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Family Connections, Homelife, Homeschooling, Parenting

Parent’s Guide to My Neighbor Totoro from Studio Ghibli

Navigating the world of anime movies can be difficult for parents when they aren’t familiar with the genre. This is one of many posts that you can use as a guide so you can enjoy many of the films from Studio Ghibli with your children. Today we present, My Neighbor Totoro

As always, use your own discretion when selecting movies for your family.

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Homeschooling, Parenting, tweens and teens

Interview Questions for Homeschooled Kids

I want our home to be a place where my kids feel free to be themselves. It is my desire that each of my children feel known and celebrated for who they are.

When it comes to homeschooling, I want our annual plan to reflect each of my children’s unique set of strengths and their own personal goals. It is my desire that they feel like an important part of the decisions made about their education.

There are lots of ways to achieve these goals but most will require a parent who is committed to communication and willing to change and grow.

In that spirit, I created a survey that I offer my kids 1-2 times a year so I can touch base with their feelings about our home and our homeschool.

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Homeschooling, Literature

Over 15 Graphic Novels your Elementary School Child will Love

This collection of graphic novels for elementary school children is the perfect way to find a title that will engage your youngest readers. But don’t be surprised when older children find themselves immersed in these titles as well.

And while it’s true that an engaging graphic novel is a great way to encourage a reluctant reader, don’t limit these delightful, visual stories to your reluctant readers.

Everyone will benefit from learning to use their brains in a new when reading a graphic novel, even adults.

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Games, Homelife, Homeschooling, Math

Math Games Your Teens and Tweens will Actually Enjoy

I am a big believer that ALL games teach valuable skills, but this list does focus on math games that your teen and tween will enjoy. These games reinforce math skills and are some of the games we return to again and again simply because they are fun.

The following list was created in the spirit of playing games that focus on specific subject areas. But please don’t play games that make you miserable, even if they do “teach math”.

Deal?

Ok. Then on with the list.

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