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Entrepreneurship for Kids: What Kids Learn From Running Their Own Business

By LisaMarie | June 10, 2019

Encouraging your child to start a small business is not one a great way to get them to earn money of their own for things they want, but also gives them so many opportunities for learning. They can do anything, from selling crafts to babysitting, to cutting people’s lawns – the sky is the limit. …

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Learning Benefits of Fandoms: Why Kids Should Be Fans

By LisaMarie | June 7, 2019

Does your family follow a sports team? Is there a TV show that you can’t wait for a new episode to air? What movies inject themselves into your every day lives? Is there a musician or actor your child has posters of plastered all over their wall? What fandom do you belong to? Do you …

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Grocery Shopping: A Field Trip Packed With Learning

By LisaMarie | June 6, 2019

A store sure doesn’t seem like a classroom, but grocery shopping is packed with learning opportunities. Grocery Shopping is All About Math & Finances Money and math are one of the big, obvious areas of learning when you take a trip to the grocery store.  So many of the things in a store are valued …

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How Moving To A New Home is a Learning Opportunity

By LisaMarie | June 5, 2019

Moving to a new home can be a stressful and somewhat overwhelming time for a family. It can be hard to fit in more traditional learning opportunities in between packing and sorting and then unpacking and organizing. But here are some ways how moving to a new home is a learning opportunity. Moving Teaches Organization …

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Video Games: 25+ Things Your Kids Learn From Gaming

By LisaMarie | June 4, 2019

Video games are powerful tools for learning, even if they seem just designed for entertainment. Since these are here to stay and have started to permeate into other areas of our lives, it’s important for us to be willing to see the amazing way that gaming can be used for education. If you’ve ever had …

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Geocaching: A Family Hobby Full of Learning

By LisaMarie | June 3, 2019

Geocaching has been cheekily defined as “using multi-million dollar satellites to find Tupperware in the woods.” It’s not wrong. This great family activity is based on people hiding camouflaged containers, called caches, somewhere outside and then adding the GPS coordinates to a website for other people to hunt and find. These containers usually can range …

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10 Days of Learning In Every Experience

By LisaMarie | June 3, 2019

Life is full of learning opportunities and they aren’t just found in a textbook or workbook. Over the next two weeks, we’re going to take a look at ten different ways that your child can learn from various activities and experiences they encounter in everyday life. Here’s what we’re going to look at: Geocaching Video …

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Arithmagic – A Math App

By LisaMarie | April 18, 2019

Games are a great way to learn and review subjects like math. Arithmagic combines the fun of defeating monsters with math skills through an app that’s available in both the Google Play Store and the Apple Store.  Created by a Canadian game designer and a Canadian artist, this game offers 70 different levels of play …

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Headphone History Worksheet

Headphone History: An Audio History of Canada

By LisaMarie | April 15, 2019

History has a long tradition of being told through oral storytelling. Now you can get Canadian history as an audio curriculum, allowing you to sit and hear the events of Canada’s past, thanks to Headphone History. What is it? Created by Canadian history enthusiast, Rowan Atkinson, Headphone History brings the story of Canada alive through …

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Typing Program for Homeschoolers: Typesy

By LisaMarie | April 4, 2019

In a world that is more and more computer-based, learning to type is one skill that our kids should learn. One way to do that is through a typing program for homeschoolers like Typesy. This is an online program designed for students from ages 8 to adult, using a combination of lessons and games to …

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Penmanship: Why Teach It & Ideas For Kids Who Hate Writing

By LisaMarie | January 7, 2019

In this modern age, where technology is literally at our fingertips, is penmanship even a skill that needs to be taught to our children? Is there still a place or need for handwriting in our society? Once upon a time, people had pride in their penmanship skills. Much time was spent in classrooms all over …

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Year In Review & New Year Worksheets

By LisaMarie | December 20, 2018

As another year comes to a close, this is a good opportunity to reflect on the past year and to think ahead to the upcoming one. These year in review worksheets will help. >>> DOWNLOAD THE YEAR IN REVIEW <<< This year in review printable has 2 pages. The first is looking back at the …

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