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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 […]

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

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Taken 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 […]

Delaying Formal Math

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. I just received your book Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style a couple of days ago. I’ve been reading the article on math because that’s the area of my children’s schooling that seems to be least successful. My […]

Homeschooling Without Co-ops, Online Classes or Tutors… Does It Work?

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

“Recently a friend, who is nearing the end of her homeschooling years, shared that she taught her sons with no co-ops, no lesson plans, and no professional teachers or courses of study. Just three boys and their books doing their daily school work at the kitchen table….” Read the rest of the article here.

Why “late to read” is not always a problem by Daniel Foucachon

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Late to read? Why that’s not always a problem. BY DANIEL FOUCACHON “I would like to tell you something about my mother and about me. Homeschooling mothers have to be self-sacrificial, hard-working, and patient. I want to share how these qualities in my mother blessed my life in a particular way. For whatever reason (some […]

Don’t Press the Technicalities Too Early

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Here is a Facebook conversation we recently had with a friend. Debra: I have an 8-year-old and 7-year-old (along with three littles). Both are reading very well. We read aloud a lot and love it. They want to write letters and notes. I am simply noticing a lack of any good spelling. I’m wondering if […]

Early Academic Training Produces Long-Term Harm

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Research reveals negative effects of academic preschools and kindergartens. The author of this article asks, “What has been your experience with early education, as a parent or a teacher? What effects have you seen of early academic training, or, conversely, of experience in traditional play-based preschools and kindergartens?” Let’s read a book instead!

Experience in Delaying Math

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Dear Laurie, I wanted to give a testimonial about your book Teaching the Trivium. Last year my husband and I became very convicted about having our children in school. It was a wonderful Christian school, and I was the 3rd/4th grade language arts teacher. We decided in early January that I should stay home for […]

Dysgraphia and Math

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

I just read the article Math and Pencils, and I wanted to share something that might prove helpful. I hope you will consider this information. My son was also allergic to his pencil. We used Saxon and he hated it. When we did the practice tests at the beginning of each lesson he would take […]

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