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Homeschooling in Ontario: How to Get Started

By LisaMarie | April 11, 2020

Welcome to Homeschooling in Ontario. Here in Ontario, we’re pretty lucky to live in a no reporting area. We need to provide a letter of intent to homeschool to our local school board and that’s about it! If you are pulling your child from public school, you should do this so your child isn’t considered …

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Homeschooling High School in Ontario

By LisaMarie | March 23, 2020

Preparing to start homeschooling through high school in Ontario can easily have this overwhelming and sudden sense of pressure. However, it doesn’t have to be stressful. You just have to come up with a plan that works for you and your child. Step Zero: Follow the Regulations If this is your first foray into homeschooling, …

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How to Learn At Home When Schools Are On A Break

By LisaMarie | March 13, 2020

If you are a parent whose children typically go to a school, but the schools are closed for whatever reason, you might be wondering how to learn at home. First, relax. Don’t panic. It will be ok. A few days, weeks, months, or even a year without formal education will not set your child up …

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Homeschooling on Bed Rest

By LisaMarie | February 19, 2020

There are many reasons why one may find themselves on bed rest – a sudden accident or illness, surgery recovery or a troubled pregnancy are a few. Rarely are these scheduled. Having been on bed rest several times now with lengths of time varying from weeks to months, while homeschooling children, I thought I would …

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Forbrain: A Bone Conduction Headset {Review}

By LisaMarie | August 13, 2019

Did you know that you can train your brain to absorb information more, pay better attention to what you are learning or doing, and understand things more clearly? That’s the premise behind the bone conduction headset from Forbrain – to help you use your own voice to stimulate your brain and keep it engaged. What …

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Creation Crate – BoomBox {Review}

By LisaMarie | August 1, 2019

This post contains affiliate links. If your children excel at hands-on projects or you are looking for a fun but challenging hobby for your older children, try Creation Crate – a tech subscription box that teaches electronics and programming skills together. WHAT IS CREATION CRATE & WHAT PROJECT WE DID: Creation Crate is a Canadian-based …

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Oak Meadow {Review}: A Complete Curriculum

By LisaMarie | July 1, 2019

Choosing a curriculum or a method that works for your child isn’t always an easy task. I’ve been homeschooling for over 10 years and only just managed to find a program that has worked for one of my children. In this post, I will review Oak Meadow Sixth Grade that we used this year to …

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Voices of Future Generations: Free Digital Books From Children Around the Globe

By LisaMarie | June 28, 2019

The Sustainable Development Goals (often known as Agenda 2030) were adopted in 2015 by nations from across the globe. In line with these goals and to encourage children to get involved in helping to achieve them, Voices of Future Generations (a UNESCO project) was launched in 2014.  Books authored by child authors around the Sustainable …

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The Great Canadian Adventure Review

By LisaMarie | June 20, 2019

The Great Canadian Adventure is a subscription-based program that sends your child a history or geography of Canada activity kit each month.  Designed by a homeschooling mom who saw the need for a creative way to bring social studies to life for kids, there are three different options of programs to choose from: Tiny Travelers …

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What Siblings Can Learn From Pregnancy and Childbirth

By LisaMarie | June 14, 2019

Being pregnant and having a baby while having older children can be a great opportunity for learning. Kids usually are very curious about babies. Let’s look at some of the things that kids can learn while you are pregnant and have a newborn. What Kids Can Learn During Pregnancy Pregnancy is all about bodies – …

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What Kids Learn While Doing Housekeeping

By LisaMarie | June 14, 2019

Houses need to be cleaned and we often include our children in our chores routines to help. Did you know that kids are learning so much while they help with the everyday maintenance of our homes? Housekeeping is all about skill development. Life Skills Learning how to take care of the place that you live …

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Libraries Are For Learning

By LisaMarie | June 12, 2019

A trip to the library isn’t just about the books. Here are some things that our children can learn from this valuable community resource. Reading Obviously, the library offers lots of chances to help encourage and develop a love of and the skill of reading. Offering books for everyone from babies to seniors with a …

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