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The Importance Of Just Good Books

The Importance Of Just Good Books

21 May 2019

Shared reading is one of the best gifts you can give your children to enrich their education. As you sit together, read together and discuss ideas and thoughts together, you build relationships, grow a love of literature, and create a space for discovering a world of ideas.

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Creative Phonics 1.2 is now LIVE!

Creative Phonics 1.2 is now LIVE!

9 April 2019

Creative Phonics 1.2 is our second exciting Phonics Core! Based on another 4 well-loved Dr Seuss's books this Core includes everything you need for fun and learning to read! Learn the next set of single sounds, practice phonemic awareness, use grammar to develop writing skills and practice Rhyming with our Rhyme Cards. Work towards excellent spelling skills. Make ice cream, grow herbs, organise a Celebration and explore your Family Tree. Parents - learn how to tell your kids to do their chores using sign language! Add in some Grammar, Handwriting, Science  Research and a movie night. Your kids will be begging to do school and all the way through they will be developing fabulous phonics skills through rhyming, blending and soundcard spelling!


How To Make Your Canberra Homeschool Trip Fabulous

How To Make Your Canberra Homeschool Trip Fabulous

26 March 2019

Last week we were in Canberra with Ruth (our fabulous editor!) working on our new Simply Homeschool Civics and Citizenship Core Program.  We visited so many amazing attractions and we're still not sure how we fitted so much into our week! We share with you our top 5 tips for making your Canberra Homeschool Trip fabulous...

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New Homeschool Maths for Year 3!

New Homeschool Maths for Year 3!

25 March 2019

Build a tent to accommodate 9,999 squares, play bingo with your times-tables using winning strategies, play battleships and mastermind, make fraction pizzas, cook rice, conserve water, analyse your family garbage, go food shopping, play with mirrors, study climate, make patterns with Lego, explore artistic symmetry, read about Sir Cumference's Birthday Party, and explore 3D Shapes in an Ancient Egyptian Pyramid. Then call it all Maths for Year 3!

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Food Tech and Everything!

Food Tech and Everything!

11 February 2019

This High School Core Program is designed to cover the Life Skills Syllabus for years 7-10 in one simple Core. It is perfect for any child and our program is written with kids who might be struggling in mind. AHD, dyslexia, slow processing speed or other challenges can make it hard to find the perfect core program but this is it! With 100 lessons you are covered...

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Fair Dinkum Histories on a Fair Dinkum Special!

Fair Dinkum Histories on a Fair Dinkum Special!

5 February 2019

Apply for a Homeschool Account with Scholastic Australia now!!

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NEW!! Maths for Year 4

NEW!! Maths for Year 4

24 January 2019

Consider the size of the universe! Set up your own Kitchen Cafe!

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How to EASILY do your NSW Registration

How to EASILY do your NSW Registration

21 January 2019

Having to register a child for homeschool can leave even the most experienced homeschoolers anxious. In two weeks Karen will be presenting at the Australian Homeschool Summit and one of her workshops will take you...

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Creative Spelling Level 2

Creative Spelling Level 2

5 January 2019

Introducing the Green Feet Tree, Bright Lights, Rain Games, and more! Build your children's spelling skills through creativity, phonemic awareness, handwriting, games and art.

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WIN 1 of 3 tickets to the Australian Homeschool Summit

WIN 1 of 3 tickets to the Australian Homeschool Summit

1 January 2019

Win your ticket to the Australian homeschooling event of the year on 4th - 15th February 2019! Enter in under 10 seconds here: australianhomeschoolsummit.com/giveaway/ref/sh/

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What are your resolutions for 2019 regarding homeschool?

What are your resolutions for 2019 regarding homeschool?

1 January 2019

By January 1st I always find myself thinking of all the books I want to read with my kids, all the books I want to read for myself, the places we want to go, the skills I want them to learn, and all the Core Programs I want to write for all of us to use! My shelves and my coffee table are piled with fabulous books. Our lives are rich with possibilities, opportunities and a conflicting desire to be minimalists. So what to do?

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Featured Program | Creative Phonics 1

Featured Program | Creative Phonics 1

5 December 2018

This amazing Core Program is written by Simply Homeschool's very own ESL and Special Education teacher who also happens to have 12 grandchildren (7 of whom have been homeschooled)!

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Looking for Creative Ideas for Learning in 2019?

Looking for Creative Ideas for Learning in 2019?

19 November 2018

Take a look at Creative Phonics and Creative Spelling!

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Get To Know A Homeschooler | Emily Burtt

Get To Know A Homeschooler | Emily Burtt

6 November 2018

Meet Emily Burtt. Emily and Sam Burtt have three children aged 3-7, and are learning to live with ADHD, Severe Anxiety, Severe School Avoidance and they are Mid Diagnosis for High Functioning Autism. They are an oil loving, thermomixing, minimalistic, natural learning household who struggle with sibling rivalry.

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New Program | A Sea Of Words

New Program | A Sea Of Words

28 October 2018

This is a stunningly beautiful and engaging introduction to Write in Colour for ages 8-11. Using Kim Toft's book, 'A Sea of Words' we have created an introduction to grammar: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and propositions, sentence types: statements, questions, commands and exclamations. Guide your child through the step by step process of writing a beautifully worded description of the Great Barrier Reef. 

This program is integrated with art and Science and members can receive 20% off this beautiful book! 


Student Gold for Writing is coming!

Student Gold for Writing is coming!

10 October 2018

Student Gold for Writing is coming and we are offering you a chance to try it out!

What is it you ask? Student Gold for Writing is a new initiative of Simply Homeschool and includes:

  • A separate "Student Membership" where you, as a parent, can allocate independent programs, books, lessons and activities.
  • Online submission for written work to our Simply Homeschool teachers
  • Individual student feedback from Simply Homeschool teachers for your child’s writing assignments
  • A shared writing room for students to submit their completed and approved written work. Other Student Gold for Writing Members can read their writing - creating more motivation for your students to complete work to a high standard.
  • Students will be able to read other submissions, and our comments, to provide them with examples for various assignments.
  • Progress is tracked and you can receive reports for student's written work and lessons completed!

We will have very limited places available to Current Members for the special rate of  $19.95 (that's 50% off the usual rate)! This will include a 1 month trial of Student Gold for Writing. Watch out for more information coming soon on how to apply!


Chemistry Inspiration from the Periodic Table

Chemistry Inspiration from the Periodic Table

3 October 2018

This introduction to the Periodic Table has inspired hours of independent reading and study for my 10-year-old. Colourful lift-the-flaps and fascinating facts have drawn us into the world of elements. This program, together with a significant amount of slime-making have prompted a love of chemistry for both of us. Join us in making a board game based on the Periodic Table. Learn the elements and their Symbols, the layout of the Table itself, and many fascinating facts!


Creative Phonics 1.1

Creative Phonics 1.1

8 September 2018

In the fun style of the classic Dr Suess, teach phonics to your children using art, Auslan, music, drama, games and daily life. Go to your Family Learning Plan and add Creative Phonics 1.1. Based on the Dr Seuss's 12 Book Pack.


Creative Spelling Level 1 is now available!

Creative Spelling Level 1 is now available!

23 August 2018

Creative Spelling is a unique, structured, phonetics based, hands-on approach to Spelling. It is suitable for children aged 8+ and created especially for Simply Homeschool. The Hands-on Kit for Level 1 is available to order online through our new Resources Shop (see the menu).


Did you know we provide customer service?

Did you know we provide customer service?

25 July 2018

With Simply Homeschool, you can create your own tailored Family Learning Plan. You can even try before you buy because the first 2 lessons in every Core Program are accessible in your Family Learning Plan.

If you have questions, try our Parent Tutorials, especially the Commonly Asked Questions. Parent Tutorials can be added and completed in your Family Learning Plan too.

If you'd like to talk to us, text Karen today on 0407020710 for assistance to create your Tailored Family Learning Plan. I can call you at a suitable time.