Every child has a unique set of learning needs, whether they are gifted, have learning disabilities or behaviour challenges, or just because they learn best by seeing, hearing, or doing. Our challenge (and benefit) as homeschooling parents is to find a way to meet their learning needs. This month, the Canadian Homeschool Blogging Team shares their insights into how they each meet the needs of their children.
I thought I wasn’t making a big issue out of the fact that Lily, who won’t turn 6 until May, is doing Grade 1 this year. Yet she heard me mention it once or twice and now she doesn’t mind sharing that fact. A lot of thought went into that decision. Here’s how I assessed my second daughter’s skills and decided what grade level she was ready to do this year.
Annette – Looking Back Teaches Me
Why do they work? My lad is able to use technology.. aka.. the computer to do his math learning, without colourful figures or poorly executed drawings impeding his learning methods.
Kimberly – Homeschooling Your Child with Special Needs
Are you considering homeschooling your child with special needs? Many parents choose to homeschool their children with various special needs such as autism, ADHD, Downs Syndrome, giftedness, diabetes, and deafness.
Lisa Marie – 7 Tips for Homeschooling Your ADHD Child
I have 2 kids with attention deficit issues. One is a textbook case of ADHD, the other is the inattentive ADD type. It can make for some interesting learning challenges and daily stresses. I only had them officially diagnosed within the last 6 months, so over the last several years I’ve had to work with my kids and figure out some adaptations that help them succeed. Here are 7 of my top tips for homeschooling my attention deficit kids.