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Feb 11, 2016

Filmmaking for Kids

Filmmaking for Kids - Try making non-talking movies! Director John Montana's films have appeared in several film festivals. He shares how to get started.

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Oct 30, 2015

Homeschool Reading Software Pilot

Just a heads up everyone! Have you got a struggling reader or a child with dyslexia?

I have arranged with Nessy Learning for them to open up their free 60 day pilot to homeschoolers (normally only for school teachers).

You need to sign up to the pilot by November 9, 2015. You then get free access to the reading program software for 60 days (with no obligation to buy at the end). They claim children can make a jump in reading level of at least a grade during this time - so well worth checking out.

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Nessy Pilot for Homeschoolers

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Nov 21, 2014

Where can I meet other Home Schoolers

Question Hi I've been home ed for three months and so far have not met any other homeschoolers in my area. I would like the oppertunity to meet with

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Oct 09, 2014

A-Z Worksheets Home School Schedule

Hi Julie, I've been a happy stay at home Mom for 25 years and have home schooled our children for all but eight of those years. I've been glad for every

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Sep 06, 2014

Themed Play Corner

Adapt the home corner idea for homeschooling. Role play learning corner ideas including Minecraft.

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Sep 06, 2014

International Rock Flipping Day

International Rock Flipping Day is held on the second Sunday in September - find out more and join the fun! This makes a great homeschool nature project.

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Sep 02, 2014

Creative Homeschooling

Free Creative Homeschooling Ebook - 6 totally inspirational ideas to help you homeschool more creatively.

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Aug 18, 2014

Lego Projects - Lego Ideas for Homeschool

Lego Projects - Customize Lego minifigs, make art and more. Great unit study lesson plans for homeschooling.

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Jul 15, 2014

Have your Best Homeschool Year yet!

Want to have a more fulfilling homeschooling experience? The Best Homeschool Year Yet workbook and planner will show you how to make your dreams come true.

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Sep 07, 2013

Huichol Yarn Painting

Mexican Yarn Painting - Find out about Huichol art, and try making your own paintings.

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Jul 23, 2013

Schedule your Best Homeschool Year Yet!

Are you scheduling your new homeschool year. Wouldn't you love this to be your best homeschool year yet?

Follow my step by step guide to designing and planning a wonderful homeschooing year this year.

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Jun 09, 2013

Homeschool Writing

Looking to encourage the children to do some homeschool writing? Here are my homeschool ideas and links to inspire you - and them!!

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May 30, 2013

Socialisation in a Small Community

I have to come back to this topic every so often. I always feel validated when I read posts about the richness of socialization homeschoolers actually

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May 28, 2013

Geocaching For Kids - One of our favourite geography activities.

Geocaching for kids is a great way of covering homeschool geography. Find out how to get started.

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Mar 26, 2013

Geography Activities

Geography Activities - How to travel the world without leaving home! Here is an idea for Homeschool geography.

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Mar 25, 2013

Great History Homeschool Book

We have found the Robert Opie Scrabooks give us a feel for an era in history. Homeschool history heaven!

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Mar 13, 2013

Homeschooling and Socialization

The Homeschooling and socialization argument has been thrown at homeschoolers for a long time. It is time to lay it to rest. My viewpoint as a homeschool Mom!

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Mar 11, 2013

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Doll

Make a zombie apocalypse survival doll - this is a perfect homeschooled teens project idea.

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Feb 22, 2013

Upcycled Magazines

Upcycled magazine projects for homeschool strewing. 4 great ideas for re-using old magazines to interest your teenagers.

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Feb 19, 2013

Free Home School Printables

Fun Free Home School Printables - going on a road trip? Take along some printables for educational fun.

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Feb 05, 2013

Making Flip Books with Children

Flip books can be fun and educational for kids. Here is some help on how to make these easy animations, including printable pdfs and software.

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Jan 31, 2013

Making Books with Children - Creating Handmade Books

Making books with children is easy and fun. Try these ideas for making handmade books with your kids.

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Jan 06, 2013

Cupcake Flags - Printable Toothpick Pennants

Printable Cupcake Flags for homeschool celebrations. Turn your learning into something special!

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Nov 27, 2012

Seasonal Puppet Show

This puppet show was inspired by an idea I read about on this website - The seasonal tree. My son Archie and I had great fun making leaves and collecting

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Nov 12, 2012

Creative Writing and Storytelling for Kids

As you know I am not a homeschooling mum but an English teacher in a french school, but I love your ideas and do use them in class so I'd like to share

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Nov 02, 2012

Autodidact Day - High School Unit Studies for Homeschool

Homeschooling or Unschooling into High School can be a delicate balance. Autodidact day turns your teens into self-learners.

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Oct 23, 2012

Home Schooling Science - Season Tree Project

Home Schooling Science - Capture the ebb and flow of the seasons with this tree craft idea

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Oct 16, 2012

Group Art Projects - Collaborative Craft Ideas

These ideas for group art projects would work well for kids or adults. Try a collaborative project in your home school group.

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Oct 13, 2012

Periodic Table Worksheets

Free printable periodic table worksheets and charts - Free Homeschooling Worksheets

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Oct 10, 2012

Baby Think It Over Project for Homeschooled Teens (Teen Pregnancy Prevention)

After our family and a few of the other local homeschool group families did this project, they told me to widely share the information with other homeschoolers.

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Sep 06, 2012

Design a Skyscraper - Kids Homeschooling Project

Fun 'design a skyscraper' homeschooling idea. My kids got really into this project and learnt all kinds of facts and information.

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Sep 01, 2012

How To Age Paper - Aging Paper

Learn how to age paper - Making paper look old using tea or coffee stains is a great way to make antique parchment manuscripts for your homeschooling crafts.

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Aug 31, 2012

Creative Home School Ideas - Fun Activities for Kids

Home School Ideas to kickstart your imagination - try these Free Fun Educational Activities for Kids and inspire a love of learning.

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Jun 07, 2012

Homeschool Field Trips - A Visit to Our Local TV Station

A few months ago, I thought it would be fun to see how a TV station operates behind the scenes. After finding the contact number on the TV station's web

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Apr 28, 2012

More Interesting than your Teacher Book Review

More Interesting than your Teacher by Stuart Wright - I was very pleased to get my hands on a copy of this book to review it.

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