The Ultimate Homeschool Radio Show is comprised of interviews with the authors and speakers about special homeschool products or services. Listen in, get to know them, their hearts and leave with some wisdom of your own.
Don’t Wanna Obey?
Don't Wanna Obey?
One story from the bible that I go to often is Jonah. You can learn alot about obedience and forgiveness from Jonah. Many people don't wanna obey, and they focus on the part of the story where Jonah spends time in the belly of the big fish. My favorite part comes after Jonah is spit out on dry land.
One day God asked me to obey in something that I just didn't want to. It was a hard, and kicked against it for a while (just like Jonah) but in the end when I yielded to the call of obedience I was blessed in ways that I never imaged. Hear more of this testimony in this podcast.
Educate – FREEDOM Tools Part 2
In the previous episode, we began talking about my FREEDOM toolbox--7 tools for making the most of our time so that we can live balanced, peaceful lives. These are the tools:
Today we'll look at the third tool: Educate.
It's easy for homeschooling moms to get so caught up in educating our children that we forget about educating ourselves! We can get caught up in curriculum, lesson plans, and goals for our children that we completely neglect our own personal growth.
But the truth is that we ALL need to expose ourselves to new ideas and new strategies on a regular basis for all three major life areas: personal, family, and business. You need to sharpen your own skills and broaden your mind, learn new ideas and methods for training and educating your children and running your household, and discover new ways to build your business, if you have one.
In addition, if you want your children to value reading and learning, they need to see YOU reading--for pleasure as well as for learning.
In this episode of the “Flourish at Home” show, you’ll learn a variety of ways to make the most of your reading, such as keeping a reading journal, writing in your books, and keeping a record of your reading.
Maybe you’re thinking, “Sure, I’d like to read more, but I don’t know how I can possibly fit it into my life. I already have too much to do without adding one more thing!” You’ll also discover practical tips for fitting learning into your life, such as taking advantage of the wide variety of formats available now, using audiobooks to multitask, using family time for independent reading as well as reading aloud, and the always-popular reading at bedtime.
Join us for encouragement and practical tips to keep learning and growing throughout your entire life!
Destination: Inspiration – Thriving
Destination: Inspiration - Thriving. With Crystal Paine, Money Saving Mom
Crystal Paine from Money Saving Mom joins Jen Reyneri on the program today to talk about moving away from an overwhelming life and moving on to a life of writing and travel. Hear some of Jen's tips and Crystal's most inventive ways to manage and save money so that you can experience travel and taking steps to having more personal enjoyment in your everyday life. Visit more of Jen's adventure community at Word Traveling.
A Novel Approach – Teach Creation To Kids
Teach Creation To Kids With A Novel
When you teach creation to kids it can seem overwhelming, perhaps you don't know where to begin. In this interview (listen to the first one here), author Felice Gerwitz interviews her co-author, and daughter Christina Gerwitz Moss. Christina had a passion for writing and she turned her interest in science and writing into a novel that will teach creation to kids.
The Truth Seekers Mystery Series is chock full of science facts. The series was reviewed by several creation scientists and there is even a vocabulary list at the back! You can purchase the book on Amazon or via the Media Angels Membership website.
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The Truth Seeker's Mystery Series is comprised of three novels, The Missing Link Found, Dinosaur Quest at Diamond Peak and The Keys To The Past Unlocked. In each novel, the children uncover a mystery and discover different aspects of creation. It is easy to teach creation to kids when they are captivated by a story that engages and encourages discussion. Thousands of people have read the novel and the feedback has been wonderful. These novels were written when Christina was homeschooled and finished when she entered college. Now Christina is a homeschool mom and is able to teach creation to her children.
A New Label on the Block – CAPD
Another label has emerged for individuals that are having learning challenges – it’s CAPD. CAPD stands for Central Auditory Processing Disorder and is also referred to as APD or Auditory Processing Disorder. There are different aspects of this “disorder” that negatively affect a person’s ability to function fully. Symptoms include:
* Difficulties in recognizing and interpreting sounds, especially voice tones
* Inability to hold sufficient information in sequential order in one’s auditory short-term memory (sequential auditory processing).
This label, like other labels in our educational system, is a symptomatic label. That means if there are enough symptoms on a checklist, the label is given. As always in NeuroDevelopment, the question is: what is causing these symptoms to occur? Our society’s practices are the culprit again! In this episode, Jan Bedell, the Brain Coach, will provide a broader understanding of CAPD and its far-reaching effects.
If you know someone that has trouble following directions, staying on task, reading with a phonics approach, or comprehending what is said and read, this podcast can offer some real answers. Many times the same symptoms that are associated with CAPD are also experienced by individuals that have or are suspected of having ADD, ADHD, dyslexia and other learning struggles. This podcast will discuss how low auditory processing presents challenges for every sector of our society. It will also include ways to improve the inefficiencies found in the symptoms of these labels. By learning how to improve these inefficiencies, you can help your child’s auditory processing improve greatly!
Don’t miss the handout attached here with links to pertinent resources.
Developing Language Skills in your Young Learner
LCP Ep 13: Developing Language Skills in your Young Learner
The time to start reading and developing language skills in your young learner is now.
Reading at least 15 minutes per day from the time your child is an infant and even through high school will not only promote a bond with your child and an enjoyment in reading, but help develop vocabulary, reading, and writing skills.
Visit Katie's website for more fun ideas and tips to use in your homeschool at Katie's Homeschool Cottage or her Facebook Group.
Join Katie Glennon as she shares step by step how to easily develop language skills in your young learner with practical tips, resources, and book and activity ideas that help you get started right away.
Developing Language Skills in your Young Learner
If you suspect your child is experiencing language or processing issues, you may want to check out Dianne Craft's articles and materials at diannecraft.org. I used quite a few of her materials, articles, and her Brain Integration Therapy guide.
Book Title Suggestions for Rhyme, Rhythm and Repetition
Start with simple Dr. Seuss Books - Hop on Pop, Dr. Seuss’s ABC's, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Then longer Dr. Seuss Books - Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham
Sheep in a Jeep
Sheep Go to Sleep
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear?
Assorted Poetry Books - The Random House Book of Poetry for Children, The 20th Century Children’s Poetry Treasury
Reading Activity Suggestions
Start with nursery rhymes and finger and hand motions while you recite them together.
As you read together, point to each word as you read it aloud.
Point to the pictures on the page and comment and ask questions about them. (Depending on the age of your child, you can ask them a question about what a picture is or a color in the picture.) As they get older or more familiar with the book, you can ask more complex questions. (Visit Using Higher Order Thinking Skills in your Reading to gain ideas in asking questions and developing thinking skills.)
Repeat reading the same books (as long as your child shows interest in it) for at least 15 minutes per day.
Use your child’s finger to point at the words as you say them and allow them to turn the page if they want.
Take turns reading sentences or pages so that your child doesn't feel overwhelmed by reading too much at one time. (For practical and fun ways to engage reluctant readers, visit Ultimate List of Fun Ways to Engage your Reluctant Reader.)
Put magnetic letters on the refrigerator for play opportunities.
Have a letter of the day or week and let your child tell you whenever they see that letter during the day.
Depending on what kind of learner you have, you could try different kinds of activities to learn the alphabet –
Songs, chants and books read aloud (audio books) for auditory learners
Use pictures of the alphabet that have animals or pictures with...
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