Group Activities and Special Needs Students

Today’s featured article discusses helpful tips for families with special needs students and group outings.

For a lot of homeschool families, park playdates are the weekly equivalent of recess. Families descend on a local park for a few hours, the kids get play, parents get to talk and everyone has a good time.

… in theory, that is. Learn more.



Educator Discount Program at Barnes and Noble

Barnes and Noble offers their customers a discount. Homeschooling families, it is something to look into.

Barnes & Noble offers pre k-12 educators, librarians, and homeschoolers a 20% discount off the publisher’s list price on select items that we consider suitable for use in the classroom or with the student population, including most hardcover and paperback books, toys, and games. Learn more.


Fairy Playdough

My children are grown. I look back with fond memories on their childhood. We made homemade play dough for fun and educational activities. I ran across this recipe and wanted to pass it on to you.

 Playdough is wonderful fun for kids. It’s great for fine motor development and open-ended play. This fairy playdough recipe with 3 ingredients, is so easy to make you can almost hand it over to your child to do themselves. We called this ‘fairy dough’ because of its soft texture and the imaginative play that came from using it. Great fun! Learn more.


Keeping Track Of Ideas

How to you keep track of your ideas when you are out and about? This article provides some tips for recording thoughts as they happen. Be sure to read the comments left by readers for more ideas.

The first rule of inspiration is that the best ideas come to you in the precise moment when you are least equipped to write them down.

How do you make sure you don’t lose those ideas? How do you keep track of them? Learn more.