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Homeschooling Your Young Black Child: A Simple Getting-Started Guide & Workbook {Giveaway}

Disclosure: I received the homeschooling guide and workbook in exchange for this post and giveaway.


“Homeschooling Your Young Black Child: A Simple Getting-Started Guide & Workbook” was created by Rachel Garlinghouse.

The getting-started guide and workbook is “for parents and caregivers who wish to give their children an education that fosters creativity, self-confidence, attachment, and balance.”

What is included?

  • A workbook for parents/caregivers
  • A 12-month homeschooling plan
  • Monthly checklist
  • Extensive resources list featuring Black musicians, authors, illustrators, and characters
  • Activity and field trip suggestions
  • Tips on setting up the homeschooling space
  • Supply lists
  • Troubleshooting Q & A

About the author:

Rachel Garlinghouse is mothering young, Black children and is the author of four books, including “Black Girls Can: An Empowering Story of Yesterdays and Todays.”  Her experience and education has been featured in many places, including MSNBC, NPR, Huffington Post Live,, Scary Mommy, Huffington Post, Yahoo News, Adoptive Families, The Good Men Project, My Brown Baby, and many more. Rachel is a former college writing teacher turned stay-at-home-mom.

“I wanted my children to be educated on their history and culture as Black people, as well as develop a healthy racial identity.”

If you would like to connect with Rachel and learn more about her adventures you can follow her on Twitter @whitebrownsugar and on Facebook.

You can also visit her blog at White Sugar Brown Sugar. “The sweet life of our transracial, adoptive family.”

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In celebration of this resource, we are giving away one copy of “Homeschooling Your Young Black Child: A Simple Getting-Started Guide & Workbook.”

Just fill out the form below, leave a comment, and complete other entries to build-up points by September 9th.

One winner will be picked randomly after the giveaway has ended. If you are the winner, you will have 2 business days to respond or another winner will be randomly chosen.

Homeschooling Your Young Black Child: A Simple Getting-Started Guide & Workbook {Giveaway}

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Homeschool Resource Dogs Decoded

Homeschool Lesson Plan Idea: Dogs Decoded


Homeschool Resource Dogs Decoded

How much does your child know about dogs? They make great pets, of course, and can truly be man’s best friend, but did you know some dogs are incredibly smart, too? Documentaries can be a great way to learn about some amazing topics. Dogs Decoded [HD], available for free via Amazon Prime, brings fascinating facts about dogs to light. You and your child won’t want to miss this one.

Dogs Decoded is jam-packed with interesting facts about our furry friends, but here are a few of the highlights:

  • Think a dog can’t distinguish real words (fetch toys based on their names) or find objects based on their pictures? Dogs Decoded proves that wrong.
  • Wondering about the evolution of dogs from wolves and whether doggie personalities are a result of evolution or nurturing? Find out in Dogs Decoded!
  • What do dogs understand about our emotions? Yup, that’s in there, too.
  • What happens when you breed tame wolves with other tame wolves? There are some surprises here!
  • What if you raised a wolf cub like a puppy? Would the end result be closer to the dogs we keep as pets or the wolves that live in the wild?
  • Wondering how dogs were domesticated? What made them into such great pets? Dogs Decoded has the answers.

Go ahead and watch Dogs Decoded for the surprising answers to these and many other questions. Then, use this free teacher’s guide to get the most out of this amazing video lesson. The guide is designed for use with children at or above the 5th grade level. For younger children, the Top 10 Favorite Dog Breeds and More Identification Worksheet may fit the bill. Want more? Check out Enchanted Learning for more doggie printables for the younger set.

Homeschool Resource Dogs Decoded - PF

Fire and Rescue Book

FREE Disney Fire & Rescue Activity Book

Fire and Rescue Book

If your little ones are a fan of Disney’s Cars and Disney’s Planes, they are going to love this free educational activity book!

Smoky the Bear, National Parks, and the heroes from Disney’s PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE have teamed up to help your kids have fun with fire safety this summer. Download the Educational Activity Guide below and feel free to share with your family, friends and readers.  

Click the image below to download your FREE Disney PLANES: FIRE & RESUE educational activity book!



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