Recent Reviews from Our Blog Team

Recent Reviews from Our Blog Team

Check out these recent reviews of an assortment of products from our Blog Team! 4-D Heart Puzzle Cosmic Montessori School Jeni says, "I think it’s a great way to showcase the different major parts of the heart. You can’t beat (see what I did there) having a realistic heart model to hold in your hand." Read more... Bear Grylls Survival Camp Andrea Beam Andrea says, "You’ll find everything from first-aid tips to how to tame a wild camel in the desert (no, I’m not kidding). Each page is packed full of information that your kid will find fascinating." Read more... 99 Stories I...

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Meet Tasha of Montana

Meet Tasha of Montana

We are a typical family of four, one little girl (age 3), one little boy (age 6 months), a mom, and a dad. We have chosen to homeschool both kids for many reasons, but the main one being that we can tailor the curriculum to their needs and wants. We start the school process when they turn a year old, just to get some practice, learn how they learn, and create some one-on-one time, though of course during this process they learn quite a bit as well.Dad works as a helicopter mechanic on Chinook helicopters that fight forest fires, which...

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Meet 4 Families from Washington

Meet 4 Families from Washington

Danielle of Seattle, Washington Hello! We are a family of five living in Seattle, Washington. J is a longshoreman, D is a stay at home/homeschooling mama,T is 8 and loves Kickboxing/MMA, A is 7 and loves piano & swimming, and F is 2 and loves to sing and dance! We have 7 pets! 2 dogs and 4 cats...sometimes it feels like we live in a zoo! Mandy of Washington State My husband works for the Navy. He’s an amazing man! We’ve been married for 20 years and are high school sweethearts! Our oldest, Mikie, is a freshmen at college and...

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Our Family's Daily Routine

Our Family's Daily Routine

We have twin kindergarteners and a young preschooler, so our academic day looks something like this:  1. Breakfast and morning routine This portion of the day usually runs from 6-8 AM and includes getting dressed, morning chores, etc. Whoever gets their list done early is free to enjoy coveted playtime, or read/do art projects until the next part of the routine. 2. School with Grandma The kids all look forward to this - we quickly learned that you dare not mention it to a toddler until you are actually ready to start! Thinking skills, art, geology, science, read-alouds, and even...

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How to Homeschool Multiple Children At Once

How to Homeschool Multiple Children At Once

It's a fair and common question: "How am I going to teach all my children at different levels at the same time?" Don't worry; it really is doable! First, have you seen the articles floating around about how much time a child actually needs to spend sitting and concentrating? A kindergartener, for instance, is expected to spend 30-90 minutes a day at traditional schoolwork in this distance learning world, with only 3-5 minutes at a time of sustained attention. (The whole chart is below.) This confirms what many of us have experienced. A great day of homeschooling does not need...

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