Importance of Tools for Parents to Teach the Foundations of Literacy
Apr24

Importance of Tools for Parents to Teach the Foundations of Literacy

The term “literacy” denotes the ability to read, listen, speak, and write in a manner that enables you to communicate efficiently. Bear in mind that the power of literacy doesn’t just lie in the ability to write and read, but rather in the person’s capacity to apply the skills to effectively interpret, discern, and connect the intricacies of the world. Professional educators state emphatically that Parental Involvement is...

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Homeschooling for Sensible Reasons
Apr24

Homeschooling for Sensible Reasons

Many families choose to homeschool to avoid having their children exposed to the wide variety of social points of view that are contra the Christian values of modern Americans of faith. There is a strong case to be made for these families being free to exercise their freedom of choice in the matter of what their children learn, when they learn it and from whom. This is true, not only in the matter of sex education, but even in the...

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American History Is Fascinating and Entertaining
Apr24

American History Is Fascinating and Entertaining

Our beautiful country is often referred to as “The Great Experiment” and its short history is packed with interesting facts and amazing anecdotes. . . much of it trivia, but still interesting and memorable. A grasp of this history is essential to all Americans’ maintaining their freedom and rights, as well as a source of constant pride and reassurance of what free men and women can accomplish. George Washington’s story alone, can...

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Teaching & Learning with Games — 10 to 20 repetitions vs. 400
Apr24

Teaching & Learning with Games — 10 to 20 repetitions vs. 400

Play enhances learning to an astonishing degree.  The late Dr. Karyn Purvis, Director of Texas Christian University’s Child Development Center stated, “Scientists have recently determined that it takes approximately 400 repetitions to create a new synapse in the brain – unless it is done with play, in which case, it takes between 10 and 20 repetitions!” Do you still want to “teach” your child multiplication tables with flash cards? ...

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Teaching & Learning Fractions Using Manipulatives
Apr24

Teaching & Learning Fractions Using Manipulatives

Teaching fractions can pose a real challenge to a homeschooling parent.  Fortunately, many program exist to aid in this important process and all of them involve the use of manipulatives. Math teachers and parents alike, recognize that the best way to learn and master the concepts involved with working with fractions is the use of manipulatives – objects that represent the abstract numbers in the fraction problems. For simply...

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