everyday lives. How then, do we get past our nightmarish math memories to the point where, while educating our children, we too can overcome the hesitations and learn to enjoy math?

College Admissions for Homeschoolers

The college admissions process is a stressful one but the good news for homeschooling students (and their parents) is that the procedure has recently become easier and simpler....