Pack a Bag For An Afternoon at the Park

Blanket time at the local park is my favourite part of the day. It only takes a little bit of preparation. So why not pack a bad, and enjoy the great outdoors?

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A Large Rock Is Better Than a Playground

Children need to have time in the great outdoors. Parents do too. It can be as simple as a trip to your neighbourhood park. Nature can entertain and rejuvenate us.

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Let’s Stay Curious and Encourage Our Kids to do the Same

In A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life, Brian Grazer tells us how staying curious has enriched his life and helped his career. While the intended audience is definitely not homeschool educators, we can take a lot of…

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4 Reasons to Use Rich Vocabulary Around Kids

We can enhance and build the vocabulary of our kids and students in the way we talk and interact with them every day. Here are 4 easy ways to do so.

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Magic in the Pause and Paws (Lessons from Blue’s Clues)

Blue;s Clues pioneered something called the four-beat pause. It can feel like a really long for us as educators and parents, but here is why we should use it.

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My Toddler is His Own Teacher

My toddler amazes me every single day with what he knows. The remarkable thing is that I haven’t taught him anything. Not in the traditional sense, anyway.

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Be a Positive Model for Your Children . . . Every Day

Being a stay-at-home dad is one of the most rewarding jobs I’ve ever had the fortune of doing. I’m learning from my toddler every single day and I get to see him learning too. It’s incredible.

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Know School Posting Schedule

Having a natural rhythm to the day can really help homeschoolers flourish. I’ve been working on that kind of flow for this website and am happy to announce that I will be posting relevant content here every Wednesday and Friday….

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Montessori Makes Sense – At School and At Home

The Montessori method of education follows the natural development of children and has been practiced for over 100 years. There are a lot of misconceptions about it but if you do some research on it, I am sure you will…

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Who is Responsible for Student Learning?

“A mystery of American schools has been why parents, students, and others behave in one way regarding academics, in another way regarding athletics. If we asked, ‘Who is responsible for an athlete’s performance?‘ we’d be discussing the athlete’s responsibility to…

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