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Teleflora Flowers


Do you love floral arrangements? I do too! This Valentine’s Day, why not treat yourself or someone you love with a beautiful Valentine’s Day flower arrangement from Teleflora?

Want the chance to get a gorgeous arrangement like this for yourself or someone you love? We are excited to be working with Teleflora on this awesome giveaway! One lucky reader will win a $75 Gift Code to Teleflora. If you win, this code will be sent right to your email so make sure to check your email on the 7th to see if you are a winner!

This giveaway is sponsored by Teleflora and hosted by Mom Does Reviews. About Teleflora

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Teleflora has over 13,000 member florists throughout the U.S. and Canada, with an additional 20,000 affiliated florists outside North America. This extensive network, coupled with our commitment to exceptional customer service, means that when you send flowers from Teleflora, you can be confident that you’re sending the best. As a service organization rather than a florist, Teleflora makes it easy to select beautiful florist-delivered products by investing in the most modern technology, seeking continuous innovation and improvement in services, and providing the best people in the business to ensure your confidence that your order will be placed easily and filled by a Teleflora florist quickly and professionally to your complete satisfaction.

About the prize/product:

Treat your special someone to a beautiful arrangement from Teleflora with this gift card for $75.00! You could send this lovely arrangement or select something else that says..you are special to me.

Be sure to read Sherryl’s review on Mom Does Reviews HERE.

ENTER TO WIN!

One lucky reader will win a Teleflora Gift Card for $75.00

The giveaway is open to USA

The giveaway ends 2/6/19 at 11:59 PM EST

Be sure to come back daily for more chances to win!

Good luck!

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Disclosure: We are not associated with any of the companies named above. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open as indicated above to those 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. The Homeschool Village and any other blog(s) participating are not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the sponsor of this giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not. The sponsor reserves the right to deny entries submitted by fraudulent and/or duplicate accounts.

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10 Proven Lessons to Get Your Child Reading Before First Grade


Ever wondered why we wait until first grade to get our children reading? Before age six, children have enormous capacities for learning. Yet, some struggle to learn and others take to it easily.


With step-by-step, guided instruction from Ucan Courses, you can give your child the advantage of a lifetime. This proven method for teaching your child to read by first grade is getting attention. It gives kids a running start, boosts confidence, and eliminates that overwhelming feeling so many have on the first day of school. Importantly, it puts the parent in the driver’s seat: All you need is 10 minutes a day for 15 days!

Meet Shelana

Shelana is a first-grade teacher with more than 20 years of experience. She’s also a wife, mother, and grandmother. And, she can be your Ucan coach, guiding you in teaching your child to read.

Why Parents Love Ucan Kids


It’s fun, easy, and goes at the child’s own pace. It can also be used by nannies or grandparents. It gets results. The program builds skills in comprehension and retention – essential for young learners. It will have your child reading – and understanding – full sentences by first grade!

People who use Ucan Kids tend to be:

  • College-focused parents with an eye on Harvard who want to give their child every advantage.
  • Beginner parents who benefit from Shelana’s proven methods for teaching kids.
  • Busy parents who find that 10 minutes of paired and shared learning creates a special bond that reinforces learning.
  • Homeschooling parents who use the program as a foundation for learning.
  • Parents of a child with learning challenges who will benefit from early attention.

As you give your child all the advantages of this remarkable methodology for learning to read, you’ll get super parenting tips and tons of support, games and tools to download, and the joy that comes when you see your child reading, retaining, and comprehending words. For children everywhere, education really is the future. Once your child has discovered the magic of reading, a whole world of learning awaits.

Get started now:

Sign up for the free 10 Step Cheat Sheethere, after which you’ll get three free training videos.

Don’t want to waste time?

As part of this limited time offer, you can begin immediately by enrolling in the full online course. You’ll still receive the cheat sheet, the free training videos, and all the bonus educational tools. Learn more here.

Make sure to connect with The Ucan Group on social media:

Facebook and Instagram for the latest announcements and promotions.

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This sponsored post is brought to you by The Ucan Group and coordinated by Wendy’s Bloggers.

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The Book of Ingeniously Daring Chemistry


Learning about the periodic table of elements can be difficult! And if your kids are like mine, they learn much faster when they can actually see something happen, instead of just reading about it. That’s why the book, The Book of Ingeniously Daring Chemistry: 24 Experiments for Young Scientists, by Sean Connolly, is the perfect mixture of education and hands-on science fun. There are 24 experiments that teach students about the different elements, some of their properties, and how to handle them safely of course.

The Book of Ingeniously Daring Chemistry

From Sean Connolly, the master of messy and dangerous (and therefore extra-fun) science, a collection of more than 20 hands-on experiments that are like an interactive journey through the periodic table of elements.

In this introduction to chemistry for STEM-curious kids ages 9 and up, each chapter of The Book of Ingeniously Daring Chemistry focuses on a single element—its properties, how it was discovered, and even its potential danger level. Easy-to-follow experiments help readers put their newfound knowledge into action.

All that’s needed is a sense of adventure and some items from around the house.

Make your own fossil with silicon. Use a pinhead and measure 166 feet of string for a mind-boggling insight into how a hydrogen atom is built. Discover oxygen and oxygenation by slicing an apple and seeing what happens an hour later. Harness the power of zinc with a potato clock. And enjoy a special hands-off feature about the “Dirty Dozen”—those nasty elements, from arsenic to plutonium, that can wreak havoc wherever they appear (there are no experiments using these chemicals). Matter really matters, and now you’ll really understand why.

About the Author

Sean Connolly is the author of The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science and other STEM-based Genius at Work titles for Workman, along with dozens of other books for both children and adults.

My thoughts:

As a homeschool family, we’re always looking for fun and exciting ways to teach the students about science. Whether we need to dissect something, build a structure, or mix chemicals to cause certain reactions, the more the kids can do themselves, the better they seem to learn the concepts! Since we don’t have a full science lab like public schools have, I have to piece together equipment and materials myself. This book uses mostly things we already have, or can purchase easily, like a potato, apples, string, etc.

The experiments are well written so they are easy to follow, without a lot of adult help required.

Don’t worry, I still supervised and helped with in depth explanations for the more advanced students. But this was a great way to teach concepts about the elements and the periodic table to a range of grade levels! While some of them were more basic in nature, it was a great starting place that covered the simplest material for the younger students and served as a starting point for the older students. They could then use that demonstration and hands-on experience to go on to something more advanced.

And while the book discusses some of the scary elements (think arsenic), you don’t actually work with them! Let’s save that for more advanced classes in college, shall we?

I enjoyed the explanation that was provided in each chapter, from the basic information like the atomic number, boiling point, etc., the text would also cover information such as how and where it was discovered. This was presented in narrative form, so we could read it aloud in a group/class setting, or the students could read it for themselves as time permitted.

I’d definitely recommend this book for homeschool families, students that are curious about science, or even families that want to have some fun hands-on experiments together! It’s meant for grade ranges 4-7, but could be adapted into lessons for older or younger students to fit your personal needs. You can learn more about The Book of Ingeniously Daring Chemistry: 24 Experiments for Young Scientists from Workman Publishing. It is also available on Amazon in Kindle and Hardback versions.

Make sure to follow Workman Publishing on social media:

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The Homeschool Village by Sherryl Wilson - 10M ago
Family Game Night Ideas


Does your family love to get together and play games? If yours is like ours, coming up with Family Game Night Ideas can be a challenge when you have a wide range of ages. Not any more… Let me share our favorite games from Funsparks Games. They have games that everyone can play. The following list includes some of our favorites.. and we are giving away a set of them to one reader! Good luck!

This giveaway is sponsored by Funsparks Games and hosted by Mom Does Reviews.

About the prize/product:

FunSparks Family Game Night Package includes the following games:
Ladderball Toss Game – This interactive game set comes with everything you need: 2 ladder targets with score board, 6 bolas, and a carry bag. It is easy to assemble and to pack up to store in the carry bag.

Paddle Catch Game – This game is great for all ages. The paddles are covered with a VELCRO brand fastener over a plastic board paddle. Tossing the ball back and forth helps little ones with their eye hand coordination. Little ones can just hold up the paddle and the ball will stick to it (so they don’t have to catch it). Adjustable straps make this game usable by all ages. No assembly is needed and everything is included in the paddle game pouch.

Slam Ball Game – This action packed game can be played inside or outside with one or two players. Play involves one player spiking the ball against the net and the other player or players catching it.

Switch Ball Game – This game can be played with one player or as a team. Each player has their own launch net. The ball is placed in the net and the net is stretched tightly tossing the ball into the air, and catching it as it returns in the net.

Lawn Darts – Glow in The Dark Set – Comparable to the classic horseshoe or ring toss game, this lawn dart game can be played as a single competitor or as a team challenge. The lawn darts and target rings will glow in the dark after being exposed to sun light or if indoors, a bright light bulb.

Be sure to read Sherryl’s review on Mom Does Reviews HERE.

ENTER TO WIN!

One lucky reader will win a FunSparks Family Game Night Package

The giveaway is open to USA from 10/8/18 7:00 PM EST

The giveaway ends 10/18/18 11:59 PM EST

Be sure to come back daily for more chances to win!

Good luck!

Can’t wait to win? For a limited time, our readers can save 15% off on all purchases with our coupon code 158XS2HE at checkout. Check out the deals on Amazon HERE, the discount code has already been applied.

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Disclosure: We reserve the right to make revisions, to cancel, or suspend this contest for any reason. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open as indicated above to those 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the sponsor of this giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not. The sponsor reserves the right to deny entries submitted by fraudulent and/or duplicate accounts.

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