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Tips for Hydration Motivation

Getting enough fluids in your body each day is a simple thing you can do that can have a tremendous benefit to your health. If it’s so easy though, why is so difficult to drink the recommended amount of water each day? To help with your personal hydration motivation, try these four practical tips.

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Five Faith Lessons from the Garden

As Jesus himself knew, there are many lessons to be learned from the garden. Here are five faith lessons you can learn from having a green thumb and digging your hands into the dirt.

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The Bored Jar

If your children ever find themselves desperate for fun activities, keep them entertained with a Bored Jar from AOP. Simply print, cut out the boredom buster ideas, and place the folding pieces of paper in the jar. Then, any time your child needs something to do, the Bored Jar will be waiting for your child to pick an idea!

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What a New School Vouchers Law Could Mean for Homeschoolers

In late June, Arizona lawmakers passed a universal school vouchers bill that gives all parents who choose not to send their children to public school the option to receive money from the state to help cover educational expenses.

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15 Facts You May Not Know about the Fourth of July

Happy Independence Day! Learn more about the Fourth of July with these 15 fun facts you may not know about our nation’s birthday!

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Sunscreen Dos and Don’ts

While the sun's distance is the perfect amount for life on our planet according to God’s perfect design, that doesn’t mean we can ignore its sheer power and potential for harm to our skin. Before you spend additional time outdoors, read these quick sunscreen dos and don’ts as a reminder to keep your homeschool family safe.

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Summer STEM Camp

Whether it's due to conflicting schedules or expenses, sending your kids to a summer camp isn't always a possibility. However, that doesn't mean your family has to miss out! Over the next several weeks, try these easy and fun ways to bring the joys of camp to your own home with our Summer Stem camp ideas.

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5 Healthy Grilling Recipes

Food has a way of making every season special. This summer, gather your homeschool family around the table with these healthy grilling recipes the whole family can enjoy.

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Six Sizzling Summer Science Ideas

Science offers children an understanding of the world around them, and children learn best by doing. Building the bridge between wonder and discovery begins with creating unforgettable learning experiences. Get up and atom and incorporate hands on learning into your homeschool this summer with these six sizzling summer science ideas from AOP.

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Shine Through Summer Service

This summer, be a light to your neighborhood and community. Shine for Christ by crossing off each item on this summer service list from AOP.

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Summer Reading Bingo Challenge

It’s important to keep your child learning over the summer. Summer Reading Bingo is a fun and creative way to keep kids reading all summer long. Download our free printable and play along on social media by sharing photos of your child participating in this fun challenge by using the hashtag #AOPSummerReading.

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A Closer Look at Amelia Earhart’s Life

Many people are fascinated by mysteries, and perhaps no mystery has resonated as powerfully with the American people throughout history asthe disappearance of Amelia Earhart. Ninety years ago, this aviation pioneer earned her place in American history as the first woman (and second person ever) to complete a nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic.

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Top National Parks for Kids

For many homeschooling families, summer brings a plethora of great opportunities to get outside, spend time at the pool, play in the backyard, and take a family vacation to explore our beautiful country, including America’s National Parks.

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2022 AOP Catalog Posters and Activities

We know how important your child's education is to you. That's why AOP offers more than just curriculum and why we included three free posters in our 2022 Homeschool Catalog, as well as a fun activity page for your children.

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2022-23 Year-Round Homeschooling Calendar

Download AOP’s free 2022-23 year-round homeschooling schedule to try out the benefits you can’t get using a traditional school year calendar.

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New Family Comedy Coming to Theaters

Provident Films, the maker of hit Christian films like Overcomer, Fireproof, and Courageous, is set to release its next film, Family Camp, in theaters on May 13.

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7 Homeschool Facts, Statistics, and Trends

For nearly a decade, AOP has celebrated May as Homeschool Awareness Month. To kick off your month, check out these 7 homeschool facts, statistics, and trends.

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Free Preschool Resources for Little Learners

With Horizons award-winning preschool program and your unconditional love and attention, you can create the perfect setting to advance your child’s development socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Start your little learner’s education on the right foot with brightly illustrated, free lessons from Horizons Preschool.

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A Spoonful of Tips Helps the Learning Go Down

When applying the advice of Mary Poppins to homeschooling, try this small spoonful of tips to help the learning go down with your children.

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9 Things You Can Do to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

Kindergarten teachers can remarkably predict a child’s success based on their attentiveness, desire to learn, ability to categorize, and emotional readiness that includes a desire to learn. To cultivate a positive attitude and create an excitement for learning, here are nine things you can do as a parent to prepare your child for kindergarten.

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