Homeschooling Blog

10 Royal Wedding Facts and Reflections of True Royalty

The excitement of a royal wedding offers a reminder to look forward to that day of great anticipation when Christ returns to earth, “prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.” In the meantime, here are a few facts to know before the marriage of Prince Harry of Wales and Meghan Markle on Saturday, May 19.

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25 Basic Etiquette Lessons Every Child Should Know

Even if your child is young, it’s not too early to start teaching proper manners. To make sure your child isn’t the one with the rude ‘tude, check off this list as you help teach these 25 manners every child should know.

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Parenting in the Pew: Sermon Listening Tips for Kids (and You)

While there’s nothing wrong with using the power of the peppermint to get your children to sit still, it shouldn’t be the main thing to look forward to during a worship service. For assistance with parenting in the pew, try these select sermon listening tips for kids (and you) from Pastor Jason Helopoulos.

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Homeschool Oversight Rejected in California

In April, California homeschoolers swarmed upon their state Capitol in Sacramento to successfully reject greater oversight of home educators in the Golden State. “This is just showing if you want to do more, look at how we’re reacting to something small,” said a homeschool mom from Santa Clara.

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15 Things You Might Not Know about the Kentucky Derby

Held every year since 1875 and on the first Saturday of May since 1946, the Kentucky Derby is the longest running sporting event in the United States. To prepare you for the 144th edition of the famous horse race, check out these fun facts about the Kentucky Derby and the amazing animals God created who run in it.

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Top Summer Destinations

Orlando retained its ranking as the #1 summer destination for Americans, while Rome supplanted Vancouver as the top international destination in the 2018 AAA rankings. “This is shaping up to be another banner season for travel,” said one AAA executive.

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May Is Homeschooling Awareness Month

Celebrate Homeschooling Awareness Month in May by changing your social media profile picture to a special graphic from Alpha Omega Publications. Who knows? Your action may just spark a conversation with your friends about homeschooling and how it has impacted your family.

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Straw Tulip Craft with Free Printable

Following April’s showers (or snowstorms this year), come the flowers of May, and one of the most popular spring-blooming perennials is the tulip. To brighten your homeschool this spring with a fun craft, use our free printable and a straw to create your own paper tulips.

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AOP Homeschool Terms from A-Z

For more than four decades, Alpha Omega Publications has been faithfully serving homeschool families. If you’re new to homeschooling, use this glossary of AOP homeschool terminology from A-Z to learn more about our Christian curriculum and the benefits we can offer to help you meet your needs and educational goals.

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Screen Time Rules the Experts Enforce in Their Own Homes

For today’s parents, one of our biggest struggles or battles with our children can be figuring out a working approach to screen time. For advice, NPR recently went in search of more concrete examples of screen time rules that the experts are enforcing in their own homes. Here’s what they found:

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The Secret Steps of How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

There’s a saying that says, “Parenting is like folding a fitted sheet. No one knows how to do it.” While there’s some truth to that, with trial and error, you are successfully raising your child. Now, with a little practice (and these secret steps), we’re convinced you can conquer folding a fitted sheet, too!

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Homeschoolers Share Their Favorite Read-Aloud Books

Whether your daily routine involves snuggling up to picture books or working your way through an entire series of chapter books, there’s no denying the importance of reading books to your child. For suggestions, we recently asked followers of AOP’s Facebook page to post their favorite read-aloud books. Here’s what a handful of you had to share.

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U.S. Life Expectancy Is Declining

Citing a study from The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal), officials believe that the leading causes of the lower life expectancy are addictions and a decline in the emotional well-being of Americans.

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Spring Home Maintenance Guide Checklist

After a long winter of indoor hibernation, spring cleaning is a popular (if not necessary) spring tradition. Use the moderate temperatures and this spring home maintenance guide checklist to make sure your home is a top shape for another year.

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Book Review: The Magic of Motherhood

The Magic of Motherhood: The Good Stuff, The Hard Stuff, and Everything in Between by Ashlee Gadd celebrates this very notion with short essays that cover every season of motherhood, from newborn to adult children, all while bringing it back to the message that God’s grace is with us throughout this very important journey.

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Meal Plan and Shopping List Printable

A lot of times, the hardest part is figuring out what to make. Other times, you have the perfect plan, only to open the pantry door to discover you’re out of the last key ingredient you need. Use our free meal plan and shopping list printable as a practical guide to next week’s meals.

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Homeschool Heroes: Meet Barrier-Breaking Broadcaster Jessica Mendoza

As a standout softball player, gold-medal winning athlete, and the first woman commentator for a Major League Baseball game, Jessica Mendoza is used to making headlines, but now she is receiving national attention for homeschooling her children.

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30 Days of Kindness for Kids Printable

With Christ’s amazing display of grace on the cross fresh in our minds, April provides an excellent opportunity to express our gratitude and share His selfless love. To inspire your children, use our 30 Days of Kindness Printable Calendar to accept a month-long challenge of kindness this April.

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Homeschooling FAQs: How Do I Schedule Out LIFEPAC?

Since LIFEPAC is a self-paced curriculum, there is no right or wrong way to schedule out lessons. However, to give parents a general guideline for setting goals as your child works through our award-winning curriculum, the Parent’s Guide to Mastering LIFEPAC Management recommends considering two main factors.

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Which AOP Curriculum Is Right for Me?

No matter what you’re looking for in a homeschool curriculum, Alpha Omega Publications has the perfect option for your family’s needs. To find your AOP homeschool fit, use our simple AOP curriculum flow chart or call one of our friendly educational specialists at 800-622-3070.

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