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Infrequently Asked Questions

June 26, 2017

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Most of us have questions in our heads we never ask aloud. Perhaps we feel silly asking or don’t want to embarrass ourselves. Well, I’m not one of those silent ones. I’m usually the person raising my hand in a meeting asking, “What about. . .” I like having information, and I find that there’s […]

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Kids’ Resources Review

March 4, 2017

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The Story of the Orchestra by Robert Levine, illustrated by Meredith Hamilton New York: Black Dog & Leventhal : Distributed by Workman Pub. Co., c2001 96 pages plus one audio CD Available on Amazon and check your library Note says for grades 5-7, but I just completed with my third and eighth grader. Music matters. […]

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Homeschooling with Little Ones

January 24, 2017

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by Janelle Knutson It can be quite a challenge trying to home educate older children with little ones around. I don’t know how many times I went to bed feeling like a homeschool mom failure as I contemplated the school work that was neglected and the huge amount of time that the little ones dominated […]

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CHEA Gears Up for the 34th Annual Convention!

January 21, 2017

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CHEA Con 2017

CHEA 2017 Annual Convention Join us at the 34th Annual CHEA Home Educators Convention July 13, 14, & 15, 2017 at the beautiful Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA. Hotel and Parking information here. Keynote Speakers are Familyman Todd Wilson and actress/homeschool mom Sam Sorbo. Todd Wilson Todd Wilson is a dad, writer, conference speaker, […]

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Slaving Away?

February 5, 2016

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by Rebecca Kocsis How well I remember those days of caring for small children and homeschooling, too. I remember collapsing on the sofa after we put the kids to bed and not being able to move. I didn’t even want to walk to my own bed. I remember being so mentally exhausted that it hurt […]

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Preschoolers learn more with games

May 8, 2014

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by Carolyn Forte 31st Annual CHEA Convention Speaker Young children love to mimic whatever those around them are doing. My two-year-old learned to wash the dishes alongside me because she wanted to do whatever I was doing. The same trait can be used to teach your young child to count (or recite the ABCs or […]

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Wake up and smell the crayons

April 24, 2014

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by Susan K. Stewart Speaker at 2014 CHEA Annual Convention In recent years I’ve been asked a new question so often that it is beginning to rival “What about socialization?” The new question is “What preschool (or kindergarten) curriculum should I buy?” When I look back to when I began homeschooling, which now seems like […]

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Teach with Babies (and Toddlers) on the Hip?

December 27, 2013

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by Susan Beatty One of the questions I am asked most frequently is “How do you homeschool with a baby and/or toddler?” My first inclination is to answer that with a, “You just do it.” But somehow I don’t think that’s going to be a satisfactory answer for most of you reading this article. In […]

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