• Teaching Methods

    Teaching Your Child to Read Step 1: The Alphabet

    Step 1: Learning the Alphabet There is no “right age” for a child to learn how to read. It all depends on you as their teacher and them as an individual. When are they ready? When are you ready? These are the right questions to ask before getting started. That being said, there are some readiness milestones that will help you to know when your child is ready to start. Does your child verbally repeat words/sounds that they hear? Does your child follow through with simple commands? If you can answer “yes” to both then no matter what age your child is you can feel confident that they are ready…

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    How to Homeschool With A Toddler

    Try A Homeschool Box Toddlers are busy people. The way that I homeschool with a toddler is by using a homeschool box. The concept of a homeschool box is simple; a suitable container, filled with engaging things for a toddler to do, that is only available at homeschool time. A child between the ages of 1 and 3 can be kept productively busy for a relatively long period of time. A homeschool box filled with activities, snacks, and toys that are specific to your toddler can help to keep them engaged and stimulated while you homeschool other children. Or it can be a great way to begin homeschool routines and learning…

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    How to Teach Multiple Kids Ages 4 to 8

    Try Homeschool Stations The way that I  handle the challenge of homeschooling multiple children between the ages of 4 to 8 is homeschool stations. The concept of  stations is simple; multiple locations each equipped for a particular subject or activity all running at the same time within a rotation. Each child gets a turn at each station for a set amount of time. Each homeschool station has it’s own purpose and adaptability to the child’s age and needs. Within a 30 minute-2 hour period of time (depending on how many stations you decide to have) you can have 2+ subjects covered for every child at their own level and at their…