We tried so many things to improve her reading ability. Over the course of a few months, her reading ability had definitely improved. Could hand clapping games have made such a noticeable difference?
My daughters were sitting on the floor playing Coin Change-Up. Normally, they play the game at their own level—one working on addition facts and the other working on multiplication facts. But today was different. My eleven-year-old was in charge of the math lesson. I allowed her to choose the activity. I only had two rules. They had to practice addition facts. She had to be a mentor to her sister. (Translation…she
There is still a stack of books on our school shelf from this past school year. We didn’t finish them. Gasp! I know…how can we have a successful homeschool when we don’t finish reading the books for the year? Want in on a little secret? It’s okay! You don’t have to finish all the books you start. Most schools and colleges don’t finish all the books either. The value is not always in
Your children are capable of finding something constructive to do, but it is a skill they must practice. The more we allow this ability to atrophy, the more likely we are to hear “I’m bored!” These two responses will help your children improve their ability to find something creative and constructive to do.
Reading for pleasure? Because I want to read it, not because I need to preview it for school lessons? I can still do that?It is important for us to be reading and setting the example for our children that we read not only to learn, but for pleasure as well. Here are a couple of ways I find time to add a few extra moments to reading into my week.
It’s not just books that I strew, or leave out for them to find. I’ve left games, puzzles, clothes, and even snacks out for them to find. Strewing is an excellent way of creating a learning rich environment by taking advantage of your child’s natural curiosity. I strew anything that I want to create a little excitement about and surround with curiosity. This episode of the Triumphant Minute is about the value of strewing for all ages.