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Homeschool Preschool part 3: Experience

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…

Homeschool Preschool part 2 : Warmth

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…

Homeschool Preschool

All of us are homeschoolers for at least the first few years of our children’s lives (and I certainly concur with those who maintain parents are always their children’s primary teachers no matter how they are formally educated). So what is really important during these years, especially as it pertains to getting our kids ready for formal Read More…