Nov 19, 2014
Homeschool benefits parents. Really!
Hi, everyone! Thanks for joining us. This week I share on a topic that is close to my heart. I think this is a really important factor in ensuring that the homeschooling movement has the momentum to grow and flourish. There is a myth that exists that says homeschooling is great for our children, but a chore and burden for us parents. It states that we have to give up our lives and our comfort in order to homeschool. No doubt, homeschooling is hard work, and making the commitment involves sacrifice. However, I believe the benefits to parents far outweigh the challenges.
Nov 07, 2014
Third Video Update: Making Changes Along the Way
Hi, everyone, and welcome to our third episode. This week I have an interesting topic for you. First, let’s agree that homeschooling parents are some of the hardest working people on the planet. As homeschoolers, we tend to work hard for many reasons, but is that hard work paying off in the ways we are hoping? Surely working incredibly hard just for the fun of it is not one of our key motivations! So this week let’s explore how we can maximize the effect of our hard work. Or let’s discover ways that we can produce better results for less work.
Nov 05, 2014
Preschool Unit Studies: So Much Fun and So Much Learning in One Topic
As a mom of a preschooler, you are already working hard to fill each day with purposeful activities that combine fun and learning. How can you simplify the process of coming up with new activities? Unit studies! Unit studies for preschoolers are a fabulous way of building a framework for both your child’s learning and your planning. Unit studies do not need to be complicated or expensive. They take what you are already doing, and revolve those activities around a common theme. Choose the theme according to the child’s interest. Perhaps it will be a sport, animal, profession, or book. With the theme in mind, you can now begin to plan out a week (or more) of activities that will help meet your child’s learning needs according to school subject.
Oct 31, 2014
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Homeschool Story: 4H is For Us
Meet Gary and Suzannah Meir, a busy homeschooling couple who live in Rosedale, British Columbia. Gary, Suzannah, and their children, Jessica (20), Morgan (19), Matthew (15), Jacinta (13), Marcus (8), and Anselm George (21 months) keep very busy running their own family 4H club! But let’s rewind a bit here and go back to when Jessica was born.