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Reading Gives You Wings

Back in April I wrote about how Stella was showing a greater interest in doing “schoolwork” like her sister.  We started All About Reading‘s prelevel program and The Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading.  You can read about the specifics here. … Continue reading

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The Simple Joy of a Curriculum That Fits

I love curriculum.  Yes, LOVE it.  I wake up on the morning of a used-curriculum sale or homeschooling convention much like a child on Christmas day.  My mind is abuzz with the limitless possibilities and resources at my disposal and filled with a delicious curiosity for … Continue reading

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The Blurry Line Between Teacher and Student

Homeschooling forces you to work on patience.  You have to find that balance in educating your child while keeping “schoolwork” engaging and something they want to do.  Sure, I could force them to follow a certain schedule or complete an … Continue reading

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Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading- Completion!

As far back as I can recall Mira has had an interest in books and words.  Even as an extremely young baby she would listen contentedly for long stretches of time as her father and I took turns reading to her. By the time … Continue reading

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Sing-Song Vowel Game

While looking through old photos recently I found this picture of Mira learning the long and short sounds of the vowels.  It was such a fun game that we made up on the fly and I’m so glad I stumbled upon … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “Explode the Code”

We’ve been using Explode the Code for a year now so I wanted to write some thoughts on our experience with it. I started Mira on Explode the Code 1 when she was 4 years old.  I contemplated purchasing Get … Continue reading

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