Homeschooling: The Early Years   -     By: Linda Dobson
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Homeschooling: The Early Years

Random House, Inc / 1999 / Paperback

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The 3 "R's", countless picture books, hands-on, visual or auditory learning styles, a love of learning to be installed...there are many concerns and ideas when it comes to early elementary education. For the homeschooling parent who has just begun, it can be a nerve racking time of making sure your children are on track when it comes to their education. Prepare yourself with Homeschooling the Early Years, your complete guide to curriculum, teaching, siblings, writing, passion, keeping house, and "enjoying the road less traveled". Written in a warm tone, you'll be encouraged as you venture into the freedom and fun that homeschooling your little ones can be. 330 indexed pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 330
Vendor: Random House, Inc
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 9.12 X 7.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0761520287
ISBN-13: 9780761520283
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Discover the Rewards of Homeschooling Your Young Child
Young children are full of curiosity, imagination, and a sense of wonder. They're willing to try new things and possess a natural joy of discovery. Yet in a traditional school, these natural behavior traits are too often squelched. That's why more and more parents just like you are choosing to teach their children at home during these critical years—the years that lay the foundation for developing learning skills that last a lifetime. Inside, respected homeschooling author Linda Dobson shows you how homeschooling can work for you and your young child. You'll discover how to:
·Tailor homeschooling to fit your family's unique needs
·Know when your child is ready to learn to read
·Teach your child arithmetic without fear—even if you're math-challenged
·Give your child unlimited learning on a limited budget
·And much more!
"Brings dazzling clarity to the otherwise nerve-wracking confusion of early learning—and the adventure of becoming fully human. Highly recommended."—John Taylor Gatto,former New York State Teacher of the Year and author of Dumbing Us Down
"Provides a much-needed introduction to living and learning with young children. Open the book to any page and you'll find inspiring anecdotes and approaches to learning that leave the reader thinking, 'That just makes so much sense!' Highly recommended for anyone who lives, works, or plays with young children."—Helen Hegener, managing editor of Home Education Magazine
"An information-packed delight; I only wish it had been around when our three boys were three to eight years old."—Rebecca Rupp, author of The Complete Home Learning Sourcebook
"This book brings together the experience and wisdom of a great variety of homeschooling families—tied together with warm encouragement and wonderful simplification of processes that can seem so mysterious and daunting to the beginner. A very solid resource!"—Lillian Jones, homeschooling activist, writer, and reviewer

Author Bio

Linda Dobson, author of Homeschooling: The Early Years, The Homeschooling Book of Answers, and The Art of Education, is the news editor and columnist for Home Education Magazine. She is also a member of the National Home Education Network. The mother of three homeschooled children, she lives in Rainbow Lake, New York.

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    I have found this book to be very helpful in my first year as a homeschooling mom. I feel confident in teaching my children and go back to this book for references often.
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