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6 Things You May Not Know About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here are 6 facts you may not know about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of only two Americans to have his birthday observed as a national holiday.


Math with LEGOs

Did you know those colorful interlocking bricks your children love so much are more than just a construction toy? While the sight of LEGOs scattered about or the piercing pain from stepping on them is familiar to most parents, the fact that LEGOs are a useful and versatile math resource may not be.


Top 20 National Parks in the United States

Before you pack your homeschool family into the minivan (or the air taxi if you’re visiting the remote Gates of the Arctic along the Brooks Range in northern Alaska), check out this list of free days this year, as well as the top 20 national parks in the United States to visit in 2021.


5 Ted Talks for Inspiration

TED is a global organization founded in 1984 with the goal of bringing Technology, Entertainment, and Design together to share “ideas worth spreading.” Let these 5 Ted Talks inspire you to be kinder, more confident and compassionate, and perhaps even happier in the new year.


8 Tips for Homeschooling High School

While the thought of teaching high school intimidates many homeschool parents, take comfort in the fact that most high school students are ready to be challenged academically and have the ability to learn independently. When it comes to homeschooling through the high school years, here are some great tips to eliminate anxiety and ensure success.


Color Your Own 2021 Bookmark

No matter your age, reading more books is a simple and easy goal to achieve in 2021 (as long as you have or set aside the time). To encourage you in your reading this year, we’ve created this printable bookmark that you can color to personalize and keep track of the books you read from cover to cover.


21 Things to Do in 2021

The beginning of the year is always a time to reflect on the previous 12 months and for setting intentions and resolutions for the year to come. Here is a list of 21 things you can do to empower yourself, explore new things, and live your best life in 2021!


Printable 2021 Homeschool Calendar

While this year has presented some unforeseen challenges, it has also given us an opportunity to slow down and focus on what really matters. With a list of fun-filled, family activities each month, our free 2021 calendar, keeps your family focused on what matters most!


10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know about Ellis Island

A day that marks new beginnings, January 1 is the anniversary of the opening of Ellis Island. In honor of the anniversary of one of the most recognizable landmarks that helped shape the United States into the melting pot it is today, here are 10 interesting facts you may not know about Ellis Island.


Less-Mess, Printable Gingerbread House Kit

A common activity around Christmastime is building and decorating a gingerbread house. Start a new tradition with this less-mess, cut-out template that makes it easy for your kids to design their dream gingerbread house.


10 Tips for Transitioning to Homeschooling at Semester Break

Whether you’re transitioning to homeschooling at semester break due because of the current pandemic, faith-based reasons, or any other justification, let us welcome you to this incredible and rewarding endeavor with 10 tips to make the switch as easy as possible for your family.


“Do Not Fear” Is Most Read Bible Verse of 2020

In a year of uncertainty, a record number of people sought comfort in the most reassuring source possible on Earth, the Bible. Totaling more than 600 million searches throughout the year, the popular YouVersion Bible app saw an 80% increase in searches over 2019 with Isaiah 41:10 ranking as the most searched, read, and bookmarked verse.


After Homeschool Chore Chart

As a parent we want the best for our children, which includes preparing them to become capable adults. A simple chore chart teaches children to become self-reliant and gives them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. Print our after homeschool chore chart as a guideline and complete it with the chores that are right for your kids’ ages.


Top Christmas Movies Ranked

USA Today recently took their best shot at ranking the top 15 Christmas movies of all time. Did your homeschool family’s favorite make the list?


7 Homemade Gift Ideas

’Tis the season of giving and some of the best gifts come straight from the heart and made with your own two hands. Browse through this list of homemade gift ideas to find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list. The best part about this list is there are ideas for every skill set, time limit, and budget.


Homeschooling with Pure Flix

With more and more streaming services, it has never been more important to ensure your family is watching safe content that aligns with your values. Pure Flix provides a mix of family-friendly and Christian entertainment, which includes movies for all ages, animated titles for kids, documentaries, inspirational stories, and much more.


Using Your Senses to Create a Healthy and Happy Winter

With dropping temperatures and early sunsets, our natural inclination is to begin winter hibernation in our homes. However, according to Dr. Darshan Mehta of Massachusetts General Hospital, the light in our lives needs to come from more than just our electronic devices.


Real Homeschoolers Give Advice on How They Teach Spelling

AOP's official Facebook page offers a platform to engage in dialogue and help each other grow and develop as homeschool families. Check out the advice offered by our followers for how they teach their children spelling.


Joanna Gaines Releases Children’s Book

Fixer Upper star and Magnolia Market owner Joanna Gaines has released a new children’s book titled “The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be.”Illustrated by Julianna Swaney, the book tells the story of a group of kids who come together to build their own hot air balloons.


I Was Today Years Old When I Learned These 25 Fun Facts

We hope these 25 fun facts on animals, Earth, food, and more can inspire someone in your family to say, “I was today years old when I learned that…”


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