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Help your children become self-sufficient and start their own business with today’s resources from Homeschool Freebie of the Day:
Raising Kids to Be Entrepreneurs Video -Today we are featuring this great talk by Cameron Herold who shares some of his own experiences growing up as a “different” entrepreneurial kid — and then sharing why/how you should help your kids develop their own entrepreneurial skills. There’s loads of tips, examples, and helpful information here for homeschool families, though this was not an address specifically for a homeschooling audience.
Earning And Learning: 101 Ways for Your Young People to Earn an Income (PDF ebook) -Lots of young people would like to earn their own money, but aren’t sure how to go about it. You’ll get all sorts of creative ideas and inspiration in this unique “idea book” — a collection of profiles of kids with their own businesses, business, service and product ideas, common sense tips, and suggestions for young entrepreneurs, from pre-teen to young adult.
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Homeschool Freebie of the Day has some classic children’s audio for us today:
Fun & Music Down on the Farm (mp3 audios) –First up is a jolly version of the classic children’s song, “Oats, Peas, Beans”; then a visit with “The Little Crooked Man” (of the Mother Goose rhyme) with his crooked cat and crooked mouse; a journey with “Uncle Don Down On The Farm”, and finally we’ll stop in for a delightful concert put on by a little mouse and a whole menagerie of barnyard animals.
These audios are hosted at HomeschoolRadioShows.com, so they should be available through next Monday.
For even more free educational resources, please check my educational freebies tag archive and my Free Homeschooling Page.
Has your child been “diagnosed” with “ADHD”?
(PDF ebook) – In the last 30 years, the field of psychiatry has transformed childhood into a disease through the label of ADHD. Dr. Fred Baughman, a pediatric neurologist and fellow of the American Association of Neurologists explores the reasons for this in this transcribed interview. He is one of the few neurological experts that is willing come forward with the truth about ADHD and the mass drugging of America’s children. Have you ever wondered why other countries don’t have this explosion of mental illness in their kids? Have you ever wondered why people in your parent’s generation didn’t have these problems? The answers are all right here in this interview.
The Honest Food Guide (PDF chart) – An outstanding chart on food choices & how they affect your family. Offers genuine nutritional information, not watered-down information designed to boost the sale of processed milk, beef and grain products.
Note: These links are no longer available at the Homeschool Freebie of the Day website, please see updated links below.
My personal experience with what “they” call “ADHD”:
- Processed foods, especially food colorings and corn syrup, will affect a child -we got rid of the cheetos, hard candy and soda pops and there was no more bouncing off the walls, anger, and self-destructiveness. Every once in a while, my children get a soda or candy as a treat -and it takes two days for them to calm back down.
- Exercise is also important -we noticed long ago that our children are calmer and can concentrate better if they get plenty of exercise such as running, jumping rope, hiking and long walks.
- Drugs aren’t good -what about the side-effects? I’ve seen many children turned into walking zombies after being put on “ADHD” drugs.
Educate yourself, get the book and food chart -they’re free, so you have nothing to lose.Blessings,
The two I thought I’d never have…
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
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The New Bible Symbols: The Bible in Pictures -by M. Bihn & J. Bealings
(1922) God’s Word in pictures, by noted artists Max Bihn and James Bealings. This 658 page classic contains 250 pages of illustrated Scripture lessons and is a wonderful resource for parents, Sunday School teachers & missionaries.
Introduction from the book:
“TWO emphatic facts have called forth the production of this work. First, the need of more religious teaching or Bible instruction in the home, and second, the hearty and universal endorsement by Bible students and prominent Sunday School workers everywhere of the plan of teaching which forms the basis of this work.
In this hustling, bustling age, the home where father and mother took time to gather daily with the children around the family altar, is in danger of passing away. It is said on good authority that in ninety-two per cent of the Christian homes of America there is no family worship conducted.
Dr. John Timothy Stone says: "The boy and girl of today have very little incentive to form the habit of the devotional life. Aside from the influence of a, brief hour in Sunday School, or a special course or occasional address in school, they have little opportunity of learning Bible truth. From parents and in the home they gain little in this line, for life has grown so complex and busy. There are some things which have gone from us by default which we must recover, and worship in the home is prominent among them. As the Almighty has made the home the unit of society, so we must let genuine, natural, religious training begin there."
While in many respects, to quote a, prominent educator, "This is the century of the child, and public attention is being aroused as never before and concentrated upon the proper education and training of the child," the fact remains that as far as religious education and training in the home is concerned, it is sadly neglected. Parents-Christian parents-are delegating too much of the religious training of their children to the Sunday School teacher or someone else.
Then, too, in many places, our children are denied the privilege of Bible instruction in the public schools. In all the Christianized countries of the world the United States is the only one where the Bible does not form part of the daily curriculum of the schoolroom. If our children thus grow up, is there not grave danger that the neglect of God’s Word will deprive us of those glorious privileges and liberties for which our forefathers laid down their lives?
The peace and safety of any nation on the face of the globe depends more upon their attitude to God’s Word than upon their armies and navies. Abbott, in his introduction to his history of Italy, after reviewing the fierce struggles and bloody persecutions that rent Europe in the middle centuries, says: "The one great truth taught in all these annals is that there is no hope for the world but in the religion of the Bible."
The need for such a work on the Holy Bible is further emphasized by the fact that comparatively few parents, however anxious they may be to give their children religions instruction, have no practical method or well defined plan for teaching the great fundamental truths of the Bible. The need and the importance of some plan of Bible study interesting to the children and helpful to the other members of the family are both recognized and to a great extent met in this volume.”
Abigail Esther : 4 lbs 11 ounces, born 6 weeks early
She couldn’t wait to get here –afraid she’d miss something!
1 month –7 pounds
After losing all her hair, it came back blond!
3 1/2 years
Big sister now –brother, Daniel is 2 weeks. First time she came to the hospital when he was born, “Where’s my baby?”
5 years (with Mamaw Davis)
12 years old!
My little itty bitty baby is growing up into a beautiful young lady!
Happy birthday my dearest Abby.
The Great Plant Escape –interactive, unlock the amazing mysteries of plant life with Detective LePlant and his partners, Bud and Sprout.
The Adventures of Herman –the autobiography of Squirmin’ Herman the worm.
Start a pond or bog garden –create mini-ponds and a mini-bog garden. Teachers notes, curriculum and activity sheets.
- A Gardening Conversation And Some Free Online Resources For Gardening With Children
A Gardening Conversation With My Children
Me: “Do you like to garden?”
Me: “You don’t like anything about gardening, Daniel?”
Daniel: “Just eatin’ the stuff you grow and tillin’ up the bed and hoein’ –it’s fun.”
Me: “What do you like about gardening, Abby?”
Abby: “I like planting the seeds and watching them grow –it’s fun! I like harvesting vegetables because we can eat them. If we didn’t harvest them, they’d just go to seed.”
Me: “Do you like everything about gardening?”
Abby: “Almost. I don’t like hoeing and I definitely don’t like pulling weeds, I don’t like harvesting peppers –they smell and make my fingers sting, and I don’t like picking tomatoes –I think they stink! Eeeuw.”
Me: “What do you like to grow?”
Abby: “I like to grow flowers because they’re pretty. I like to grow carrots because I like to eat them! I also like to grow cauliflower, the colorful vegetables and the viney vegetables (the ones that climb). I don’t like onions but I plant them for Dad. I like apples –we planted some of them this year!”
Daniel: “More peas.”
Me: “Is there something new you’d like to grow this year?
Abby: “Yes, cotton and red and blue potatoes –fresh potatoes,yum!”
Me: “Is there a gardening project you’d like to do?
Abby: “I’d like to make a scarecrow for our garden!”
Me: “Would you like to make a scarecrow for the garden, Daniel?”
Guess what we’re going to do today.
Children’s Gardening Resources
Need some ideas for gardening with your children?
Gardening With Small Children – a good article on gardening with your little ones.
Indoor Gardening Projects For Children –simple indoor gardening ideas for children.
Denver Master Gardener’s: Gardening With Children –gardening fun, projects, “All About Honeybees” and more.
KidsGardening.com –from the National Gardening Association. Includes a Classroom Projects Library and Parent’s Primer with info on; plants kids love, structures, projects, theme gardens and gardening safety.
Gardening With Children (link fixed) -Ohio Master Gardeners Resource Guide for beginning or expanding children’s gardening programs with tips on designing gardens for kids and planning children’s programs, downloadable pdf format.
My First Garden -website from the University of Illinois for 4th grade students to learn the beauty, the care involved in planning, nurturing and enjoying the benefits of gardens.
Composting For Kids (link fixed) -slide presentation from the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, also available in pdf format.
Gardening Projects for Children –make mini hothouses, make photographic image cards and make a barometer.
Kid’s Garden Crafts –paint flower pots, make garden markers, wind chimes and more.
Something we’ve done that’s fun:
Go through the kitchen and plant a little of everything…
- grains -rice, beans, whole wheat, barley
- herbs –poppy seed, celery seed, peppercorns
- seeds and tops from fresh vegetables and fruits -avocado, pomegranate, and lemon seeds, carrot tops, onion bottoms
…then see what grows!
Learn to make planters, rocks, stepping stones and more!
Don’t forget to download this week’s free radio program from Homeschool Radio Shows –there are two this week!
Robin Hood & The Black Knight’s Challenge -the legendary Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest comes to the aid of a boy who must answer the dreaded Black Knight’s challenge to joust to the death.
The Pirates & The Parrot -young Juan Hernandez loses his pet parrot to a theiving band of pirates. Can he and his father retrieve not only his pet, but also the fabled pirate treasure hidden on the pirates’ island headquarters?
Kiddie Records Weekly
Another great place to get free children’s recordings is Kiddie Records Weekly.
You’ll have to check them out, they have tons of old children’s recordings from the mid 40s through the early 50s –the “Golden Age” of children’s records.
You can download and listen to:
- Walt Disney stories –Rob Roy, Robin Hood,
- Mel Blanc cartoons –Bugs Bunny, Woody Woodpecker, Daffy Duck
- Dr Seuss stories
- Western Stories told by Roy Rogers, Cowboy Tex Ritter
- Classic children’s fiction
- Space stories
- Much more!
There are close to 200 recordings in all and every week a new one is added –plus they’re free!
Go take a trip down memory lane and introduce your children to some classic audio at Kiddie Records Weekly.