A few weeks ago, I wrote a post over at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers about how we’ve been exploring plant identification and classification this year. https://www.weirdunsocializedhomeschoolers.com/plant-classification/ It’s been a beautiful example of child-led, technology-enhanced exploration, where the app acts as a tool rather than distracts from the real world. because – books are great, but they’re not…
Today I’m over at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers writing about how to find out if a novel is appropriate. In case you’re interested, here are other “book picks” I’ve shared over the last couple years: Gifted Kids Need Biographies Nice Books for Nice Kids Books with Quirky Characters – Day 5
Homeschooling is increasing in popularity in many circles around the globe, and one of the fastest areas of growth is actually among families with gifted kids. While there are as many reasons for homeschooling as there are families that choose this option, the following are some of the main reasons gifted kids often end up at home, whether for a year or two or for a longer duration.
U-Build Monopoly, Snap Circuits, Playmobil and Magnetic Tiles have been taking over the floor of the living room. In all of these, the kids are involved in creative problem solving, negotiation, cooperation, and navigating social situations. I’m constantly amazed at how much the kids learn and stretch themselves in the context of play. To read more about how we play and what we prioritize, check out my post over at My Little Poppies.
Lately, my kids have really been enjoying intricate coloring patterns with a nice set of colored pencils (thanks, Grandma!).
As they’ve been contentedly creating, I started thinking back to all my concerns about J, who is now 8, because he wasn’t meeting the coloring milestones when he was younger the way I thought he should.
Today I’m sharing over at Raising Lifelong Learners about kids and how we often expect too much out of smart kids, especially in the non-academic areas of their lives. Check it out! https://raisinglifelonglearners.com/smart-kids-still-need-help/