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Updated: March 26, 2020

6 Activities Kids Can Do At Home With Household Items (No Paper or Pencil Needed)

6 educational activities for homeschooled kids using simple household items

If you are a teacher looking for at-home learning opportunities that you can share with your students’ parents or you are a parent finding yourself in charge of homeschooling for the first time, don’t panic! Trust me, you can offer your kiddos plenty of learning opportunities with items that are already in the house. All you need is a little patience, energy, creativity, and common household materials to keep your now homeschooled “students” entertained and engaged.

In this blog post, I will share six activities for at-home learning (no trip to the grocery store required!).

What Are Lesson Plans for Homeschooling and Why Are They Important?

What Are Lesson Plans for Homeschooling and Why Are They Important?

A lesson plan breaks down a curriculum for a topic into "pieces" and relates those pieces to a student for a specific period of time. In other words, a lesson plan is a map that shows you how to get to your goal for a student – completing a curriculum in the allotted time, such as a school year – from where you are at the moment. Lesson planning is how to make sure that you get through all of the material you need to cover with a student within the time you have designated for this purpose.

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by: Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.

Reasonable Requests

Reasonable Requests

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Parents' requests of the school need to be reasonable. Under usual circumstances, parents of children with disabilities should need only to request rather than demand services, and they need to be reasonably patient before moving to "demand mode."

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Building the Basic Craft Kit for Kids

Building the Basic Craft Kit for Kids

By having certain crafts materials available that are safe and can be used pretty much without supervision,your kids are encouraged to respond to their creative impulses and turn to crafts to entertain themselves.

Once you've found the box you're going to use for your Kids Crafts Kit, decorate it together. Here are some ideas for things to put in it:

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Multiple Intelligences

multiple intelligences

What Are Your Child's Special Gifts?

Every child has their own style of learning. Take our evaluation to find out what your child's special gifts and unique learning styles are and discover the best ways to enourage them.

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Dividing Your Time Between Your Child and the New Baby

Dividing Your Time Between Your Child and the New Baby

In general, try to stick to activities and routines with your child similar to those you did before the baby arrived. Certainly you won't be able to do everything you did before or do it as much. But when you can't, try not to "blame" the baby—for instance, saying, "I can't because the baby needs…." Sometimes it will be unavoidable, of course.

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by: Jerome J. Schultz,Ph.D.

The Teacher's Knowledge

The Teacher's Knowledge

The issue:
Parents need to understand that teachers may have different levels of understanding and training regarding learning disabilities or other special needs, and that teachers require additional support to enable them to serve their students appropriately.

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Updated: April 23, 2022

150 Would You Rather Questions for Kids (& Free Printable)

the ultimate list of would you rather questions

If family dinnertime conversation is falling short, these fun and silly "Would You Rather?" questions are a great way to get everyone talking.

More: Family Dinners: The Recipe for Connectedness

Ever played the “Would You Rather?” game with your family or friends? We love this game because it appeals to all ages. You can play it with everyone from toddlers through grandparents, and learn something new about your loved ones.

by: Sandra F. Rief, M.A.

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What Parents Can Do to Help Their Children Get Organized

What Parents Can Do to Help Their Children Get Organized

Disorganization and lack of time awareness are common characteristics of ADHD. A child or teen with ADHD is likely weak in these skills and will need your help, support, and "coaching" in order to be successful in school. Try not to be critical; instead, keep in mind that this is part of the disorder.

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