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Holy Week on Google Maps

Even though modern-day Jerusalem is very different from Jerusalem during Bible times, seeing the places in relation to each other can connect the dots for children and adults alike and bring even deeper meaning to this holy week!

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4 Things Your Teen Wants from You As Parents

Parenting teenagers is no small task (perhaps especially during this time of quarantine). To help make your life a little easier (and perhaps even slow your aging process), Lisa Damour, a psychologist and New York Times bestselling author, recently offered these four reminders of what the average teenager wants from you as a parent.

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Kid-Friendly News Sites

Help your child develop news and media literacy by assessing these kid-friendly news sites to find the best fit for your worldview and family.

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FREE Inspirational Coloring Sheet

To celebrate National Crayon Day on March 31, open up a colorful box (or go to the jumbled bucket), peel back some paper wrappers, and print out our free inspirational coloring sheet for your kids to enjoy!

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How to Connect Meaningfully During Quarantine

During this time of quarantine, community remains essential not only for the good of your kids, but also for your sanity! Here are a few tips for connecting meaningfully during this time away from friends and loved ones.

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10 Crafts and Activities to Stave off the Quarantine Blues

With trips to science centers, museums, and other points of interest off-limits, you might have to get creative to keep your kids engaged. To help you with that task, we’ve put together 10 crafts and activities from our blog to maximum your quality time as a family. Stay safe!

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Stargirl Movie Speaks Highly of Homeschooling

Disney+ recently released the movie Stargirl based on the New York Times best-seller by Jerry Spinelli. In this film, a homeschooled teen played by Grace VanderWaal decides to attend school for the first time for one year in high school. Here are a few things you should know if you are deciding whether to watch this movie with your family.

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4 Healthy Habits to Teach Young Kids

After overhearing her own kids talking about COVID-19, Deborah Farmer Kris, a writer for PBS Kids for Parents and a parent educator, shared the following themes with her children in an open conversation.

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Spring Is Here Early – and Thank Goodness!

When winter officially comes to an end this year on March 19 at 10:49 p.m. (CT), spring comes the earliest it has in 124 years! At a time of uncertainty, this early coming of spring is truly a gift. To celebrate, here are 5 facts about spring you probably didn’t know.

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St. Patrick’s Day Craft

While many of us are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day inside this year, you can still bring some cheerful color into your home with this Pot-of-Gold Rainbow mobile craft.

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Resources and Tips for New Homeschoolers

To help parents thrust into the world of homeschooling, Jayme Metzger, a homeschool mom of four and contributor to The Federalist, revealed these five homeschool secrets to those under the coronavirus quarantine. Along with Jayme’s tips, we’ve added some of our own helpful resources to hopefully make your school at home days just a little smoother.

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My children’s school is closed…now what??

If you find yourself suddenly homeschooling due to the school closings for Coronavirus prevention, you may be feeling overwhelmed with what to do now. To help you navigate this time, download our free daily schedule—a perfect place to start!

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Free Weekly Meal Planner

March is National Nutrition Month. To help you plan your meals and make healthier choices, download our free meal plan and shopping list printable!

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Monarch FAQs: How Do I Keep Records with Monarch?

Keeping homeschool records can be a source of stress and confusion for many parents, but with Monarch online curriculum from AOP, recordkeeping can be quick and painless!

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Young Scientist Challenge Seeks to Improve Lives

For more than 20 years, the Young Scientist Challenge has provided amazing opportunities for students in grades 5-8 to share their passion for science by asking them to creatively solve an everyday problem using science and innovation.

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How to Use Anchor Charts in Your Homeschool

Anchor charts are a great way to engage visual and tactile learners while creating fun and instructional classroom decorations. Best of all, there are many ways to incorporate them into your homeschool. Learn what anchor charts are, how you can use them, and some quick tips for making them in our anchor charts primer!

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Participate in the World Day of Prayer

On March 6, you can join this international community of Christian women and men as we agree in prayer for radical peace, intentional support for hurting communities, and victory for those working towards a kingdom mission around the world.

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Coronavirus Outbreak Leads to Homeschooling

As the worldwide spread of the coronavirus continues, schools in the most heavily infested areas are turning to homeschooling. In Hong Kong, which alone has 800,000 students, concerns from the coronavirus have shut down schools, prompting a whole city to try homeschooling.

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How to Use Google Classroom in Your Homeschool

Having structure and organization during your homeschooling years can drastically cut down on stress. A free service available to anyone with a Gmail account, Google Classroom is one tool that families can use to stay organized as a centralized place where assignments and resources can be recorded and assigned to students.

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Generosity Challenge for Lent

40acts, a group based in the UK, has chosen the period of Lent to inspire others to put their faith into action through radical generosity. Generally during Lent, we give something up. Inspired by this practice, 40acts challenges people to see what can happen when we are simply willing to give.

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