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f you’re a busy mom like me juggling a full time work schedule, family obligations and numerous kid activities then you can relate to the old Calgon commercial tagline, “Calgon Take Me Away”. Although I love the chaos known as my life, there are days when I feel like I need to be cloned. I often think about what I can do to help my situation and I’m sure many of you feel the Wayne & Holmes Counties Family Today is the property of Spectrum Publications same way.

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The Spectrum Publications team has come to the rescue. As many on our staff have similar family/ work balance issues we collaborated to come up with a new publication that could help address our chaotic lifestyles. Family Today is our newest publication with a strong emphasis on providing valuable content to help with our busy lives. The articles and advertising will provide information to help make the family/work balance less overwhelming. In this issue and upcoming issues, parents and family members alike will find useful articles on finance and money saving strategies, parenting, education, family life, inspiration and a comprehensive calendar for the ever-important “family time”. We would also love to hear from you. If you find our content useful, we would like to know or if you would like us to include something specific for future issues, we would like to know that too. Feel free to contact me at kgearhart@the-dailyrecord.com.

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Food For Thought Family Wants, Family Needs & “Collaborative Consumption”

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Useful Tips FAFSA & College Prep

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Special Feature Homeschooling Sees Growth & Support

Learn & Grow

How Art Benefits Young Brains

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Health & Wellness Healthy Cooking Techniques

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Discover Downtown Wooster

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Calendar of Events Things to Do in Our Area

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Family Wants, Family Needs &

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his past year I checked a couple of things off my collaborative consumption “to-do” list. I took an Uber with some friends while we were staying in Orlando. Both times the drivers were on time, friendly and got us to our next stop in perfect fashion. I tried out Airbnb with my family for the first time when we took our trip to Niagara Falls this past summer, and I highly recommend it. (I never knew you could feel so at home in a completely new place – but Airbnb was able to prove to me that it’s possible). Trust researcher, Rachel Botsman’s book “What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, ” co-authored by Roo Rogers, gives a preemptive look at drastic changes in the way we take in products and how people have started to realize a better way to beat the old system. In her TED Talk from 2010, Botsman addresses the way we keep things in our homes, even if we never intend to use them again (for example, box sets of seasons of T.V. shows we’ve already watched, books we’ve already read, etc) and how she discovered consumers “swapping” these items leading to a new form of “collaborative consumption” as it was becoming a “powerful cultural and economic force.” The way people work in today’s marketplace online is based around sharing. The social media we use each day is constantly working to find ways to tap into the minds and desires of us and the people around us, using digital content and media. I’ve noticed that my kids are more and more concerned with the way the people around them are reacting to things, consuming content as groups, and then trying to figure out how they can start sharing those things, as quickly as possible, with their larger, extended groups of friends. My children (ages 6 and 11) are more interested in experiencing certain games or activities they see as “fun” because they’ve watched someone do it in a video online or had a friend recommend it personally. This mindset makes them more aware of and open to the opinions of the people and influences around them.

Just the other day my son wondered out loud, “Why do I have so many toys?”This wasn’t a question I ever would have asked my parents. I am of a generation that thought you should always strive for more, more stuff, and that’s why I’ve still been functioning in that zone of parenting. Thinking, here are your toys to play with – somehow these will give them satisfaction, but the satisfaction for my children’s generation does not come from just having stuff. They are more interested in the experience something will give them and how it will connect them to the world around them – their interests are becoming more collaborative. It’s going to take some time for us parents to start thinking this way, instead of piling up our houses with stuff. If we can start to move in this direction though, we can become families that fight waste, share the things we do have and use our gifts and talents to help others. My kids are just starting to realize it and that makes me excited – it makes me hopeful and optimistic for their children one day, becoming people who live on what they need, not what they think they have to own in order to show other people how content and happy they are. While there are consequences to consider, looking at the forced changes that “sharing” has brought about in our economy over the past decade, when you look at the resources your family has at their disposal, are there ways you could be more collaborative in a positive way? Maybe there is something you have to offer up, it might be those unused items sitting right under your nose, out in your garage or maybe it’s a skill you have that people could benefit from – let’s get collaborating!

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Art helps kids develop motor skills, helps establish essential thinking tools, improve memory and focus, and much more!

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rt enriches lives and can be used to connect people from all walks of life. Among the many additional benefits of art is its effects on young people and the development of their brains. The American Association of School Administrators notes that neuroscience research has shown that the effects of the arts on a young brain’s cognitive, social and emotional development can be profound. • Art helps to wire the brain. The AASA notes that especially young children spend much of their time playing, and that play often includes forms of art such as singing, drawing and dancing. These artistic activities

engage various senses and help to wire the brain so it can learn. As children age, these seemingly basic activities remain essential for young brains. • Art helps children develop their motor skills. Dancing and other movements that might be prompted by exposure to art help children develop motor skills. Motor skills are necessary for kids to perform important and necessary daily tasks while also promoting independence. • Art helps kids learn to think. The AASA notes that art can be a valuable tool in instilling essential thinking tools in children, including the ability to recognize and develop patterns, the ability to form mental representations of


what is observed or imagined, and the ability to observe the world around them. • Art can improve memory and focus. The AASA cites studies where listening to music can stimulate parts of the brain responsible for memory recall and visual imagery. In addition, background music played in a classroom has been shown to help students remain focused while completing certain learning tasks. • Art can positively affect how students approach other courses. Studies have shown that incorporating arts into core curriculums can have a number of positive effects on students’ overall academic performance and benefit students socially. Studies indicate that students involved in such integrative programs are more emotionally invested in their classes and work more diligently than those not studying in such conditions. In addition, students may learn more from one another when the arts are integrated into core curriculums than when they are not. Art is often mistakenly seen as a strictly fun component of children’s education. But the effects of art on young brains is considerable, helping young people develop as they learn grow throughout their lives.

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large part of healthy eating involves choosing the right foods. In addition to choosing the right foods, health-conscious individuals must choose the right methods to prepare those foods in order to maximize their nutritional value. Cooking methods such as frying can make for delicious meals, but such meals may not be so healthy. For example, each tablespoon of oil used when frying can add more than 100 calories to a meal. When counting calories, men and women should recognize that the way they prepare foods can affect the overall calorie count of a meal. In addition to choosing healthy cooking methods, the following strategies can help make meals as healthy as possible. • Invest in new cookware. Choose nonstick cookware that will reduce the amount of oil, spray and butter needed to keep foods from sticking. Manufacturers are now touting ceramic cookware, which is free of trace metals or dangerous chemicals that can leach into food from the cooking surface. What’s more, ceramic pots and pans don’t contain chemical coatings that can eventually flake off into food. • Stock up on healthy recipes. Purchase cookbooks that showcase healthy recipes or peruse the Internet for heathy recipes. Many websites cater to health-conscious foodies who do not want to sacrifice their health to enjoy delicious meals. • Choose smart fats. All oils are loaded in calories, but


healthy oils can still be used without sacrificing flavor. Olive oil is an unsaturated fat that is a much healthier choice than butter or saturated fats. When cooking with oil, do so in moderation. • Think about baking foods. Baking is handy for more than breads and desserts. Baking is one method of cooking that may not require the addition of fat. Meats that are baked can be placed on top of a rack, so that excess fat drips off and is contained in the bottom of the pan. • Explore poaching, broiling and grilling. Poaching, broiling and grilling are three healthy alternatives to frying. Broiling and grilling expose food to direct heat, so it is a fast method of cooking and may not be appropriate for foods that require longer cooking times to tenderize. Poaching is the process of simmering foods in water or another flavorful liquid. • Use minimally refined ingredients. Select among whole grains and ingredients that have not been refined.

The closer a product is to its natural state, the more nutritional properties it is likely to have retained. • Season foods yourself. Rather than relying on prepackaged seasonings, mix your own blends. Packaged seasonings generally contain a lot of salt. Use fresh herbs whenever possible for the freshest of flavor. • Add heat for flavor. Spicy pepper, dry mustard and other zesty flavor enhancers can make foods taste delicious without added calories. • Try low-fat or fat-free dairy. Substitute low-fat alternatives for fullfat dairy items. For example, Greek yogurt can sometimes be used in place of less healthy ingredients such as mayonnaise. • Trim excess fats. Prepare meats and poultry well by trimming the fat and skin to make the final product even healthier. By remembering healthy eating involves not just the foods they cook, but also how those foods are cooked, home cooks can make their meals that much healthier.

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he cost of a college education continues to rise. The College Board says the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2015-2016 school year was $32,405 at private colleges, $9,410 for state residents at public colleges, and $23,893 for out-of-state residents attending public universities. The high cost of education compels many students to find ways to finance their education. For many, that means exploring every available option. Making Friends With FAFSA (FREE Application For Student Aid) Many of us have heard of the FAFSA, but there is also a “FAFSA4caster” you can use to calculate an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid. The “FAFSA4caster” is great for anyone who isn’t quite ready to jump into the actual FAFSA just yet. It’s recommended for high school juniors and even students as young as middle school age. It’s a great tool – not just for parents, but for anyone who wants to find out more about what their college funding scenario might be like, in order to come up with strategies based around what type of funding a student might receive. You can find the “FAFSA4caster” at fafsa.gov (but it’s important to note, that the federal aid amounts provided by the “FAFSA4caster” are estimates).

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To get the real picture of what your financial aid will look like, you can begin with the FAFSA itself at fafsa.gov and click on the button that says “Start A New FAFSA.” This website is an excellent resource with info on deadlines and all the important details you need to know before you start the process. For Ohio students applying for financial aid in the 2017-2018 school year, the federal deadline for submitting an online application is midnight Central Time on June 30, 2018. There is also a state deadline of October 1, 2017 and the specific college you plan on attending may have it’s own deadline so you will want to find out when applications are due for your particular school. There are helpful videos on the site to guide parents and students through the process. The main things you will need to fill out the FAFSA are: • Your Social Security Number • Your driver’s license number if you have one • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. Citizen) • Your most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s and other records of money earned. (Cool Trick: You may also be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool – more on recent updates to this on the next page*).


• Bank statements records and investments (if applicable) • Records of untaxed income (if applicable) • An FSA ID to sign electronically. If you are filling out the FAFSA as a student and you are considered a dependent, then you will also need most of the above information for your parent or parents. *As of March 30, 2017, the IRS released a statement about the U.S. Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) and the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) To protect sensitive taxpayer data, the IRS and FSA announced the Data Retrieval Tool on fafsa.gov and StudentLoans.gov will be unavailable until extra security protections can be added. While they are working to resolve these issues as quickly as possible, students and families should plan for the tool to be offline until the start of the next FAFSA season. Since the tool was disabled in early March due to security concerns, the IRS has been working closely with FSA to safely return the tool to service. “We know this tool is an easy way for students and families working on applications to access their financial data,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “While this tool provides an important convenience for applicants, we cannot risk the safety of taxpayer data. Protecting taxpayer data has to be the highest priority, and we will continue working with FSA to bring this tool back in a safe and secure manner.” “We have heard from students, parents, and the financial aid community that applying for aid is harder without the DRT,” said James W. Runcie, Federal Student Aid chief operating officer. “We will do all we can to help students and families successfully submit applications while the tool is unavailable and remain committed to protecting applicants’ personal information.”

What’s A Grant? Grants are another form of financial assistance for students to explore. Unlike scholarships, which are awarded based on merit, grants are not tied to a specific list of criteria that must be met. Financial need is often given greater weight when awarding grants than academic performance. Public and private organizations, professional associations, the government, and even schools sponsor various types of grants. A good place to start is The College Grants Database at www.CollegeGrant.net SCHOLARSHIPS 101 Scholarships come in different forms and are usually offered to students as a gift to be put toward college or university costs. Some schools offer scholarships, while other scholarships are sponsored by outside organizations. Students who meet certain requirements may be eligible for scholarships. While academic or athletic skills are the first criteria associated with scholarships, they are not the only avenues by which students can pursue scholarships.

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Additional information: The online FAFSA and IDR application remain operational. You can continue filing the FAFSA or applying for an IDR plan as you normally would. For more information on or for help with: completing the FAFSA, visit StudentAid.gov/fafsa or call 1-800-4FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) applying for an IDR, visit StudentAid.gov/idr.

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Scholarships may be offered to students of certain ethnic groups; children of employees at particular companies; or to students who live in particular states. Local branches of organizations like the Rotary Club or Kiwanis also may give out scholarships. As you start your journey towards scholarship success, consider the following tips. · Get involved with the community. Many scholarship sponsors seek individuals who are committed to volunteerism. Plus, volunteering for various groups puts students in the path of information about scholarships from these organizations.

And finally, the fun bit – ROAD TRIP!!!! Schedule a campus visit, do it today! Choosing a school is an important decision, and even though you might not be spending as much time on campus as you did when you were younger, don’t overlook the importance of a campus visit. A member of the admissions faculty or even a current student may be able to offer a guided t o u r , explaining the layout of the campus, amenities and resources. He or she also may point out parking areas, study locations and the best way to navigate the campus. This will help you narrow down your list of prospective schools and alleviate a fish-out-of-water feeling when you start out on the first day of class.

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· Use scholarship search engines. Those who search for scholarship sponsors should find plenty of results if they peruse scholarship search engines such as Scholarships. com, CollegeBoard.com and FastWeb.com. · Check the local newspaper. This is a great resource for finding locally based scholarships. · Use networking contacts. Students should ask anyone they know if they are aware of any scholarship opportunities. Students who develop a rapport with guidance counselors or the financial aid department at their prospective colleges o r universities may learn about scholarship opportunities that are not highly publicized. These people may have the inside track on scholarship information. · Apply for all available scholarships. Now is not the time for students to become lazy. Students should apply for any scholarships for which they meet the eligibility requirements.

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uring our honeymoon in 2015, my husband and I happened upon an event that ended up being one of the highlights of our trip to Amish Country. We were parched and in need of some refreshment after meandering around the back roads that day, when we started to see signs for the Dandelion Festival, pointing us in the direction of Breitenbach Wine Cellars. During our stay near Berlin, we had spent our days sight seeing and dining at many of the local places along the way. There was a delicious breakfast at Boyd & Wurthmann, an unforgettable, decadent lunch at Chalet

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at the top of the hill where families, young and old, were enjoying live music and the sights of the countryside around them. There were several areas where vendors were selling soap, pottery, handmade jewelry and other crafts. Inside the Roadhouse Amphitheater, which was also located at the top of the hill, there were cooking demonstrations taking place – with samples for the audience – highlighting the ways you can incorporate dandelions into a dish. My favorite part of the afternoon was sitting down, setting our glasses of fabulous dandelion sangria on a wine barrel, putting our feet up and listening to the acoustic guitar playing as we sipped and soaked in the sunshine.

The atmosphere at the Dandelion Festival that day was very family oriented. There were babies on shoulders and kids running around in the grass, chasing after one other. As the day wore on, we were reluctant to leave, so we decided to head back down the hill and make a stop at the tasting room and the gift shop. Some of our personal favorite Breitenbach wines we tasted on that visit were the Dandelion Wine, First Crush, Frost Fire, Roadhouse Red and at the top of our list was their Blackberry Wine. I still pick this one up whenever I spot it on the shelf at the local Buehler’s and am instantly transported to the memory of that May day in Spring. After stocking up on a few bottles of our favorites to take home

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that evening, we strolled around the grounds, listening to the sounds of surrounding farms and taking mental snapshots (and literal snapshots) so we could always remember that day. This year we’re hoping to head back to Breitenbach, and we hope that you will too. The Dandelion Festival (also called May Fest) will take place on May 5th and 6th at the new Roadhouse Amphitheater, located just 100 yards east of the winery on Old Rt. 39. Friday the festival is from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday it goes from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be wine sampling, Dandelion Sangria, cellar tours, arts and crafts and live entertainment scheduled for both days. On Saturday at noon, children can gather in the picnic shelter at the top of the hill for a Dandelion picking contest, and to make their own dandelion jelly. Vendors will be open both days, showcasing their Dandelion products. Specialty foods will also be available both Friday and Saturday, try the dandelion sausage, dandelion bread, dandelion gravy and dandelion lasagna. Visit BreitenbachWine.com/Events for more information and to stay up to date on what’s happening throughout the year.

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May the 4th Be With You When: All Day Where: Dalton Public Library Kids try the Star Wars scavenger hunt and make Star Wars crafts.

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The 24th Annual Dandelion May Fest When: Fri Noon - 7 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Where: 5934 Old Rte 39 NW, Dover

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Cowboy Mounted Shooting When: Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat & Sun 10 a.m. Where: Wayne County Fairgrounds Watch these cowboys compete

in timed shooting matches on horseback. Familyoriented club with members in wild west outfits. Call 419-2100185 or visit www.nooutlaws.com for more information.

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Sounds of Downtown When: 6-8 p.m. Where: Downtown Wooster Come stroll along to wonderful music. This street music series will feature a variety of musicians and performances throughout the summer season. Details: 330-2622222 Additional dates for 2017: 5/26, 6/8, 6/23, 7/27, 8/11, 8/25, 9/22, and 10/27.

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help children prepare for school. Each child will receive a packet containing: a picture book, kindergarten pencil & scissors, fun summer workbooks and learning games. For more information and to register, please call the Children’s Department at 330683-1065. Space is limited. Gardening For Kids – Sponsored by Lehman’s When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Dalton Public Library, 127 S. Church Street, Dalton Join Karen Geiser to learn some kid-friendly gardening ideas and help her plant a ‘salsa garden’ in the square foot garden box donated by Lehman’s. Children will also make newspaper pots to plant seeds in to take home. Watch the garden grow as you visit the library this summer and stay tuned for the Kid’s Garden Harvest and Cooking class in August. Ages 5 and Up (with adults encouraged to join them)

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Moo Fest Celebrating Ohio Dairy Farmers! Where would we be without our farmers and more specifically our dairy farmers? Details: Berlin, OH www.HeartofAmishCountry.com


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Crippled Children’s Benefit Sale This auction will benefit children with medical needs. Furniture, horses, buggies and approximately 100 locally-made quilts will be auctioned off. Other sale items include crafts, collectibles, lawn furniture, harnesses and lots of furniture. Lots of food and fellowship! Details: Kidron Auction Grounds in Kidron, Ohio 800-589-9749 www. KidronAuction.com/events

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meeting together, to join in dancing, singing and visiting, renewing old friendships and making new ones. Events and activities include tomahawk throwing, dance and drum competition, fire starting, story telling, foods, craftsmen, artisans and more. Details: Mohican Reservation Campgrounds and Canoeing, 23270 Wally Rd, Loudonville 800-766-2267 www. MohicanPowWow.comKids try the Star Wars scavenger hunt and make Star Wars crafts.

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Summer 2017 Highlighted Children’s Events Main Library (Wooster) May 30 Summer Reading Club Kick-off May 30 Mr. Puppet June 3 Kids’ Day June 13 Lyn Ford, storyteller extraordinaire June 27 Yoga for Kids June 29 Artist’s America Library Visit & Cereal Box Collage workshop July 8 Revolutionary War Day July 11 Mad Science of Northeast Ohio July 15 Penguins @ the Library?!! July 20 Matt Jergens Comedy Juggling Show August 4 Pint Size Polka August 17 Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show Branch Locations June 29 All About Butterflies - Dalton August 3 Tippy Towers - Doylestown June 27 Jeff Nicholas - Build Me Up - Rittman July 24 Inch by Inch: The Garden Song Book - Shreve June 13 Mary Ellis - author - West Salem

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eal plans provide a clever way to save money on food. Knowing the meals that will be made and which ingredients need to be purchased for these recipes eliminates floundering and impulse purchases at the supermarket. Knowing exactly what to buy and when also can eliminate food waste and spoilage. According to research from the University of Pennsylvania, people who can avoid impulse spending can save up to 23 percent on their grocery bills. Planning meals in advance can also provide a host of health benefits. When meals are planned in advance, shoppers have more control over the ingredients they choose and can tailor them to specific dietary needs or healthy eating plans.

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Fortunately, time-pressed individuals have a number of resources at their disposal to help them plan and shop for meals. A quick online search for weekly meal plans will yield many results, including recipes and complementary shopping lists. People also can download apps that help with meal planning to their smartphones. Such apps include Yummly, Pepperplate and MealBoard, among others. Another way for individuals to plan meals more effectively is to take a few moments on the weekend to think about which meals to make during the week ahead. Compare the necessary ingredients against those you may already have in your pantry. The rest


can be purchased and saved for subsequent meals. Buying a week’s worth of groceries in one shopping trip is more efficient and can help to conserve fuel. When planning meals, try to use the most perishable items first. For example, prepare to use seafood, some dairy items and fresh vegetables early in the week, and more durable foods, such as frozen, boxed or canned goods, later in the week. When buying foods at the store, buy proteins in bulk and subdivide them into smaller packages to save money. Properly repackage foods so they will not spoil or become freezer burned, leading to waste. Other budget-conscious shopping tips include trying store brands, building meal plans around items that are on sale that week and making use of coupons or coupon apps.

Post a weekly meal plan on or near the refrigerator so items can be thawed and ingredients prepared as needed. Building meals around slow cooker recipes also can help those who like to prep foods in the morning and then come home to completely cooked meals. On busy nights, arrange for fast meals, such as sandwiches or one-pot creations. By planning meals in advance, home cooks never have to stand in front of the pantry wondering what to make.

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s of March 2016, there are 2.3 million home-educated students in the U.S.* and that number has increased steadily over the past decade. The differences between a public education and a home education have changed vastly since its rebirth in the 1970s. There are groups of home-educated students with their own basketball and volleyball teams and many students are able to take advantage of classes online as a way to add to their curriculum at home. The opportunity for a parent to make their own decisions in their child’s education may be the driving force behind the decision to homeschool, but there are many factors parents will consider before making this choice. The family may have religious or faith based reasons, they may be more interested in experimental learning, allowing the student to learn creatively, or their child may be more apt to thrive academically in the home environment. “We see many young families choosing this education option,” said Wendy Stoller of the Wayne County Christian Home Educators. “When I first joined our local homeschool co op there were mostly older families and fewer young children. The current co op I participate in has numerous young children. When I joined years ago there were 5 or 6 children ages birth to 5 years and now we have well over 20 in this age bracket alone. We have just over 100 students participating in our co op classes pending the semester.” Time is another huge factor (and advantage) of the home classroom. Since it can be flexible if need be and the curriculum may be customized for each student. “The biggest advantages definitely are time and that I am involved in my child’s education,” says Melody Plessinger, a home educator from the Shreve area. “By time, I mean that we have a lot more family time as a result of homeschooling. My husband works construction and if it weren’t for homeschooling there would be months at a time he would not have seen our children...Homeschooling has allowed us to adjust our schedule to his if need be.”

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Developmental aspects are also being nurtured by different groups and activities outside the home, geared towards the social, emotional and psychological aspects of learning. Several places in the area provide “Homeschool Days” where home-educated students and their families are encouraged to come and participate in activities and group learning. Lehman’s Hardware in Kidron, Ohio designated every Tuesday in the month of March as a “Homeschooler’s Day”. Lehman’s Homesteading Expert, Karen Geiser, had mentioned the idea of staring a homeschool program, having been a home educator herself). In the classes, children learn about whipping cream into butter as it relates to the importance of temperature, Ms. B.J. interacts with students at Lehman’s Homeschooler’s Days, teaching the nutrients provided by apples and the importance of them about the different varieties of apples and how they can be used in baking. finding a way to use every part of the food we eat. Own Reading 78 Apple Peeler. Another important lesson Students also learned about life without electricity, how was brought to life through the works on display by local to practice safety when using an oil lamp and how lighting woodcarver Paul Weaver. Weaver has developed his own technology first came about and developed since it’s talents and gifts over the years by working and learning, creation around 1908. with the goal of inspiring others to go for it, start simple Students were able try their hand at using Lehman’s and get bigger over time.

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Lehman’s has had positive feedback for the classes on social media and the size of the classes continues to grow, with students coming from Wayne, Ashland and the surrounding counties. Another local resource for families and home educators is The Wilderness Center in Wilmot, Ohio. Their primary home education days take place on Thursdays, with monthly programs designed for the entire family, covering a wide range of topics. Volunteer Educator Karrie McAllister lead a class in March with six sets of skulls. McAllister has been bringing her own children to The Wilderness Center for years, and now heads up the Critter Skull Identification (CSI) class. McAllister talks about the way we can look for clues in the environment around us, using our senses and then identifying which parts of the skull would be used for that particular sense. All of the homeschool classes at The Wilderness Center are geared towards Ohio Academic Standards. A more recent development has been to break the classes up into two time periods, the first one in the morning being for younger students and the second one in the afternoon for older students. During the entire time period, the family

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Wilderness Center Volunteer Educator, Karrie McAllister investigates a deer skull with students at one of the “Homeschool Thursday” programs, CSI: Critter Skull Identification. can be in the building, often times the older students are studying and doing school work in a room that is open to them during the day, while younger students are getting started with learning activities in the main room. Many of the homeschool participants are from Stark, Tuscarawas, Wayne and Holmes Counties. “We’re trying to reach all ages and stages,” said Lynda Price, Wilderness Center Education Manager. Price has been at The Wilderness Center for 15 years and she sees the sciences available at the center as a way to enrich the homeschool curriculum. “Parents can also come for enrichment on their own time,” added Communications Manager Sara Brink. “There are backpacks that we provide with different themes for families to take out on the trail and learn.” An annual family membership to The Wilderness Center is $40 and with that membership, the Homeschool Days are available at no extra cost. “I love seeing the kids exploring and learning,” Brink remarked.“Our members are our supporters. The Wilderness Center is actively working in land conservation with over 4,000 acres statewide and that is where the money goes– to the streams and woods in our surrounding counties.” On May 6th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a Homeschool Teacher Training Course at The Wilderness


Center where Head Naturalist Carrie Elvey will show home educators how to use insects to teach biological principles. The price for the course is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Educators can expect to walk away from the class with knowledge, tools and curriculum materials to incorporate insects into their science classes. For Melody Plessinger, being an educator and being a parent go hand in hand. “I am their parent first, while still educating. It is my responsibility as a parent to ensure my child gets a good education whether in a school system or homeschooling.” As the way we communicate and learn has changed over the years, the methods of teaching and the ways in which our children learn are constantly developing, but the good news is that there is help and support for you and your family, no matter what your decision. “Additional changes I have seen in my 11 years (and in my lifetime as I was home educated on the mission field as a child) are that there are many more resources available than when I was young,” says Wendy Stoller. “When I was young there were few curriculum providers for home education, now there are hundreds. Although this is a great

benefit for tailoring the education to my teaching style, my children’s learning styles and interests, this advantage also presents a challenge as the options can be overwhelming to new home educators...There is a much greater support system in place for home educators now. You don’t have to look far to find books, websites, blogs, etc. that have information available for any aspect of home educating.” The Wayne County Public Library website has up to date links for notification forms, information and regulations for homeschool families. Home education is a meaningful, often enjoyable and sometimes challenging journey for both the parent and the child. For more information on local resources or to find out where to begin in your journey of home education, visit localhs.com/?Wayne,OH. There you’ll find a listing of different co-op groups and support groups including the Medina County Homeschool Christian Co-op, the Wayne County Christian Home Educators (WCCHE), TEACH Homeschool Group, the NorthEast Ohio Christian Home Educators (NEOCHE), the Akron Roman Catholic Home Educators (ARCHE) and the Ohio Home Educators Network (OHEN).

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Providing the community with an array of niche products, Spectrum Publications has a magazine for everyone. Family Today is a new quarterly magazine geared toward helping families thrive in Wayne and Holmes Counties by offering a variety of content focused on parenting, finance, inspiration, health and family. HisSide targets men in Wayne and Holmes Counties. Published biannually, this magazine takes into account all types of men and activities they enjoy. Ohio Gas & Oil is a monthly magazine that provides members or interested parties of the gas & oil industry with current and accurate information. Amish Heartland displays the beauty and culture found within the Amish Heartland of Ohio. It is available at AAA locations throughout the state. Harvest is produced quarterly with a 10 county distribution, find it locally in Wayne and Holmes Counties. The magazine offers expert knowledge of timely agricultural topics and news.

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Family Today Magazine April 2017  

Family Today is a quarterly magazine geared toward helping families thrive in Wayne and Holmes Counties by offering a variety of content foc...

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