Apple Syllable Sorting Game Free Printable

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For the longest time, 10 Apples Up On Top has been one of Logi-Bear's favorite books.  I have it memorized (and then some.  I could have memorized it in another language at this point).  All in all, it's not a bad story.  Just very repetitive.  I do believe in the importance of repetition in books and reading though so I cannot say I mind.  I also wouldn't mind if he wanted to read a different book sometimes... Anyway, it's Johnny Appleseed and apple theme time.  Plus he's learning about … [Continue reading...]

Me Time For Your Homeschool Day

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For people transitioning from a school outside the home to a school inside the home, it can mean a major transition from having 'me time' to not having 'me time'.  Even if you never had the house all to yourself, there is a difference in your personal time when you have all your kids home all the time.  And while I relish having my kids with me nearly 24/7 (yes, that wasn't sarcasm, I do enjoy having my kids home...most of the time) I still need me time. I recently spoke with a few of my … [Continue reading...]

How to Find the Right Secular Curriculum

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Hi and Welcome to Royal Baloo! If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed , Facebook Page, Pinterest, or G+ Page. Thanks for visiting!Curriculum is the most exciting and the most exhausting part of homeschooling.  And if you’re a secular homeschooler, sorry but it’s going to be even tougher.  For […]

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Homeschool Space: Finding a Spot That Works for You

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When I first pictured us homeschooling I had this idyllic view of three children sitting peacefully at their desks.  One would raise their hand and say “Mother dearest, what makes the world go round?”.  At this point we would all pour over books and the internet finding the answers. That’s never happened.  Not once.  Not […]

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The Key to Finding Homeschool Support

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As homeschooling becomes more and more popular people are finding it easier to find and develop homeschooling support and relationships.  But easier doesn’t mean easy.  In fact, one of the biggest complaints I hear is that people are having a really hard time finding decent homeschool support networks.  I don’t know if I’ve been lucky […]

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The Value Behind Deschooling

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So you’ve just decided to homeschool and now you have that panicky feeling “What do we do next?!?”.  Don’t worry, many of us have been there.  In fact, a lot of people suddenly find themselves homeschooling and they’re not entirely sure where to start.  The good news is, especially if you have a child that […]

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Engaging Problem-Solving Gifted Science Curricula – William and Mary

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One reason we wanted to homeschool the boys was to encourage them to think, not just recite.  Sometimes reciting is appropriate, but the ability to think through a problem or issue is a talent that is learned.  And it’s not learned quickly but through practice.  So many books, TV shows, and people just want to […]

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Do a dot Uu

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So many kids hit a roadblock with a certain letter, and U is one of Logi-Bears road blocks.  I don’t know what it is about U, but it’s too much for him.  He’s trying to figure it out in the context of “U-Turns’ which is really funny for me, for some reason.  Anytime I turn […]

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Interesting Mediums for Math Practice

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Math practice, especially just rote math practice, can be very boring.  But I’ve found that presenting math on new and interesting mediums can persuade a pretty reluctant child to practice their math.  We regularly find new ways to practice. I remember the first time I saw a dry erase board.  Vividly.  It was Take Your […]

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Learn ASL Online Camp for Kids

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Learning a language, at any point in life, can develop brain pathways that make a significant difference throughout our lives. And don’t for one second believe the myth that it’s easier for kids to learn a new language – untrue! In fact, when using immersion programs adults and kids learn at the same speed (same […]

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