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9 Helpful At-Home Language Skill-Building Exercises for Kids

How important are language skill-building exercises for kids? From our baby’s first cooing and babbling sounds, they’re beginning to use language to express their thoughts. In fact, all types of nonverbal communication, from pointing and gesturing, to facial expressions, to crying, are early signs of language that help set the stage for more complex language…

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Homeschool Moms: It’s Time for You Time

As a homeschool mom, self care is very important. You dedicate your time to taking care of everyone else make sure you take time to take care of you!

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How to Add More Fun to Your Daily Homeschool Schedule

In this article, we’ll share tips to liven up your curriculum this school year. Put these ideas into practice and the kids will be more engaged with their lesson plans. (Many of these ideas will leave you feeling more refreshed, too!)

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10 Tips to Get Kids Outside and Active

Summer is here and it’s a great time for families with children to spend time outdoors and together.  The Episcopal Center for Children (ECC), a nonprofit organization providing mental health and special education services to children ages 5-14 in the greater Washington, DC area, offers tips to help families.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Stop Feeding Your Kids “Kid Food”

“Most food is kid-friendly. Kids just need to learn how to eat it,” says Dr. Nimali Fernando, a Fredericksburg, Virginia-based pediatrician who founded The Doctor Yum Project. “Kids who are taught healthy eating habits, which include eating a variety of healthy foods, will be far better off now and in the long run. They will be learning healthy habits that will last a lifetime.”

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Ten Rules for Homeschool Convention Etiquette

I believe every situation calls for some etiquette, and homeschool conventions are no exception. Often, vendors represent small, family-run businesses, and sales at conventions provide their largest source of revenue. When customers follow these ten simple rules, everyone benefits. Ten Rules for Homeschool Convention Etiquette The next time you enjoy a homeschool convention, I encourage…

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How to Help Your Child Prepare for the SAT

How to Help Your Child Prepare for the SAT | High school juniors across the country are preparing to take the SAT in the next few weeks. At this point, you may be wondering what you could possibly do to improve your score. Here are some steps to follow in the next few weeks to make the most of the remaining time.

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Sensory Play DIY Recipe: Silly Putty

Silly putty is fun to play with, they have a unique texture and their chemistry is definitely therapeutic. Follow this simple recipe with ingredients that are easily available at home.

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Sensory Play DIY Recipe – Perfect Homemade Bubbles

Enjoy hours of outdoor play with this non-toxic, and inexpensive homemade bubbles recipe. Homemade bubbles are great for those lazy Saturday afternoons and even during birthday parties!

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Sensory Play DIY Recipe – Perfect Moon Sand

If you are looking for a project to make with your kids, this Perfect Moon Sand Recipe is perfect. Not only do they provide a great sensory experience, they are fun to make too! Sensory Play DIY Recipe – Perfect Moon Sand Ingredients: 8 cups of white flour 4 cups of baby oil colored beads,…

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