Realistic Charlotte Mason : The Benefits of Short Lessons in the Charlotte Mason Method
Oct22

Realistic Charlotte Mason : The Benefits of Short Lessons in the Charlotte Mason Method

By Catherine LevisonThe idea of short lessons is often approached with skepticism by parents. I understand this completely, as I was a doubter myself. I have often asked parents this question, “Do you have anything to lose by trying it? If you were to try short lessons and find they did not work for you, couldn’t you just go back to long lessons?” I cannot even count the number of parents who tried this and now rave about short...

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RightStart and Geometry

www.rightstartmath.comBy Joan A. Cotter, Ph.D.For years geometry was not considered a topic that primary students could or should study, even though they are surrounded by geometrical shapes. I had no geometry in school until 10th grade. Sometimes teacher education programs provide little guidance on how to teach geometry. I know an elementary teacher who graduated about ten years ago with no geometry in either high school or...

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Melody Music Studios Books – the Complete Spectrum of Keyboard Instruction
Apr29

Melody Music Studios Books – the Complete Spectrum of Keyboard Instruction

4 different 8.5” x 11”, coil-bound, black & white/color volumes: • Ages 4-7, Color It, Say It, Play It and Create It! A Piano Method To Teach Little Fingers To    Play! 51 pgs.• Ages 5-adult, Drill It and Kill It – Read Music Like a Pro – a Complete Piano Method for the    Beginner• Beginner skill level, How To Play Chords and Improv On the Piano • Beginner-Intermediate skill level, Fake It ‘Til You Make It – A guide to playing a...

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Growing Up Unschooled: A Reflection Piece

by Rachel Nishikawa As a young child, I was exposed to the daily routine of adults working from home, so I would imitate what they did as if it were a game. What I remember most from these days was the adrenaline rush that came with the successful completion of a bright idea. Playing “pretend” for me was drawing up a new business logo for my imaginary company or turning my bedroom into a studio apartment. On the weekends, my neighbor...

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Willowbend Books – Morgan Horse Series — and More!

http://www.willowbendpublishing.com PO Box 304, Goshen, MA 01032 info@willowbendpublishing.com =============== 11 Morgan Horse Titles, in all, softcover, each over 220 pages Also, the Donkey Donk series Author: Ellen Feld, two-time winner of the Children’s Choices Award Age range: 9 to 13+ $9.95 each By Emerson Sandow To say that Ellen Feld is completely obsessed with Morgan horses is an understatement, but words cannot convey her...

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RightStart™ and Multiplication

By Joan A. Cotter, Ph.D., http://www.alabacus.com Multiplication has been the mathematical downfall of many children, not so much because of the algorithms, but memorizing the 100 facts. Before expecting the child to learn the facts, we need to teach the meaning of multiplication. Describing it as repeated addition is a limited view, which doesn’t work well for multiplying fractions or decimals. Since the primary application of...

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