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Tip #13: Write and Memorize Poetry Together

Poetry gives a child a tool for conveying emotions and pictures with words in a way that prose falls short. With few words a person can create a world or an adventure, express emotions or feelings, and communicate desires or dreams, vividly. 523 more words

Home Schooling

It All Belongs To Him

I love the movie A Christmas Story!  That is one nugget of information I obviously don’t need to put into writing.  Surely my kids will remember this one fact because I quote this movie ALL the time, I have had a Major Award for ten years now. 873 more words


Tip #12: Get Others Involved in Teaching Your Children

I found early on that I was not good at teaching some things to my children. Young children love doing crafts – I’m not crafty. They love drawing – I can only draw stick figures. 449 more words

Home Schooling

Church Schools or Home Schooling? (Part 2)

In September, the mainland site Christian Times published a piece originally posted on the China Home Schooling Alliance website about Christian education in China. In the article titled… 1,476 more words

Christian Life

Our Church Schools are worth fighting for

Why does a section of our society – including some politicians and some teachers – get so angry about Church Schools? Last Saturday’s Question Time had one of the panel asserting that we are a secular society and there is no place for any ‘faith school’. 745 more words

Using Texts to Kindle Reading and Relationships  

Have a variety of books and materials that are immediately accessible for children to touch. Use them as a means to ignite inquiry and spark dialogue.   481 more words


Seeking Peace and Joy

It’s frantic and crazy and stressful around here this time of the year.  Odd….because I’ve always thought the days leading up to Christmas should be a time of peace and joy and calm. 411 more words