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Someone complained that the book "...did not teach you how to teach your child..." or "...short and rambling...workbooks were better..." and while they are entitled to have their opinion maybe they missed the point. I have had the books two (2) days now and based on the advice (based on theories) I am very impressed with the information the book does put forward.
1. The book describes different methods, especially those of the standard preschool and primary school and critiques methods based on philosophies, theories, and research. In some instances, she said "...the fact that they can does not necessarily mean they should." and provides reasons to support her methods.
2. The book seems logically laid out, building information in each section as a teacher would any student. And could be read specifically for particular child's age as the methods are in progressive steps/stages.
3. This book is not a workbook. The book encourages parents to develop an attitude of education in everyday life with their child(ren): "Use real life for teaching."; "Real life is daily. It is close at hand. It offers the best learning opportunities your child will ever have."; "Pushing does not work"; "...begin...at a young age...". It also mentioned that the strategies taken by workbooks use a backward approach (i.e. with reference to learning modes) and could lead to frustration of the child.
I purchased the book because I wanted my daughter to start doing Math: 2+3=5.Read more ›
This book has been most helpful in our homeschooling adventure and was key in pulling this over-achieving, by-the-book teaching mother away from the need to keep to a rigid schedule and actually enjoy teaching and learning with my children.
Read this knowing it is not a curriculum guide. There are no lesson plans included (though there are games/activities for each level of reading, writing, math discussed). This approach relies on real life experience, real books and writing with actual meaning to the student, and common sense...it will not look like a public school or packaged curriculum. It is not fancy, and there are no gimmicks or step by step instructions. Those who will appreciate this work are those who recognize the power in simplicity and can make some decisions about WHAT to teach on their own.
The included wall chart of phonics and numbers has been helpful, but leaves something to be desired in the way it was printed in only blue and yellow ink. It's just bonus material. The book is your investment.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Eh, not Christian, so I had to ignore some of the editorial asides. The advice offered is good. The book offers enough guidance to help you take care of early grades home... Read morePublished 15 days ago by "Angel"
This was a gift from me ( a 25 year homeschool mom) to a brand new homeschool mom. They used to be 3 separate books but I like that they have been bound together I started my... Read morePublished 4 months ago by PK
As a parent who's going to start homeschooling my preschooler this year I would highly recommend this book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by HappyMommy83
As a homeschooling mom that (like many homeschooling moms) feels a bit like I'm messing up, I love this book! Read morePublished 10 months ago by K. Hoyt
Homeschool k-2nd grade with joy and ease with nothing but some readers and games .. with far better results than people will have using the expensive stuffPublished 11 months ago by Lana R.
Excellent resource for homeschooling but a also very good read for any parent or educator.Published 14 months ago by N Davis