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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

ABC's of Homeschooling V and W

ABCs of Homeschooling

Another week with 2 letters for the ABC's of Homeschooling.

V for Video.

This letter was a no-brainer for me, although I am still a week late posting about it.

Videos and DVDs are a staple in our classroom. The boys learn so much through visual media and the list of publishers with great educational video is way too long to start one here. I use videos and DVD mainly for Science, History and Math.

These are fun, some interactive, fact-filled and engaging. Not all are equal but I have been blessed to have laid hands on on a few pretty good ones so far.

My favorites series, you ask? (all of these are courtesy of our local library)

Discovery School: Journals Through History Series

Lost Treasures of Ancient World series

Ancient civilizations for children Series


Science Please

The Way Things Work

Light Speed Math

Planet Earth videos

Visual Education Centre Limited Videos

Works: They have titles like: Looking Good, On the move, Fabulous Food that show you how things work or are made.

Amazing Heroes All about community workers, firefighters, policemen, rescue workers etc...

Totally Truck

Mighty Machine

Magic School Bus

Zimmo on boats, planes and trains

My First Video: Science, Nature, Cooking and Activities (crafts)

These are just to name a few.

W for Way

This one is a bit of a hard one but I chose way because I think homeschooling is a lot about teaching our kids lots of "How to's":

How to think

How to learn or study

How to get along with one another

How to be responsible

How to know Jesus

How to be wise

How to do Math

How to write and I mean write well (grammar, syntax etc...)

And of course this list is not at all exhaustive.

For more w words make sure to hop over to 5 Kids and a Dog.

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