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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Make Kindness the Norm

November 13 marks World Kindness Day, a day to begin building a new routine to include intentional moments of kindness, laughter, and delight. Kindness starts with just one smile, compliment, or conversation, so this month, take a little extra effort to make kindness the norm in your daily life with our list of 15 random acts of kindness.

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10 Things You Might Not Know about the Mayflower

While we are grateful for those who made the journey, it’s easy to forget the many hardships these settlers faced along the way. To honor the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s historic voyage to the New World, check out these 10 things you might not know about the Mayflower.

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10 Interesting Stats on the Mental Health of “Quaranteens”

What kind of impact has a year spent largely in quarantine had on teenagers and younger generations? Here are 10 interesting and generally positive facts about 2020 “quaranteens” who responded to a survey from the Institute for Family Studies.

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Homeschooling Around the World

While homeschoolers in the United States are the largest users of AOP curriculum, our curriculum is helping children learn all over the world. Learn what countries and U.S. territories have the most AOP homeschoolers!

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15 Fun Facts about Monopoly

2020 may seem like a year without celebration but that isn’t the case for Monopoly as the popular board game celebrates its 85th Anniversary on November 5. Check out these 15 fun facts to commemorate the world’s favorite family game about property trading.

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3 Prayers around the Election

Beyond our vote, our prayers can have an even greater impact on our nation, our leaders, and all the people made in the image of God who are blessed to live in this nation. Use these three prayers to humbly bow before our Creator in a time of thanksgiving and supplication.

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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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