As parents, we all want to see our children do very well. Do well at school, do well in life and do well with everything they try. The problem is we can’t always be there to help. We must be able to equip our children to fend for themselves and still succeed. A good start at school is the basis for the future of our children. If they can start their school in the right and positive way, they will have every opportunity to continue and succeed well at the higher education level and with a career. It takes a lot of work for parents to make sure this will happen. It is not uncommon for children to be naturally smart but inherent ‘intelligence’ is always driven by skilled parents.
Usually there are preschool preparations for children where
they are given the basics and are accustomed to interacting with other children
and begin to study the discipline of school life. However, for smart parents,
their children’s school does not start there. Parents have spent hours of fine
‘education’ at home for the first year of preparation for children at school.
By the time the child enters school, he has mastered the basics of reading and
counting including simple alphabets and numbers. Parents have spent a lot of
time with their children, especially books. Your children will love books if
they are introduced as early as possible and they can connect them with a
pleasant time with their parents.
Books and reading are the backbone of your children’s
education. If you can introduce books to your children early and they see them
as positive, they will continue with interest in reading which will be the
backbone of their education forever. Nothing is learned at any level of
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Fall is a perfect time to introduce a variety of different activities to your home school curriculum. The change of seasons can be very exciting and for children the learning opportunities are limitless. The fall season introduces a change in weather, harvest time and an array of celebratory days that any child will enjoy learning about. Integrating seasonal aspects into your home schooling will provide for a refreshing learning experience.
The autumn season is characterized by the change in weather
to shorter days and cooler temperatures. This is an excellent time to teach
children about the change of seasons and the earth’s movement and the solar
system in general. You can purchase or create your own charts which show the
movement of the earth in relation to the sun. As the earth rotates certain parts
of the world receive more direct sunlight than others which explains the
seasons. Homeschooling allows for flexibility so you can show your children the
change in the sun’s intensity at sunset by making it a daily fall activity.
Taking pictures of a particular spot and the change of the sun’s brightness is
an interesting interactive way to engage your children in the fall season.
One of the best aspects of fall is the harvest season. The
harvest season marks the period when the fruits of planted crops are collected
from farmland. This would be the perfect time to take your homeschooled
children on a field trip to a local farm. In most areas you can visit a farm
during harvest time and get a complete tour. Most of the tours even offer the
hayrides which your children are sure to enjoy. At a farm you will learn about
the process of planting crops and then collecting them when the perfect time
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