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Prufrock Press

This company specializes in materials for gifted and twice-exceptional learners. There are curriculum materials for all major subjects, plus some great books on logic, social skills and growth mindset. The prices are a bit high, but it looks like quality material.

The Artful Parent

This blog has hundreds of great ideas for doing art with kids. There are a couple of books and online classes available for purchase, as well as some free printable resources. The suggestions of art supplies for different ages are particularly helpful.

Lavender's Blue Homeschool

This site is all about Waldorf-inspired homeschooling. There is a blog with great ideas, or you can purchase a complete curriculum package for Kindergarten, First, or Second grade. (Looks like more grades are in development.) Packages are accessible online, or can be printed and include hundreds of pages of lessons, plus MP3 files. There is also an online community that requires paid membership, which you get free with purchase of curriculum.

LitWits

This company (run by two sisters, one a homeschooler, the other a teacher) provides virtual "kits" for experiencing great books. Each kit contains suggestions for props and hands-on activities for the book, as well as some printable resources for teaching traditional literature concepts and writing tasks. There are many useful links and ideas in each kit. 

Letters From Afar

This subscription service sends a monthly letter describing the adventures of a fictional explorer. The letters are copies of hand painted/written originals, and addressed by hand. Looks like a very interesting way to learn about history and geography, and certainly affordable at $6/month.

Poetry Foundation

This is the organization that publishes Poetry Magazine. The website has lots of great resources including (of course) many poems in written, audio, and video formats. You can search for specific poems or poets, explore collections around many themes, and find teaching guides and articles to help in learning.

YouCubed

This is a wonderful website from Stanford Math Education Professor Jo Boaler. The site has many inspiring articles and videos about a new approach to math teaching and learning. There is a free online course to help students think differently about math. She is also in the process of writing a K-8 math curriculum that follows her revolutionary approach. You can try out many of the tasks and activities on the website. The curriculum looks great, but the best thing about this resource is the potential for both students and parents/teachers to develop a great mindset about math.

Cultured Owl

These learning kits on different countries are designed to promote global citizenship. They contain information booklets, recipes and crafts, a flag and a toy from each country. Buy a single kit, or save money with a package and choose the countries you want.

The Measured Mom

This blog comes from a former teacher, now stay-at-home mom. She concentrates mostly on pre-reading and literacy topics, but also has some math and science ideas. There are a lot of free printables, and a shop with reasonably priced materials. 

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