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  • Re: How young can a child be???

    Thank you so much for the suggestion. I don't know why I didn't think of that. I like to take him out because there are so many chances to learn and teach but I just recently had a second baby and we've all been couped up in the house for the past two months. Now we'll make the library...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by undaunted1 on 02-19-2008
  • Re: How young can a child be???

    Hi! Lucky you to have a bright, healthy little guy to explore life with! I suspect it is not very important to HIM to be able to recite the entire alphabet clearly nor to particularly identify all his numbers and letters. You might want to go to the State education department for your state (online)and...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by Account_Inactive on 02-18-2008
  • Re: How young can a child be???

    Hi, As Librarian here at HSI, I'd suggest that you consider checking the resources at your local public library. Children's areas of libraries are very active places with storytimes and other programs as well as books, puzzles, CD-Roms and other materials to stimulate a child's imagination...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by mllock on 02-18-2008
  • Re: multiple ages in homeschool?

    hehehe There is no magic wand to suddenly freeze frame your younger ones. I have 6 children. My oldest is 10 and the youngest is a baby. Are your older children close in age? Have you considered using a multi-age cirriculum? I do this for our science and history. Let your little ones color or read books...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by snoopy101 on 01-17-2008
  • Re: Please help, new to home schooling

    Well, I do think that 16m is a little young to be starting a formal education. But I understand and commend you for wanting to get things prepared. Most cirriculum packages don't offer anything before 4 years old, but even then I don't do anything really formal. Sort of just let them take the...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by snoopy101 on 01-17-2008
  • Re: Starting early

    Thanks. I'll look for that book, it sounds interesting. I am having so much fun. This is what I went to school for so I'm glad to put it to good use, and with the best student ever. I do try to go with his ques Today we made a Square Robot, he wanted to do more so we made a sq collage from scraps...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by onesassymommy on 01-16-2008
  • Re: Starting early

    Dear onesassymommy, This is so adoreable! It makes me wish my kiddos were little again :) You are doing so many wonderful things! Listen to his responses and let him guide you as to whether you are doing too much or if he wants to do more. He is one lucky little boy to have such a dedicated, loving mommy...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by christinefieldhsi on 01-14-2008
  • Starting early

    My son is only 2 yo, so I dont know if what we do right now is really considered "Homeschooling" I make a lesson plan with letters, numbers, colors, shapes. Each week has a theme, and then each day we do something for a subject and and the theme, like if that weeks theme is Snowman and our...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by onesassymommy on 01-11-2008
  • Re: New to homeschooling with young boys

    Thank you for your response! I currently do the number and letter worksheets with the boys. They LOVE that. But, as you say they are not interested in pointing out the numbers/letters in other settings yet--for the most part. They love pointing out the numbers 1 and 2 in elevators. We all enjoy our "school"...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by weno2004 on 12-07-2007
  • Re: New to homeschooling with young boys

    We started homeschooling with a pre-schooler too! And I too wondered how long to "do school" and for how many days. Back then I didn't get, as much as I do now, that learning is a part of life. We all seem to be more comfortable being child-specific on "How much should they eat?"...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by welearn on 12-07-2007
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