Easy Resolutions for Your Child's Education

It's a new year! Every year, I usually vow to make some health change that sticks around for a few months. This year, I have decided to take a completely different approach. My word for 2016 is "LIVE"...This year I am going to live life to its fullest. I don't want one single day to go by without me giving the day my best, giving my family my best, and leaving a little bit of time to give myself my best. Now, I know this is going to be a big undertaking because life just gets hectic, but I am going to make it my goal.
Speaking of my resolution, have you made any in regards to your child's learning?

Easy Resolutions for your child's education

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 kiddos achieve GREATNESS in 2016!

Resolution #1: Learn a new language

Children learning a new language Children learning a new language will spark interest in geography and culture!

Maybe you don't speak a second language, but your kids still can using 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!

Resolution #2: Create healthy habits

Yoga promotes healthy habits in a fun and active way. Pop in this Yoga DVD and reap benefits like balance, focus, flexibility, self-control, improved posture, and so many more healthy habits.

Practice yoga with your child inside or outside! Practice yoga with your child inside or outside!

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.

Resolution #3: Keep the house clean

Enough said.

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"I cannot imagine a more well spent $20! I am not even kidding--my house looks stellar and my kids have that feeling of accomplishment, knowing they've worked hard and done an amazing job. I've tried chore charts and reward systems but this is by far the easiest and the most all-encompassing." - Celena, The Traveling Sisterhood

Resolution #4: Be more creative

Kids gotta have time to be creative. With all the social stresses and studying, leave room for FUN. Whether it be learn a new skill, journaling, or start playing an instrument - encourage creativity!

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

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! This kit has everything you need to get started tickling those ivories.

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

Resolution #5: Get hands-on

Lessons are more fun when you get your hands a little dirty. Take reading lessons outside, do a weekly science experiment, or try these STEM kits that arrive to you once a month (totally ready to go!!).

Add science fun to your weekend projects! These science experiments are delivered to your door and ready to go. Kids will learn about magnets, fungus, space, volcanos, and more!

take science lessons outside Take lessons outside with science experiments!

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? Use those hours to learn new tech skills! If your kiddo is already a Minecrafter, consider using this program to build skills and add layers to the game!

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What are your resolutions this year? Have your children set resolutions for themselves? Share in the comments!

Top Picks for January Bundle

Are your students back at school yet? Do you have the after-break blues? Now is the time to smile with this awesome bundle being offered through Educents. It is full of resources to use throughout the entire month of January. Get it this week to make your planning a breeze! 

Lesson PlansDONE!

Whether you are a classroom teacher or a homeschool teacher, I'm sure that as December winds down you are already thinking about lesson plans for January. Although I'm hoping you didn't, chances are you've been thinking about them for a while, even through the holiday season. Well today, I would like to help you get those lesson plans done!

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Top Picks for January is bundle of 28 amazing educational resources all perfect for January! Each of these resources was hand-picked to help you teach language arts, math, science and social studiesÊin a fun and meaningful way. Your learners will focus on key skills while connecting to the fun and engaging themes that January has to offer. What makes Top Picks for January even better - the price! You could spend hours searching for just the right January resources like the folks at Educents did, and when all was said and done you'd have over $120 of educational resources in your shopping cart. Or, you can take advantage of this limited time bundle that is 75% off. For only $29.99, almost a $100 savings, you get 28 top quality resources that ready to use. I know what my choice is!

So what exactly is in this amazing bundle? Here's what you will receive in the Top Picks for January Bundle divided by subject area. You will also find the recommended grade levels for each resource, however, many of them can be used with additional grade levels by providing a little more support or slightly modifying the final product. Some of these resources will also help you in multiple content areas. For example, work on reading skills while doing science or work on writing skills in social studies.

This is an AMAZING bundle of educational resources for January. I am so excited to not only be part of it, but to be able to share it with you. I have no doubt that you can finish those lesson plans up quick with the amazing resources in this bundle AND that this will be a January full of fun, engaging activities that your students won't soon forget! You can't find this bundle anywhere else, and, it won't be there long! Grab it while you can, because this bundle is only available through January 10. But why wait, don't waste 10 days of January when you could be using these awesome resources today!Buy Now

Happy New Year!

I hope you rang in the new year in whatever style best suited you! I know I could not have wanted to spend my night any other way. I was with my husband and daughter...a nice, quiet night for us. There are years when we are more active, but this year, we chose to spend it at home. It was a great change of pace. 

Listening: It has been raining in south Georgia for several days now. In fact, many are facing flooding. I pray the waters do not get any higher for those living on or near the river. 

Loving: This break has been wonderful! I normally fill every break I have full of things to do. This time we choose a couple of things we really wanted to do, but then spent time just being together. It has been absolutely the best yet! 

Thinking: Although I know it is time, Monday morning is going to be so hard. Just getting back into a routine and the alarm clock. I am sure a lot of us are in the same situation. :) 

Wanting: We started renovating a house last spring. We sold our home of ten years at the beginning of December, and the other house is not finished. It is time to really kick it in high gear to get the reno project completed. 

Needing: I have to plan our summer vacation. I also need to plan our trip to Disney/TpT conference this summer. 

One Little Word: My OLW for 2016 is 'live'. I chose this word because I want to live each day without any regrets...to the fullest. I don't want to look back and realize I missed something that I cannot get back. That is what I am focusing on this year. 

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