Homeschooling

Is Cursive Handwriting Important Anymore?

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on August 22, 2015 · 0 comments

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Is Cursive Handwriting Important Anymore? I put the question out on my (personal) Facebook last year about Cursive handwriting in schools.  I ws shocked when my friends replied that their kids didn’t learn cursive handwriting until the third grade if they even learned it at all and that once they learned it, that was it, it was …

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If you have science-minded kiddos, you may want to check out Google’s FREE Online Summer Camps. Camp Google is a free 4-week summer camp that gets kids learning through fun, interactive science activities and adventures – each week is focused on a different topic. This week’s camp is about the Oceans.  The live broadcast has already …

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Kids in the Kitchen – 4 Reasons Why it’s a GOOD Thing

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on July 14, 2015 · 40 comments

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  First off, can I say, that boy in that picture right there gets cuter every day.  Oh my goodness.  Okay, enough sidebar. Kids in the Kitchen: 4 Reasons why it’s a GOOD thing! My little Bug is a helper.  Always has been.  As a toddler, I heard all the time, “I help, Mama.  I help.”  (Except “help” came …

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8 Patriotic Books for Kids

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on June 29, 2015 · 0 comments

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Looking for Patriotic Books for Kids? Here are 8 you should check out. I really love the ones that have great artwork to go along with them. I think they’re as great for adults as they are for the kids! With that said though, we do like the more cartoonish A Is for America book.   It’s …

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Educents: Homeschool Week Sale thru 6/29 (FREEbies too!)

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

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It’s Homeschool Week on Educents thru June 29th! Shopping for homeschool curriculum on a budget can be a challenge. That’s why this week on Educents, homeschoolers will find the BEST deals on all the homeschool curriculum essentials. Plenty of lapbooks, Bible studies, science experiments, musical lessons, summer activities, FREEIBES &  more!  Shop the Homeschool Sale while you can! Here are …

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Educents: Homeschool Week Sale thru 6/29 (FREEbies too!)

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on June 23, 2015 · 0 comments

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It’s Homeschool Week on Educents thru June 29th! Shopping for homeschool curriculum on a budget can be a challenge. That’s why this week on Educents, homeschoolers will find the BEST deals on all the homeschool curriculum essentials. Plenty of lapbooks, Bible studies, science experiments, musical lessons, summer activities, FREEIBES &  more!  Shop the Homeschool Sale while you can! Here are …

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How to Pick Your Homeschool Curriculum

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on May 30, 2015 · 0 comments

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Considering homeschooling or have you already made the choice?  For us, making the choice to do it was easy.  Picking the curriculum….not so much! Our library had a copy of 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum and it was a HUGE help to us! 102 Top Picks makes it easy for home educators to select the right …

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Here are quite a few classics and historical fiction novels you can download for FREE!   This is especially good if you have a kid in high school – one of these might pop up on the required reading list!  I read a lot of them in high school just because I wanted too. Download these now and have …

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Considering homeschooling or have you already made the choice? The most important thing in homeschooling is RESEARCH.  And not for the students… for you.  I read the first edition of Simply Homeschool a couple years ago when we were in our planning stages.  I can’t wait to dive into the updated version. Download Simply Homeschool: 2nd Edition: …

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We did the Pizza Hut Book It program this past year (which was also our first year homeschooling).  Our monthly trip to Pizza Hut was always something to look forward too! Book It is enrolling for the 2015/2016 school year.  Sign up here. Not familiar with the Book It program?  When you sign up you’ll receive a …

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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.  The $10 gift card will be sent to you by email and you will have 6 months to spend it! You can …

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Kid’s can earn a FREE book this summer from Barnes and Noble for reading eight books from May 19 to September 7,  2015, with Imagination’s Destination Summer Reading Program! Fill out the reading log and when it’s full (8 books read), take it to your local Barnes and Noble and pick a FREE book from the list …

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7 Steps to Start Homeschooling Your Child + printable checklist

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on April 21, 2015 · 2 comments

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You may be asking yourself, how do I get started homeschooling?   It is an intimidating thought if you don’t know where to start! I started homeschooling in 2014 and I’ve been very vocal about starting homeschooling - and my reasons for it – both on my blog and in person to friends, family and acquaintances. (And no, …

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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 siteThe $10 gift card will be sent to you by email and you will have 6 months to spend it! You can use …

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5 Great Children’s Story Books You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on April 19, 2015 · 0 comments

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Reading to your kids is so very important!  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 lasts a long time.  He’s 6 now and sometimes HE …

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10 Great Bedtime Stories for Little Boys

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

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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 · 3 comments

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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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