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Easy Homeschool Resolutions

It’s 2016! I’ve been super busy putting all my resolutions (although I prefer to call them goals) into practice. I’ve begun reading books and writing for myself every single day. I’m also moving more and spending less time sitting.

The whole family has made a resolution to declutter and get organized around here – it’s getting a little out of hand. My daughter and I are enjoying Kon Mari method videos on YouTube – her dresser drawers look awesome now! My daughter has resolved to spend more time practising dance every day since she earned her pointe shoes this week. It’s been a very exciting week for her! In my homeschool, I resolve to spend more one-on-one time with my son since this is his last year of homeschool high school (gasp)!

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Easy Homeschool Resolutions

Wouldn’t it be great for your kids to learn to play a musical instrument, speak a new language, or pick up some computer skills? Educents has the tools to help your kids achieve GREATNESS in 2016 with these easy homeschool resolutions!

Resolution #1: Learn a new language

Learning a new language will spark interest in geography and culture!

Is it time to start learning a foreign language or switch one? Check out this online language program. With this award-winning package, there’s no need to memorize lists of words or listen to boring adult conversations. Kids learn by watching kids like them in real-life, humorous situations!

Spanish Course – Buy 1 Get 1 Free


 

Resolution #2: Create healthy habits

Yoga promotes healthy habits in a fun and active way. This is how I am getting moving in 2016, using the Wii Fit, and my daughter is getting in the act, too. If you don’t have a Wii, pop in this Yoga DVD and reap benefits sugh as balance, focus, flexibility, self-control, and improved posture.

Practice yoga with your child!

Yoga DVD is Fun for Kids and Parents

The Family Fitness program includes hundreds of physical education lessons for ages 5 to 18. The 1-year program includes warm ups, cool downs, outdoor exercises, and nutritional lessons. The lessons will guide you and your family through a 20-40 minute physical education session. You can do as much or little as you like depending on how much time you have.

Ready-to-go Fitness Lessons for your Entire Family


 

Resolution #3: Keep the house clean

Enough said.

We used this cleaning system when our kids were younger – it’s awesome and so simple, it works! Check out my review of these Clean ‘n Flip Charts and then click below for the deal at Educents:

$20 Cleaning System That Actually Works


Resolution #4: Be more creative

Kids need time to be creative. With all the social stresses and studying, leave room for FUN. Whether it’s to learn a new skill, write in a journal, or start playing an instrument – encourage creativity! CREATE is my word of 2016, so I’m using it conscientiously in every aspect of my life, including our homeschool!

Help your child learn the basic skills of photography this year!

Whether your child has a point and shoot or a DSLR camera, check out these:

Downloadable Photography Lessons for Kids

This has probably been included in ONE of your New Year’s Resolution lists: Learn to play piano. Well, time to live vicariously through your children! Maybe your child will learn, and then turn around and teach you piano! While one-on-one, in-person lessons are best, this kit has everything your child needs to get started tickling those ivories if a private teacher isn’t in the budget yet.

The Piano Starter Pack can teach your child how to play!

Does your little one want to learn how to play a musical instrument this year?

Playing the violin is not only a way for children to be creative, but it also develops motor skills, sharpens memory, teaches perseverance and increases focus.

Violin Starter Kit has everything you need to get started.


Resolution #5: Get hands-on

Lessons are more fun when you get your hands a little dirty. Take reading lessons out to a museum, per form a weekly science experiment, or try these STEM kits that arrive once a month, ready to go!

STEM Project Boxes 3 Month Subscription

Add science fun to your weekend projects! These science experiments are delivered to your door. Kids will learn about magnets, fungus, space, volcanos, and more! And who doesn’t love the Magic School Bus …

Get hands-on with science experiments!

Save 50% on Magic School Bus Science Kits

 


Resolution #6: Learn new tech skills

Your kids might already spend a lot of time in front of a screen, but is that screen time educational? Encourage your child to learn new tech skills! If your child is already into Minecraft, consider using this program to build skills and add layers to the game! My 11 year old daughter loves this program!

Kids Ages 8+ Can Learn to Code Using Minecraft

What are your homeschool resolutions or goals this year? Have your children made resolutions, too? Please let me know in the comments below.

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

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Free Minecraft Themed Math Worksheets Your Kids Will Love

Do your kids love Minecraft as much as mine do? Do your kids need some encouragement to practice math? How would you like a Minecraft themed math addition refresher for your kids before starting your homeschool year?

Free Minecraft Themed Math Worksheets Your Kids Will Love

If you answered yes, feel free to download Multi Taskin’ Mom’s FREE Minecraft Themed Addition Worksheets now. These fun math worksheets include single digit to double digit addition, making them useful for kids age 5-12.

Personally, I’m delighted that my children love Minecraft. It’s such a creative gaming endeavour. Sometimes I even assign things for them to make in the game that correspond with what we are learning in our homeschool.

Are you looking for more ways to take advantage of your child’s interest in Minecraft? Here are some great ideas shared on the Educents blog. They cover math, reading, writing, and more:

  • Writing about the Minecraft World
  • 10 Exciting Lessons for your Kindergartener Using Minecraft
  • Math Lessons Using Minecraft – Show Your Work
  • How Minecraft Taught my Daughter to Read

There are even more ways to let your child enjoy their passion in your homeschool! Check out all the discounted Minecraft-themed educational products offered at Educents. Consider putting together a whole unit. Surprise your child with learning they will delight in this fall!

How do you incorporate your child’s love of Minecraft into your homeschool lessons? Please share!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and buy I make a few pennies to keep up Homeschooling in Nova Scotia. Thanks for your support!

 

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Exclusive Flash Sale on Resources for Your Homeschool!

**SALE EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 30TH!!**

I have a surprise for you, my readers! An exclusive flash sale on resources for your homeschool from April 25-30th only!

Exclusive Flash Sale on Resources for Your Homeschool!

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Save an extra 10% off every single resource available at Educents! Just use this exclusive, Homeschooling in Nova Scotia coupon at checkout:

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Here are just some of the great homeschool resources you can take advantage of at a discount:

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If you have an artsy child (like my daughter) or one interested in architecture, save on summer activities for kids? Save $30 on art and architecture online summer courses on Educents when you use the special coupon code, above at checkout!

**Please note that Canadians can purchase digital products only as Educents only ships to the continental US at this time.** Prices are in US dollars. Don’t forget to use coupon code HSinNS610 at checkout – April 25-30th only!

Have you tried any of these homeschool resources from Educents? Please share!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and buy I may make a few pennies to keep up Homeschooling in Nova Scotia. Thanks for your support!