HSLDA Educational Consultants

HSLDA Educational Consultants We, HSLDA's Educational Consultants, love to equip and encourage parents just like you on your homeschooling journey!
Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to choose the educational environment and method that they believe will best help each of their children thrive. Through annual memberships and generous donations, HSLDA is tens of thousands families united together, providing a strong voice for homeschooling whenever and wherever needed.
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Summertime is a great time to work on handwriting! With all of the extra time to play outside and build up core strength...
06/19/2020
8 Ways for Teachers to Help ADHD Students with Handwriting

Summertime is a great time to work on handwriting! With all of the extra time to play outside and build up core strength, it's a bit easier to then follow it up with some fine motor activities and likely see some improvement.

The mechanics of writing can be tough to master for students with ADHD. Here are eight good ways for teachers to offer a helping hand in the classroom.

Christian Keyboarding computer curriculum for grades K-12
06/17/2020
Keyboarding

Christian Keyboarding computer curriculum for grades K-12

Check out https://www.christiankeyboarding.com! Keyboarding website for parents and teachers to exchange teaching techniques, etc. while instilling the Word of God into the hearts of students.

If you find yourself pulling your screen-favoring kids away and trying to push them into more physically demanding activ...
06/17/2020
Physical Activities for Kids Who Prefer Screen Time Over Active Play - Techie Homeschool Mom

If you find yourself pulling your screen-favoring kids away and trying to push them into more physically demanding activities...this one's for you!

What have you found that works to get your kids up and moving?

Looking for ways to get your tech-loving kids to exercise? Check out these physical activities for kids that still involve a screen and will make everyone happy.

Hope you can join in later today for this guest lecture!
06/17/2020
HSLDA Online Academy

Hope you can join in later today for this guest lecture!

HSLDA Online Academy invites you to a special guest lecture! Join us Wednesday, June 17, at 3:00 p.m. EDT for this exciting event.

Renton Rathbun works for BJU Press and is an effective educator with over 20 years of classroom experience, ranging from high school to college in both secular and Christian institutions. Renton will argue why integrating a biblical worldview into education for Christians is essential.

https://go.hslda.org/biblicalworldviewcriticalthinking

Have you recently decided to set your kids free and jump into homeschooling? Now what? Grab a cup of coffee and settle i...
06/16/2020
Resources - MomPossible

Have you recently decided to set your kids free and jump into homeschooling? Now what? Grab a cup of coffee and settle in for some quick video tips and downloadable resources to get you started!

Are you having a hard time communicating with your child? Here’s a creative idea to help you connect on a deeper level.

Calling all students ages 7-19!
06/16/2020
Contests

Calling all students ages 7-19!

HSLDA offers homeschooled students the opportunity to hone their skills in a fun and creative setting with quarterly contests in art, poetry, photography, and essay writing.

06/15/2020
Homeschool friendly, Regent University's Early College (dual enrollment) Programdeeply discounted rate of $75 per credit...
06/13/2020
Early College & Homeschool | Regent University

Homeschool friendly, Regent University's Early College (dual enrollment) Program
deeply discounted rate of $75 per credit hour
Summer and Fall 2020 online and on campus classes (June 15 deadline for summer classes)
https://www.regent.edu/early-college/

Regent’s Early College Program helps you earn college credits in high school. Learn about our accelerated program tracks, reduced tuition rate & more!

It's getting hot out there! What are your favorite "keep cool" activities?
06/13/2020
Simplified Homeschool Archives - BJU Press Blog

It's getting hot out there! What are your favorite "keep cool" activities?

You know that organization is the key to a simplified homeschool day. We share tips on planning your time and lessons from other homeschool parents.

High School students - Register for the June 20 CLT! Deadline for registration is June 15. The CLT is the only remote pr...
06/12/2020
CLT Exam

High School students - Register for the June 20 CLT! Deadline for registration is June 15. The CLT is the only remote proctored, at-home exam that's available everywhere. Be sure to take advantage of your member discount! HSLDA members get 20% off! https://www.cltexam.com/

The Classic Learning Test (CLT) is an alternative college entrance exam to demonstrate your Reading, Writing, and Math skills to potential colleges and universities.

06/12/2020
What are some of your favorite reads for littles? Please share them with us!
06/10/2020
16 Spring-Themed Books to Delight Your Little Ones

What are some of your favorite reads for littles? Please share them with us!

Although the world has shut down, spring has been blooming right along schedule, and we are filling our heads with stories about gardens, seeds, and ducklings. To welcome each new season, I purchas…

In honor of World Oceans Day, NDR is publishing essays by guest authors -- kids ages 7-14! Your kids may appreciate read...
06/10/2020
World Oceans Day 2020 - No Desk Required

In honor of World Oceans Day, NDR is publishing essays by guest authors -- kids ages 7-14! Your kids may appreciate reading essays and other fun tidbits of info from other kids, and you can enter to win some fun giveaways.

Monday, June 8, is World Oceans Day, and we're celebrating with TWO giveaways and amazing guest writers! Join in as we learn about ocean conservation!

It seems like there's never really a break to look at long term financial planning during the traditional school year. M...
06/09/2020
Financial Planning for Children With Disabilities - Reviews.com

It seems like there's never really a break to look at long term financial planning during the traditional school year. Maybe now that the school year is wrapped (or wrapping) up, you have time to digest or pass this on.

Do you have resources like this that were hard to find? We'd love to hear what has been helpful for your family!

Raising a child is expensive, no question about it. According to a 2015 report by the United States Department of Agriculture, raising a child from birth to age 17 costs upwards of $230,000 on average, and that’s not even including college education. This can be difficult for any parent, but add h...

A peek at life during lockdown from Sara~ Extroverts: I’m visiting friends all over the place via video chat and phone c...
06/08/2020
Pandemic Vignettes

A peek at life during lockdown from Sara~

Extroverts: I’m visiting friends all over the place via video chat and phone calls! It’s hard but we’re getting through this together!

Introverts: Hey, if I move my desk and laptop into the closet and close the door, I can’t hear anybody else in the house and nobody can talk to me without warning.

Which camp are you in these days?

Hello again, outside world! How are you doing? We are . . . Hang on, let me push aside these coats and move my desk closer to this pile of blankets . . . now I can shut the door . . . . There. We’r…

Our friends at Common Sense Media suggest, "Whether your kids are native Spanish speakers, students learning Spanish in ...
06/07/2020
Bilingual Books (English/Spanish)

Our friends at Common Sense Media suggest, "Whether your kids are native Spanish speakers, students learning Spanish in school, or just lovers of a good story, they'll find a lot to enjoy in these bilingual books. Some offer a few Spanish words and phrases mixed in with English. Others have a translation of the whole text. Many mirror typical kid experiences, from visiting a supermarket or sharing a family meal to enjoying multicultural holiday traditions. You'll even find books that help kids understand the immigrant experience."

Common Sense Media editors help you choose Bilingual Books (English/Spanish). Kids will gobble up these engaging picture books in both languages.

Know someone managing the school at home situation? Maybe they don't realize just how well they ARE managing!  This quiz...
06/07/2020
#NailingIt Quiz - MomPossible

Know someone managing the school at home situation? Maybe they don't realize just how well they ARE managing! This quiz will tell them identify how things are going~ so pass it along!

Millions of moms are scrambling right now, thinking, “There’s no way I can do this!" Find out the one thing you can do to make your days AWE-filled instead of awful!

06/06/2020
06/05/2020
www.notconsumed.com

High school can be fun too! A great place to start is looking at electives!

Kim Sorgius of Not Consumed shares her list of The Ultimate List of High School Electives For Homeschoolers with us!

06/05/2020
06/04/2020
Homeschool Science for Elementary Grades | Apologia

Nuggets of wisdom: Jeannie's input on training children about the importance of building relationships with respect, love and kindness.

Have you experienced Jeannie's Young Explorer Series Science Curriculum?

https://www.apologia.com/elementary-science-for-homeschool

Voted #1 homeschool science curriculum for elementary grades 13+ years . Astronomy, Anatomy, Zoology, Chemistiry, Botany. Families love the hands-on activities, labs & conversational tone.

Are you curious about how some moms work and homeschool? It seems a bit more believable if you have a work-from- home jo...
06/04/2020
Find Your Footing - MomPossible

Are you curious about how some moms work and homeschool? It seems a bit more believable if you have a work-from- home job that is flexible by nature..but what if you work a more structured 9-5? What if we told you that too is possible mom?

Check out Tip #5 https://mompossible.org/find-your-footing/ and download this working-homeschooling schedule! Print one off for yourself or share it with a friend or two!

Have questions? We're here to help! Ready... Set... Ask!

Yes, this can be daunting. Maybe you're stressed to the max and thinking, “The kids need all our attention! We’ll lose our jobs!" Or, you have it partially figured out, finding some sweet new steps. Or, maybe you're a single mom in your small apartment with a special needs child, already shoutin...

Heather and Colene suggest, "As you read these books, talk to your children about why it is important to respect all hum...
06/02/2020
Beautiful Books that Encourage Redemption and Racial Reconciliation - Cultivated Learning

Heather and Colene suggest, "As you read these books, talk to your children about why it is important to respect all human beings. Every person, no matter their age, development, sex, color of skin, intelligence, or education, is worthy of respect because they are made in the image of God."

Powerful books to read with your children. Building empathy and developing a conscious are part of the highest calls of parenting. Good books are our allies in these tasks.

Are you at Charlotte Mason inspired homeschool or would you like to be?  Here's an opportunity to attend an online confe...
06/02/2020
Charlotte Mason Inspired Homeschool Conference

Are you at Charlotte Mason inspired homeschool or would you like to be?

Here's an opportunity to attend an online conference for you to really get your feet wet with like-minded families!

Join us as we learn about the Charlotte Mason philosophy from veteran homeschool parents successfully using and enthusiastically sharing her educational approach.

Are you new to homeschooling or trying to figure out what your "style" is? Check out all the different ways you can flav...
06/01/2020
What’s My Educational Approach or Homeschool Style?

Are you new to homeschooling or trying to figure out what your "style" is?

Check out all the different ways you can flavor your homeschool and if you're not sure- take the quiz!

Let’s take a look at the 9 most common educational approaches or ways you could homeschool. (And you don’t have to pick just one—the best fit for you family might be a combination of two or even more!)

"Swinging isn’t just for recess. The benefits of swinging are astronomical!"
05/31/2020
Sensory Integration: Swinging Not Just for Recess

"Swinging isn’t just for recess. The benefits of swinging are astronomical!"

Sensory Integration: Swinging Not Just for Recess This post contains information about sensory integration and how swinging can help learning challenges in the classroom. Affiliate links are provided for your convenience. Integrated Learning Strategies (ILS) is a learning and academic center. As a r...

Are you looking for a way to assess strengths and weaknesses for your struggling student?  HSLDA members have the abilit...
05/30/2020
Brigance Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills II (Pre-K to 9th grade) — Rental

Are you looking for a way to assess strengths and weaknesses for your struggling student? HSLDA members have the ability to rent the Brigance Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills tests! Rent them in our online store and they ship directly to you! And our Special Needs Consultants are here to answer your questions!

HSLDA members only! Number of Students Testing:: 1 Student ($65.00) — 1 Student Booklet; 2 Students ($70.00) — 2 Student Booklets; 3 Students ($75.00) — 3 Student Booklets; 4 Students ($80.00) — 4 Student Booklets; 5 Students ($85.00) — 5 Student Booklets.

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Purcellville, VA

General information

The information provided on Facebook is designed to assist families looking for general solutions to common questions for their homeschools. No recommendation or comment should be construed to constitute legal advice. HSLDA members should call our Legal Department for specific advice about how state home education laws apply in their particular situations. HSLDA wants our page to be a forum for discussion related to homeschooling and parental rights. The page is closely monitored, and we reserve the right to delete any spam and inflammatory, abusive, or disruptive comments and posts. We also reserve the right to ban users who post such content.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(540) 338-5600

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HELP!! I need advice on teaching math to a VERY right brained child...I need ideas that really work.
Another fantastic and helpful post by Faith Berens: After the Diagnosis: The Next Steps #homeschoolspecialneeds