Weekend homeschool links

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Hope you and yours enjoyed Thanksgiving, American friends!

What goes better with a holiday weekend (& homeschoolers) than BOOKS?! And on this Black Friday weekend Amazon is giving us all $10 OFF book purchases of $25 or more–woot!!

Get ready to cross some items off the book wish list that I know you all have, & head here for the discount code and details you’ll need. Offer ends on November 28th.

Weekend homeschool links:

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I would have LOVED this preschool program if it had been available back in the day–with its focus on the liberal arts & its gentle simplicity. And this weekend the Winter semester is 25% off!

For those itching to get started homeschooling, this is a lovely way to spend intentional time with littles. Be sure to peek at the sample week.

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For those of you who have had your eye on traveling the world via Little Passports, this deal can’t be beat: Take 60% OFF the first month of a new subscription with the code BLACK60 through Nov 29th!

We enjoyed their World and USA subscriptions for over two years, and you can check out my full review of their new Science subscription for ages 9 and up here.

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

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

Some great finds in today’s post: SAT Prep, regret-free parenting, Mayflower history, a drawing encyclopedia, 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

Weekend homeschool links
So grateful for the day of rain we had this week after a long drought!

As the holidays approach, I’ll be sharing daily Amazon deals that I believe would especially interest homeschooling families. You can find them over on our Facebook page!

After you “like” the page, you might want to turn notifications “on” and choose “see first” in your news feed so you don’t miss any, as most of these deals are available only for 24 hours. Why not get your shopping done early this year?!

Weekend homeschool links:

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Are you a fan of Five in a Row? If so you might love Ivy Kids! Both feature unit studies around classic kids’ books, but Ivy Kids SENDS the book & ALL the supplies you’ll need each month.

It’s like PreK/K in a box, with ways to adapt for ages 3-8! Get 20% OFF your 1st kit with code IVY20

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One of my favorite offerings from Dover Publications is their collection of kits & boxed sets (like the one above!) that combine living books with activities. A fun pick for the holidays!

Right now they have kits on Lincoln, the history of baseball, Revolutionary War, the Wild West and more–use code WHAY for 25% OFF!

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

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

Some great finds in today’s post: SAT Prep, poetry, Thanksgiving help, love languages, 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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Science in a box for ages 9 and up

Science in a box for ages 9 and up
Written by Jamie C. Martin of Simple Homeschool

Just a few years ago, everything for homeschoolers began to arrive in a box.

You could get crafts in a box, geography in a box, history in a box, preschool in a box, and more! They’d arrive in the mail once every month, and voila: something easy and educational to do that day with the kiddos, leaving you feeling like a homeschool parent champ.

Of all the monthly boxes/subscriptions we tried over the years, Little Passports ended up being our favorite. (Those of you who have read Give Your Child the World probably won’t find that too surprising!)

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Each month we traveled–via mail–to a different country. I loved that these packages weren’t overwhelming. They didn’t force me to spend hours preparing anything; they contained just enough to help us learn and to keep it fun for both the kids and me.

Over the years we visited more than two dozen new lands. But then something sad happened.

My children kept growing up.

And they slowly aged out of all these cool monthly boxes–Little Passports as well. After all, most monthly subscriptions are geared toward elementary aged kids.
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