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MetroFamily Field Guides

MetroFamily Field Guides seize the learning opportunities that come along with family outings. A child’s educational journey extends way beyond the walls of a classroom and we encourage parents to take a leading role in ensuring learning success.

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Considering Homeschooling?

Considering Homeschooling?

Are you thinking about homeschooling your child? Below I have some advice on how to get started on the journey whether you have made the decision to homeschool or just thinking about whether this is what you need to do.
Homeschooling Pros & Cons

Homeschooling Pros & Cons

Considering homeschooling, new to homeschooling, or a well-seasoned homeschooler? We all need some reflection points on the pros and cons of homeschooling.
Homeschool Mom Approved: Great Reads for Ages 2-8

Homeschool Mom Approved: Great Reads for Ages 2-8

My experience with young readers includes being a former teacher, facilitating the Come Read with Me program for the Metropolitan Library System and homeschooling my own kids.
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Simple Science Experiment: Heat from Friction

Simple Science Experiment: Heat from Friction

​Rub your hands together quickly. Notice anything? Yup, they should be warming up as you read this. How does this happen? Well any object, no matter how smooth it is, when rubbed against another, produces friction. Friction is the force that opposed motion caused by tiny imperfections on the surfaces running over each other. This month we’re going to explore friction with a metal wire or a coat hanger!
Simple Science Experiment: Heat vs. Temp

Simple Science Experiment: Heat vs. Temp

This month we’re going to learn about the differences between heat and temperature. Aren’t they the same thing? Well, in chemistry terms, not really. Hopefully, by the end of these experiments you will have a different perspective on how you really perceive temperature.
Simple Science Experiment: See-Through Paper

Simple Science Experiment: See-Through Paper

Have you ever heard that white light is made up of all the different kinds of light? And maybe you’ve wondered how we actually see colors? This month we’ll discover how light behaves as it makes its way to your eyes.
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Teaching Your Family about Hospitality

Teaching Your Family about Hospitality

Hospitality is cheerfully sharing food, shelter or conversation to benefit others. In the home, hospitality includes being friendly to others by talking with neighbors, meeting new people and greeting strangers with a smile.
Running Late? How to Encourage Punctuality in Your Family

Running Late? How to Encourage Punctuality in Your Family

Being punctual means showing esteem for others by doing the right thing at the right time. Being punctual shows respect for the people in your life and avoids the loss of time and energy that results from keeping others waiting.
Local Boy Shows You're Never Too Young to Make a Difference

Local Boy Shows You're Never Too Young to Make a Difference

Nine-year-old Jack Love of Oklahoma City has been named the first official ambassador for Limbs for Life, a nonprofit organization that helps amputees. We recently asked Jack a few questions about why he feels like his volunteerism is making a difference.
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Recommended Holiday Reads

Recommended Holiday Reads

Reading Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa books allows parents to spend quality time with their children over the holidays.
Fun Fall & Halloween Reads

Fun Fall & Halloween Reads

Looking for a spooky, mysterious or seasonal read for your kids? Look no further! We’ve got a great collection of fun reads for all ages.
Keep the Olympic Momentum Going!

Keep the Olympic Momentum Going!

Did you enjoy watching the Olympics with your children? And do your kids wonder why the games are over so quickly? Continue that fascination with sports going (and start planning your 2014 winter Olympics watching!) with these titles:
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