Homeschooling Blog

Things to Do When Your Kids Are Bored

“I’m bored” is one of the most common phrases a parent has to deal with coming from their child. Whether your kids are constantly complaining of boredom or if it only sneaks up once in a while, we’ve put together a few suggestions for what you can do when your child complains of being bored.

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Literacy Month: Best Children’s Book Bracket

March is filled with excitement and fierce competition as college basketball ramps up to its end-of-season tournaments. If you’re not a sports lover, you might feel a little left out, so we made a March Madness bracket for all of you. Vote for your favorite children’s books over the next two weeks to see which emerges as the champion!

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Homeschool Heroes: Meet the Grouse Mountain Chairlift Rescuers

While enjoying a day of skiing at North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain in British Columbia, five homeschool teens turned into heroes by rescuing an 8-year-old boy who was precariously dangling from a chairlift.

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Take Our Fun Convention Survival Quiz

Homeschool convention season is upon us, and there are so many wonderful events that your family can choose to attend. Before you take the plunge into all the wonderful things conventions offer, take our lighthearted homeschool convention quiz to see if you would survive a homeschool convention.

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5 Reasons Why Online Curriculum Is a Game-Changer

Homeschooling comes in many shapes and sizes to fit all the different types of families who homeschool. For busy families with fast-paced lives, online curriculum is emerging as a game-changing homeschool option. Here are five reasons why more and more homeschool families are making the switch:

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Homeschoolers Face Potential Home Visits

Introduced by Mary Mascher, a retired public school teacher and long-time representative from Iowa City, House File 272 would allow school and government officials to access personal homes in the name of health and wellness checks of homeschooled students.

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Printable Tangram Worksheet: Ancient Puzzles, Modern-Day Fun

Tangram puzzles were a huge hit when first introduced to the Western world. Now you can make your own with our printable tangram worksheet!

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Tie Dye Coffee Filter Craft

Using everyday coffee filters, have fun with this easy, colorful craft from Alpha Omega Publications that’s perfect for all ages.

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What Should Parents Know about the Momo Challenge?

Parenting in today’s social media world is a difficult task, and one of the more recent issues some parents have had to deal with is a disturbing online presence called the Momo challenge.

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Spot the Difference - Free Printable

How observant is your homeschooler? Practice skills of observation and attention to detail with this fun Okapi Spot the Difference printable picture.

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Basic Coding Skills You Can Learn without a Computer

Like many parents, you may be concerned about limiting your young child’s screen time, so how can parents limiting screen time still encourage the skill of coding and help their children succeed in a coding-dominated world? Fortunately, many of the basic skills of coding can be learned without ever turning on a computer.

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The Hardest Working City in America Is…

Texas placed 3 cities in the Top 10 and 9 in the Top 25, but it isn’t home to the hardest working city in America. See which city earned that honor.

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Surviving the Homeschool Slump

No matter if you are a first-time homeschool parent or if you’ve been doing it for years, you may struggle with finding motivation during the gloomy months of winter, so here are a few ideas for how you can bring new life to your homeschool!

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What Parents Should Know about a Growth Mindset vs. a Fixed Mindset

Learning the difference between growth mindset and fixed mindset can be transformational for your child’s education. The research does not lie—intelligence is a skill, not a gift.

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Tim Tebow’s First Film “Run the Race” to Hit Theaters

Already a Heisman-trophy winning quarterback, pro-baseball player, and best-selling author, Tim Tebow is now adding movie producer to his resume. Along with his brother Robby, Tebow is the executive producer for Run the Race, which is set to debut in theaters nationwide on Friday, February 22.

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10 Presidential Fun Facts

In history lessons, we often focus on the best and worst parts of a president’s life, but what about all the quirky stuff in between? Check out these 10 fun facts about U.S. presidents.

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Keeping Romance Alive—Even After Kids

Keeping romance alive after kids can be difficult. Marriages can easily get overshadowed by the demands of parenthood. This Valentine’s Day, check out some suggestions for how you can keep the romance alive even after kids!

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New Emojis Coming to Your Phone in 2019

A yawn, a juice box, an adhesive bandage, and a sloth are just a few of the new emojis coming to your phone that your homeschool family may inspire you to text to your friend or spouse in 2019.

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4 More Board Games Your Family Should Own

If you’re looking for a great way to take a break from homeschool lessons that doesn’t require screen time or otherwise turn your kids brains to mush, look no farther than your game shelf. Here are a few more of our recommendations for great family games that will keep your children’s synapses firing.

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How to Take Professional Photos with Just a Smartphone

In the age of smartphones, many parents find it overwhelming to capture and keep track of good pictures, but Nathan William Lundquist, an award-winning filmmaker, shares his secrets for taking great photos that capture the feelings of the moment.

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