H4RL Teaching Podcast – 10 Teaching Strategies to Help Your Child Focus

H4RL Teaching Podcast 10 Teaching Tips to Help Your Child Focus It isn't always easy for our children to focus on their schoolwork, but there are things that we can do as we plan our lessons that help increase focus. When our kids are not engaged in their work, not giving it their full attention, not thinking about the tasks they're doing and the concepts they're encountering, they're not really learning much. Our minds have to be engaged in order to process and retain information. Increasing your kids' focus during educational activities means your homeschool time will be more effective and your children will learn more! Let's look at 10 ways to help kids focus that you as a homeschool teacher can keep in mind as you plan and implement your lessons. H4RL · 10 Strategies To Help Your Child Focus - Teaching You can listen to today’s episode on
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H4RL Teaching Podcast – Fun Activities for Summer Learning – Science

H4RL Teaching Podcast Fun Activities for Summer Learning - Science In this podcast, Jill shares ten fun science activities you can do with your child this summer. This is the third episode in our summer learning series, full of ideas to keep your kids thinking while enjoying the warm summer days. Most of these science activities use simple materials, many of them get your kids outside, some of them keep them active, and all of them will keep your kids thinking and learning this summer. Have fun investigating the world around you! H4RL · H4RL Teaching Podcast - 10 Fun Activities for Summer Learning - Science You can listen to today’s episode on Soundcloud by searching for “H4RL Podcast”. It’s also available on YouTube, or you can watch it in the embedded player below. If you like the content and find value in it, please give us a thumbs up
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H4RL Teaching Podcast – Fun Activities for Summer Learning – Math

H4RL Teaching Podcast Fun Activities for Summer Learning - Math This podcast is the second in our summer learning activities series. In this episode, Jill shares ten ideas for fun math activities. Some of them will get you outside into nature. Others will bring you in out of the heat to enjoy the air conditioning. You may even get wet! You'll learn about measurement, money, practice math facts, look for patterns, make some graphs...let's hear it for summer learning! H4RL · Summer Activities - Math Podcast You can listen to today’s episode on Soundcloud by searching for “H4RL Podcast”. It’s also available on YouTube, or you can watch it in the embedded player below. If you like the content and find value in it, please give us a thumbs up and hit subscribe so you can be notified when we release new podcasts. Free materials & additional info.
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H4RL Teaching Podcast – Fun Activities for Summer Learning – Reading and Writing

H4RL Teaching Podcast Fun Activities for Summer Learning - Reading and Writing In this H4RL teaching podcast, Jill talks about some fun ways to keep your kids learning during the summer. You'll find ten ideas for engaging your children in reading and writing activities. At the bottom of this podcast page, you'll find links to files for two of the activities mentioned. Make sure to watch for our next two podcasts, because those will have fun ideas for math and science. If you join us for all three podcasts, you'll have 30 ideas for fun summer learning activities (plus three bonus ideas)! H4RL · Summer Activities - Reading And Writing You can listen to today’s episode on Soundcloud by searching for “H4RL Podcast”. It’s also available on YouTube, or you can watch it in the embedded player below. If you like the content and find value in it, please give
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H4RL Teaching Podcast – Teaching with Games – Using Jenga to Teach Math Facts

H4RL Teaching Podcast Teaching with Games - Using Jenga to Teach Math Facts In this very short podcast episode, Jill shares ideas for how to use a Jenga game to practice math in four ways! Whether your child needs to work on adding numbers up to 6+6, adding numbers up to 12+12, multiplication facts, or equivalent fractions, you can use this fun game for practice. It's an engaging way to memorize and practice math facts. In the free pdf (just click the image link below the podcast in the ``Free materials & additional info`` section), you'll find directions for all four different versions of the game as well as number charts to use as a helpful reference when you play. With these simple ideas, you will be able to take an old game and turn it into a learning tool. Everybody loves free math games, right?! H4RL · Teaching With
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H4RL Teaching Podcast – Teaching with Games – Using Continent Race to Teach Geography

H4RL Teaching Podcast Teaching with Games - Using Continent Race to Teach Geography to Young Students In this episode of the Homeschool 4 Real Life (H4RL) Teaching Podcast, Jill reviews Continent Race, a world geography game invented by a kid! It's a great educational game for homeschoolers. First I'll tell you about the regular method of play. Then, I'll share some alternate rules to adapt the game for older and younger players. Finally, I'll show you a completely different way to play that we came up with - it's really fun! This game made me realize just how many countries there are in the world, and how many of them I didn't know about! As they play this educational game, your child will become familiar with the names of countries and the continents they're on as well as each country's flag. Depending upon what you choose to emphasize as you
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H4RL Teaching Podcast – Teaching Myth – You Have to Read the Whole Book!

H4RL Teaching Podcast Teaching Myth - You Don't Have to Read The Whole Book In today's Homeschool 4 Real Life (H4RL) Teaching Podcast, Jill debunks the myth that you always have to read the entire book in order to do a ``good job`` reading with your child. She shows examples of how to use books, especially non-fiction, as tools to engage your child's interest and promote a love of learning. Books empower you to open a fascinating world of wonder and imagination to your children. When you enjoy books together, your kids won't be able to resist the temptation to read more and more! If you feel like you have to slog through every word of every book to the very end in order to say, ``yes, we read a book today,`` you're likely to have to lasso your kids as they race out the door when they see you
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