Monthly Archives: August 2012

Originally posted on Laura Grace Weldon:
  “Young children seem to recognize that knowledge is an essential shared resource, like air or water. They demand a fair share. They actively espouse the right to gain skill and comprehension in a…

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How To Balance Furthering Your Own Education, Which Will Help You Be A Better Homeschooler, During The Time You Are ‘Meant’ To Be Homeschooling? Month 7 of Learning at Home

Taking an unschooling approach to learning is a bit stressful for me because I wake up each day thinking, “What shall we do today that looks more like learning than ‘just’ play?” Remember, you unschoolers who are about to jump … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Letters from Nebby:
Dear Reader, As I have been working through my series on different approaches to homeschool, I have come across a couple of methods which distinguish the methods and goals used in educating girls from…

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Originally posted on Letters from Nebby:
Dear Reader, I mentioned in my post on our homeschool plans that we have been using Life of Fred math and that I tend to get a lot of questions about it. So I…

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Should Younger Children Read Books Originally Written for Older Children/Adults, Providing they’re Suitable? Month 6 of Learning at Home

Should Edward, aged 7, be reading ‘The Hobbit’ by JRR Tolkein?  Should young kids read books written for older kids/adults? Even if younger kids enjoy reading books originally written for an older audience, are these wonderful books spoiled for them … Continue reading

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Reading Readiness Has To Do With The Body

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Sitting down. (public domain by Jusben) Today’s kids sit more than ever. Babies spend hours confined in car seats and carriers rather than crawling, toddling, or being carried. As they get older their days are…

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You know you are a homeschooler when…

This is a fun list. Thanks to Anisa Asad of the ‘Bahrain Alternative Education and Homeschooling’ group for passing this one. I know and like ‘I’m homeschooled and I have friends!’ but I haven’t seen this before. https://www.facebook.com/notes/im-homeschooled-and-i-have-friends/you-know-you-are-a-homeschooler-when/110401982320193 You know … Continue reading

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Best apps for kids – from UK newspaper, ‘The Guardian’

We don’t have an ipad or iphone or any of their ilk but for those of you that do, with kids, you might like this: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/aug/04/50-best-apps-chidren-smartphones-tablets

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How to get back to homeschooling after a holiday? Month 6 of Learning at Home

  I’ve been wracking my brain how to do it – how to get back to something that looks a bit like formal or formal-ish learning after a long holiday away. The weather is terribly hot. We’re stuck inside the … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Adventures in the Netherlands, Part 8 – Month 6 of Learning at Home

It’s the last few days of our holiday. It’s been nearly 5 weeks away. We are just starting to settle down and feel at home. We’ve learned the main roads to get around. We recognize major landmarks. We’ve slowed down … Continue reading

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