Learning Styles

Understanding Learning Styles

Understanding Learning Styles By Melanie Hexter

Gaining insight into how your child learns best
What academic lessons do you remember from your days as a student? It’s been more than a few years since I was in school, so my memories of the classroom are increasingly fuzzy. For the most part, what I remember involves my teachers…Read
7 Surprising Lessons I Learned From Teaching My Children to Read

7 Surprising Lessons I Learned From Teaching My Children to Read By Lea Ann Garfias

Sometimes we have to be as teachable as our children - for the good of all of us!
I have warm, fuzzy memories of teaching each of my four children to read. I can remember holding up flash cards for my oldest when he was three years old, drilling those phonics until we were both exhausted. I remember how he struggled…Read
So You’ve Got a Strong-Willed Preschooler?

So You’ve Got a Strong-Willed Preschooler? By Gail Heaton

There may be some challenges along the way, but don't overlook the blessings!
I probably don’t have to tell you that your preschooler is naturally curious and inquisitive, but not necessarily so on your school schedule. This is especially true for the strong-willed children in our lives. We look favorably on their…Read
Breaking Out of the Grid

Breaking Out of the Grid By Melanie Hexter

Embracing the blessing of flexibility
Grandma and Grandpa are coming to visit next week. The surgeon is recommending I have my thyroid removed. My husband has a February business trip to Annapolis scheduled; his customer is suggesting he brings the family so we can visit…Read
Five Habits to Encourage Lifelong Readers

Five Habits to Encourage Lifelong Readers By Gail Heaton

It's important - here's how to do it.
We’ve all heard it said that when we learn to read, the whole world opens up to us. One of the best ways you can encourage your child in a lifetime of learning is by nurturing a love for reading well before the first phonics lesson. When…Read
Literature Circles

Literature Circles By Shelby Pruitt

A New Approach to Reading.
Rarely does a week go by when I do not wonder about my friend Anne. If I see trees sprinkling the sidewalk with their leaves or I meet a kindred spirit, my thoughts drift to her and what she would say. Anne was a dear childhood friend of…Read
Homeschool Diets

Homeschool Diets By Timothy Palla

It’s crazy. Almost every day, another publisher, TV talk-show host, or radio station is pushing some new diet fad that thousands—if not millions—will feel compelled to buy. A stroll down the aisle in any grocery store reveals enough…Read
What is your Child’s Learning Style?

What is your Child’s Learning Style? By Melissa Pinkley

Have you ever gone over something repeatedly with your child, only to hear him cry in despair, "I just don't get it!" Have you seen your child look at flash cards with a blank stare? Does your child understand only after the instructions…Read