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Articles for parents who want to learn about homeschooling for their children

Articles for parents who want to learn about homeschooling for their children

Educating children is changing. When the pandemic hit, fifty million students were thrust out of both public and private schools. At that point most parents were not actually homeschooling. They were schooling their children at home. Huge difference. Learn the differences. Figure out what works best for your child.

The list below is a compilation of articles for parents who want to learn more about homeschooling and what it entails.



  • Get physical while remote learning

    How do we teach kids to deal with the world in real time not on screens?

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends at least 60 minutes of activity a day, but Dr. Cicely White, chief of pediatrics for Kaiser Permanente in Spokane, WA, says that hour of time need not happen all at once. read more »
  • CLIMATE CHANGE: SO MUCH KIDS NEED TO KNOW; SO CHALLENGING TO TELL THEM

    AN ONLINE CONVERSATION WITH AUTHOR HARRIET SHUGARMAN

    Orange Environment, Inc., Orange County’s longstanding environmental watchdog, will host an online public climate education event on Sunday, October 11th from 3 to 4 p.m. featuring Harriet Shugarman, author of the recently released How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change. read more »
  • “Cheat Days” may help remote learners and parents

    In pandemic times, maybe some rules are made to be broken

    A so-called “cheat day,” a day off from remote learning, helps a beleaguered dad help his kids meet expectations. read more »
  • Make remote learning easier

    5 suggested strategies for helping your child learn online

    Now that we are into the 2020-21 school year, one thing is clear: remote learning is the new normal for the foreseeable future. We all want what’s best for our kids. We have included four tips for how to improve their workspaces for the best possible remote learning. read more »
  • More than one way to homeschool

    An overview of varying homeschooling options

    Once an outlier educational method, homeschooling has come a long way, particularly amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Homeschooling is not just about teaching kids at home, it is a wrapped up in a philosophy of education. read more »
  • Combining homeschooling with housework

    “Hacks” perfect for pandemic parenting

    When Sarah Robsdottir reluctantly joined the world of homeschooling a decade ago, she devised some novel teaching methods you can try. read more »
  • Playground social network on hold

    How will kids learn about new toys and games without playgrounds – the first social networks?

    With many playgrounds shut down due to Covid-19, children have lost an essential aspect of their social lives – a place to share. Toymakers are worried. read more »
  • Fun with cardboard

    Forget the expensive toys. Cardboard has so many possibilities

    Remember when your baby was more interested in the boxes than in the gifts they contained? You can still make use of cardboard boxes for all kinds of play. read more »
  • Get wifi all over the house

    How to extend your signal for remote learning or homeschooling

    Dropped calls or garbled voices make online video calls frustrating for at-home workers and students alike. Four tips on how to improve your signal to accommodate the whole family. read more »
  • How to help kids slow down and tune in

    Mindfulness helps with mental focus

    Even adults who recognize the value of mindfulness have trouble slowing down. It's often harder for kids, but parents can teach them this valuable skill. read more »