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How to Choose the Best Curriculum

Are you feeling overwhelmed with curriculum research? Choosing the best curriculum for your family can be daunting. But don't worry, here are five things I like to consider when doing curriculum research for the upcoming school year.
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10 Real Benefits of Homeschool

Why homeschool? I mean, is there any evidence that children are better off learning from home? Well, according to research, the answer is yes.
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Best Reading Curriculum for Emergent Readers

Wondering which reading curriculum is best for your child? Here's a list of some of the best reading curriculum on the market.
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Top STEM Toys that Foster Cognitive Development

Here they are! Our current top picks for STEM toys that we've enjoyed over the years for fostering cognitive development in children. This list is great for children of nearly all ages from 3-18 years...
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Whole Child Learning Books for Kids that Promote Social-Emotional Intelligence

Do you incorporate social-emotional intelligence into your homeschool? Your parenting? Or, perhaps your classroom? There seems to be a lot of buzz about social-emotional intelligence these days, and for a good reason, this intelligence is paramount to the full scope of a child’s development and sets them up for long-term success in all areas of life...
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What is Whole Child Learning (and Why Is It Important)?

So, what is Whole Child Learning, anyway? Whole Child Learning prioritizes the full scope of a child's developmental needs to ensure that every child reaches their full potential. The education model is based on the premise that children have six selves that comprise who they are...
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10 Things to Include in Your Homeschool Planner

Homeschool planners are all the rage these days. It’s hard to resist those alluring designs, fun little stickers, and adorable washi tapes. I love a cute planner, but—for me—functionality is the priority. I needed a planner that I could customize to include everything I need to stay organized and motivated. So, I created my own home management binder. Here are ten things I include.
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5 Questions to Ask When Planning Your Homeschool Day

Spring is around the corner, and for most homeschoolers, that means planning for the next school year. Cue the curriculum purchases, Amazon deliveries, and Happy Planners with adorable washi tape. Perhaps, next school year will be your first time homeschooling and you are asking yourself, "how do I plan my homeschool day?"
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Day in the Life of a Homeschool Kid | 5th Grade

So, I started our homeschool year creating my ideal "get it done by noon" schedule and realized this so-called schedule was setting us up for failure because it wasn't based on how our family naturally flows.
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6 Easy Ways to Promote Intelligence in Your Homeschool

Did you know that your home or learning environment can be intelligence promoting? From birth, the quality of a child's physical environment plays a critical role in developing and expressing that child's intelligence...
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10 Inspiring Children’s Books Written by Black Authors

I've come to learn that representation not only matters in picture books but also in the people that write them. Children who see themselves in black authors begin to explore the idea of becoming a writer of their own one day...
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Ancient African Kingdoms All Children Should Learn | Black History Book List

I want to introduce three ancient African kingdoms to you today. These empires are great introductions to black history for children of all ages. They are very mysterious and not much is known about them, but that's part of the allure. Keep reading to find out more.
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10 Books That Bring Black History to Life

Ever wonder how to teach black history to your children or students? Forget the marginalized version presented in textbooks. We can all agree that those versions rob children of a rich, edifying, and accurate education. Instead, opt for books that also tell history from the black perspective—books that bring black history to life.
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The Perfect Way to Introduce Black History to Children

Many educators wonder how to go about introducing Black History to small children. Find out my gentle approach.
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Black Women in History | No Prep Resources for Your Homeschool or Classroom

I know how intimidating and sensitive teaching black history can be, so I wanted to share these wonderful resources.
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10 Must-Have Books for Tween Boys that Make Perfect Gifts

The tween years are especially tricky when it comes to shopping for boys. It's that awkward age when toys become less age-appropriate, and the wish list becomes more expensive. If you're a parent or a relative of a child in this age group, you're probably wondering what to gift the tween in your life this year.
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20 Educational Gifts Under $20 That Will Make Kids Forget They’re Learning

There are several toys on the market that develop and strengthen necessary skills children need to excel academically. To save you time, I chose my top 20 picks on educational toys to gift your child this year.
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A Gift Guide for TWEEN Boys (or Girls)

As a boy mom, I know how challenging gift shopping can be as they progress toward the teen years. Thankfully, I've done all the dirty work so that you won't have to.
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Christmas-Themed Worksheets Kids Will Actually Love

Be the best teacher ever and make these adorable Christmas-themed worksheets part of your classroom today!
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Easy Thanksgiving Crafts That Reinforce Gratitude

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! For us parents and teachers, that means it's time to look for Thanksgiving craft ideas for our children and classroom. Don't worry, I've got you covered!
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