Homeschooling Blog

Trace God’s Faithfulness through Your Family Tree

Your family is a precious gift from God, and perhaps there’s no better way to trace God’s faithfulness than by creating your own family tree. To get started, simply use our free printable family tree and see if you and your child can successfully complete all five generations.

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Do You Say “Yes” Enough to Your Child?

As parents, saying “no” to your children comes quite naturally, and often for good reason, but are you still saying “yes” to them enough? See if you agree with Christian homeschooling moms Jenni Stahlmann and Jody Hagaman about five specific examples of when your own desires can get in the way of saying “yes.”

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The Annunciation and 3 Lessons We Can Learn from Mary

Although it’s not likely that Jesus was actually born on December 25, March 25, exactly nine months before Christmas, is the most logical day to celebrate the Annunciation. To reflect on this great moment in history, here are 3 practical lessons we can learn from Mary.

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Simple Science: Make Raisins Dance in Soda

When it comes to hands-on learning (and entertainment) from placing objects in carbonated beverages, the geyser created from combining Mentos with Diet Coke is perhaps best known. However, a similar (yet far less messy) science experiment can be conducted by making raisins dance in soda.

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Should Your Children Watch Beauty and the Beast?

Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast earned a record-breaking $170 million at the North American box office and nearly $350 million worldwide in its opening weekend. Despite initial success, the film has undoubtedly created a huge controversy by choosing to include “several scenes that wink at same-sex attraction.”

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Prayer, Chocolate, and 13 Other Ways to Handle a Tough Homeschool Day

Although homeschooling your children leads to countless days filled with hugs, learning, and tons of positive memories, we wouldn’t be telling the whole truth if we didn’t also admit that there are some bumps along the way. That’s why we’ve compiled this practical checklist of prayer, chocolate, and 13 other ways to handle a tough homeschool day!

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Fun Facts About God’s Amazing Planets

Inside each edition of AOP’s 2017 Homeschool Catalog is a free poster of the solar system. Inspired by AOP’s 2017 Homeschool Catalog hitting homes this week, check out some fun facts about each of the eight planets God created in our solar system.

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Little Golden Books Turn 75

The Poky Little Puppy and 11 other original Little Golden Books are celebrating 75 years of the beloved children’s series in 2017. Historians site the original price of just 25 cents as the biggest reason for the instant success of the Little Golden Books when they were first published in 1942.

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Find Your Curriculum Fit for Free

From our first print curriculum, LIFEPAC, which is still growing in popularity, to our groundbreaking subscription plans for Monarch online curriculum, AOP invites you to try out our free samples and Monarch free trial code below to see for yourself why homeschool families have loved AOP for 40 years.

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Sensory Bins: Small Playground, Big Learning

While there are many ways to help our young children embrace and explore their senses, one of the easiest ways is setting up a sensory bin. Use these quick tips to create your own sensory bin and give your child a small playground that can lead to big learning.

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The Most Promising Jobs in America

Jobs in health care, technology, and finance stole the show when LinkedIn recently released its inaugural list of the most promising jobs in America. To compile the Top 20, LinkedIn ranked occupations based on high median salaries, strong job openings, year-over-year growth, and the likelihood of advancement within an organization.

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5 Websites You Could Be Using in Your Homeschool

We all know that the Internet has a vast wealth of information and helpful resources; however, sometimes that very size can actually get in the way of finding tools that are worthwhile and beneficial. To help you, see what you think about these five websites you could be using in your homeschool.

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Homeschooling Your Firstborn

Being a firstborn child can’t be easy. After all, our firstborn children must bear the brunt of our parenting and homeschooling mistakes simply for being the oldest. While some of those lessons can only come with experience, here are three practical points of advice we can keep in mind as we do our best to teach our eldest children.

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Western Cities Dominate Healthy City Rankings

The healthiest cities in America can claim many similarities, including the fact that 9 of the top 10 are located west of the Rockies. To determine the heathiest city in America, analysts at WalletHub compared 150 of the nation’s most populous cities, excluding suburbs, in the categories of health care, food, fitness, and green space.

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Types of Government Matching Quiz

Aristotle believed that all governments fell into one of three categories. Either one person rules, a few people rule, or many people rule. Yet, how well do you remember the different types of government? Take this matching quiz inspired by content from LIFEPAC Government & Economics to test your knowledge of international governments.

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Conversation Hearts for Homeschoolers

For over 150 years, conversation hearts have been printing short messages to share with those you love. While over 8 billion hearts are produced each year with familiar Valentine’s Day phrases from “Be Mine” to “Text Me,” none of those fits your family quite as nice as these 15 conversation hearts for homeschoolers.

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Giving Brings Couples Closer Together

A recent survey of nearly 700 couples who were married or living together showed that financial giving is often connected to healthy relationships. “This new report confirms what our donors already know: giving brings couples and families together,” said Elaine Martyn.

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Moms Share Advice for First Year of Homeschooling

We recently asked homeschoolers following AOP’s Facebook page to share their best advice for new homeschoolers. See how 12 of them responded as they reflected on their own first year of homeschooling.

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15 Facts You May Not Know about Laura Ingalls Wilder

Once told that writing for children was a waste of time, Laura Ingalls Wilder ignored that advice to become one of the most influential children’s authors of all time. To celebrate 150 years since her birth in a little house in the big woods, here are 15 facts you may not know about Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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Influenza Spreading Rapidly in 40 States

The influenza virus is rapidly spreading in 40 states, and doctors are warning that the peak season is yet to come. See which states are reporting exceptionally high numbers so far this year.

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