The Milestones of a Child’s Mind Development Infographic

90% of your child’s brain capacity develops before age 5. By age three a child’s brain has formed 3 quadrillion connections. The development of a child’s mind is absolutely amazing during early years. The Milestones of a Child’s Mind Development Infographic shows how a child begins developing from day one.


100 Things for Homeschool Families, see what the iHomeschool Network Bloggers are sharing 100 of.

There is nothing more exciting than finding a cache of hidden treasures. Today the bloggers of the iHomeschool Network are doing just that, providing you with a cache of homeschooling and family treasures. 52 of our bloggers have each gathered 100 Things for you to peruse and study or be inspired, encouraged and motivated by. Well, not just 100 Things! We’ve each gathered 100 Things and together we are offering you 97 Blog Posts to Explore, covering topics for homeschooling, family and blogging.

Plus as an added bonus the iHomeschool Network is giving away to one lucky winner $100 in your choice of PayPal Cash or Amazon Gfit Card, along with a variety of other prizes provided by our various bloggers. Take a look at this amazing list of 100 Things, each link, containing 100 Things. And don’t forget to register to win!

Homeschool Encouragement


How To & Resources Lists

Curriculum Reviews

Educational Toys & Games

Homeschooling Subjects

Art & Music


Early Elementary & Preschool

Foreign Language


Language Arts




Field Trips

Special Needs

Family & Parenting

Character/ Faith / Values/Life Lessons

Home & Keeping


Healthy Family





30 Questions to Ask Your Kid Instead of “How Was Your Day?”

When I picked my son up from his first day of 4th grade, my usual (enthusiastically delivered) question of “how was your day?” was met with his usual (indifferently delivered) “fine.”

Come on! It’s the first day, for crying out loud! Give me something to work with, would you, kid?

The second day, my same question was answered, “well, no one was a jerk.”

That’s good…I guess.

I suppose the problem is my own. That question actually sucks. Far from a conversation starter, it’s uninspired, overwhelmingly open ended, and frankly, completely boring. So as an alternative, I’ve compiled a list of questions that my kid will answer with more than a single word or grunt. In fact, he debated his response to question 8 for at least half an hour over the weekend. The jury’s out until he can organize a foot race.

Questions a kid will answer at the end of a long school day:

  1. What did you eat for lunch?
  2. Did you catch anyone picking their nose?
  3. What games did you play at recess?
  4. What was the funniest thing that happened today?
  5. Did anyone do anything super nice for you?
  6. What was the nicest thing you did for someone else?
  7. Who made you smile today?
  8. Which one of your teachers would survive a zombie apocalypse? Why?
  9. What new fact did you learn today?
  10. Who brought the best food in their lunch today? What was it?
  11. What challenged you today?
  12. If school were a ride at the fair, which ride would it be? Why?
  13. What would you rate your day on a scale of 1 to 10? Why?
  14. If one of your classmates could be the teacher for the day who would you want it to be? Why?
  15. If you had the chance to be the teacher tomorrow, what would you teach the class?
  16. Did anyone push your buttons today?
  17. Who do you want to make friends with but haven’t yet? Why not?
  18. What is your teacher’s most important rule?
  19. What is the most popular thing to do at recess?
  20. Does your teacher remind you of anyone else you know? How?
  21. Tell me something you learned about a friend today.
  22. If aliens came to school and beamed up 3 kids, who do you wish they would take? Why?
  23. What is one thing you did today that was helpful?
  24. When did you feel most proud of yourself today?
  25. What rule was the hardest to follow today?
  26. What is one thing you hope to learn before the school year is over?
  27. Which person in your class is your exact opposite?
  28. Which area of your school is the most fun?
  29. Which playground skill do you plan to master this year?
  30. Does anyone in your class have a hard time following the rules?


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