Does Homeschooling Prevent Brain Drain?
Every summer there are articles and news spots warning parents about "brain drain." Apparently, this is an affliction that happens to children during their summer vacations away from school. When they return in the fall they are two months "behind" in their math and language arts skills. The tips offered to avoid summer brain drain sound an awful lot like a year-round homeschooling routine. READ MORE...
Create Your Own Summercamp in New York City
|Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park|
Summer Road Trip - Indians and Caves
About a three hour drive north of NYC, The Iroquois Indian Museum, near Cobleskill, NY, holds its big annual festival on Labor Day weekend,with ceremonial dances, storytellers and other kids' activities, and a fine array of craftsmen and artists. Learn about the Haudenosaunee
, People of the Longhouse... READ MORE...
Suggested reading for children on the Iroquois.
Suggested reading for children on caves.
Make a Travel Accordion Book
Make a simple accordion book using postcards as the front and back cover. Here is a postcard accordion that I made after a visit to Maui. I chose cards of a favorite place... READ MORE...
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Quote by John Adams
"Children should be educated and instructed in the
principles of freedom."
~John Adams (1735-1826), second President of the United States
Available now at HomeschoolNYC.com Laurie Spigel is a leading educator in the New York City homeschooling community, teaching popular group classes and inspiring parents to create their own curriculum. Her approach is informal, creative, and child-led. Here she shares her innovative ideas and original techniques for every subject. She explains why our current educational system has it all backwards and shows how exciting learning can truly be. A real source of inspiration as well as a practical guide, this is an eye-opening book for every parent and teacher.
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