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3 Arguments For Encouraging Your Kids To Read The Classics

new west press reading May 07, 2022

I remember the first time I read my first classic novel; it was an experience I will never forget. Why didn't I start doing this sooner? Why did I assume reading anything other than non-fiction to learn something practical was a waste of time? As Ma Ingalls would say.."For shame, for shame." 

Growing up, I was a voracious reader, reading everything I could get my hands on, such babysitter club books, goosebumps, Highlights magazine, and books like "How to Eat Friend Worms." 

While those books served their noble purpose of fostering a love of reading, I realize now that they didn't leave much room for personal growth. While fun books teach us the pleasures of escaping between the pages, classics teach us lessons we didn't know we needed to learn. 

 

Today's video shows that while kids need to read what they love, it is also important as parents to steer them towards classic literature from time to time or more frequently. Having classics embedded into a homeschool...

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Teaching Younger Children with the Robinson Curriculum

Does the Robinson Curriculum  require 5 or  6 year olds to have 2 hours of math, 2 hours of phonics and reading and 1 hour of writing?”No! Those study requirements as a goal which each child works toward. Do you get anxiety at the thought of adding homeschooling to the mix, when you feel like you are in the thick of it in a physically and mentally demanding season of life? 

Take a deep breath, and keep calm. Remember you already have been homeschooling from birth and I’m sure have already taught your kids several important life skills, so have confidence that you can also do this too and it doesn’t have to cost much time, money or sanity. So what’s the best way to start formal academic homeschooling to get them working independently that long? In this video I am going to go over the basics of how to start homeschooling and I will share my bias with you up front. Efficiency is doing things correctly, but effectiveness is choosing the right...

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Why You Shouldn't Teach Sight Words (How To Avoid Dyslexia)

 

FREE Resources::
Alpha-Phonics PDF, Flashcards, and More! http://donpotter.net/don-potter-tutoring.html

Shortcut to Manuscript- http://donpotter.net/pdf/shortcut-to-manuscript.pdf

Shortcut to Cursive- http://donpotter.net/pdf/shortcut_to_cursive.pdf

Alpha-Phonics: PDF http://donpotter.net/pdf/alpha_phonics.pdf

Sight Words Article: http://donpotter.net/pdf/blumenfeld_dolch.pdf
Dyslexia Article: http://donpotter.net/pdf/miller_blumenfeld_dyslexia_.pdf
Sight Words and Spam Spoof- http://donpotter.net/pdf/spoof_on_seuss.pdf


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