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Why is My Child a Resistant Learner?

“I have a resistant learner.”  I hear this type of description often from new members regarding their children on my Homeschooling Creatively group, a yahoo list created in 2006 to support homeschooling parents of right-brained, creative learners.  (I now have a … Continue reading

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My Early Answer to the Socialization Question

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My oldest artist son seemed bored and I was newly nauseous with morning sickness with my fourth child, so we decided that he should try a well-lauded area child development center preschool associated with the local university for a half … Continue reading

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Early Math Activities

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This is the second of a three-part series about the natural early math learning process for my builder son. Part One shares his Early Math Play and Part Three shares his formal learning called Is Formal Math Necessary? Math and … Continue reading

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Early Math Play Skills

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This is the first of a three-part series about the natural early math learning process for my builder son. Part Two shares his Early Math Activities and Part Three shares his formal learning called Is Formal Math Necessary? My builder … Continue reading

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Bookworms

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I was called “the bookworm” in my family of birth.  Two of my siblings were considered “not good at reading,” and the other “didn’t bother.”  I remember each of us children received a label maker as our only “fun gift” … Continue reading

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How to Shift From School Think to Engaged Learning

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In a TEDx talk by Will Richardson entitled, The Surprising Truth About Learning in School, he posed the question, What do you believe about how children learn best? The list below on the left are answers various teachers, parents, and … Continue reading

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Naturally Learning with Books

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One of my hopeful goals I had for my children’s learning lives is that they would all learn to love reading. Of myself and my three siblings, I was the only one that appeared to love books. My mother’s love … Continue reading

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How Writing Starts with Oral Storytelling

Even with all our current technology creating controversy over how plugged-in this generation of children is, oral story-telling in its purest developmental form is still flourishing. Children want to tell their stories. They seek out anyone willing to listen. Creative, … Continue reading

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The Universal Gifts

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As I researched learning styles, I discovered there were two distinct categories based on brain processing preferences historically referred to as being right-brained (creative) or left-brained (logical). After sharing my knowledge, I was often asked how a person could tell … Continue reading

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All About Spelling

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Gotcha! I’m actually not going to talk about the program, All About Spelling, because I haven’t used it, but I am going to speak about spelling and right-brained, creative learners. Often, it’s these types of learners that propel a parent … Continue reading