Weekend giveaway: $100 gift certificate from Imagine Childhood

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Welcome to this weekend’s giveaway, brought to you by one of my favorite online stores for kids’ learning and creativity–Imagine Childhood!

About Imagine Childhood:

“For children, potential is limitless, curiosity is an electrical current, and every moment is open to the possibility of the unexpected. Day-to-day life is filled with adventure. Road blocks are invitations to try new routes. And the world is vast and expansive…”
~ From Imagine Childhood: Exploring the World Through Nature, Imagination, and Play,
Roost Books 2012

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Weekend giveaway: Great Homeschool Conventions

Great Homeschool Conventions

Great Homeschool Conventions, a sponsor here on Simple Homeschool, has just unveiled their new website and announced the dates for three 2014 conventions around the US:
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Weekend giveaway: Sparkle Stories

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Welcome to another weekend giveaway–sponsored by Sparkle Stories!

It’s been a few years since our family first heard of Sparkle, and even though my kids are now 8, 9, and 10, these audio stories still feature prominently in our lives.

Car rides, calming down before bed, and even breakfasts when the mama is too tired to read-aloud–all times in our day when these stories keep us happy and sane at home.

Here’s an overview about this resource that has added so much to our family’s life:

Sparkle Stories produces original audio stories for children.  We’re a small company — we’ve been producing original stories for two years now, and have been growing at a steady pace since then.

We saw a need for children’s media that is simple, delightful and filled with a sense of wonder — stories that would inspire children to play, to marvel, to laugh, to be kind. So we created it.
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Weekend giveaway: Green Kids Crafts


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This weekend I’m happy to introduce you to one of our family’s favorite recent discoveries: Green Kid Crafts. Are your kids as excited about receiving mail as mine are? Each month when they discover a Green Kids package in our mailbox, there is much rejoicing. (One just arrived yesterday, in fact!)

For those of us mamas who don’t consider ourselves super-crafty, Green Kid Crafts is like an art lesson for littles in a box–including all the supplies you need to complete three separate crafts. (No hunting around to locate the pipe cleaners required!)

More from Green Kid Crafts:


* Green Kid Crafts delights kids and their parents with fun, creative and earth-friendly craft activities, delivered right to their door!  Every month’s Discovery Box is packed with three unique and engaging activity kits designed to foster a child’s creativity and confidence while developing their respect and love for the environment.
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Weekend giveaway: Oak Meadow


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I am especially happy to welcome you to this weekend’s giveaway as it is a resource and company that has enriched my family’s personal homeschooling journey–Oak Meadow Curriculum and School.

Their uniquely creative curriculum includes:

· Creative, artistic assignments for all learning styles
· Lessons integrated across subject areas for added relevance
· Flexible weekly lesson plans to accommodate travel, artistic and athletic pursuits
· A choice of assignments to encourage meaningful student involvement
· Adaptable for different grade levels in different subjects
· Print-based and online alternatives

Oak Meadow’s philosophy of education is founded on the following principles of learning:
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