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Fundamentals of Homeschooling: Notes on Successful Family Living

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Parents will dog-ear this book — a consultant-in-a-book that deftly unravels the mysteries of homeschooling in everyday language. Parents can listen to an experienced parent?s thought-provoking insights into the how's and why's of successful homeschooling. All the basics are covered — including academic, social, learning style, and family life issues — and organized for easy reference. By zooming in on the heart of homeschooling success — what really works, the author has produced a comprehensive and compelling volume that will save parents? time, money, and resources. All ages.

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"This book bursts with creative ideas and resources that every homeschooling parent will find valuable." Mothering Magazine

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"[A] rich and eloquently personal look at how children learn in families....well organized and easy to dip into whenever the need arises." Life Learning Magazine

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"[A] book that respects parents' common sense and wisdom, that honors children and their amazing power to learn, and that tackles its subject with thoughtfulness and insight..." Home Education Magazine

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"[A] work of great good sense that will enlarge your imagination...a potent package." John Taylor Gatto, author of Dumbing Us Down; The Underground History of American Education

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"[C]omprehensive, reader-friendly...[Fundamentals of Homeschooling is] inclusive of all who might choose this alternative education...a wealth of wisdom. Publishers Weekly

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"Bravo!...'Comprehensive' doesn't say enough...forty-five chapters divided into six parts, plus a helpful appendix — all in an easily readable 430 pages!" Shari Henry, Senior Editor, Homeschooling Today

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"I was so excited to see this new title....this book shows us how to [educate the kids while building a strong family] with love and togetherness." The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

Table of Contents

  1. pt. 1.Play
  2. 1.Keynote : play, the root of learning
  3. 2.Why children play
  4. 3.Enhancing early learning
  5. 4.Enhance learning with games and puzzles
  6. 5.Modifying classic games
  7. 6.Game list, the tried and true
  8. pt. 2.Conversations
  9. 7.Keynote conversations
  10. 8.Early reading and writing
  11. 9. Thelaptop approach to reading
  12. 10.Writing toward reading
  13. 11.Early math conversations
  14. 12.Math whiz basics
  15. 13.For the love of learning
  16. pt. 3.Togetherness
  17. 14.Keynote homeschool = togetherness
  18. 15.Social learning
  19. 16. Exploring homeschooling styles
  20. 17.Learning activity centers
  21. 18. Alearning calendar
  22. 19.Against the flow : handling criticism
  23. 20.Joyful disruption
  24. 21. Asurplus of attention
  25. 22.Eleven, going on twenty-one
  26. 23. Atoddler in the homeschool
  27. pt. 4.Growing up
  28. 24.Keynote growing up
  29. 25.Rites of passage
  30. 26.Family friendly evaluation
  31. 27.Avoiding standarized testing traps
  32. 28.Ready for college and work
  33. pt. 5.Explorations 1 : the big picture
  34. 29.Keynote : creating habits for learning
  35. 30.Field tripping
  36. 31.Learning clubs
  37. 32.Apprenticeships and mentoring
  38. 33.Teen medley
  39. pt. 6.Explorations 2 : subjects
  40. 34.Keynote choosing the right stuff
  41. 35.Exploring math
  42. 36.Exploring science
  43. 37.Exploring social studies
  44. 38.Exploring vocabulary and spelling
  45. 39.Exploring literature and books
  46. 40.Exploring writing
  47. 41.Exploring music
  48. 42.Exploring arts and crafts
  49. 43.Exploring foreign languages
  50. 44.Learning by computer
  51. 45.Considering textbooks?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780964081369
Subtitle:
Notes on Successful Family Living
Foreword:
Dobson, Linda
Publisher:
Nettlepatch Press
Location:
Carson, Wash.
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Home Schooling
Subject:
Religion - Christian Education - Home Schooling
Subject:
Parent Participation
Subject:
Distance Education & Learning
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
240
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
429
Dimensions:
9.14x6.08x.98 in. 1.37 lbs.

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"Review" by , "This book bursts with creative ideas and resources that every homeschooling parent will find valuable."
"Review" by , "[A] rich and eloquently personal look at how children learn in families....well organized and easy to dip into whenever the need arises."
"Review" by , "[A] book that respects parents' common sense and wisdom, that honors children and their amazing power to learn, and that tackles its subject with thoughtfulness and insight..."
"Review" by , "[A] work of great good sense that will enlarge your imagination...a potent package."
"Review" by , "[C]omprehensive, reader-friendly...[Fundamentals of Homeschooling is] inclusive of all who might choose this alternative education...a wealth of wisdom.
"Review" by , "Bravo!...'Comprehensive' doesn't say enough...forty-five chapters divided into six parts, plus a helpful appendix — all in an easily readable 430 pages!"
"Review" by , "I was so excited to see this new title....this book shows us how to [educate the kids while building a strong family] with love and togetherness."
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