Late Reader or Learning Disability?

Why the wait-and-let-them-learn-to-read-naturally approach can be harmful to some homeschooled kids.  My oldest child was nearly 8, and still, he couldn’t read beyond cat-sat-hat. We made our way through reading curriculum but by age 7, he was still not reading and I was worried. And then one day, he picked up a Harry Potter novel and slowly but most certainly, he read.    It was a beautiful moment, one...

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Awesome Science Activities Through The Seasons

We can’t get enough of hands-on science experiments around here!  These awesome science activities are categorized by the seasons of the year. Grab one to add to your homeschool or after school learning. Keep this list handy all year long. Thee are over 100 science experiments here to fit every season.  I’ve pulled the best science experiments from blogs and websites across the internet and...

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25 MORE Fun Handwriting Practice Ideas – No Worksheets

Ditch the worksheets for some fun handwriting practice. For kids who really, really dislike handwriting practice (perhaps who may have handwriting challenges), I shared 35 ideas in my original non-worksheet handwriting post. This post became so popular that I wrote a book called When Your Child Hates Handwriting: Peaceful Practical Solutions for Parents. It’s available in print and as an ebook. Here are...

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Handwriting Practice for Perfectionist Kids {5 Tips}

You’ve seen it before. Your child or your student is progressing beautifully with handwriting practice but he or she is child is frustrated and upset. Her letters don’t meet her standards. He erases until there is a hole in the paper. She throws her pencil to the floor. He is never happy with how he is writing.  I’ve seen this with my own kids and talked to many parents who are at a loss with how to proceed...

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Easy Science Experiments for Kids: How to Make a Volcano Erupt

We love easy, simple science experiments that we can do right in our kitchen.  This volcano experiment required two easy recipes that even very young kids can help put together. Once you have the volcano set up, you can create lava explosions over and over again.    {This post contains affiliate links.} What could be more exciting than that?  I’ll tell you! This activity (and 149 more) is part of a...

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How to Teach Kids to Memorize Their Address and Phone Number

Here’s an easy way for kids to memorize their phone number and address (actually this technique works with anything you need them to memorize, from preschoolers up to teenagers). And they can do it while they are on the go.  We are creating a muscle memory by using hands-on learning and I have a free download for you that makes this activity super easy. {This post contains affiliate links.} When your child goes through a...

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