My favorite early education resources and exploring homeschooling
August 17, 2016
I had a blast speaking to the parents at the Mommy and Me Babycakes meeting.
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
I promised to share some of my favorite resources for parents of young children. In the early stages it is all about emotional bonding – giving children a safe, loving place to learn and people to learn from – and brain development – making the most out of the stages of learning. The brain is growing fast and the more we can get the hemispheres of the brain talking to each other, the easier learning will be for the child later on.
I recommend that parents examining their educational options and considering homeschooling start by formulating their educational philosophy. I would start by reading The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (can be purchased here):
You may even want to check out some books on other methods:Teaching Montessori In the Home – eBook, The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World As Your Child’s Classroom or The Waldorf Homeschool Handbook. I would caution parents away from embracing any one method completely, unless it seems well-balanced, but truth and helpful tips can be gained from almost any educational method. Once you have some idea of how you are going to teach, tune in to this post for what to teach!