Awesome post! Thanks for sharing your balance!
What an awesome post!My daughter has always adored worksheets, which really freaked me out at first. She would beg for those giant books of what they used to call "busy work". She does learn things from them, but I still struggle to use them because they've never been my thing at all. They seem so dry and pointless and stale, even when I make them myself.
Thanks for this post! Our first day is today and I needed the reminder of balance.
Visiting from the Hop. Such helpful ideas for a newbie like myself. My boys love the science channel and the history channel. It's true there is a lot to learn if you look in the right places. I'm going to check out those Noggin cards. Thanks!
This is an excellent post and I agree 100% with everything you wote!Have you ever read books written by Dr. Raymond Moore? He was the pioneer of the homeschool movement. You might want to get the The Moore Formula Manual. It will give you a host of ideas for ways your can show what he knows and has learned and NO workbooks!Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. I appreciate it.Elisabeth @ Treasuring the Moments.net
Lol ~ I must be in the minority because I love workbooks and worksheets! We incorporate them with everything else and have found a wonderful balance. :) It seems so simple ~ live and play. I wonder why so many have forgotten that these are the basics of growing and thriving? Love the post. :)
Love this post - nicely written! As I plan for our upcoming year, it is a great reminder of why we chose homeschooling for our boys. I dislike workbooks and worksheets too, but we also use curriculum for math - Singapore for my younger son, and Teaching Textbooks for my eldest.
I'm visiting from the MOB Society BlogHop. I love this post o balance. We hope to homeschool our boys and have looked into many different styles. I think I'd like to unschool but I'm not sure how it will work out. Our boys are young still so we'll see how it goes.Meaghanhttp://raisingourfamily.blogspot.com
We sound a lot alike in our approach. We use a lot of games, as well. There are a lot of games out there that reinforce skills. Scrabble is the obvious, but what about the vintage game Quinto for multiplication?