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Spanish for Elementary Schoolers

As you may know, I have four kids, who are currently 3, 5, 7, and 9 years old. I’ve been homeschooling since my oldest was in preschool, going on six years now. One of the things I really wanted to pass onto my kids in our homeschool is my love and knowledge of languages. I thought it would be easy, because hey — I took Spanish in high school and I speak it pretty decently myself! But my idealistic notions were quickly put in place once I started teaching. I realized that it’s hard to teach a little kid another language outside of immersion. Yes, I Read More

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Save Money By Learning

I can’t count how many times I’ve heard people tell me, “I wish I could _______, but I don’t know how!” People rarely consider actually learning these skills, which is unfortunate. There’s no need to write yourself off as already knowing everything you will know! Multiple studies actually show that your intelligence increases as you get older {peaking as late as your 70’s or 80’s} if you develop it. Like anything else, if you don’t use your brain, it won’t work as well. Learning new things, reading, and exercising your brain will help you live longer, increase your overall happiness, and other benefits. But as you can Read More

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Educational TV Shows for Big Kids

It’s hard to face this reality sometimes, but my babies are growing up! *sniff, sniff* Gone are the days of Dora the Explorer and Veggie Tales. They don’t want to watch “baby” shows any more. But I still want them to be exposed to quality, educational content at every opportunity. Luckily, I have been able to find some great shows that are packed with learning (shh!!!) and the kids LOVE them! We don’t have a cable subscription, but we do have Amazon Prime, so all of these shows are available for free to Amazon Prime members. (If you’re not already a Prime member, start with Read More