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Kid-Friendly Podcasts

Finding age-appropriate entertainment isn’t always an easy feat. Podcasts offer a break from screen time and are a great way for the whole family to learn about something new together. Review our list of kid-friendly podcasts that are funny, entertaining, and even educational.

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Free Martin Luther King, Jr. Lessons

Download your free lesson from AOP on the most recognized activist and leader in the civil rights movements, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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3 Unique Winter Vacations for Avoiding Crowds

Are you looking for a winter vacation destination that isn’t overcrowded or overwhelming? Immerse your family in nature when you explore these three unique destinations that offer entertainment ranging from natural parks and outdoor adventures to historical landmarks and shopping.

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Raising Emotionally Intelligent Preteens

Remember when you only had to worry about how to handle your toddler’s temper tantrum? Now you are the parent of a preteen who is going through an extended period of intense growth, not only physically but emotionally and intellectually. It’s understandable that it’s a time of confusion and unease for many families.

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Printable Habit Tracker

A habit tracker is a premade calendar or grid that you fill in each day showing that you completed a goal. Research has shown that developing new forms of behavior boosts self-confidence and leads to better overall wellbeing. Tackle 2022 and stay motivated with AOP’s printable habit tracker.

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Assign This, Not That: How to Strengthen Your Child’s Ability to Focus

These days, it seems like the attention spans of our kids are about 6 seconds long. Can you relate? Young people’s work ethic is down, and distractions are up. Thank you, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, and SMS, right? Is there something we as parents can do about this?

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5 Winter Science Experiments

Embrace the cold and explore what winter has to offer with some fun and excitement! Round up your kids and a few supplies and have some family fun with these five winter science experiments.

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5 Bible Promises for the New Year

In a world of uncertainty, God’s unwavering love and promises are warm, solid, and reliable. God’s word is filled with promises from our Creator and the ultimate source for truth. Read what scripture tells about God’s promises and face your new year with hope.

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Your Favorite Blog Posts from 2021

From educational tips to free printables and resources, AOP’s homeschool blog seeks to provide helpful content for homeschoolers all year long. Before we dig into all the exciting new content that we have planned for you in 2022, take a moment to make sure you didn’t miss our top 10 blog post of 2021.

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Printable 2022 Homeschool Calendar

With the free printable 2022 homeschool calendar from AOP, empower your child to create have a feeling of self-worth with a positive affirmation each month.

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21 Clever Storage Tips for Christmas Décor

When the new year arrives and the holidays are over, it’s time to put away all the Christmas decorations. Take the hassle out of storing your lights and ornaments with these 21 simple and clever storage tips.

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What’s for Christmas Dinner?

Few things can spark debate during the holidays quite like an old, good-natured food debate, right? Check out Spoon University’s list of each state’s most popular Christmas dish to see if your state’s top choice will be served on your Christmas table.

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5 One-Semester Courses to Try Online Learning

If you’re looking for a mid-year refresh, now is a great time to try online learning with Monarch. A groundbreaking curriculum for grades 3-12 with automatic grading, convenient recordkeeping, and media-rich lessons, Monarch offers more than 50 one-semester electives, including 40 career courses that are perfect for starting after Christmas break.

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Printable Nativity Kit

As your homeschool family works on completing this printable Nativity kit from AOP, may you be like Mary, the mother of Jesus, and ponder this incredible truth in your heart, and may you be inspired to be like the shepherds in response, glorifying and praising God for all the things he has done!

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How to Find Books at Your Child’s Reading Level

Beyond a great story, reading can simultaneously boost vocabulary, solidify grammar norms, strengthen logic and reasoning muscles, and nourish creativity. Yet, how can a parent help a child find the reading sweet spot where reading is fun and helping with development?

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Give the Gift of Experiences

It may be the season of giving, but that doesn’t mean you need to spend countless hours trying to purchase a physical gift that needs to be wrapped for each special person in your life. This year, find the real reason for the season by giving the gift of experiences and quality time together.

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December 7, A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

Each year, December 7 marks the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the moment that plunged the reluctant United States into a world-changing war. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed it a “date which will live in infamy.” Eighty years later, even as memories fade, it remains that today.

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Printable Christmas Gift Tags

Download and print your free Christmas tags from AOP right from your computer to add a little holiday flare and personal touch to your gifts this year.

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Why Families Decide to Start Homeschooling

No matter the reason and no matter whether you joined the homeschooling ranks during Covid or long before the global pandemic, we wanted to reiterate why families decide to start homeschooling. Here are some of the answers AOP received from a Facebook request for parents to briefly share why they became a homeschool family.

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Two Fun Printable Thanksgiving Games

While it’s important to reflect on the things for which we’re thankful at Thanksgiving, especially for young kids, it can be intimidating to simply go around the table and share our blessings and feelings. To add some family fun to your holiday, use these free printables from AOP and play these two Thanksgiving games this year!

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