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On Homeschooling and Reading with the Early Years Child

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“The methods used are as individual as fingerprints. Once ready, homeschooled children learn to read at age 3 – or thirteen. They learn to read in one hour – or over the course of three years. They use workbooks – or comic books.

The methods used are as individual as fingerprints.

The methods used are as individual as fingerprints.

They begin with easy readers – or Dad’s Louis L’Amour novels. Their preparedness includes phonics or whole language or both or none – or their parents don’t really know what they use, because they’re too busy reading and learning to worry about naming it.”

From Homeschooling the Early Years: Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 3- to 8-Year-Old Child by Linda Dobson, 1999

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2 Responses to “On Homeschooling and Reading with the Early Years Child”

  1. Arwen says:

    Your examples made me smile, because comic books and Louis L'Amour are both popular choices at our house. It's all good. 🙂

  2. That's the bottom line, isn't it – "it's all good." !!!

    And that's what makes homeschooling a lot easier than many parents imagine.

    Thanks for sharing!

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