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Hoffman Academy Review

If you’re looking for homeschool music curriculum, allow me to suggest our favourite: Hoffman Academy. Hoffman Academy is known for having free online piano lessons for kids.  More than just piano however, the lessons teach music. I first shared our experiences with Hoffman Academy back in 2014.  Since then, Hoffman Academy has added an option for …

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K5 Learning Review

For the last 6 weeks, my daughter has been using K5 Learning as a regular supplement to her homeschooling day.  K5 Learning is an online program with math, reading and spelling for Kindergarten to Grade 5 students. K5 Learning has 3 separate programs: K5 Reading, K5 Math and K5 Spelling.  Every subscription gives access to all 3 programs. K5 Reading …

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Learning The Times Tables – Times Alive Review

Most every child at some point is asked to learn their multiplication facts.  I had not yet begun multiplication with my 6 year old so when I was given a subscription to Times Alive in exchange for my honest review, I gladly accepted. Times Alive from Times Tables the Fun Way is a monthly subscription to 18 online lessons with animated songs …

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Independent Learning For Younger Children

Let’s be honest, homechooling can be challenging for us parents of younger children.  The younger a child is, the more time consuming it is for us and the more involved we have to be. So wouldn’t you agree that having independent learning activities in our bag of tricks is incredibly valuable for those times we …

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Learning to Code for 4 to 6 year olds

This past week, my daughter and I tried out various offerings of the “Hour of Code”.  The following were our favourites for her age level. #1 We started learning with Anna and Elsa of Frozen from Code Studio.  The Frozen characters were great for getting my daughter hooked on coding right from the beginning.  It …

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The Art of the Pencil – Learning to Write and Draw

A little over a year ago, I took my daughter to Disney World in Orlando Florida.  It was going to be a long drive (about 22 hours) so I googled tips on taking kids on road trips.  I read a ton of different parent recommendations.  Many recommendations went something like this: “Of course they have …

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