In these tough economic times, Kathy Ceceri’s Hands-On Learning Column is just one more jewel that can be found within Home Education Magazine. In each column, Kathy offers easy to find resources and combines them with projects that are sure to inspire many hours of hands-on learning. For example, in the January-February Issue of HEM, [...]

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Usually children spend more time in the garden than anybody else. It is where they learn about the world, because they can be in it unsupervised, yet protected. Some gardeners will remember from their own earliest recollections that no one sees the garden as vividly, or cares about it as passionately, as the child who [...]

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Nothing so liberalizes a man and expands the kindly instincts that nature put in him as travel and contact with many kind of people. ~ Mark Twain Homeschoolers are are free to go on vacation any time of year. Some families travel all year long, finding work on the road or working from their computer. [...]

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I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending. - Fred Rogers Mr. Rogers is right, much of the [...]

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Few art projects are so satisfying as messing about with clay. It can be enjoyed by kids of almost all ages, from tots to teens; you can do practically anything with it; and it just plain feels good. It won’t poison you if you eat it. It’s relatively easy to clean up (unless stomped heavily [...]

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The things that can make mothering and homeschooling so special is that one has time to spend with one’s children. We get to know our children as they grow. We watch them as they learn to master all kinds of skills from reading to riding bikes or driving a car. There is an intimacy we [...]

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“No one sees the garden as vividly, or cares about it as passionately, as the child who grows up in it.” -Carol Williams, Bringing a Garden to Life Taking the time and making an effort to instill an interest in gardening will guarantee lifelong benefits for your children, and as their interest grows, so too [...]

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