This year, Reading Eggs came out with some great workbooks which were just what I was looking for, especially for my twins, who are almost five and starting kindergarten this year.
Something I wrote for the iHomeschool Network about our relationships with our kids and what takes precedence: The main point is this, but click above to read what else I had to say! 🙂 “The emotions and beliefs about themselves that children experience while they are learning will stay with them for the rest of…
I had the honor of contributing to a series of posts about relaxed homeschooling and how we do “school” differently. This post is about the early years – particularly 2-5, and what really matters. Check it out! And while you’re at it, there is a Facebook group with encouragement and giveaways too! https://bethanyishee.com/homeschooling-early-years/
Homeschool, although still called school, should NOT seek to emulate a classroom designed for challenges that home environments simply do not share.
The problem is: boxed, do-the-next-page curricula don’t work for us. Based on our kids, their learning styles, and our family rhythms we have chosen an eclectic, unschool-y approach. So far, it’s working pretty well.
Unfortunately, for many of our gifted kids, much of their lives are spent feeling different, other. They tend to be hyper-aware of how they don’t fit in but, unless we help them find it, don’t realize there are others out there, like them, struggling with similar things but also with similar interests and strengths.