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Product Details

  • Perfect Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Homeschool Adventure Books; First edition (October 31, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982113706
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982113707
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 8.1 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #606,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I Am Learning All the Time is a heartwarming story and delightfully illustrated picture book a treat for homeschooling families and their friends.

The story illuminates the similarities and differences between conventional schooling and homeschooling, with a tone of acceptance and appreciation for both learning paths. --- Scott Noelle, parenting coach and author of & The Daily Groove:A Creative Parents Guide to the Art of Attraction Parenting

How would you like to have your questions about homeschooling answered while you read your child a storybook? I Am Learning All the Time is intended for your child, but you will learn as much or more. Your child will be captivated by Hugh's life-learning experiences and social connections, and if you homeschool, your child will love the recognition of his life style and belonging. Little Hugh is not only fully engaged in learning, but creates friendships that include schooled and home learners alike. It is perhaps what I like about the book the most, that learning without schooling never alters Hugh's love and appreciation of his schooled friends.
A rare book of friendship, home-schooling, social connections and appreciation.
For More Reviews Please Visit: homeschooladventurebooks.com --- Naomi Aldort, parenting counselor and author of Raising Our Children, Raising OurselvesI Am Learning All the Time is a heartwarming story and delightfully illustrated picture book a treat for homeschooling families and their friends.

About the Author

Author Rain Perry Fordyce loves learning with her two boys and husband in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

She is a writer and editor for an online magazine, AuthenticTimes.com and Inspired Almost-Daily newsletter, as well as editing books and websites for others through HomeschoolAdventureBooks.com. She changes lives through her inspirational life coaching, speaking and with her powerful tool called the peace treaty to help adults end the resistance in their lives at CoachingWithRain.com.

I Am Learning All the Time is Rain's first children s book, and was inspired by her passion to create confidence in her children through positive words and stories.

Rain and her husband made the decision to homeschool after their oldest was in the middle of second grade and their youngest was in his second year of preschool. She and her family are unschoolers and are amazed at how much they are learning all the time!

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More About the Author

Author Rain Perry Fordyce loves learning all the time with her two boys and husband in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Part-time writer and editor, her greatest love is creating confidence in parents for the unique choices they make to raise their children. Through her personal and parenting coaching, CoachingwithRain.com and her powerful tool, The Peace Treaty, she helps adults end the resistance in their lives so they can keep moving forward with joy and adventure.

"I Am Learning All the Time" is Rain's first children's book, and was inspired by her passion to create confidence in her children through positive words and stories. Rain and her husband made the decision to homeschool after their oldest was in the middle of second grade and their youngest was in his second year of preschool. She and her family love the authentic family choices they make day to day and are amazed at how much they are "learning all the time!"

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Finally a book for homeschooled children.
Sandy Walker
Fordyce's book eloquently shows how giving kids the freedom to be whoever this wish to be can have a most positive affect on our world.
Barbara Techel
Her 11 year old daughter loved the book very much as well.
Heather L. Brown

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Wayne S. Walker on August 18, 2009
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Hugh Beagle is five and a half. He lives with his Mom, Dad, and big brother Chas in a green house on North Cedar Street. One day when Hugh, Chas, and their Mom are walking to the park to see some friends, the man at the bus stop asks why the boys are not in school. The reason is that they homeschool. The story goes on to explain how Hugh and Chas get to have a picnic at the park with their homeschooled friends instead of "first day of school" parties, learn at home with Mom instead of going to a classroom, help Mom make lunch instead of eating in a cafeteria, and play in their backyard instead of having recess at the school yard. But do the boys feel deprived and they would rather ride that big yellow bus every day? Hugh will answer those questions.
The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences reports that both the number and the proportion of students in the United States who were being homeschooled increased between 1999 and 2003. Approximately 1.1 million students were being homeschooled in the United States in the spring of 2003, an increase from the estimated 850,000 students who were being homeschooled in the spring of 1999. In addition, the percentage of the entire student population who were being homeschooled increased from 1.7 percent in 1999 to 2.2 percent in 2003. And it is still growing. Author Rain Perry Fordyce is a homeschooling mom of two sons who lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.
Hugh himself wonders why he and his brother are being homeschooled. His Mom helps him to go through a process of self-discovery to understand what both the differences and the similarities to his traditionally schooled friends are.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By L. Bentley on March 28, 2010
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This is a fabulous book!

This book is the first of its kind: a children's picture book story that shows what it's actually like to be a homeschooler today! It doesn't poke fun of any type of schooling, yet shows an accurate portrayal of a homeschooler's life in the modern world.

The characters are cute. The family dynamics are superb! My only complaints are that it's not more well known and that it wasn't written until now. :) My kids would have LOVED this book and read it over and over again when they were little. It's very obvious that the author knows what homeschooling is actually like.

For those curious, religion is not mentioned in this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Donna F on February 24, 2010
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My son is a 4 years old very friendly homeschooler. Everywhere that we go he makes conversation with somebody. It never fails, that somebody always asks him if he goes to school and if he is in Kindergarten. I recently heard about "I Am Learning All The Time" from a mom on one of my yahoo homeschool groups. After reviewing the Homeschool Adventure Books website, I thought that it would be a great storybook to help my son understand that he does go to school; he goes to homeschool. I purchased the book and I was right; my son loves the story and the illustrations; he also loves the author's name "Rain". And now when asked, he tells everybody "I go to homeschool". It is an awesome story about a homeschooled boy named Hugh Beagle, who is discovering how and why he is homeschooled. He discovers that there are different kinds of school and different ways of learning. He discovers his differences and similarities to his public schooled friends without judging which is better. This book is a great resource to help homeschooled children appreciate their learning style; and it is also a great resource to help traditionally schooled children better understand homeschoolers. It is also a resource to help other adults, such as grandparents and other family members, appreciate your choice to homeschool your children. This book should be in every public school library and in every public library throughout the country. This is a sustainable book produced using vegetable ink with 100% renewable energy and printed on post-consumer recycled paper. As said in other reviews, I too would love to see more Homeschool Adventure books from this author, but she needs our help.Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nance on July 15, 2009
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I came across a review of this book in Secular Homeschooling Magazine. Because it had a good review there and because I have never come across ANY other childrens' books for and about homeschoolers, I went on the author's website and bought it. We got our copy promptly and I just adore the book. It is fun and enthusiastic, pointing out how great it is to be a homeschooled kid while still managing to contrast with the main characters' public schooled friends in a totally positive way. I bought it for my almost 4 year old son, but even my 8 year old daughter enjoyed looking at it. The illustrations are wonderful, by the way. I recommended it to my homeschool group and at least one other mom bought and loved the book. I've recommended it to my local childrens' librarian, too. I only wish the author would write another homeschool book, with an older child for a main character :)
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