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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...

The Ultimate Homeschool Planner for Moms Is Out!

Yes, we all got our first edition yesterday.  They look beautiful.  The fastest way to get one is by ordering it directly from Apologia over the phone. As soon as I get my supply next week, I will make them available here. And yes there will be giveaways – so make sure you are following Read More...

A FREE Summer Book Club with Susan Spivey

Susan Spivey, Aim Academy English teacher, is hosting a free summer book club. The first book is Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift. Any enrolled Aim Academy student (or potential Aim Academy student) is welcome to join. The class will meet over Zoom twice to discuss this book. Parents are welcome to participate as well. The Read More...