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Benefits of Team Sports

BENEFITS OF TEAM SPORTS   “Do you know what my favorite part of the game is?  The opportunity to play.” quote from Mike Singletary Socialization.  Children need social interaction for healthy development.  Team sports give children the opportunity to acquire appropriate social skills, such as forming friendships, respecting others, being reliable, and learning cooperation.  Good …

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Fitness

Take a Hike

TAKE A HIKE Less than 5% of Americans are considered active and obesity rates are steadily rising.  The combination of low physical activity and calorie-dense foods are creating an unhealthy population.  The World Health Organization recommends that adults (18-64 years old) get a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week.* Many researchers believe …

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10 Tips for Homeschooling When You Don’t Feel Like it

  10 Tips for Homeschooling When You Don’t Feel Like it Have you ever had a day when you didn’t want to get out of bed?  On those days homeschooling can feel like a chore.  So, how do you regain your enthusiasm and drive for homeschooling? Here are 10 solutions for homeschooling when you don’t …

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Inspirational Quotes for Homeschool Parents

Inspirational QUOTES FOR HOMESCHOOL PARENTS Inspirational quotes can bring encouragement to the soul and motivate you on your homeschool journey.  The following are quotes from Fred Rogers, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Aristotle, Mother Teresa, Walt Disney, the Bible, Confucius, and a few others.   “Nothing can replace the influence of unconditional love in …

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Blog Mental Well-being

Setting Homeschool Goals

    10 Tips for SETTING HOMESCHOOL GOALS “If you don’t plan your time, someone else will help you waste it.” Zig Ziglar 10 TIPS FOR SETTING HOMESCHOOL GOALS If you want to succeed, you need to plan ahead.  You need to know where you’re going and have an idea about how to get there.  …

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How to Deal with an Irritated Spouse

How to Deal with an Irritated Spouse Anyone who has been married for a short while has most likely experienced an irritated spouse or felt irritated as well.  In that moment, it feels like nothing you say is right and your presence is simply unwelcome.  How can you handle this, or better yet, how do …

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Age Appropriate Teaching

  CHILD DEVELOPMENT Age Appropriate Teaching “Just as a berry ripens in its own good time…so does a child’s readiness.” Fred Rogers A child’s capacity to learn depends on their developmental level.  This means that their ability to understand is influenced by their age and stage of development.  Children can become frustrated when new information …

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Montessori Approach

    Using the Montessori method in homeschool Montessori Approach “Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.”  Maria Montessori The Montessori method is based on a foundation of encouragement and respect for children’s natural development.  There is an emphasis on freedom within limits, life skills, and independence.  Children …

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Education

The Benefit of Puzzles

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning.” Fred Rogers Learning through puzzle play 5 Benefits of Jigsaw Puzzles 1. Fine motor skills and coordination Manipulating puzzle pieces helps with fine motor skills and improves hand strength. Thus, children in the early grades …

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Fit to Homeschool

Fit to Homeschool “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24 Are you considering homeschooling your child or are you experiencing the looming feeling of self-doubt? Perhaps you can …

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