Posts Tagged ‘ socialization ’

Free-Range Kids

Free-Range Kids

Free-Range Kids is the name of a weblog which invites contributions from parents: “Chances are, your childhood was not all about fear and huge ‘What if’s.’ Chances are you walked to school and rode your bike and stayed out till the lights came on, right? Maybe you even ate an unwashed grape. Tell us...
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Friends Overseas? – Q&A Sept-Oct

Friends Overseas? – Q&A Sept-Oct

HEM’s Questions & Answers – September-October 2010 Homeschooling Friends Overseas? Both of our children are very active in our homeschooling community. In a few months we will be leaving for what may be a few years in Japan while my husband and I teach at a graduate school there. I don’t want to put...
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Homespun Games: Play by Your Own Rules

Homespun Games: Play by Your Own Rules

Bring out your favorite board game—Pictionary, Monopoly, Snakes and Ladders, Aggravation! You already have fun playing it. Now it can be the stimulus for an even greater learning experience. Imagine your whole family gathered together around the kitchen table, laughing and sharing as you redesign that game to make it truly yours. You will...
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Time for Family Baseball

Time for Family Baseball

Spring is here and it is time once again for our support group to begin playing Thursday morning Family Baseball. This has become one of our most enduring gatherings because, for five months out of the year, it is our weekly community meeting place where we chat, share snacks, fly kites, meet friends, check...
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Learning Shakespeare

Learning Shakespeare

Homeschooling was the natural next step in our family journey. I birthed at home, tended the home. I was all about the home. My interpretation of homeschooling, however, was a little different than sitting down at a table. When my children showed an interest in something, I followed. We dove in together, and I...
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