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gameskidsschool at home

This Bilingual Sight Words Diving Game and educational fun in the sun with Banana Boat is part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #BestSummerEver Keeping the kids stimulated during the summer can be a tall order.  Not only are you fighting summer boredom, but you have the added pressure of

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new york pop-up book
bookbookseducationalkidsschoolschool at home

We’ve got a passion for books in this house and I love to add fuel to the fire!  My oldest has just begun 2nd grade today (yeay!) and as a congratulations, I handed her a bundle of educational yet fun new books from Candlewick Press, one being a Pop-Up New

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electrical wizard nikola tesla book review
bookbookseducationalschool at home

As a homeschool mom, I get really excited about educational books, especially those scientific or historical in nature.  My first grader is really interested in the whys and hows, and since I am a far cry from a scientist, I turn to books that she can understand.  Here are a

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stone giant michelangelo's david book review
educationalkidsschool at home

I’m a homeschool mom so I look to make every facet of our day educational.  What I’ve learned from homeschooling my young daughter is that kids LOVE to LEARN, but dislike formal worksheets (though sometimes they are just necessary).  Maybe it’s just my girl, but she forces me to get

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#talkreadsing
bookbookseducationalkidsschool at home

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of First 5 California via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine. I’m a homeschooler, so I am very well aware of the importance of early learning. Those first 5 years are the most critical in any child’s

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reading eggs review
educationalkidsschool at home

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Reading Eggs. As a homeschooling mom to a 1st grader, I know how daunting teaching your child can be, especially to read.  With the high expectations put on children these days, I often end my days feeling inadequate and

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national geographic kids books review
bookbookseducationalschool at home

I blinked and my baby girl became a kid.  She will be turning seven in a month and as a homeschooling mom, I am always struggling to keep her challenged. It is truly something I never stop looking for — new resources to teach her everything I can.  A wonderful

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magnetalk adventures review
creativeeducationalschoolschool at hometoys

The MagneTalk Match-up Adventures Kit is one of those educational tools that can be used over and over for different lessons – who doesn’t love that? Homeschool is getting pretty intense for me as the first semester is quickly coming to an end.  I’ve been using every resource I can

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vtech innotab 3s review
appseducationalelectronicskidsschool at hometoys

The new InnoTab 3S from VTech is here, loaded with apps and Kid Connect, a revolution in the kid tablet world and it has arrived just in time for Christmas — giveaway below!  I was sent one for review, and review we have. My daughter, 6ish, has been having fun

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magic school bus weather lab
educationalkidsschoolschool at hometoys

It’s the end of weather week here in homeschool.  I planned on this being a topic earlier in the year but “weather” is mostly nonexistent here in the desert during the summer.  The temperature fluctuates more now and we get a bit of precipitation here and there, so it felt

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