- Publisher: W Pub Group (November 1984)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0849930073
- ISBN-13: 978-0849930072
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #157,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Home Grown Kids Paperback – November, 1984
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As the mother of 6 children ranging in ages from 2yr- 13yr I have always tried to respect their natural development. However this caused me some frustrations in home education as standard curriculum does not take individual development into account. I also found myself balking at the normal progression of grades and curriculum which just seemed artificial and, well, silly for a homeschooler.
The I read Home Grown Kids and suddenly things started making sense. Up until around ages 8 or even 10 a child's brain isn't ready for the comprehensive tasks of formal academics. Instead a child learns best in a relaxed natural format. To some this is similar to the method called unschooling. The main difference is that when a child is developmentally ready they begin formal academics combined with a balance of service(helping at home or community service) and play time. This does not put a child behind their peers as learning happens faster with better retention. I've seen this in my own children.
The main core is we are raising whole people not just little scholars. By following the natural development of a child and they aren't all exactly alike, we can teach them better with less stress for everyone including mom.
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A++ best practical advice for raising happy, healthy, intellegent kids.Published 3 months ago by websurfshop
The title says it all: A practical handbook. I took ideas from this book and from "A Biblical Home Education" and created my schedule to follow along with a curriculum to... Read morePublished on April 12, 2013 by Home Style Hub
This book is full of information on child rearing, even though the book was written in the early 80s, every word is relevant for today. Read morePublished on February 24, 2013 by Leslie Cranston