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51 Must-Have Homeschool Supplies: Practical, Budget-Friendly Checklist

In this article, I’ll make recommendations for what homeschooling supplies you need to get started, even if you’re on a tight budget. This list includes the items many homeschooling families have told me they love, plus a few of our family’s favorite things. After all, I don’t want you to make the same mistakes I …

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Resources for Preschool at Home

I recently recorded a Facebook live video about our trials & errors of preschool at home as well as my favorite resources for preschool at home!   Our basic approach for ages 0-4 has been to focus on play (alone & with others), developing daily routines, good habits, getting outside, reading a ton, and keeping childhood …

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7 Best Tips for How to Teach Phonograms with Complete Phonogram List

Today I’m going to explain exactly how to teach phonograms to your child at home so you can teach them to read. Phonograms are the building blocks of the English language. The phonogram tips, resources & activities in this post are the main tools I’ve used to help our children learn to read between ages …

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The Slow-Fast Blending Game for Reading Readiness

The idea behind this slow-fast blending game is to give the child practice hearing blended sounds. You begin with words that are very easy to hear and gradually move through the phases listed below.  Use your judgement about how long to stay on each phase based on how easy it seems for the child.  Depending on …

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