Posts Tagged ‘ Cafi Cohen ’

The “S” Word

The “S” Word

It happened again last weekend. A new acquaintance, this one a mother with grown children, learned that we had homeschooled our kids. Her most burning concern: what about socialization? Paradoxically, the questioner had just spent an hour plus with our two kids, home for the holidays. Before she had learned about Jeff and Tamara’s...
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Physical Education

Physical Education

“Many times I’ve been asked how my children complete physical education while homeschooling. It is an easy question to answer. There are a variety of ways they have remained physically fit. They love taking bike trips, hiking, climbing, swimming, running, roller blading, ice skating, baseball, basketball, weight lifting, aerobics, gymnastics and more. Other families...
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Science and Scientists

Science and Scientists

Children are natural scientists, always exploring, investigating and gathering information from the world around them. Linda Dobson described this process in her 1999 November-December HEM Column, Early Years Child’s Learning Assets. With childhood energy flowing, imagination and creativity turn your child into a learning scientist who puts the information he’s gathering to the test....
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Older Kids: Less is More

Older Kids: Less is More

“With adulthood around the corner, those parents want to do the right thing, the right thing often defined by the statement: “I don’t want to do anything that will wreck his chances of…..” You fill in the blank: getting into college, finding employment, joining the military, living on his own, etc. It is easy...
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Learning to Love to Write

Learning to Love to Write

Noted science fiction writer Ray Bradbury once said, “We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.” How do we help our children learn to write? Before my children could read or write, they would recite what they wanted me...
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