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Category: Homeschool For Success

Experience – the Early Learning Advantage

The final nutrient needed to cultivate a rich soil that feeds your young child’s early cognitive growth is experience.  God has created a marvelous environment to promote this — it’s called “outdoors.”  Further, He has given your kids five intake valves through which to process this information.  These are called the 5 senses:  hearing, seeing, touching, tasting Read More...

Warmth – an essential nutrient for early learning

A necessary, but often overlooked, component of learning is emotional arousal.  In laymen’s terms, that means we learn more when feelings of pleasure and interest are associated with a learning experience.   Our memory system encodes what we are experiencing more deeply, more lastingly and in greater detail when we are not just cognitively engaged but also emotionally engaged.  You know Read More...

Best (and free) Test Prep for SAT/ACT

So you have a teen staring down the deadline to her first SAT experience. Or your son shows little dedication to his vocabulary program. What’s an innocuous (SAT word of medium challenge –adjective 1. not harmful or injurious; harmless. 2. not likely to irritate or offend; inoffensive. ) strategy to help them both prepare in Read More...