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Parent Tested, Kid Approved: Ultimate Homeschooling Ideas

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Parent Tested, Kid Approved:

Ultimate Homeschooling Ideas

By Linda Dobson, from the Introduction to The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas

To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people

And the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics

And endure the betrayal of friends;

To appreciate beauty,

To find the best in others;

To leave the world a little bit better,

Whether by a healthy child,

A garden patch,

Or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed easier

Because you lived.

This is to have succeeded.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Welcome to a wonderful environment where children learn without necessarily being “taught,” where questions fly without embarrassment, and where learning – mingled with all the other “stuff” of life – happens day and night, weekday and weekend, winter, spring, summer, and fall. Oh, and did I mention that learning can be a lot of fun here, too?

The Enjoyable World of Homeschooling

“Here” is the world of families learning at home together. It’s a place currently populated by hundreds of thousands of parents who choose to embrace the responsibility of educating approximately two million of their own children themselves. It’s a local community connected by park days, museum trips, and face-to-face weekly or monthly meetings. It’s a state- or nation-centered population intent on preserving parental rights in education. Even more of these families form an international community connected by the Internet and e-mail. They are black, white, rich, poor, urban, rural, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and just about everyone else.

In acknowledging a diversity of members, you’d probably guess that a wide variety of curriculum materials and books exist to serve it, and you’d be right. However, until now, one could not find a convenient, commonsense collection of ideas and materials, tips, and how-tos that bypass curricula and textbooks on a different course toward education, one that is family centered and remarkably easy, rewarding and enjoyable for both parent and child.

Parent Tested, Kid Approved

The great learning ideas gathered between the covers of this book aren’t just projects someone thinks kids will learn from and, if they’re lucky, enjoy at the same time. Rather, they arrive in your home as recommendations from very special parents who are aware of their responsibility to make sure their children grow and thrive. Having usually partaken in a deeper study of education than the average person, and having been on the receiving end of sales pitches for every book and earning system on Earth, these parents tend to be extremely savvy education consumers.

When the homeschooling parents send ideas for consideration in this book, they knew the ideas worked because they had created and/or implemented the ideas in their own homes with their own children. All of these activities and suggestions, intended exclusively to enrich children’s educational experiences, are parent tested, kid approved.



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2 Responses to “Parent Tested, Kid Approved: Ultimate Homeschooling Ideas”

  1. Dawn says:

    I have a friend who just took her kids out of school this week. I can think of no better resource than this book!

  2. grandma_linda says:

    Please give my kudos to your friend – giant, WONDERFUL step!

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