Resources for the Dyslexic Child

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UPDATE: This resource list has become so long over the years that I have decided to break it up by subject as a series of posts.  The posts in this resource series are linked below. Homeschooling the Dyslexic Child: Phonics and Early Readers Homeschooling the Dyslexic Child: Spelling Homeschooling the Dyslexic Child: Handwriting and Copywork [...]

Learning Online…

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Handiwork Joyous Home is offering a free “Beginning Stitches” hand embroidery tutorial on their blog. It is a PDF with accompanying audio to help you follow the stitches. I was surprised to learn that girls used to learn these skills as young as 3 years old!  I don’t know how to embroider, so I am [...]

Write Guide writing course

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We’re finally getting back in the swing of school after the holidays. Time to start posting again! I love writing, and I am the happy beneficiary of several excellent writing courses taken in high school and college. Unfortunately, this has not translated very well when it comes to teaching my own children to write well, [...]

Latin in the Christian Trivium

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Our oldest son is in his 6th year of Latin this year. He began with Prima Latina in 3rd grade, followed by Latina Christiana 1 and 2. These programs were great for a young Latin student, but it was hard to find a good option that would take him to the next level. Enter Latin [...]

The Value of Copywork

Copywork is an important part of our school day.  My 2nd grade son is showing real improvement in his handwriting through the regular use of this tried and true method.  He is also starting to feel more comfortable writing sentences on his own. I have found it to be an excellent method for our dyslexic [...]

Writing with Ease

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  This year we are using Susan Wise Bauer’s wonderful new program, The Complete Writer: Writing with Ease. This curriculum teaches the elementary-aged writer (or struggling older child) how to express themselves on paper. I find this program simple to implement and enjoyable to teach. My children look forward to their daily copywork lesson, and [...]

Apologia Science

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When we studied Jeannie Fulbright’s book Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day (Apologia Science Young Explorers) several years ago, my goal was to provide my elementary aged children with an interesting science curriculum. I never could have imagined that the curriculum would light a fire in my children’s hearts about birds, and lead our whole [...]

Home Library Builders: Buying and Organizing Books

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  Several months ago, when I started this Home Library Builders series, I promised to write a post about finding books and organizing your library. This is a topic near and dear to my heart…I am always on the lookout for a treasure! I use Tapestry of Grace, a curriculum centered around living books. Some [...]

Online Courses

Our oldest son has taken some courses online over the past few years and it has been a great benefit to him–and to me. Latin By his third year of Latin study, I could no longer keep up with him. It had gotten to the point that I would check his work with the teacher [...]

Teaching Children about Other Religions

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When and how much to teach about other religions is a sensitive subject. Each parent will need to make their own decision, taking into account the age of their children and the child’s own spiritual maturity. We live in a culture that is bombarding us–and our children–with the lie that every belief is equally valid, [...]