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John Holt Discuss Homeschooling On Phil Donahue Show

I am big fan of John Hot since I read his books, How Children Learn and How Children Fail. He is one of the pinoneer for Unschooling and Homeschooling. Here I was able to get whole 58 minutes of the Phil Donahue show where he appeared in 1981, with homeschooling. In 1981, homeschooling certainly was not as accepted as it is now as it is evident from the show and people conversation. Full show and commentary as found currently on… Continue reading

How American Homeschoolers Measure Up

On olden days before school officially created, all parents all over the world homeschooled and taught kids at home. Here is quick infographic on how American homeschoolers are measured up compared to other homeschoolers in the world.

20 Reasons To Homeschool

Homeschooling can be serious and fun at the same time. Homeschool humor is someone who is homeshcooler can surely appreciate. Here are true 20 reasons to homeschool is fun way to look at reality of homerschooler family.

Great Reasons You Homeschool:

Here are some highlight reasons to homeschool

  1. The Only “Gang” your kids belongs to is your Family..
  2. Teacher Student Ratio is great
  3. No need for security guards or Metal Detectors
  4. You can have your birthday as school holiday
  5. You… Continue reading

Homeschool Vs. Public School Comparison

There are lot of debate on whether public school is better or homeschooling? I guess it is personal opinion, but here is fun info graphic to see in fun image how public school and homeschooling are stacked against each other. You be the judge! As a homeschooling parent, I am bit biased though.

It is always interesting to compare data together and analyze and see what you have chosen comes out at the top. In this info-graphic, there is a… Continue reading

Online Charter Homeschool is Growing

There are more and more people are homeschooling through charter school and now online education charter school to teach their kids at home. Online schooling has many benefits and some issues. Not everyone agrees, if that is a good thing or not. As debate for online charter school increases among parents, only you can tell if it works for your and your family. We like many family, use some online class, some in classroom classes and some subjects are taught… Continue reading

No Child Left Behind Is Leaving Many Children Behind

President Bush signing the bipartisan No Child Left Behind Act at Hamilton H.S. in Hamilton, Ohio. Image source: Wikipedia
Although, I am homeschooling my kindergartner and toddler, I keep eye on public education system in US for two reasons, some of my relatives, and friends are currently teacher in school system and it reminds me how much that how homeschooling education is much better for many parents. Now, I am not saying private school or homeschooling are without issues, as… Continue reading

For Florida Parents,Truant Kids Means 2 Months Of Jail Time

I was just browsing news causally and I came across this shocking news. if your child has miss 15 days of school in 3 months time period, parents will be going to jail for 2 months! California state has recently strict truancy bill earlier this year (2011) and few parents already have spent time in jail. California is not the only one have such a strict rules, Alabama, Texas, North Carolina and now Florida state is implementing such strict rules.… Continue reading

Homeschooled Kids Seek to Join Activities At Public School

Many homeschool kids and teens are seeking some sports or otherwise activities at public school, and it seems to gaining some momentum. For many parents and kids it is win-win situation, for others it might be not right, you decide.

STRASBURG, Pa., June 16 – Mary Mellinger began home-schooling her eldest sons, Andrew and Abram, on the family’s 80-acre dairy farm five years ago, wanting them to spend more time with their father and receive an education infused with Christian… Continue reading

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Sing, Spell, Read & Write is a phonics-based program that uses a 36-step program of carefully sequenced steps to teach reading, writing, and spelling. Delivering explicit phonics instruction via a multisensory approach. Best for Prek-1st Grade

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I started teaching my kids at early age to instill the love of learning at young age. Simple things can be taught easily and does not need any textbook for it. However, here are some suggestions and ideas early education kit that may help us parent teaching young kids and make it fun.

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These reference books and homeschooling guide helped me when I started out teaching my 2 kids at home. I still use it for reference even now after 6 years of homeschooling. These are great homeschooling books, that will give you ideas, save you money and give you new ways of teaching complicated subject to your kids and make it fun.

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Learn new language naturally, level 1-5 great for homeschooler or an adult. Online community to practice language skills, learn at your pace. Administrative Tools allow you to formulate lesson plans, manage your student's progress and track their success.

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Rating: 3.5 stars

There are various DVD curriculum ideas that works and supplement your homeschooler's education. DVD curriculum are cheaper compared to group and private classes and can be viewed again and can be used to younger siblings. Here are some the affordable DVDs to teach your child at home.

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