The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child: Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Feb 4, 2009 - Education - 360 pages
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Homeschool the right way from day one.
Are you considering homeschooling for your family? Today, many parents recognize that their child's school options are limited, inadequate, or even dangerous, and an increasing number are turning to homeschooling. But where do you start and how do you ensure the highest-quality educational experience, especially in that pivotal first year?
This comprehensive guide will help you determine the appropriate first steps, build your own educational philosophy, and discover the best ways to cater to your child's specific learning style, including:
·When, why, and how to get started
·The best ways to develop an effective curriculum, assess your child's progress, and navigate local regulations
·Kid-tested and parent-approved learning activities for all age levels
·Simple strategies for developing an independent child and strengthening family and social relationships
·And much, much more!
"To the thousands of requests we receive for help from families new to homeschooling, we will now recommend this warm and knowledgeable book. It will ensure that all families make it to the second year—including yours!" —Elizabeth Kanna, editor in chief, Homeschool.com
"Linda Dobson addresses all the issues facing parents as they consider the task of homeschooling over other educational options. Those who wonder whether they really can or want to do the job will find unique perspectives in this well-researched work."—Beverly K. Eakman, author and cofounder, National Education Consortium


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Review: The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child: Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start

User Review  - Julie Robert - Goodreads

This book was great! The format was a nice blend of imperical information mixed with real-life stories and little tips about learning activities (some of which I plan on doing!) and "What I Wish ... Read full review

Review: The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child: Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start

User Review  - Liz DeMar - Goodreads

This is a basic overview of homeschooling and some of the more prominent methods homeschoolers utilize. This book would be best for someone who is interested in homeschooling but is not sure what it looks like in real life. Read full review

Contents

Thinking About Homeschooling?
4
Homeschooling as Grand Experiment
24
Homeschooling Nuts and Bolts for Every Parent
42
See Hear Touch?
64
In a Way That Fits Your Faniily Begin Where You Arc
88
AWeek in the Life
118
Haifa Dozen Homeschooling Myths
150
What to Expect When Starting at the Beginning
172
What to Expect When Bringing a Child
181
FirstYear Hurdles
218
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242
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260
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274
StalebyStare Infizrmatian
324
Index
340
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About the author (2009)

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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