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Homeschooling, the middle years : your complete guide to successfully homeschooling the 8- to 12-year-old child
Henry, Shari.
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Publication Information:
Rocklin, Calif. : Prima Pub., [1999]

Physical Description:
xv, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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LC40 .H49 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Discover the Rewards of Homeschooling Your 8- to 12-Year-Old From the ages of eight to twelve, children go though many changes--emotionally, intellectually, and physically. They begin to develop innate talents that will carry them though a lifetime of learning. Too often, these natural behavior traits are squelched in traditional schools. That's why more and more parents just like you are choosing to teach their eight- to twelve-year-old children at home. Inside, respected homeschooling speaker and writer Shari Henry shows you how homeschooling can work for you and your child. You'll discover how to: ·Create a world of ideas for easy science experiments, math drills, field trips, and craft activities ·Make history and geography come alive by using community resources ·Direct your child to independent projects, such as planning and planting a garden, making a kite, and creating a family meal ·And much more! "If you are thinking about homeschooling an eight- to twelve-year-old, you'll want this book for the resources alone! Shari Henry describes homeschooling as a journey of learning and uses the results of a survey to provide you with information on what other 'travelers' think and how their attitudes have changed since they started their adventure."--Billy and Nancy Greer, publishers of F.U.N News "Clear, concise, and rich with resources. This book should be in the home of every family homeschooling though the middle years."--Rebecca L. Cook, South Carolina homeschooling support group founder "Shari Henry is a veteran homeschool mom who has served faithfully in the trenches for many years. I heartily recommend her book."--Carole Joy Seid, educational consultant "Excellent. Provides parents with everything they ever needed to know to homeschool their middle grade children."--Maureen McCaffrey, editor-in-chief of Homeschooling Today

Author Notes

Shari Henry, a senior editor with Homeschooling Today magazine, has written for various parenting and homeschooling publications. A frequent speaker at homeschooling conventions and workshops, she lives in Huntsville, Alabama, with her husband and three homeschooled children.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: The Homeschooling Learning Journeyp. xi
Part 1 Preparing for Your Family's Learning Journeyp. 1
1. The Homeschool Learning Journeyp. 2
2. Ready for Success: Learning Assets of the Middle Years Childp. 24
3. The Joy of Learning with the Middle Years Childp. 42
4. Getting You Ready for Homeschoolingp. 62
Part 2 A World of Curriculum Choices: How to Promote a Lifelong Love of Learningp. 87
5. Developing Clear Communication Skills: Language Artsp. 88
6. The Importance of Math and Science in a Technological Agep. 110
7. Understanding Our Life and Times: History, Geography, and Social Studiesp. 130
8. Foreign Languages, the Arts, and Physical Education: Extra or Essential?p. 150
9. Tailoring Homeschooling to Meet Your Family's Unique Needsp. 170
Part 3 Keeping the Learning Journey Fun and Successfulp. 193
10. Resources for Your Learning Journeyp. 194
11. The Learning Journey Merges onto the Information Superhighwayp. 212
12. Homeschoolers' Top Three Destinationsp. 232
13. Accommodating Younger Travelersp. 250
14. Keeping House (and Sanity) While You Homeschoolp. 268
15. Part-Time Homeschooling: Complementing Public and Private Schoolingp. 290
16. Enjoying the Road Less Traveledp. 306
Indexp. 319