Parents who homeschool are always looking for ways to enhance their children’s education in order to challenge their minds in fun and age appropriate ways and there are many resources, both online and in books, that can help parents incorporate new ideas into the curriculum. Rhoda Cratty’s book “Learning at Home” is just such a resource.
“Learning at Home” is a book that is filled with 48 weeks’ worth of ideas for how to entertain children while teaching them at the same time. Written by a woman with 30 years of teaching experience, the book shines with creative and innovative ideas. According to the description:
“Learning at Home is a new parent resource that is filled with ideas to help children become the best they can be by providing daily activities for family fun that make subjects become more than pencil and paper, moving learning into everyday life. ‘Learning at Home’ gives parents an idea a week to challenge and motivate children. Around the kitchen table, in the backyard, on vacation, everyday within the comfort of family, using objects found around the home and books from any library. Filled with tips for family fun nights, holidays, trips and every day ideas to raise lifelong learners, each idea can work with multiple ages and needs within a family. Tucked in are lists of family friendly books, recipes, homework help and games to extend learning.”
The book details ideas for fun learning activities that are focused around different events, seasons, and subjects. For instance, certain holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving are listed as prime opportunities to teach children about pumpkins and thankfulness. Other topics include “Encouraging Critical Thinking,” “Backyard Science,” and “Historical Literature.” The book also contains some helpful lists with titles like “20 Tips to Help Your Child Enjoy Math” and activities that involve the whole family such as “Family Hikes.” This book is more than just a guide for entertaining and educating children, it is 144 pages of ideas for families to enhance their time together!
For under $10 this book will give readers a wealth of new ideas and, hopefully, family-time experiences. “Learning at Home” can be purchased in print or eBook format, through Amazon.com: