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Dear Parents, We’ve Got This!

Dear Parents, We’ve Got This!

With Children Now at Home All Day, It Helps to Be Reminded that We've Been Training for This Moment from Day One. Around the world, most schools have shut down through summer. For those of us in the United States, that means for the remainder of the school year. In...

Daily Checklist for Learning and Growing @ Home

Daily Checklist for Learning and Growing @ Home

I never thought I would be home-schooling but it looks like that’s how things will be for the time being. The other day while I was talking with my husband, we recognized there are 4 major areas that are critical for our kids in terms of their everyday overall well-being. (These can be quite helpful for us parents too!)

Tips for Homeschool: From 20 Years of Experience

Tips for Homeschool: From 20 Years of Experience

As we now face the reality of homeschool moving from a few weeks to possibly months, parents are scrambling for curriculums, resources and, above all – advice! Here, Kate Tsubata, a mother of three and now grandmother, shares on her twenty years of experience with...

What About Socialization?: True Education Begins at Home

What About Socialization?: True Education Begins at Home

Kate raised and homeschooled her three children and, over the years, a myriad of neighborhood and community kids throughout multiple local programs, projects and initiatives. A journalist and now filmmaker of the newly released Dancing Joy (now available for rental on...

A Schedule Driven by Goals, Not Time

A Schedule Driven by Goals, Not Time

"Do I have to write a daily diary?” My son looks up from his blank notebook. "No,” I answer.  “I started making you write daily entries because I wanted you to practice writing in Japanese. Can you think of other ways you can do that that you would enjoy more?”  He...

Try, Try Again

Try, Try Again

Parents, Be Ready to Fail a Few Times and Get Back Up Be Ready to Fail a Few Times and Get Back Up  It’s easy to give advice, harder to take your own. Case in point, my perfectionist son hates practicing new piano pieces because they sound terrible. I am usually...

Creative Ideas for Teaching Core Subjects at Home

Creative Ideas for Teaching Core Subjects at Home

Here is Kate Tsubata with more useful information. Here is a list of homeschool lessons for multiple subjects. Kate is a mother of three and now grandmother. As many of us now find ourselves homeschooling, she has opened up her archives to share her twenty years of...

Grade-Sorted Recommended Reading List

Grade-Sorted Recommended Reading List

With lots more time at home, a life-long hobby and skill to nurture in your family would be reading. Many parents have asked for a recommended reading list by age. We made a starter one, organized by author and only some examples of books. We welcome new suggestions to make this list grow! Look into each author for more!

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