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Enjoy this week’s homeschool links:
- From picture books to chapter books and novels :: From contributor Sarah Mackenzie of Amongst Lovely Things
- Why we loved Gilbert Blythe :: The New Yorker (Still so saddened by this news.)
- Important things that tests can’t measure :: All About Learning
- Confessions of an un-socialized public schooled child :: Huffington Post Parents
- To the mama who feels like she never gets enough done (my productivity secret) :: My post this week on Steady Mom
My recommendations this week:
Another FREE show available via Amazon Prime, Fetch captivated my kiddos with its game-show style/reality TV format. There’s always an educational component that leads contestants to learn a science or math concept. Fun for ages 6-8!
This is one of the homeschooling books I go back to when I need someone to talk me down from the ledge, when I’m desperate to walk the kids out to the closest bus stop, or when I’ve convinced myself that all the responsibility for their future rests solely on my imperfect shoulders.
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“When the atmosphere encourages learning, the learning is inevitable.” ~ Elizabeth Foss