A few years ago I saw a quote that really stuck with me. “If a child is poor in math but good at tennis, most people would hire a math tutor. I would rather hire a tennis coach.” This struck me because I have a child who is dyslexic. The struggle to learn to read had taken up hours and hours with little progress.
If you ask homeschooling friends what to do for homeschooling kindergarten, you may feel you have only two options: An academic year full of curriculum, or unschooling. There is at least one more choice: Developmental kindergarten.
After homeschooling 3 kids for over a dozen years, and working with many more, I can honestly tell you that the idea your child should be reading, writing and spelling all on a single “grade level” is a HUGE lie. Each of these skills is individual and develops in its own time and in its own way for each child.
Life is full of milestones, walking, talking, even getting married. We don’t do those at the exact same age, so why do we start school at the same age? Should we rethink educational milestones?
Do I need to do all of Five Senses Literature Lessons programs in order? Today I answer this common question about our Color-Coded levels.
In 2016 “No child left behind” was replaced with “Race to the Top” as the government answer to education in the United States. The program sucks. Let me tell you why.
Hooray! It is finally here! Our newest Orange Level curriculum: Foundations and Fundamentals. This program is a secular, multi-sensory, complete curriculum based on child development that will get your child started off with reading, writing, and math in the best way possible!
Homeschoolers have the luxury of learning to read at their own pace, in their own time, and in their own way. As a parent, you may wonder how this magical process will unfold. Will you need to work hard at it? It can be hard to tell but most children follow one of 3 patterns.
We’ve changed the name of our flagship program, “Level: Orange – Full Year curriculum”, to Wonderful World – Level: Orange.