In the September-October 2011 issue of Home Education Magazine you will find articles and columns that address your concerns, give insight and probe the deeper impacts of homeschooling on kids and families. A special feature highlights the work of pioneering homeschool leader John Holt, founder of Growing Without Schooling, or GWS, the first magazine about homeschooling (1977-2001). Holt Associates President Patrick Farenga graciously shared several new photos of John Holt with HEM’s readers for this feature piece.
Articles for this issue include Julie A Finn’s Parenting a Precocious Reader, which addresses the many challenges involved in parenting a young child who can read very, very well. Lisa Hartman’s fourth article in the series Building Your Home Library recommends specific picture books that will enrich your family’s reading. Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko, a mother of three budding writers, shares tips on supporting and nurturing young writers in her article Nurturing Your Budding Writer. And while Tamra Orr answers the question, ‘How can homeschoolers show the children the world?’ with her piece on Mailbox Travelers: The 2011 Letters Project, Wanda LaBrecque explains how to plan a cross-country camping adventure for your homeschooling family in her article A Homeschooling Family Hits the Road.
Laura Weldon’s column, HEM Questions and Answers, explores dealing with Family Criticism and the privacy issues of Photographing Kids. In her Learning 101 column Tamra Orr details and explains a number of parenting decisions she’s made which played out quite differently than she imagined they would, and a few which turned out just as she’d hoped. Larry & Susan Kaseman’s Taking Charge column, Celebrating Learning Through Homeschooling, is an exploration of the very serious limitations imposed by what conventional schools, by their very nature, create. Rebecca Rupp explores the wonderful world of bees and honey in her Good Stuff column, titled Buzz! David Albert shares his adventures as a second violin while Linda Dobson examines the basic differences between the learning which happens to those kids who climb on those big yellow buses – and those who don’t.
Review the full Table of Contents for the September-October 2011 issue of Home Education Magazine.