Posts Tagged ‘ Sue Smith Heavenrich ’

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....
Read More »

Flipping the Tables

Flipping the Tables

I homeschooled my two sons through the fourth grade. “It’s OK to not know something,” I told them. But by the time we’re helping our kids work through long division, how many of us remember what it’s like to “not know”? Learning is not an easy process. To get beyond the not knowing you...
Read More »

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...
Read More »

HEM Issue Index

HEM Issue Index

The Home Education Magazine Back Issue Index spans a twelve-year period of HEM online, and a sampling of articles and columns from each issue are available free in these archives. You can quickly find specific topics with the search feature. Home Education Magazine consistently publishes the best articles, interviews, columns, resource reviews, political commentary...
Read More »

Learning to Read

“I am sure my children learned to read by osmosis. I certainly didn’t teach them. It wasn’t for lack of materials, understand. I had phonics books and some anthologies accompanied by thick spiral bound teacher’s guides detailing ways to incorporate literature into science, math, and social studies. What I didn’t have was time enough...
Read More »