Weekend homeschool links

(Summer this year is a bit different than it was 9 years ago with these 3!)

 

Weekend homeschool links:

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Have you ever taken a peek at Homeschool Buyer’s Co-op?! It’s a super-helpful way to save money while getting the popular curricula you want for next year.

Think Brave Writer, Field Trip Zoom, Type to Read & Spell (shown above), Chester Comix, Reading Rainbow, Simply Music, MathBreakers, & tons more! We love it.

My Elijah used Reading Eggs a few years ago, and it was another great step toward his reading fluency – plus it was fun!

We checked it out first by signing up for their free trial, and you can, too! 4 weeks FREE with no credit card required.

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The magic trick that will ignite your kids’ passion for learning this summer

Written by Jamie C. Martin of Simple Homeschool

“Jamie, your writing is beautiful!”

“Really?” I said, genuinely stunned. No one had told me that since college. Writing was a childhood dream I had let die. After all, in the “real” world people didn’t get to do that for a living.

My friend’s comment came ten years ago, after I had written my very first blog post. Steve and I were preparing to go meet Trishna, our new four-year-old daughter in India. Many friends and family members had been a part of our adoption process, and we wanted to keep them updated during our travels.

After we returned home, another friend said my blog had inspired her family to pursue adoption too. Sometimes life points you in the direction you need to go long before you would otherwise take the hint.

It didn’t happen that day, month, or even year–but slowly God gave me the courage to begin writing–to pursue a passion I had tossed aside even as I dealt with the demands of being Mom to a four-, three-, and two-year-old.

As homeschooling mamas, we sometimes forget that an investment in ourselves is not a withdrawal from our family. Instead it acts like compound interest, growing and giving back to everyone under your roof.

And that’s why the best thing you could do to ignite your kids’ passion for learning this summer is to pursue your own. After ten years of doing so, here’s what I’d suggest:
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FREE BOOKS! Today’s best Kindle freebies for your family

FREE BOOKS! Today's best KindleAmazon freebies for your family

In today’s post: Homeschooling Fundamentals, Learning Every Minute, McGuffey’s Readers, Places to See Before You Die, and several more titles! Click through to download. 

All of the resources below were available free or on offer at the time this post was put together, but keep in mind that Amazon freebies/deals change rapidly, so don’t wait to download those that interest you. I’d also recommend double-checking that the price hasn’t changed before clicking to order!

Also, a disclaimer: I’ve done my best to choose titles I think my readers would enjoy, but I haven’t read all of the books listed below. Please preview to determine what’s appropriate for you and yours. Have fun!
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Weekend homeschool links

Favorite pic from my Facebook page this week
(my babes, my heart – 9 years ago!)

It’s the final countdown – A whopping 5,500 families have now signed up for our free Read the World Summer Book Club, which kicks off Monday!

Still a few days to register here if you’re interested.

Weekend homeschool links:

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I couldn’t wait to get started homeschooling when my kiddos were preschoolers, and just wish Artsy Startsy had been around back then!

I love its gentle introduction to the liberal arts & simplicity as a way to fall in love with learning together. Check out a sample week here; take 35% OFF with the code SPRUNG

The kids and I had such fun using “This Week in History” in our homeschool! You know those days when you have no energy to make learning meaningful at the breakfast table?!

I’d just click TWIH open to find dozens of links in multiple subjects; inevitably we’d find ourselves headed down a fun rabbit trail of learning.

This post contains affiliate links, which means I get a small commission from some links on this page.
Thanks for your support of Simple Homeschool, our family business!

FREE BOOKS! Today’s best Kindle freebies for your family

FREE BOOKS! Today's best KindleAmazon freebies for your family

In today’s post: Kids’ classics (plus add the audio books for less than $1!), a free read-aloud your family might enjoy, Passion-Driven Education, L.M. Montgomery, and several more titles! Click through to download. 

All of the resources below were available free or on offer at the time this post was put together, but keep in mind that Amazon freebies/deals change rapidly, so don’t wait to download those that interest you. I’d also recommend double-checking that the price hasn’t changed before clicking to order!

Also, a disclaimer: I’ve done my best to choose titles I think my readers would enjoy, but I haven’t read all of the books listed below. Please preview to determine what’s appropriate for you and yours. Have fun!
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