Is my child learning enough?

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One of the big questions most new homeschoolers ask is, “How will I know if my child is learning?” When a child is in public school he or she is constantly tested. Each week there are spelling tests, there are chapter tests on a regular basis, and in many states there is standardized testing. Many parents…

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The Best Age to Start Playing Music

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Reading Head Start As a music instructor, I am often asked at what the best age for children is to start taking music lessons. Some parents will tell me that their 6,7, or 8 year-old is too young, and others are wanting to start their preschooler. All of these parents are probably right, because parental involvement is a crucial…

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Pampering vs spoiling children

As parents, we want to make our children’s lives as simple, pleasant and secure as possible. So we go out of our way to provide, protect and accommodate them. However, sometimes our honourable endeavours blur that thin line between pampering and spoiling a child. Tomson Nowamani, a child development expert says pampering is good for the…

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The Teacher Who Changed My Life: Haitian Cai

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Reading Head Start I have met many teachers since I was a little child. There are some who just taught me about subjects. But there is one who taught me much more. He was my electronic organ teacher during my extracurricular time on weekends when I was from 9 to 12 years old back in my home country of…

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You Don’t Need a ‘March’ to Raise Strong Daughters

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I want to take some time to discuss a topic that I’ve been writing, researching and speaking about for a very long time: raising strong daughters. I have been a pediatrician for over 30 years. When I was a fourth year medical student, I had our first child and during residency, I became pregnant each year.…

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12 ways to introduce your kids to their new best friend: science

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Kits to get them hooked. PicJumbo Dear parents, Video games and basketballs are awesome and all, but let’s not pretend they inspire the same awe for the world as your best buddy science. Remember when you were a child and you’d build your own volcano in the kitchen? How about the magic of growing your own…

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Phonics for Kindergarten, Grade K

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Reading Head Start Phonics for Kindergarten, Grade K Build essential skills while having fun with Home Workbooks! Now updated with fun, colorful pages and engaging art, each book measures 7″ x 9.25″ and is filled with 64 pages of age-appropriate activities, puzzles, and games. These teacher-approved books are perfect for home, school, summer breaks, and road trips! Skills covered include […]

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The Allowance Game

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The Allowance Game   Our fast-paced game is perfect for learning how to handle money, make change & more Fun-filled activity turns learning into a game Perfect for teaching kids to identify money values, add & subtract money and more For ages 5-11 years Learn More Click Here 5.0 out of 5 stars Great educational game that teaches children how […]

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Build-A-Story Flip Book

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Build-A-Story Flip Book Give kids tons of story writing ideas with our easy-to-use flip book Includes 80 flip cards, plus a handy list of transitional words Children learn to create narrative text and write complete sentences For ages 6-8 years Encourage Imagination and Story Telling – Learn More Our easy-to-use flip book gives children a fun, hands-on way to create […]

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Bob Books Sight Words: Kindergarten

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Bob Books Sight Words: Kindergarten From the Best-Selling learning to read series, Bob Books, comes Sight Words: Kindergarten Sight words are common words that appear again and again in your children’s reading material. Knowing these words “by sight” is essential for reading fluency. This set provides practice at the beginning reading level, and introduces 30 of the most common and […]

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