Eight Books to help Calm Down during Anxious, Stressful Moments

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  We’ve all been there. Another uncontrollable meltdown. What could have possibly triggered this one? Is it really because of something so minor, so trivial? From an itchy shirt to a stressful playdate, our gifted kids often worry, plan, have anxiety, or just plain freak out. But they—and you—are not alone! Our … Continue reading

Five Products for the Future Architect or Engineer in Your Home

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Children are natural engineers and designers. In our house, books like Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer have sparked bursts of creativity. Check out these awesome products for the architect or engineer in your life, all highly recommended by our GHF families!   MagnaTiles – The price tag on … Continue reading

Top 11 Books to Inspire Your Family – Inspirational Reading

Top 11 Inspirational Books Gifted children are often known for their entrepreneurial spirit, intense need for justice, compassion, and moral sensitivity. Inspirational books can be the root of a big idea or just the encouragement a child needs to bring creativity to life. I’ve compiled a list of books and … Continue reading

Bees on the Roof: A Book Review

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Most of our experience, our knowledge and our thinking is organized as stories. —Daniel Pink Learning through stories is different than learning by memorizing facts or individual ideas. Stories provide a context for information and, if well-written, create an emotional connection, helping our brains understand and retain specific facts and … Continue reading

Five+ Books for the Times You Doubt Your Homeschool Choices

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Whether you are a veteran homeschooler or brand new to this adventure, Back to School season tends to bring about a slew of emotions: fear, excitement, overwhelmedness, joy. And the questions persist: Will I be able to challenge my child enough? Will there be gaps in their learning? Will it … Continue reading

Australia to Zimbabwe – A Romping Review

In her new book, Australia to Zimbabwe: A Rhyming Romp Around the World to 24 Countries, Ruth Fitts takes readers on a fact-filled adventure around the globe. Working her way through the alphabet, Fitts explores the geography, culture, and language of 24 countries (“W” is for the world, and “X” … Continue reading

Online Art Class for Creative Summer Fun

Summer Art Class Summer. Swimming pools and beaches. Profusions of flowers. Water and color.  And summer is a perfect time for letting water and color flow together in watercolor paints. Watercolor is a refreshing medium with the ease and fluidity reflective of the season. Perfect for taking on the road, … Continue reading

Homeschool a Foreign Language or Two with FluentU

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by Carissa Leventis-Cox Learned Seven Languages, but Mastered None In my academic life, I have learned Spanish, Tagalog, Mandarin, German, Italian, and French (in addition to English), but unfortunately I do not keep up with any of my foreign languages. I have forgotten most through disuse or never learned them … Continue reading