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How to Teach Science in the Early Years
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Sadly, many educators avoid teaching science in the early years. Believing scientific concepts and vocabulary are too advanced and therefore out of reach for young children, they neglect science education during the most critical years when a child’s sense of wonder is most heightened. I know this from experience. It was my own childhood and an early immersion in science that fed my passion for the natural world and all God created. These experiences informed my philosophy of teaching science and are the foundation for the science curriculum I wrote for my own children and later published for the homeschool […]
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7 Ways to Develop Writers Through Notebooking
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Notebooks are living books—creative expressions of a child’s learning. When our children engage in notebooking, they are uniquely authoring their own book filled with authentic ideas and expressions they will treasure forever. Some people mistakenly believe notebooking is all about writing, but that’s not true at all. While notebooking can and often does include writing, it’s really about building—building a book of learning. And there are no blueprints for how to build. Each child will approach notebooking differently. Some children will write a lot, while others will write only a little. Either way, as your child engages with creativity to […]
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6 Ways to Spark Your Science!
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As homeschool moms, we want our science to come to life. Why give our children a substandard science education when we can make it awesome? Let’s explore six ways to spark your science and set your children on the path to a love for learning! Capitalize on Your Children’s Interests “The curriculum will always be there; their curiosity may not.” When you are choosing which science topic to study, go with your children’s interests. Tap into their curiosity and pursue what is most fascinating to them right now. This is one of the greatest benefits of homeschooling—the freedom to choose […]
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How to Make Nature Study Awesome!
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Nature study builds into our children something wonderful. Something that cannot be attained through any other means. It instills a spirit of freedom and a sense of awe. A depth of understanding of God’s beautiful creation. And a curiosity that stays with our children their entire lives. The more time they spend outdoors exploring nature—freely and without structure—the happier their childhood memories will be. What a precious and invaluable gift to give our children! My son recently told me he feels sorry for the kids in his college classes who spent their entire childhood sitting in a school classroom. He […]
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How to Train Your Child’s Character – The Charlotte Mason Way!
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Training your child’s character can be likened to tending a garden. Nurturing to life the good character qualities you want to see grow and blossom. It’s about watching over what’s sprouting up and carefully cultivating that which will one day bear fruit. It requires tilling the soil and weeding out anything that is not fructiferous and fragrant and beautiful. Charlotte Mason considered character traits to be habits. Habits of thought and habits of deed. A mother’s role is to gently guide the child, like a guardian angel, into habits of gentleness, courtesy, candor, respect for others, and truthfulness. The work […]
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