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Enjoy this week’s homeschool links:
- An acorn accordion book :: From contributor Amida Lee of journey into unschooling
- Joy: A subject schools lack :: The Atlantic
- 7 reasons we can’t stand free-range parenting :: Newsday
- Before our fledglings fly :: Clean
- 7 easy steps to successful math :: TJEd
My recommendations this week:
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Next up in our family’s read-alouds – this Newbery medal winner explores World War II from the Danish perspective, through the eyes of a girl who must take in and hide her Jewish best friend. (Recommended for ages 10-12.)
This US road trip atlas is so engaging — full of cool facts and ridiculous laws still on the books in some states. My kids keep going back to it again and again. It’s a fun (& cheap!) one to have on your shelves.
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“We can get too easily bogged down in the academic part of homeschooling, a relatively minor part of the whole, which is to raise competent, caring, literate, happy people.” ~ Diane Flynn Keith