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Encourage Your Boys to Read with Great Books That They Will Love- 3 Tips

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

Do your boys struggle with reading?  If so, you are not alone. It’s a fact; boys don’t read as much as girls and this reading gender gap is affecting boys’ performance in school and beyond.  So how can you encourage boys to read? It will take some trial and error, and possibly research on the parents’ part.

 Tips for encouraging boys to read:

 1. Read with them.

This should start when they are toddlers. Toddlers will quickly learn that books are fun, pretty, and colorful. All toddlers benefit from the time a loving parent spends reading to him or her.

As they grow, continue to reading with them, whether it is a book for school

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In Tears Over School- The Struggling Learner

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

n tears, again, my teenage daughter said. “I just can’t learn. I’m not smart. ”

 We had tried just about everything I could think of: me reading to her, her reading to me, her reading to herself, taking turns reading, discussing what was read, her writing down important facts, reviewing what we talked about the day before….. and I had prayed, a lot about this! I had searched for answers in books, blogs, talked with friends. Nothing seemed to make learning easier for her.

 The challenge was she did not have a definite learning disability that could easily be pinpointed. Of course, as a homeschool mother, I noticed that she.......continue reading

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Sweet Rewards for Your Thoughts

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Homeschool teachers are  experts in their knowledge of homeschool curriculum.

This is why we are asking for your help. Would you take a few minutes and share with us your thoughts about the curriculum that you have used? Then watch your inbox for some sweet rewards! 

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Playing with Plays: Bringing Shakespeare to Kids and Letting Them Have a Blast Learning!

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"The best way to learn is to have fun. All you need to do is open the door and the children will step through." - Brendan P. Kelso

This is so true of Playing with Plays. Whether you chose to perform a Shakespeare, Dickens or Robert Louise Stevenson play, your kids will have a blast. These plays are written in a way that the students will learn and laugh all at the same time.

There are three options, for three different group sizes, from 8-22+ actors. Each play lasts 15-20 minutes. The plays are intended for pure fun... continue reading

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Sweet Overwhelmed Mama

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

The following is a letter to a mother I don’t even know personally, but my heart went out to her when I read her post about the loss of her daughter and feeling the need to get back to homeschooling just one week later.  “.... It has been a hard process ... but I don’t want them to fall behind.... continue reading

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