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How to Use Time4Learning to Teach Your Child to Read

Learning to read is one of those memorable milestones that no parent forgets. The excitement of seeing our children sing the ABCs and read words for the first time fills us with joy, and watching them beaming with pride makes it even more heartwarming. If you’re the parent of a preschooler who is getting ready […]

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Benefits of Homeschooling for Kids with Special Needs: Additional Support

In our series of benefits of homeschooling kids with special needs, we’ve covered from planning to teaching strategies and assessments as well as how to provide feedback. But what else can you do to help your child achieve greater success and prepare them beyond academics? Your child may excel in certain topics, perform at average […]

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Summer Project-Based Learning Ideas & Activities

Project-Based Learning Ideas for Summer Summertime is almost here. If you’re still trying to come up with ways to keep the kids busy and engaged, have you considered project-based learning (PBL)? Although the concept of PBL has been around for well over 100 years, it’s definitely gained popularity in the last few years, and not […]

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Benefits of Homeschooling for Kids with Special Needs: Providing Feedback

If your child has special needs, you know that there may be some reluctance regarding academics in general. This may be especially true when more difficult content pushes your child outside of their comfort zone. Luckily, there are effective motivational strategies for students with special needs, including how to provide feedback throughout your instruction and […]

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Life After High School: Different Paths to Success

A big question on many a high school senior’s mind is: what can I do instead of college? Let’s be honest: hitting the books for an additional two or four years isn’t for everyone. Although some students just need a supportive nudge, others know, without a doubt, that college is not for them. For those […]

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Benefits of Homeschooling for Kids with Special Needs: Assessing Instruction

Assessing students with special needs can be tricky. Students with ADHD or autism can struggle with testing. At the very least, being assessed is less comfortable for students who have academic challenges. However, it is important to assess exceptional learners to monitor progress more closely in order to discover challenges as early as possible and […]

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EXPERIENCED HOMESCHOOLER

Help Improve Your Child’s Critical Thinking Skills

Lately I’ve been thinking about the importance of teaching critical thinking skills to our children. If we want our kids to thrive in the world, then we must ensure that comprehension and critical thinking is part of their education. But how do you even teach critical thinking skills to children? And when is a good […]

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Types of Project Based Learning

Of all the things we as parents did in our own schooling, projects often stand out in our memories. Why? We often spent more time and extra effort on them, and we enjoyed being creative. Projects often moved beyond the typical reading, writing, and arithmetic work we typically did in school, and we finished our […]

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Benefits of Homeschooling for Kids with Special Needs: Delivering Instruction

Once you have planned instruction with your child’s needs in mind, you are ready to get started on the actual delivery process of that plan. We’ve put together some tips to guide you through, from how to teach to how to engage your students with special needs. Each of these methods for how to teach […]

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Benefits of Homeschooling for Kids with Special Needs: Planning Instruction

In the previous post we talked about how to help students with special needs through homeschooling.  The homeschool setting allows for flexibility to plan instruction with their needs in mind. It also allows individualization that may not be possible in a traditional classroom setting.  It also opens the possibility for even more creative types of […]

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Free Educational Activities & Resources for Kids

During these stressful and ever-changing times, we are all doing our best to keep ourselves, our children, and all those around us safe and healthy, while still trying to maintain a sense of normalcy. With the increasing number of schools closing all across the country due to the COVID-19 virus, many families are looking for […]

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NEW HOMESCHOOLER

Benefits of Project-Based Learning

Project-based learning (PBL) has been around for at least several centuries. Many trace its beginnings to John Dewey, an American educator and philosopher, and his 1897 book “My Pedagogical Creed.” In it, he proposed the concept of ‘learning by doing’ and making students active, rather than passive learners. Others trace the origins of PBL even […]

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Benefits of Homeschooling a Child With Special Needs

Navigating a school’s special education system can be tricky, and sometimes well-meaning efforts still allow students with special needs to fall through the cracks. When children with special needs are homeschooled, they get the benefit of teachers who really know them. Also, there are many types of individualization that can occur in a homeschool environment […]

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Activities to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!

Has it been a long winter in your homeschool? Do you need something fun and exciting to shake up your routine? Then Dr. Seuss Day on March 2 is a date to mark on your calendar. Nothing breaks up the doldrums like a chance to eat Green Eggs and Ham, dress up like a Fox […]

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AFTERSCHOOL/SKILL BUILDING

Reducing Test Anxiety with an After School Learning Program

It is rare to find a child or teen who doesn’t experience some kind of performance anxiety related to test-taking. When we see our child getting stomach aches or headaches on test days, though, we naturally want to know how to prevent test anxiety. Many things can contribute to test anxiety: Lack of preparation Poor […]

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