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Preschool in your Homeschool: Spotlight on 5

Preschool can mean tubs of colored rice, long walks in the park exploring worms, trees, and bugs. It can mean an opportunity to start teaching the letter of the week and number identification. It can mean using books to spark interest in hands-on activities, or worksheets, or calendars, or just about anything else. There are as many different ways to approach preschool as there are parents with preschool-aged children. If you are looking for ideas or resources for your preschool we have rounded up some ideas to help you fill your days.   



At Educents our mission is to provide affordable education by giving you the BEST discounts on educational materials for your homeschooling needs. 

Preschool is an essential time to prepare your kiddos for a fun educational experience which is why we are bringing you Melissa & Doug who are offering products with tremendous value, quality and design just for you! Check out the assortment of deals such as Wooden Block Sets, Fold & Go Castles, Playtime Veggies and Fruits, Swivel Bridge Train Sets and much MORE! If you don’t find what you are looking for here, be sure to try out our new search engine and type in the grade level or subject you are interested in and discover a plethora of products and resources that were made for you and your educational needs. 

Still didn’t find what you were looking for? Email us at and we will get the products you want, at a price you deserve! 

Checkout with something today and you will receive an exclusive discount code to receive an extra 5% off your first order. Just use TOS5 at checkout. We look forward to helping you along your educational journey.


Jan Pierce – Author

Homegrown Readers: Simple Ways to Help Your Child Learn to Read

Parents, this book is for you. Your home is your child’s first learning environment. Give your children a head start in learning by building a literacy-rich home. Reading experts say a child should hear at least five hundred stories by age five. That’s a lot of stories, but not so many when you realize it’s only one hundred per year.

Did you know most language skills are learned simply by exposure to written and spoken language? It’s true. Talking to your children and reading to them regularly will build the skills they need to learn to read when they’re ready.

Homegrown Readers can guide you in making reading an established routine in your home. You’ll want to begin the day your child is born. Then when they’re ready, allow choices-personal favorites of the day. Let the snuggly reading begin!

Homegrown Readers: Simple Ways to Help Your Child Learn to Read is full of practical examples of ways you can help your child all along the way in the learning-to-read process.

Jan Pierce, M.Ed., is a retired teacher and reading specialist. Find her at


Talking Fingers

“For fun, my daughter sits on a chair, or in the car, and writes lists of words that she has learned in only three to four “lessons” with RWT. 

Oh, and by the way, she is in kindergarten, and turns 6 the end of March.

Cara Marcelle – 
Tuscon, AZ

Children learn
spelling and
keyboarding with
Talking Fingers online apps and
software, based on a simple idea: 
Text is speech made visible.

For home schooling families, it’s as easy as 1,2,3!

  1. Preschool: Talking Shapes apps (7-story series, coming in 2016) – letters are embedded in pictures that help children remember both the sound and shape of each letter, as children learn to sound out and write 3-letter words.
  2. Grades K-2: Read, Write & Type – 40-lesson adventure complements your reading and writing instruction and includes learning to keyboard as a special bonus.
  3. Grades 2-4: Wordy Qwerty – 20-lesson follow-up to Read, Write & Type introduces important spelling rules and teaches catchy songs to remember the rules.

Visit and try our software for free.

20% discount on your first order of Read, Write & Type or Wordy Qwerty, with Coupon Code:



La La Logic

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We don’t teach reading and math. You get that other places. We teach kids (ages 3-6) to THINK and our program enhances their brain power. uses many types of puzzles and activities found in childhood intelligence (IQ) tests which build skills that help children become effective geniuses.

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Scientific studies have shown the dramatic influence of early learning in the wiring of a child’s brain, which paves the way for later growth and development.The critical thinking and problem solving skills that are nurtured in this engaging multimedia program are the building blocks for learning. Once your child experiences our system, the potential for accelerated academic achievement is limitless!

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Homeschooling preschool can be a crazy, wonderful, BUSY time! helps make it a little less busy with educational and fun activities kids and parents can both enjoy including:

  • ABC: What Will I Be? looks at the alphabet, one job at a time
  • ABC with ME introduces little ones to famous historic figures
  • Everyday Games is full of early reading and phonics games
  • History cut-out figures, selected lapbooks, and Pre-K Activities: Read and Play bring favorite stories to life
  • And we even have beginning spelling

Plus, you can enjoy units for parents of preschoolers, activity books, and achievement certificates to celebrate milestones like tying shoes and brushing teeth, and more!


You can buy two years for the price of one during our back-to-school sale! You pay $139 for TWO years of full access to
EVERY course for the
ENTIRE family, and there are no hidden textbook fees. The sale ends September 21, 2015. 

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Math seems so straightforward, doesn't it? Numbers, patterns, formulas, and procedures all so clearly laid out with rules for each problem that just have to be learned and followed. Easy. Until you have a child and a math program that aren't a good match for each other and then the whole thing changes! If you are looking for a new fit, or even just need to shake things up a little and add some excitement to your math day, take a look at these great offers.



Math-U-See is a complete K-12 math curriculum that uses manipulatives to illustrate and teach math concepts. We "Build Understanding" in students with a multi-sensory, mastery-based approach suitable for all levels and learning styles.


Our curriculum is organized into levels, not grades, so that students can be placed and proceed according to individual ability. When students demonstrate mastery of a concept, they are ready to move on to the next concept. Math-U-See is designed to teach students specific skills that build as the student progresses. This systematic and cumulative approach uses a definite, logical sequence of concept instruction.
The Math-U-See system is structured with step-by-step procedures for introducing, reviewing, practicing, and mastering concepts. Each lesson teaches through multi-sensory tools such as videos, manipulatives, and other resources, designed to appeal to any type of learner.
Our new online placement tools help you place your students accurately in the Math-U-See curriculum, with immediate feedback. More than just right and wrong, these assessments are a combination of written assessment and an "interview" in which you, the parent, can determine how well your student understands the concepts.
Visit our website to learn more about our curriculum, see demonstration videos, and take the new online placement tests. 




Engage your child with
ALEKS®, the online math program that personalizes every lesson, every day, to build mathematics proficiency and confidence. For your child who needs additional review or is ready to move ahead,
ALEKS uses adaptive technology to deliver self-paced instruction targeted to each child's learning needs.
ALEKS is a complete home curriculum math solution:


  • 24/7 online access on computers and tablets
  • Immediate feedback and detailed explanations for every problem
  • Built-in progress assessments
  • Full course library spanning grades 3-12
  • One-stop Master Account to monitor progress
Learn more about ALEKS for Homeschooling.




At Educents, our mission is to provide affordable education by giving you the BEST discounts on educational materials. Our customers LOVE the Life of Fred Math books and so do we! Find out how to incorporate Life of Fred into your homeschooling, and at the best price on the Internet!
Use Educents to discover innovative and fun math resources for your homeschool today!


Take a look at the variety of fun learning opportunities available to your entire family with just one membership to For example:
This is a complete, ten-month pre-algebra course with written instruction and daily worksheets.


Fractions with Vivian Owens:
A fun, twelve-week fraction workshop focusing on understanding the basics of fractions using a visual and hands-on approach.


Elementary Math:
A video series by Dr. Peter Price designed to help parents understand how to teach elementary math concepts.


A supplemental, fourteen-week course perfect for review of trigonometry facts with veteran teacher Martha Candler.


Everyday Games:
These games from Teresa Evans are low-prep printables that deliver tons of fun. Teresa shares a new game every weekday, alternating weeks between elementary reading/phonics and math.
Plus we have fun Daily Math and Algebra for Kids worksheets for practicing and reviewing important skills! 

For a complete listing of all of our resources, visit our Site Content page or take a tour of the site on our Start Here page. Co-op and small group pricing are available.
We make teaching math as easy as
Point. Click. Teach.



Have you seen the Fraction Workshop by Vivian Owens? This brand new class joins the more than 100 classes already on This is a fun, twelve-week fraction workshop focusing on understanding the basics of fractions using a visual and hands- on approach. Designed for students of any age who need a boost understanding fractions, this workshop will illustrate fractions using concrete objects-balls, vegetables, popsicle sticks, and more. Over the course of twelve weeks, students will learn: 
  • What a fraction is 
  • The terms associated with fractions 
  • How to multiply and divide fractions 
  • How to add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators 
  • How to apply their knowledge of fractions to word problems and the real world 
Try for thirty days for only $1. Keep it and pay just $12.95 a month and lock in that rate for as long as you keep your membership, no matter how many new classes and features we add. 
One membership to serves your entire family, regardless of how many children you are homeschooling or their ages. There are no per-child fees, and courses are not live so you can start them any time. 




"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6).