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5 Educational Election Videos

Election season is upon us, and your child may have questions on the big things happening around them. To help you explain the election to your child and engage the next generation of voters, watch these 5 educational election videos and discuss them together with your homeschool family.

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Monarch FAQs: What Does Monarch Look Like for My Student?

Monarch’s user-friendly dashboard gives students access to customizable settings they can adjust to personalize their homeschool experience. With an enriching, multidimensional educational experience that includes video clips, audio files, challenging games, interactive exercises, and more, it is easy to see why students love learning with Monarch.

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Kids Rate Their Top Toys for 2020

With this year’s Christmas shopping season quickly approaching, Walmart has released their 2020 list of kids’ top-rated toys.“This year’s Top-Rated by Kids Toy List reflects the shift we’ve seen in toy trends and behaviors this year,” Walmart’s Steve Ronchetto told The Toy Insider.

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Fall Leaf Wreath

Make the best of the fall season with a festive craft for kids of all ages. This easy craft uses the natural beauty of God’s creation to bring those autumn colors into your home.

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Warm Up with This Vegetarian Chili

With temperatures dropping across the country, now’s a great time to dig out those winter comfort foods that have been pushed to the bottom of your Pinterest page or the back of your recipe box. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to find a new family favorite.

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5 Things Homeschoolers Have Taught Colleges to Look for in Student Applications

In response to circumstances caused by COVID, admissions experts are advising students to look to homeschoolers to see why they have been viewed as desirable candidates over the past quarter century.

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Teach Your Child Spanish

There are numerous benefits to learning a foreign language. For example, in addition, in the United States today, the ability to speak a second language, especially Spanish, equips children with a lifelong skill that can greatly benefit their personal and professional lives.

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National Train Your Brain Day

Use it or lose it! Today is National Train Your Brain Day, a day devoted to encouraging all of us to expand and exercise our brains and use more of its potential capacity. In honor of this fun holiday, we encourage you to challenge your brain and do something stimulating. Stay mentally sharp with one of our 10 recommended brain exercises.

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9 Family Rules for the Table

Few things in daily life bring the family together like an evening meal. Beyond the delicious food and nutrition, family meals create many additional benefits. To get even more out of your mealtime, try incorporating these 9 family rules for the table.

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Celebrate Family History Month and Explore Your Lineage

In 2001, October was designated as National Family History Month. What better time to start the journey of self-discovery and delve into the people who came together to make you who you are today!

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Inspirational Reminder Poster | Free Printable

For those times your young learners need a positive and encouraging note that homeschooling is working in its own beautiful way, print this free inspirational poster to remind your children to never forget that they are loved by you and their Creator more than they can possibly imagine.

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The Book of John in 31 Days + Four More October Reading Challenges

Use this 31-day reading plan to read the gospel of John with your homeschool family this month or try to tackle four more October reading challenges.

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Coffee Comes from Cherries and 9 Other Interesting Coffee Facts

If you’re among the 64% of Americans who drink coffee every day, you’ve probably already had a cup of joe today. Whether your coffee is from a drive through, a single-serving cup, or even an old-school drip, grab your daily dose of java however you like it and enjoy a few sips as you learn more about your favorite black liquid.

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The Five Most Generous States and Cities

As a positive sign that even a worldwide pandemic can bring out the best in people, OfferUp reported that the overall percentage of free items posted on their selling and sharing website was up nearly 25% from 2019. Did your state make the Top 5 cut for the most generous states during the first eight months of 2020?

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Printable Weekly Planner

While our cell phones can offer us incredible convenience, there are still some of us who love to have a physical calendar in front of us to help us plan. If that’s you, we hope you can use this printable weekly planner week after week to keep your homeschool family on time and on schedule.

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Important Dates for 2020-21 College Entrance Tests

If you have a junior or senior in your homeschool family this year, make sure you know these important dates for 2020-21 college entrance tests. The ACT has just four remaining test dates for the current school year, while the SAT offers five tests.

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When Should I Get My Family’s Flu Shots?

Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever in 2020, and choosing the best time to get your shot is one way you can make a big difference.

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Edible Brownie Batter Cookie Dough? Yes, Please!

You wouldn’t complain about having a little more cookie dough in your life, would you? The next time you need a study break or a little pick-me-up after a tough homeschool day, try this delicious brownie batter cookie dough that’s dairy free, gluten free, and vegan edible. Best of all, it can be ready to eat in as little as 30 minutes.

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Five FAQs if You’re Considering Joining the Composting Club

Fall is a great time to start a compost pile. If you’re considering joining the composting club, check out these five FAQs from first-time composters.

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Show Your Homeschool Spirit During AOP Spirit Week

Your family doesn’t need a football team to show your love for homeschooling. Rally with homeschoolers across the country for a week of fun and prizes.

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