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Homeschooling: The Middle Years: Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 8- To 12-Year-Old Child (Prima's Home Learning Library)

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Discover the Rewards of Homeschooling Your 8- to 12-Year-Old

From the ages of eight to twelve, children go though many changes—emotionally, intellectually, and physically. They begin to develop innate talents that will carry them though a lifetime of learning. Too often, these natural behavior traits are squelched in traditional schools. That's why more and more parents just like you are choosing to teach their eight- to twelve-year-old children at home. Inside, respected homeschooling speaker and writer Shari Henry shows you how homeschooling can work for you and your child. You'll discover how to:

·Create a world of ideas for easy science experiments, math drills, field trips, and craft activities

·Make history and geography come alive by using community resources

·Direct your child to independent projects, such as planning and planting a garden, making a kite, and creating a family meal

·And much more!

"If you are thinking about homeschooling an eight- to twelve-year-old, you'll want this book for the resources alone! Shari Henry describes homeschooling as a journey of learning and uses the results of a survey to provide you with information on what other 'travelers' think and how their attitudes have changed since they started their adventure."—Billy and Nancy Greer, publishers of F.U.N News

"Clear, concise, and rich with resources. This book should be in the home of every family homeschooling though the middle years."—Rebecca L. Cook, South Carolina homeschooling support group founder

"Shari Henry is a veteran homeschool mom who has served faithfully in the trenches for many years. I heartily recommend her book."—Carole Joy Seid, educational consultant

"Excellent. Provides parents with everything they ever needed to know to homeschool their middle grade children."—Maureen McCaffrey, editor-in-chief of Homeschooling Today

About the Author

Shari Henry a senior editor with Homeschooling Today magazine, has written for various parenting and homeschooling publications. A frequent speaker at homeschooling conventions and workshops, she lives in Huntsville, Alabama, with her husband and three homeschooled children.

Table of Contents



Part One: Preparing for Your Family's Learning Journey1. The Homeschool Learning Journey2. Ready for Success: Learning Assets of the Middle Years Child3. The Joy of Learning with the Middle Years Child4. Getting You Ready for Homeschooling

Part Two: A World of Curriculum Choices: How to Promote a Lifelong Love of Learning5. Developing Clear Communication Skills: Language Arts6. The Importance of Math and Science in a Technological Age7. Understanding Our Life and Times: History, Geography, and Social Studies8. Foreign Languages, the Arts, and Physical Education: Extra or Essential?9. Tailoring Homeschooling to Meet Your Family's Unique Needs

Part Three: Keeping the Learning Journey Fun and Successful10. Resources for Your Learning Journey11. The Learning Journey Merges onto the Information Superhighway12. Homeschoolers' Top Three Destinations13. Accomodating Younger Travelers14. Keeping House (and Sanity) While You Homeschool15. Part-Time Homeschooling: Complementing Public and Private Schooling16. Enjoying the Road Less Traveled


Product Details

Henry, Shari
Random House
Rocklin, Calif. :
Home Schooling
Experimental Methods
Middle school education
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Prima's Home Learning Library
Publication Date:
September 1999
9.13x7.36x.88 in. 1.32 lbs.

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Homeschooling: The Middle Years: Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 8- To 12-Year-Old Child (Prima's Home Learning Library)
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