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Homeschooling : Prima Home Learning Library - Linda Dobson

Homeschooling

Prima Home Learning Library

Paperback Published: 1st August 1999
ISBN: 9780761520283
Number Of Pages: 354

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Discover the Rewards of Homeschooling Your Young Child
Young children are full of curiosity, imagination, and a sense of wonder. They're willing to try new things and possess a natural joy of discovery. Yet in a traditional school, these natural behavior traits are too often squelched. That's why more and more parents just like you are choosing to teach their children at home during these critical years--the years that lay the foundation for developing learning skills that last a lifetime. Inside, respected homeschooling author Linda Dobson shows you how homeschooling can work for you and your young child. You'll discover how to:
-Tailor homeschooling to fit your family's unique needs
-Know when your child is ready to learn to read
-Teach your child arithmetic without fear--even if you're math-challenged
-Give your child unlimited learning on a limited budget
-And much more
"Brings dazzling clarity to the otherwise nerve-wracking confusion of early learning--and the adventure of becoming fully human. Highly recommended."--John Taylor Gatto, former New York State Teacher of the Year and author of "Dumbing Us Down"
"Provides a much-needed introduction to living and learning with young children. Open the book to any page and you'll find inspiring anecdotes and approaches to learning that leave the reader thinking, 'That just makes so much sense ' Highly recommended for anyone who lives, works, or plays with young children."--Helen Hegener, managing editor of "Home Education Magazine"
"An information-packed delight; I only wish it had been around when our three boys were three to eight years old."--Rebecca Rupp, author of "The Complete Home Learning Sourcebook"
"This book brings together the experience and wisdom of a great variety of homeschooling families--tied together with warm encouragement and wonderful simplification of processes that can seem so mysterious and daunting to the beginner. A very solid resource "--Lillian Jones, homeschooling activist, writer, and reviewer

Discover the Rewards of Homeschooling Your Young Child

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Homeschool Learning Journey
Preparing for Your Family's Learning Journey
The Homeschool Learning Journey and Today's Family
Ready for Success: Learning Assets of the Early Years Child
The Joy of Learning with the Early Years Child
GettingYouready for Homeschooling
A World of Curriculum Choice Instills Lifelong Love of Learning
Learning to Read, Reading to Learn
Writing: Dear Grandma
Arithmetic: 12 Cookies รท 3 Siblings = 4 Cookies for Me!
Beyond the 3 R's: Covering the Rest
Tailoring Homeschooling to Your Family's Unique Needs
Keeping the Learning Journey Fun and Successful
Resources for Your Learning Journey
The Learning Journey Merges onto the Information Superhighway
Homeschoolers' Top Three Destinations
Accommodating Younger Learners
Keeping House (and Sanity!) As You Homeschool
Part-Time Homeschooling: Complementing Private and Public Schooling
Enjoying the Road Less Traveled
Index
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ISBN: 9780761520283
ISBN-10: 0761520287
Series: Prima Home Learning Library
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 1st August 1999
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 18.6  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1