Homeschooling Blog

Poll Supports Increased Oversight of Homeschoolers

A recent polling of 800 adults revealed widespread approval of increased oversight of homeschool children in the state of Iowa. Homeschooling regulations were loosened in the Hawkeye State in 2013 to remove annual evaluations and a requirement to submit paperwork to local school districts.

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Note-Taking Tips and Study Skills

Note-taking is an important and valuable skill. Taking well-organized notes helps you keep track of important information, better retain information, and even make studying more fun. To prevent you from having to re-read everything and to make it easier to study before a test, here are five note-taking tips to help improve your note-taking skills.

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3 Homeschool Room Hacks

One of the best parts about homeschooling is that you don’t have to have the traditional school setup and rooms can be multi-purposed. Here are three quick homeschool room hacks to help keep you organized throughout the school year!

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Think Twice Before You Hit the Snooze Button

Odds are good that you’re still in a drowsy state of mind when your alarm clock goes off, but a recent study is encouraging you to think twice before you automatically reach for the snooze button.

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Make Your Own Kinetic Sand in 5 Steps

Kinetic sand has become a popular toy for children in recent years, and its easy cleanup has made the silky creation a hit with parents as well. Follow this simple five-step recipe to concoct your own mixture of this magic material. Then, place it in a sensory bin and let the fun begin!

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The 7 Wonders of the Parenting World

The 7 wonders of the parenting world stand as monuments to the awesome responsibilities and enjoyment that come from becoming moms and dads. Rather than exotic destinations, they are instead just a few of the everyday sights of daily life in our homes.

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Finding the Right-Sized Bike for Your Child

Learning how to ride a bike is one of the great joys of childhood. After all, there’s a reason the phrase “it’s like riding a bike” is so famous. It’s because learning how to ride a bike is something you never forget, no matter how old you become. To make sure your child gets the most out of this experience, make sure you buy the correct bike.

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Author John Erickson on Homeschooling and Hank the Cowdog

Before the 70th book in the beloved Hank the Cowdog series hits shelves, Alpha Omega Publications briefly spoke with the award-winning author John R. Erickson about his annual appearance at the THSC Woodlands Homeschool Convention, the inspiration behind his books, his life as an author, and what’s to come in his and Hank the Cowdog’s future.

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Why a 6-Year Homeschool Veteran Loves AOP

With six years of homeschooling experience under her belt, Caroline Belliveau took a few minutes from her summer to answer five questions about why she loves homeschooling and using Alpha Omega Publications curriculum.

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Homeschool Tax Credit Proposed in New Jersey

If a proposed bill passes in the New Jersey legislature, homeschoolers in the Garden State may soon be eligible for a tax credit up to $1,000 per student. “The State…has an interest in supporting the development and access to educational opportunities for all children residing in the State, irrespective of the method,” bill A4971 says.

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15 Nature Items to Start Your Outdoor Scavenger Hunt List

Take advantage of the nice, sunny weather this summer to plan a scavenger hunt for your homeschool family. To get started, use our printable checklist of 15 nature items and simply add your own!

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Important Reminders for Preparing Homeschool Transcripts

Whether your child is just about to start high school or if your homeschooler is applying to colleges and getting ready to graduate, summer can be a great time to get your homeschool transcripts organized. Here are just a few important things to keep in mind about transcripts while you prepare for your homeschooler’s next journey.

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15-Year-Old Homeschooler Might Be the Next Einstein

Throughout his brief time in college, former homeschool student Grant Harter made quite an impression on his professors not just because of his knowledge in physics, but also because of his age. "When he told me he was 15, I was pretty shocked," physics professor Erik Sanchez said.

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DIY Father’s Day Pop-Up Card with Free Printable Icons

The most thoughtful gift for Father’s Day can often be something you create yourself. Here’s an easy way to make a DIY pop-up card to give to your dad this Sunday to celebrate Father’s Day and let him know just how much he means to you.

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Popsicle Flag Summer Craft

To celebrate Flag Day this year, create this cute summer craft with your homeschool family. Best of all, you can use these popsicle stick flags as repeat decorations when Independence Day rolls around next month!

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Does Pride Affect Your Recycling Habits?

More than ever before, Americans feel strongly about the importance of recycling; however, recent research indicates we may want to keep some of those emotions in check. “Recycling is so good that it makes us feel virtuous, and that can lead to problematic outcomes,” said Shankar Vedantam, an NPR social science correspondent.

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Travel Entertainment Ideas for the Whole Family

Since no one has yet found a way to teleport and development of the Hyperloop super train is still in progress, here are a few ways to keep everyone entertained throughout your family’s summer adventure.

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Savvy International Traveler Tips and Destinations

Not far from the beaten path, many countries offer just as much history and scenery as their more famous European counterparts, but at a much lower exchange rate. Here are just a few affordable countries for international travel with your homeschool family.

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Social Media and Your Child’s Mental Health

Comparing how Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and YouTube impacted their health and well-being, nearly 1,500 young people ages 14-24 ranked each of the popular apps on a scale of -2 to +2. The photo-sharing Instagram outdistanced itself as the most negative, especially in terms of body image.

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DIY Fidget Spinners

Fidget spinners are the new popular toy your child may be asking you to buy. However, they are also relatively simple to make and can be a great craft project for you and your child to make together.

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