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Home schooling can leave you with many challenges and conundrums.  Our articles will attempt to address some of the stumbling blocks you encounter as you make your way through your child's well-rounded education.  We hope you find them useful.

 

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Advantages of Home Schooling

Why are more and more parents opting to home school their children these days?

Many educators consider it an "old fashioned" and "archaic" method that's been out-paced by teaching advances made over the last century.  However, teaching professionals do agree that one-on-one tutoring is the most successful and effective tool for education.  This statement is substantiated by statistics that show home-schooled students consistently scored at or above average in virtually all subject areas on standardized tests.  Independent studies have also shown that when parents are directly involved in their child's education, the child is likely to excel in academics...

Can Reading Make Children Smarter? 

by Jim Yang

Exactly what is the relationship between reading and intelligence? Does high reading volume help make kids smarter? Or is it just that smarter children tend to read more? This is a bit of a chicken and egg question and begs the question of "which comes first?" It is beyond a shadow of doubt that reading is an exercise that requires serious mental effort, whereby the reader is engaged in a complex mental process of deciphering squiggly lines to eventually reading and comprehending the meaning of what was just read...

Games and Language Learning

Learning a new language requires hard work and concentrated focus. Effort is required throughout the enterprise and must be maintained for what is (for all intents and purposes) a long period of time. Using games during the language learning process is a way to help students learn faster and more easily, as well as motivating them to sustain their interest in the work...

Importance of Play

and Parental Participation in Childhood Development

When I was a child, play was my profession and all-consuming pastime.  In those days, no one analyzed it's value to my development...it was simply childhood.  Today, experts acknowledge the impact of imagination and creativity on many important aspects of a child's early emotional, social and intellectual growth...

Learning Through the Summer

It is an acknowledged truth that summer time for children means playtime and not learning time. Statistics prove time and time again that the summer is when young students tend to lose most of the learning they have gained in the past year...

Success by Design

giving your child a great place to learn...

Every parent wants their child to do well in school and to support them in their learning. There are many ways that parents can help, such as being involved with homework, encouraging new interests, spending extra time on subjects that appear to be more difficult for a child...

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