- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Whole Heart Ministries; Revised edition (January 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1888692006
- ISBN-13: 978-1888692006
- Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.6 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #389,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Educating the Wholehearted Child Revised & Expanded Paperback – January, 2001
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Top Customer Reviews
The only parents who would probably not find this book particularly useful are those who find Christianity offensive. But if you can look past the religious aspects of the book to the ideas, even non-Christian parents could probably find enough good ideas that the book would be a worthwhile purchase.
Chapter 1 is one of the best treatments I've read of why people homeschool, and how to handle those who criticize your choice.
Chapter 2 focuses on creating a Christian home and raising children with Christian values and character.
Chapter 3 contains a good discussion of various "mental muscles" that homeschooling should strengthen - habits, appetites, language, creativity, curiosity, reason, and wisdom.
Chapter 4 provides a good "home-centered learning model", where 5 study areas should be addressed:
1. discipleship studies (religious education),
2. disciplined studies (study of basics),
3. discussion studies (humanities),
4. discovery studies (science, nature, creative arts) and
5. discretionary studies (field trips, likfe skills, home and community life).
Of these, the disciplined studies are the ones that would require a more structured, traditional type of teaching.
Chapter 4 also contains an excellent section on how to set up your home for home-centered learning.
Chapter 5 contains teaching methods for the studies described in Chapter 4.
Chapter 6 contains brief information on learning styles, and Chapters 7, 8, and 9 are about keeping it together, managing your home and your school.
The appendix contains book lists and curriculum resources, as well as planner pages that you can photocopy.Read more ›
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This book is written in a noisy sort of fashion. There is type in boxes all over the margin, I couldn't figure out what order to read the information in. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mme de Fer
This is a book I have turned to again and again. It is Christ-centered with a Biblical worldview. If you are unsure where to start in your homechool journey, this book will help... Read morePublished 22 months ago by BlessedCP
Great and very helpful book for homeschooling moms! I highly recommend.Published 22 months ago by HLP
The summary stated the cover was not ripped and it is. The cover color was disformed. There were some missing pages in the back of the book. Read morePublished on February 10, 2014 by Ryan Schipper
Love it! So much great information on homeschooling. Also love the personal stories that help sympathize and celebrate the challenges and privileges of homeschooling.Published on July 9, 2013 by D. Riddle
Don't read this book without a highlighter handy! The authors really know what they are talking about and say what's in their heart in a very organized manner. Read morePublished on April 27, 2013 by Kindle Customer
I had heard great things about this book so I was so excited to see it at a used curriculum fair for $2! I snatched it up, and sat down to read it one morning with a cup of tea. Read morePublished on March 29, 2013 by P. Lee
Love, love, love this book! I'm new to homeschooling and this book makes me feel like I can do it. It affirms all my reasons for wanting to homeschool and encourages me with... Read morePublished on August 30, 2011 by katafus