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Archive for February, 2014

Talking to Babies

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Talking to babies boosts their brain power, studies show. Reading bedtime stories to babies and talking to them from birth boosts their brain power and sets them up for success at school, researchers say.

Hebrew Flash Cards

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Large Hebrew Letters & Vowels Flash Card Set Hebrew font used on these large flash cards is the most common printed Hebrew font found in Hebrew Bibles and Hebrew prayer books.

Revolutionary War Math and Is It Too Late?

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Taken from Drums by James Boyd (first published, 1925) The time is about five years before the War for Independence. The place, North Carolina. Thirteen-year-old Johnny has been sent from his backwoods home to Dr. Clapton (a Church of England pastor) in the nearest city to be tutored. He had been homeschooled up to that […]

My Top 10 Favorite Read-Alouds and You’ll Have Difficulty Finding Them

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Penrod by Booth Tarkington Penrod Schofield is twelve and has been volunteered by his mother for “The Pageant of the Table Round” in which he is to play the Child Sir Lancelot du Lake. He gets himself into a mountain of trouble when he exchanges his gaudy costume of castoff silk stockings and flannel long-johns […]

Delaying Formal Math: History, Part 2

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Here is a link to an old encyclopedia called The Cyclopedia of Education. Although it was published over 100 years ago, there are a number of articles worth reading — they offer a different perspective from some of the modern encyclopedias. In particular, read the articles “Arithmetic” and “Arithmetic, Hygiene of.” Below is a quote […]

Delaying Formal Math: History, Part I

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Here is a link to an old encyclopedia called The Cyclopedia of Education. Although it was published over 100 years ago, there are a number of articles worth reading — they offer a different perspective from some of the modern encyclopedias. In particular, read the articles “Arithmetic” and “Arithmetic, Hygiene of.” Below is a quote […]

Free Vocabulary Studies Workbook Ages 10 and Up

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Free copy of our 100-page vocabulary studies ebook — Vocabulary Bridges from English to Latin and Greek — today through Friday. Workbook for ages 10 and up.

Life Lessons Learned from Liesl (September 14, 2005 – February 5, 2014)

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Patience During the warm days when she was outside all day, we could see her there through the window often waiting by the house for hours, knowing that I would eventually come out, and she wanted to be there when I did. And of course, she would have her ball there expecting I would want […]

The Life of Liesl (September 14, 2005 – February 5, 2014)

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Life to Liesl was a ball game. Nobody liked to chase balls down and bring them back like she did. If Liesl were a man, she would have been a professional shortstop – maybe for the Cubs. She taught me a game where she would lay the ball down and then try to beat me […]

Growing Without Schooling Back Issues Now Free

Monday, February 10th, 2014

What a treasure! Complete set of back issues for John Holt’s magazine Growing Without Schooling (1977-2001).

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