500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12
Author: Linda Dobson
Pubpsher: Three Rivers Press
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.
“In a world where ‘homeschooling’ is so often misunderstood, discounted, and even ridiculed, Laura Brodie offers a clear-eyed view and makes a valuable contribution to the literature on the subject. This is necessary reading for anyone with an interest not just in homeschooling but in education generally.” — David Guterson “As a parent involved in homeschooling, I highly recommend this book. It’s timely, beautifully written, and must reading for anyone who has ever wondered what homeschooling is all about.” — James Grippando, author of Money to Burn Humorous and heartfelt, this charming memoir tells of a year-long experiment in homeschooling in which the author decides to give her ten-year-old daughter a sabbatical from homework hell and the vicissitudes of one-size fits all traditional public school days.
From left to right on the political spectrum, there is at least one note of agreement: the nation's school system has not delivered universal quality education. Accordingly, debate has raged over how to rectify this situation. Should the government increase funding, encourage privatisation, some of both? Another option, though, has emerged and is seemingly gaining popularity -- home schooling. Citing both substandard education and displeasure with school environments and curricula, many parents have decided to teach their own children. Supporters say it is well within their rights to raise their children as they see fit and that at-home learning is superior to the public system. Detractors claim that home-schooled children are deprived of social interaction and the broad-based education provided by the system. Neither side wants to cede ground, making the issue of home schooling an integral part of a wider national debate on education. In this book, the specific topic of home schooling is presented from all relevant sides to give a complete picture of the present status of the issue and its potential for future resolution. Following this overview is a thorough and carefully selected bibliography of literature about home schooling from all viewpoints. Easy access to his important resource is then provided via author, title, and subject indexes.
Now even more complete, with updated lists of available resource materials, this manual is your access guide to home schooling- maximizing our family life while providing a quality education for your children. If you're considering homeschooling, this book is a must-read before you decide; and if you've been at it for awhile, it's a fresh perspective, with plenty of tactics for renewing your energy and motivating your kids. With wit and wisdom gleaned from years of experience, Debra Bell sets forth a compelling vision for the joys of home-based learnng and the essential tools for success. The CD-ROM contains the complete text of the book, plus website links and a search engine.
"Papa's Pearls: A Father's Gift of Love and Wisdom To His Children and Grandchildren" is an engaging and uplifting memoir that tells the story of how the author's father transformed his own life as a Depression Era street kid on a fast track to prison, to become the archetype of a successful self-made man who was also a loving father. The nurturing customs, practical advice, and life success principles (learned through the school of hard knocks) that he imparted to his children and grandchildren are a prescription for how to live a happy, productive, and meaningful life.
Over 120 Drills that Are Guaranteed to Improve Every Aspect of Your Game and Low
Author: Jim McLean
Category: Sports & Recreation
Elevate your golf game with the innovative, high-impact drills the pros use, from renowned instructor Jim McLean. To golfers of all proficiency levels, skills and drills go hand in hand. Jim McLean is one of the greatest living teachers of the game and in Golf Digest’s Ultimate Drill Book he includes 120 precision golf exercises to address a wide array of concerns. From tee shots to the short game, readers can customize practice sessions depending on their unique trouble spots. Revealing his time-tested tactics for overcoming pitfalls, golf guru Jim McLean revolutionizes the learning process with strategies for every aspect of the game. Golfers will learn how to attain a perfect golf posture, add distance to one’s drive, shoot well from tough lies, pitch like a pro, troubleshoot putts, maintain mental focus, and much more.
Ten Important Things to Consider Before Privately Educating Your Children
Author: Rhonda M. DeRouen
Pubpsher: WestBow Press
Are you a parent who wants to offer your child the opportunity to learn and become a smart, upstanding citizen? The desire that your child be educated in a safe, stress-free, moral environment shouldn’t be too much ask. Are you fed-up with the daily drama associated with your child’s public school attendance? Is your local public school satisfying the educational needs of your family? If perhaps you feel government intervention is inhibiting your school’s basic educational process, then you just may be ready for a change. If you’re considering the option of educating your child at home but don’t quite know where to start, look no further! This book will open your eyes to the life of working as a homeschooling parent. It will reveal the day-to-day realities of spending hundreds of hours per month educating your child. Before making the final decision as to whether or not to homeschool your child, reviewing these important considerations will be time well-spent. As a parent, placing emphasis on your child’s education is the ultimate decision that will shape your child’s future!