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Preparing Your Teen for College Entrance Exams

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 Welcome to Yellow House Book Rental! We are primarily a homeschool curriculum, rental service. However, we offer a variety of services. You can compare each one, at Yellow House Book Rental, and decide which is best for your family.  **This post contains affiliate links and we will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on our links. Thank You! There are several things I would change if I could go back and redo some of my homeschooling during the teen years. I would have spent more money on my three children, (wanting to attend college) to help them better...

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What is Your Homeschool Style?

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If you’ve been educating your children at home for any amount of time, then you’ve most likely heard about having a homeschool style. Although there are many to choose from, you don’t have to feel pressured to narrow it down to just one. Contrary to popular belief, most people share characteristics of multiple styles.... continue reading

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Five Tips for Test Prep During COVID

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Helping prepare you teen for college can seem frightening enough, but add on top of that testing for college admissions and scholarship awards. That is a big job and as parents, we feel the pressure.
Now add COVID, world changes and the uncertainly of the future. Normal is not a word we know anymore. This makes navigation test prep frustrating.... continue reading

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How to Encourage Your Child to Write- Model it

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One of the most constructive ways to encourage a young writer is through modeling.

Why Model and Teach Writing?

Kim from WriteShop explains how teaching writing needs to be more like teaching geometry.

Imagine saying, “OK, Ryan, find the hypotenuse of this triangle. I’m not going to teach you different strategies to solve the problem. Just get started . . . continue reading

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The Best Family Board and Card Games

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Games provide many opportunities for academic practice at every age and stage of learning. 

"Preschoolers and elementary aged students greatly enjoy games! Although parents often cringe at playing games like Candyland (ugh!), there are great lessons for kids in these simple games. Here are just a few reasons to play.....continue reading

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