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The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas: 500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12 (Prima Home Learning Library) Paperback – November 26, 2002
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Praise for The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas:
"This book is much more than a well-organized list of creative things to do on a rainy day! It's a complete resource—the kind of information you'd find in the best 'how-to' homeschool manual." — Jane Boswell, Home Educator's Family Times
"This book is truly a mother lode of ideas for learning! Whether you're struggling with teaching a particular subject or just looking for something new and different to spice up your experience, you'll find enough family-tested ideas here to keep you busy for years." — Laura Derrick, president, National Home Education Network
"Each idea reaffirms the joy of learning as a family and reinforces the fact that homeschooling parents are creative, confident, and competent educators for their children." — Tammy Rosenblatt, founder and director, The Family Resource Center
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Fun and Effective Home Learning Activities for Every Subject
As a homeschooling parent, you're always looking for new and creative ways to teach your child the basics. Look no longer! Inside this innovative helper, you'll find kid-tested and parent-approved techniques for learning math, science, writing, history, manners, and more that you can easily adapt to your family's homeschooling needs. And even if you don't homeschool, you'll find this book a great teaching tool outside the classroom. You'll discover fun and educational activities for kids ages 3 to 12, including how to:
-Create maps based on favorite stories, such as "Treasure Island or "The Wizard of Oz
-Make letters out of French fries as an alphabet learning aid
-Explore architecture by building igloos, castles, and bridges with sugar cubes and icing
-Review spelling words by writing them on the sidewalk with chalk
-And many more!
This comprehensive collection of tried-and-true--and generally inexpensive--ideas provides the best-of-the-best homeschooling activities that can be done anywhere, anytime, and by anyone.
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Her first chapter does focus homeschooling, as she talks about some key factors between public schools and homeschooling. She calls these the "school mind" and the "education mind." The "school mind" is more concerned about preserving the public school system than in educating the students. The "education mind" is focused on trying to help children learn.
The rest of the book is a wonderful collection of ideas on how to help children learn, from reading, to math, to character building, to other facets of a children's education. This is a great resource for rainy days, for when a child is bored, or for when a student is struggling with a particular subject.
If you are looking for ways to educate your children, this is a good book to have.