Education

Schooling tips: from baby sign language to pre-school lesson ideas and true home schooling


  Updated from original publication on October 20, 2015, as part of the series called 31 Days of Methods In Madness. To read all the articles in the series click here.     I’m a huge proponent of baby sign language! I’ve written about it before and the tremendous asset that Signing Time videos are in teaching children to sign in ASL. I started to sign with my girls around 6 months of age. It...

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Day 25 Method: Xylophone

Day 25 Method: Xylophone


Posted By on Oct 25, 2015

  Today, I’m going to take a little creative license. I’m on the 24th letter of the Alphabet in my 31-day writing challenge.   X   for Xylophone     I remember learning to read around 4 years of age. My mother used Phonics to teach me. My workbook contained letters of the alphabet with words under each letter. There seemed to be no shortage of words for each letter of the alphabet until...

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Day 22 Method: Useful & Useless

Day 22 Method: Useful & Useless


Posted By on Oct 22, 2015

  I’m one of those people who retains so-called useless information. It comes in handy for playing Trivial Pursuit. I’m still trying to find an alternate use for the factoids.    That propensity led me to the topic and letter of the day for day 22 of the 31-day writing challenge.   U   for Useful & Useless {Fun Facts}     Come join me. I’ll begin with useful information,...

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Day 10 Method: I Words

Day 10 Method: I Words


Posted By on Oct 10, 2015

    Now that I’m homeschooling, I’m always looking for good teaching tools. Since my girls are currently 3 & 5 years of age, I still get good use out of ABCMouse.com. I also use supplemental materials such as books for Math, Language Arts, Science, Geography and even Social Skills. I still utilize teaching apps. And from time to time I look online for activity pages the girls can draw on or color as they are...

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Day 2 Method: Art

Day 2 Method: Art


Posted By on Oct 2, 2015

  As I mentioned at the outset of my 31-day writing challenge: 31 Days of Methods In Madness, I’m going to approach each days’s topic according to a tip or subject of interest as it relates to the letters of the Alphabet. Today the letter of the day is:   A   for Art   Art, especially paintings fascinate me!  Perhaps it’s because I love art, the skill, the vision, the execution, but I lack...

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  I’m an avid reader and researcher.  I’m also a homeschooling Mom.  So when it comes to finding books that assist me in teaching my young children, I am extremely diligent in the due process of research.  A concern on some homeschooling parents, especially those new at the task, is making sure their child learns fundamental social skills.  Really, any parent will benefit from guaranteeing their...

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