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  • Re: Just Started

    Hi! My name is Amanda. I'm 27 and I live in Ontario, Canada,and I have decided to begin Homeschooling my 26 month old daughter. She is an only child, and I've stayed home with her since she was born. She's extreamly bright, speaks full sentences, can count to 10, knows the difference between...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by trinsmommy on 06-18-2008
  • Re: Homeschooling for Pre-K

    Hi there, It is important when children are so young to encourage their creativity, imagination and curiosity. You might want to read a post that I just wrote on 5/1 re: early childhood. It's contents are geared toward questions re: homeschooling using a Waldorf/Steiner theory. If you read under...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by hsiamy on 05-02-2008
  • Re: Having # 3 and #1 is an unmotiveated almost 5 year old...

    Hi Gill, Play is the quintessential activity of young children. It is the serious work of childhood. Creative play awakens and harnesses the power of imagination. For a young child the imagined world can have more reality than the actual world. This is the basis for early childhood programs in a Steiner...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by hsiamy on 05-01-2008
  • Re: Anyone from Washington State?

    I live in Coeur D Alene, and I am in the early researching process of homeschooling my kids. They are in first and pre k now at a private school, but i was thinking about starting this fall. I also have two more younger kiddos that I want to get started as well. I would also love some support.
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by msheets2000 on 04-03-2008
  • Re: pre-k

    Go to your local library. there is a section devoted to homschoolers. I have several favorite books that I have used. I like "How To Homeschool" , by Gayle Graham. It helped me with a reasonable schedule, record keeping and other important issues. Of course there are many other books to help...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by Horse on 04-03-2008
  • Anyone from Washington State?

    I am looking for friends for my son and myself. I live about an hour away from Spokane. Moses Lake, Ephrata, and Omak are close too. We are brand new to homeschooling and need some friends and tips. My son is pre-k, 3 years old and loves to be social. We have a big family but no one for support with...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by ShawnaLee08 on 03-25-2008
  • Re: Having # 3 and #1 is an unmotiveated almost 5 year old...

    Hi Tracy, Thanks for posting your questions re: your 5 yr. old. I wanted to take this moment to talk a bit about the 3 stages of childhood and how that plays out in homeschooling. In my former life (before homeschooling) I was a teacher in a Waldorf school and earned a dual degree in Human Dev. and Family...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by hsiamy on 03-20-2008
  • pre-k

    any ideas for my soon to be 5 year old and soon to 3 year old that i am teaching them at home and i am totally lost what to do for them i am trying this for the first time and i might continue teaching them at home for kdg
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by triciadenise on 03-05-2008
  • Re: How young can a child be???

    You might look at the book Kitchen Table math from www.artofproblemsolving.com . It gives fun activities for ages 2 and up to learn mathematical concepts through everyday life. For more ideas of things to do with a gifted child you might start reading at www.hoagiesgifted.org and check into articles...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by dragonpony on 02-29-2008
  • Re: How young can a child be???

    You have such good ideas. Thank you. My boy really loves music and rhythm. He's constantly humming paterns and beats. We got him a drum set and he loves it. He even makes up songs using our names... abbi (daddy), mommy, and his baby brother Judah. You've inspired me to incorporate the A is for...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by undaunted1 on 02-19-2008
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