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

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

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 very rapidly, so don’t wait to download those that interest you.

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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A chance to help the children of Newtown, Connecticut

A chance to help Newtown, CTWritten by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom

Do you remember where you were three years ago when you heard the news?

20 young children and six educators shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

I’ll never forget. I was at home, just a few miles from Sandy Hook Elementary–a school where all three of my children would have been that day if our family had not chosen to homeschool.

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Weekend homeschool links

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Weekend homeschool links
Homeschool links
I love walks in the neighborhood this time of year!

Enjoy this collection of weekend homeschool links:

What we’re reading this week:

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Giveaway: $180 audio package from Sparkle Stories

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This giveaway has ended; thanks for your interest!

Welcome to today’s giveaway–sponsored by Sparkle Stories.

From Lisabeth of Sparkle Stories:

Sparkle Stories produces original audio stories for children and families around the world. Our stories are simple, delightful and filled with a sense of wonder. They inspire children to play, to marvel, to laugh, and to be kind.

The New Sparkle Stories Streaming Service & App is Here!

And we are so excited to announce that now, the entire universe of Sparkle Stories’ award-winning children’s content is just a few clicks away!

Bring creativity and learning into your home, starting with bedtime stories, stories during meal time, and moving into crafts, recipes, and enriched family time with our new unlimited streaming service!!

You can now search by story or character and find the perfect story for the perfect time, whether you are traveling, dealing a particular worry or just need something to bring your family together.

All 800+ Sparkle Stories are now available anytime, anywhere for just $15 per month on your computer or mobile device. Head to our website to learn more.”

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20 creative gifts from Amazon for kids ages 2-15

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20 creative gifts from Amazon for kids ages 2-15
Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom

Do you still have a bit of shopping to do for the little people in your life?

If so, I’ve created the list below of 20 creative gifts to help you out! Some of these we’ve chosen for our own kids this year. (Shh–don’t tell!) Other ideas came from those of you on Facebook, who mentioned what will be waiting under the tree for your children.

I’ve tried as much as possible to put these in order by price, but I haven’t actually listed the amount since costs fluctuate on Amazon. Just click over to find the current rate.

If you’ve completed your shopping already, you deserve a round of applause. Save these ideas somewhere for next year!
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