Strategies for Learning
This was something else we relied on too. Enchanted Learning is chock full of educational information and materials, whether homework help for the kid in school or a resource for the homeschooling parent, it’s a must. There are animal and art colouring pages with info about animal habitats or the artists respectively, and toy templates for the young (how things are made). There’s information on animals, historical, odd, and usual art projects, space info, plate tectonics, and so very much more. There are maps for those school projects and quizzes ready to print up. Yes, there is a nominal fee, but well worth it for what you get. And no, I am not associated with this site. I just got so much out of it for Butterfly that I have to share. Check it out. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html
And TV. You know, I get a bang out of those people who say kids shouldn’t watch more than an hour of TV a day. Poppycock! A generalization like that is nonsense! It depends entirely on what they’re watching. Are they watching educational TV, or commercial TV? The educational benefits of TV today are impressive, and for the first 10 years of her life, Butterfly was only allowed to watch educational TV. Magic School Bus was one of her favourite programs; one thing leading to another, this led us to interactive computer software that had her visiting other planets, the human cardiovascular system, the earth during dinosaur times, or a volcanic eruption, and more. Her interactive spelunking alone gave her a spooky knowledge of stalagmites and stalactites.
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