Why Homeschooling Should Be An Option That Works

For parents who want more control over their children’s education, homeschooling may be an option worth looking into. Studies have shown that homeschooled children actually do better on achievement tests than their public school counterparts. It is not for everyone, however, and there are a lot of things to think about. Read these tips about homeschooling.

If you are homeschooling your child, always include reading in your daily curriculum. Depending on the age of the child, this should include reading aloud and allowing him or her a quiet time to read alone. With a younger child, begin with the alphabet, sight words and phonics, progressing to simple books. Older children will enjoy a variety of mediums, including newspapers and textbooks.

Remember that your kids need breaks when homeschooling. Studying for hours on end will only make them get bored with learning. Allow them to run in the yard or just … Read the rest

Tips To Teach Your Child To Read

Reading has always been a personal passion of mine for numerous reasons, and I wanted to ensure that my children loved it too. When my son was an infant and toddler, I had the opportunity to participate in a mommy group that met weekly. This group was really eye opening for me, not just as a parent, but also as a woman wearing one more hat!

Our group would have guest speakers, workshops, play dates, mom’s night out and pretty much everything in between. There were four of us on the board and it was a really productive year for the Mocha Moms Philadelphia Chapter.

There was a great diversity of backgrounds, experience and of course just information. Most of the mom’s were professionals who put their careers on hold to be home with their children during those crucial early years. If you are not familiar with the learning phase, … Read the rest