Homeschooling

FREE Jelly Bean Math Printables

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on March 28, 2015 · 0 comments

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    Math is more fun when you can EAT it! Hurry to Educents for these 3 Free Jelly Bean Printable Activities! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Attention all teachers and fellow homeschooling families!    New users can head over to Educents.com, a daily deal site featuring educational material, and sign up to receive a FREE $10 gift card to spend on their site – exclusively for Saving Toward A Better Life readers!   …

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10 Great Bedtime Stories for Little Boys

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on February 2, 2015 · 0 comments

in All,Books,Homeschooling,kids

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10 Great Bedtime Stories for Little Boys If there is one thing we love, it’s a good bedtime story!  I’ve been reading books to Bug at bedtime for longer than he remembers.  I started reading him books before he was big enough to even know what was going on.  It’s a nightly tradition that I hope …

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Here’s a list of Valentine’s Day books for kids. You might want to add one or two of these to your home library. A lot of these books feature characters your kids are probably already familiar with. We love when our favorite characters like Curious George, Llama Llama, …

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Why Do I Homeschool? My Reasons for Choosing Home Education

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on January 7, 2015 · 1 comment

in A Day in my Life,All,Homeschooling

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  I had a post on my reasons for choosing homeschool.  I spent hours last summer working on it.  I pinned it on Pinterest.  I linked to from my main page.  People commented on it, shared it. And then one day, it was gone.  Just gone.  Like the internet ate my post.  Or more accurately, WordPress ate …

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31 Books about Christmas for Kids of All Ages

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on December 15, 2014 · 0 comments

in All,Amazon.com,Books,Christmas Shopping,Homeschooling

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We love reading Christmas books around Christmas (and most any other time of the year!) I personally like real books I can touch but most of these titles are available for Kindle or other e-readers and you can download them instantly if you need them right now. This one is most likely our #1 pick!  The …

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Educents Sign Up Bonus: $10 Gift Card to Spend

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on November 17, 2014

in All,education,Free,Homeschool Deals,Homeschooling,kid activites

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Attention all teachers and fellow homeschooling families!    New users can head over to Educents.com, a daily deal site featuring educational material, and sign up to receive a FREE $10 gift card to spend on their site – exclusively for Saving Toward A Better Life readers!   The $10 gift card will be sent to you by email and …

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NEW Little Passports Early Explorers for Preschoolers

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on November 10, 2014

in All,Homeschooling,kids,preschool

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Little Passports Announces Early Explorers Subscription for Preschoolers **The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. Little Passports has a wonderful new program for preschoolers, called Early Explorers. Children ages 3 to 5 can experience the joy of learning about …

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Dinosaurs, Creationism and Kids | How do we teach them the truth?

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on October 22, 2014 · 2 comments

in All,Faith,Homeschooling

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Dinosaurs, Creationism and Kids | How do we teach them the truth when no one else will? This is going to be controversial.  But it’s something I’ve become passionate about.  We are homeschooling for a number of reasons.  Lots and lots of reasons.  One of them is to be able to teach Bug what we believe …

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The Golden Peacock, Children’s Bedtime Story for $1.00

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on October 18, 2014

in All,Amazon.com,Books,Homeschooling

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Oh, my little guy would LOVE this book! Long, long ago and far, far away, A big pirate ship set sail one day, It carried heavy sacks of silver and gold, And three wicked pirates, strong and bold. Download THE GOLDEN PEACOCK for just $1.00 right now! That’s a steal at $8.99 off regular price! And this one is $1.42 but …

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FREE Learn Our History “One Nation Under God” DVD

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on October 14, 2014

in All,Free,Homeschooling

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Learn Our History – Free DVD – “One Nation Under God” “This story of His love for our nation is so important, I want every child to have this very special DVD for FREE!” –Governor Mike Huckabee Co-Founder, Learn Our History With this very special offer, your kids will get the DVD, One Nation Under God absolutely FREE from …

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Amazon: Kid’s Kindle Books just $1 Each | NEW Selection!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on October 8, 2014

in All,Amazon.com,Books,Homeschooling

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It’s a new month, it’s time for NEW $1 books! Amazon has 25 Kids Books for $1 each.  (and you don’t have to have a Kindle or iPad to read them!)   The selection changes every month so if you don’t see something you like, check back next month! All these books will be $1 until September 30th! The …

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Painting with Kids: Recycle Art

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on September 22, 2014

in All,Arts and Crafts,Homeschooling,kid crafts,preschool

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  This was a super fun painting project that turned out some really cool art!  I love when I tell my preschoolers we’re going to paint with something besides paintbrushes.  They look at me like I’m crazy! We were doing a unit on recycling/taking care of the earth.  So we painted with TRASH! I used two sizes of …

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FREE Alaska Travel Guide!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on September 22, 2014

in All,education,Free,Homeschooling

Sign up here for a FREE Alaska Travel Guide!  Not planning a trip to Alaska?  How about having it on hand for a homeschooling lesson, a school project or report or just something cool for the inquisitive kiddos to look at to learn about another state? Find more FREE magazines!

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Welcome to the first Sunday Showcase Link Up.  I thought since we are still in the back to school month we’d start with some learning ideas!  You may find yourself wanting to “preschool” your little one at home, or needing to find them some constructive activities while their older siblings are at school.  Or you …

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Animal Trackers Club is a new children’s monthly subscription program.  It is designed help children develop a love for learning and prepare them to become confident readers using creative play, hands-on projects and learning activities.  Animal Trackers Club is for children who are pre-readers and beginning readers, ages 3+.  The club visits a new habitat each year. …

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Liberty Kids Complete Series on DVD (40 Episodes) for $5!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on September 19, 2014

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Since we are beginning to home school, I’m scouting ways to make learning fun.  I have heard great things about Liberty’s Kids for teaching history. I think Bug would LOVE it! Right now at Amazon, Liberty’s Kids – The Complete Series (that’s 40 episodes!) on DVD is just $5.00! Plus, receive free Amazon Prime 2-Day shipping …

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Letter Learning Ideas with Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on September 7, 2014

in All,alphabet activities,Homeschooling,preschool

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A fun book for learning the alphabet is Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom.  Here are some of the ideas I use with  Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom  in my preschool classroom. You can also check out a bigger list of Alphabet activities here  to explore after Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom. I made this Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom Manipulative Play …

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I’ve been researching Globes because I want to get one for Bug. He LOVES geography right now and I figure it will come in handy with homeschooling. We have a big wall map right now, but Globes are just fun, aren’t they? I found this 12 inch Inflatable World Globe for just $1.33 + $3.49 shipping …

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Liberty Kids Complete Series on DVD (40 Episodes) for $5!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on August 17, 2014

in All,Amazon.com,education,Homeschooling

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Since we are beginning to home school, I’m scouting ways to make learning fun.  I have heard great things about Liberty’s Kids for teaching history. I think Bug would LOVE it! Right now at Amazon, Liberty’s Kids – The Complete Series (that’s 40 episodes!) on DVD is just $5.00! Ready for some geography lessons too? Remember …

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Homeschoolers: The Old Schoolhouse Planners for FREE ($125 value!)

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on August 17, 2014

in All,Free,Homeschooling

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  Here is a HOT deal for homeschoolers!  Get the digital 2014-15 Schoolhouse Planners for FREE. Choose the 2014-2015 Schoolhouse Planner for yourself or the Primary, Intermediate, High School, or Special Learners planners for your students. These planners are packed with the forms, calendars, and lists you need to organize your home and homeschool. Order one or all–FREE! What is included? The …

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