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Classical Education and Delayed Formal Academics — Essential and Nonessential

Monday, March 4th, 2019


I came across your website recently
 in my search for classical curriculum providers. I read (and 
re-read) your article, Ten Things to Do with Your Child before Age
 Ten, and it has been 
insightful, however I have some questions. 
 If you’ll indulge me for a moment, 
I’ll provide a brief profile of my home […]

Five In a Row this week — Madeline

Sunday, January 13th, 2019

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans is one of the book selections in the Five In a Row homeschool curriculum and was last week’s choice for Daughter Johannah’s family. Here are a few of the projects they chose to go along with Madeline: Eric reading to Michael Eric and Michael making French flags Eric cooking French toast […]

Curious about delayed formal math

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Hi Laurie! We have been doing Classical Conversations for a few years now and recently I really gathered what the trivium is. A couple of years ago I gave up a formal reading curriculum and my son learned to read just having been read to and having the desire to read (mostly to read what […]

Don’t Overwhelm the Young Ones

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Don’t Overwhelm the Young Ones by Ron Paul Here is a great article on The Homeschool Mom site. It warns against this: “Too Much, Too Fast, and for Too Long.” It was written by Jeanne Falconer. This is good advice: “Rethink […]

The Brain, It’s Plain, Is Sprained If It Is Strained

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Excerpts from Endangered Minds: Why Children Don’t Think And What We Can Do About It by Jane M. Healy [Page 66] [T]he axons, or output parts of [brain] neurons, gradually develop a coating of a waxy substance called myelin, which insulates […]

Five in a Row — a relaxed homeschool curriculum for ages 4-8

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Two years ago when my grandson Eric was 5 1/2, Daughter Johannah started using Five in a Row — a homeschool curriculum for ages 4-8. Five in a Row was created by Jane Claire Lambert many years ago and continues to […]

In response to the mother who feels she needs something more formal in the way of curriculum

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. From Amber B. We started homeschooling my son when he was four. 
We love the Bluedorn’s approach and have stuck to it because it fits
 our ideal of what a homeschool should be. My son is now soon to be nine
 […]

I used to like homeschooling, now I love it — relax and start slowly

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. 
From Helen This is a response to Linda who is struggling with putting together her own
 curriculum. I was there two years ago (which is when I read first Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style). I 
was using […]

How much should I read aloud?

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Question: I have been thinking about this (following your recommendations more closely) and asked my children today (daughters ages 7 and 8) what they would think if we set aside math and spelling instruction for the month of January and I […]

More creative freedom and less formal lessons

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Wisdom for the day — more creative freedom and less formal lessons. Read these to educate yourself on the topic of delayed formal academics. School Can Wait by Raymond and Dorothy Moore Home-Spun Schools: Teaching Children at Home by Raymond and […]

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