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Carschooling: Over 350 Entertaining Games & Activities to Turn Travel Time into Learning Time - For Kids Ages 4 to 17 Paperback – August 23, 2009
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—JOHN TAYLOR GATTO, author of Dumbing Us Down and The Underground History of American Education
"A veritable roadmap for learning from one of the country's leading experts."
—HEATHER FREDRICK, publisher, Audio Bookshelf
"Fun, educational, and takes the whine out of drive time."
—REBECCA KOCHENDERFER, senior editor and cofounder of Homeschool.com and coauthor of Homeschooling for Success --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Your children's education and future are two of your primary concerns. Combine that with the fact that you spend loads of time in the car with them going from here to there, and your family is perfect for carschooling!
Carschooling is all about turning travel time into learning time. Created especially for kids ages 4 to 7, inside there's something fun for everyone with games, group activities, suggested resources and audiobooks, journaling ideas, and more. Kids will love the countless road-worthy games, such as:
·Dashboard Decimal Drills and Rock 'n' Roll Multiplication Tables
·Eighteen-Wheeler Chemistry, Windshield Entomology, and Road-Cut Geology
·Drive-By History and Glove Compartment Geography
·Rest Stop Olympics and Car Seat Calisthenics
·And many other fun and educational activities!
This crafty brain-building book transforms your family's same ol' road trips into journeys down the information superhighway. Going for a spin will never be the same!
"You'll be staggered by the ingenuity and imagination captured in these pages. What a brain bath!" — John Taylor Gatto, author of Dumbing Us Down and The Underground History of American Education
"A veritable roadmap for learning from one of the country's learning experts." — Heather Frederick, publisher, Audio Bookshelf
"Fun, educational, and takes the whine out of drive time." — Rebecca Kochenderfer, senior editor and cofounder of Homeschool.com and coauthor of Homeschooling for Success --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
I doubt, too, that the average vehicle could contain all the storage bins full of supplies, coolers full of healthy snacks for the "carschool cafeteria", and backpacks full of books and toys that the kids pack for themselves--and still have any room for groceries, luggage, etc.. If you spend a LOT of time in the car, it might be worth the upkeep and expense to equip the car this way.
Still, there are good car activities in this book, mostly of the 'find stuff out the car window' type, though she offers some fun activities with paper money and coins that kids will like. And the mental math games are fun.
Basically, if you strip away the 'laughable/too distracting to the driver' activities, then this book is really no better or worse than any other car entertainment book.
Many fun but completely impractical suggestions. The more doable ideas are not so creative. It is not a bad book but didn't offer anything new to us. Think music games, word games, craft projects, books on tape and storage. However if you are at a loss maybe this book is for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is wonderful!. I am not an 'idea' person. This book has given me a lot of ideas to work with my 9yr old boy and 11yr old girl. Read morePublished 13 months ago by FamOlson
Some good ideas but could probably be found on the Internet. Not that comprehensive for the money.Published 15 months ago by Julie Kincheloe
I didn't find the ideas in the book as helpful or creative as I was hoping. Most of them were things that we generally do already, or required too much "stuff" to... Read morePublished 24 months ago by lewisbab
We got this book for our trip to 22 different states and it was really fun. It was cool to see how the inside of your ears work when going up and down a mountain and some of the... Read morePublished on August 14, 2013 by BerryDirl
Mind-numbingly obvious and chatty, this book has no respect for my time as a home educator. If you've got nothing more pressing to do with your day than read this indiscriminate... Read morePublished on May 16, 2013 by Allison M Friedly
No matter what your approach is to your kids' education, if you like games, enjoy really engaging with your kids and have the foresight to read and pick out some fresh ideas from... Read morePublished on March 22, 2013 by Barbara A. Lundgren
I have had this book for quite a while now and absolutely LOVE it. Carschooling is a book that I find I am often recommending, not only to homeschoolers, but also to parents whose... Read morePublished on January 29, 2011 by Danielle Garcia
We are in the car so often, and often for long periods of time, and this book has so many great ideas. There are even a number of things that I can do with my almost 4 year old. Read morePublished on October 12, 2010 by Pippi
Diane has hit the mark again with the 2nd edition of Carschooling. Those annoying "are we there yet?" questions are gone! Read morePublished on May 26, 2010 by H. Saeter