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a homeschooling carnival – April 25, 2012

Welcome to the April 25, 2012 edition of a homeschooling carnival.


Dina-Marie Oswald presents Homemade Hoop House posted at Dimes2Vines, saying, “When we started the tomato, bell pepper and jalepeno pepper seedlings in egg cartons several weeks ago, I knew transplanting them would be necessary. A homemade hoop house was both easy to make and economical.”

Melanie Grant presents How to have a good attitude and a clean house in 10 steps posted at Mel’s Mouthful on Mothering, saying, “So I needed to remind myself of the things that make housework something I can do with a good attitude and sometimes enjoy.”

home education

Jon Anderson presents an education blog carnival – April 17, 2012 posted at Private Math Tutors | Online Math Tutors, saying, “My 1st education carnival is posted :)”

Serfronya presents Teaching Children About Money posted at Cookie’s Domain.

Ryan Caldwell presents Magnifying the Universe posted at NumberSleuth, saying, “Great learning tool for understanding different things relate to each other in terms of size.”

Maryanne Williams presents 10 Reasons Kids Should Be Online at an Early Age posted at Share a Nanny, saying, “Much has been made of the potentially hazardous landscape for children that is the internet, and rightly so. Parents do need to be concerned about how their children make use of this valuable tool, and a valuable tool it surely is.”

Nancy Parker presents 10 Ways to Reward Kids for Good Grades posted at eNannySource, saying, “Academic achievement is always worthy of a reward, and kids should know their efforts are appreciated. If you’re looking for some way to acknowledge your young scholar for a job well done, we’ve got some suggestions for you. Here are 10 ways to reward kids for good grades.”

Carol Watson         presents 10 Early Signs Your Child May Have a Learning Disorder posted at National Nannies, saying, “In most cases learning disabilities won’t be identified in children until after they’ve been attending school for several years. Even then, the indications aren’t always obvious and consequently don’t present themselves clearly apart from formal training.”

Carol Watson         presents 10 Educational TV Channels Kids Love posted at National Nannies, saying, “Parents can form a lot of concern about their kids watching too much television, and justifiably so when you see some of the shows that have made it on TV, but not all television shows are created equal. There are some good educational channels available for them to watch instead of the usual mindless cartoons.”

Laura Edgar presents Questions for Parents: Is Homeschooling Right for Me? posted at NerdWallet | Education, saying, “”Coming to the decision to homeschool your child is complex and personal, so I thought it would be helpful to share some of my own experience.””

Peter Musau presents Aspiring Writer-Be Smart posted at AfriSet, saying, “personal dedication and motivation are vital in education.Never be discouraged.”

Jessica Jackson presents 10 Simple Ways to Teach Kids Math in the Kitchen posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “Little learning opportunities for some extra education can be found everywhere for parents and children alike. If you’re trying to teach your preschooler some basic math functions, or helping your young mathematician sharpen her skills, you may need look no further than your own kitchen for a potential classroom.”

Tina Marconi presents 10 Classic Kids Underdog Stories | Babysitters posted at Babysitters, saying, “People have been inspired by underdog stories for generations. We love being immersed in the classic battle between good and evil that is further emphasized by the sheer determination of overcoming insurmountable odds. It’s a good lesson to teach our children that no matter what your circumstances you can achieve great things.”

technology & higher learning

Weird Scholarships presents Scholarships For Weird Things- Strange College Scholarships posted at Weird Scholarships, saying, “From Klingons to psychics, there really is a scholarship out there for everything imaginable. The problem is most people do not know where to look. Hundreds of scholarships go unclaimed each year. With the cost of college rising, there is no excuse why you should not have free money for college. Check out this list of scholarships for weird things to see if there is anything that fits your fancy.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of a homeschooling carnival using our carnival submission form. The next edition of a homeschooling carnival will be available on May 9, 2012.

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