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    1. Behind the Wheel Chinese (Mandarin),
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    2. The Story of the World Volume
    $19.77
    3. The Story of the World: Activity
    $27.96
    4. Discipline Without Stress Punishments
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    5. What Your First Grader Needs to
    $9.95
    6. Ending The Homework Hassle
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    7. Week-By-Week Homework for Building
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    8. What Colleges Don't Tell You (And
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    9. Montessori Play And Learn: A Parent's
    $14.95
    10. 100 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum:
    11. The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide
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    12. Bal-A-Vis-X : Rhythmic Balance/Auditory/Vision
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    13. Home Learning Year by Year: How
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    14. Family in Transition (13th Edition)
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    15. How To Reach and Teach Children
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    16. The Myth of Laziness
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    17. Teach Your Child How to Think
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    18. What Your Sixth Grader Needs to
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    1. Behind the Wheel Chinese (Mandarin), Level 1: Learn to Speak Mandarin Chinese Quickly and Easily! (8 One Hour CDs)
    by Language Dynamics Inc.
    Audio CD (October, 2004)
    list price: $69.00 -- our price: $69.00
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    Isbn: 1893564452
    Sales Rank: 27558
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful but Better With Power Chinese
    This is one of the most underrated of all the Behind the Wheel courses I have reviewed.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!CD 1 and Beyond
    The 'good' doesn't stop with CD1.It's just beginning.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Good for listening comprehension and practice
    This audio set is very useful for getting an idea of how things are pronounced natively, and some slight variations on those pronunciations. However, it would not be a good idea to start here, as it relies heavily on memory. However, a good accompanying set to any books and courses.
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    Subjects:  1. Audio - Language    2. Chinese    3. Foreign Language Study / Chinese    4. Home Schooling    5. Audio-visual aids    6. Audiobooks    7. Chinese language    8. Foreign Language Study    9. Mandarin    10. Self-instruction    11. Sound recordings for English speakers    12. Study and teaching   


    2. The Story of the World Volume 2: History for the Classical Child (Story of the World: History for the Classical Child (Audio))
    by Open Texture
    Audio CD (04 February, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0974239119
    Sales Rank: 41482
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very convenient "teaching" tool
    My 12 year old son loves listening to the CD.He doesn't even consider it school work and I would guess that he is learning a whole lot more than he would from a text book.It is a wonderful overview of history.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My eight year old really enjoyed this
    and details about the medaeval world have filtered through his conversation ever since he listened to it.He also begged me to buy the next series. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Abridged Audio - Misc. Nonfiction    2. Children's Audio - 9-12    3. Children: Grades 4-6    4. Education    5. General    6. History - General    7. Home Schooling    8. Juvenile Nonfiction    9. Juvenile Nonfiction / History / General   


    3. The Story of the World: Activity Book One: Ancient Times, Second Edition
    by W. W. Norton & Company
    Paperback (01 July, 2003)
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    Isbn: 0971412952
    Sales Rank: 3102
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A must-have!
    This ancient times activity guide is absolutely a must-have to go along with the ancient times book!It is just full of SO MUCH MORE than you can imagine!Maps, hands-on activities, book suggestions...it will truly bring to life the history from the reader!I cannot imagine using one without the other...I can see where the ancient times books might not feel so "full" without the activity guide!It is well-worth the price and you will be thrilled at how easy it is to use, how much your children will enjoy it and how much you will all learn as a family!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Useful activities
    The activities in this book are very helpful for teaching ancient history. I would not limit yourself to these activities but use them as a springboard to try other things as well. When you don't have the time or inclination to do anything else then no worries you are set with this book. The activities can stand-alone and provide a superb hands on history experience.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A great resource
    As someone who sometimes find it is a bit intimidating to teach history in an exciting, interesting way and as someone who is concerned that my young children 'won't get it'; this is a great resource.
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    Subjects:  1. Activity programs    2. Education    3. Education / Teaching    4. Education, Elementary    5. History, Ancient    6. Home Schooling    7. Preschool & Kindergarten    8. Study and teaching (Elementary)    9. Teaching Methods & Materials - Social Science    10. Fiction    11. Primary / junior schools    12. Sociology, Social Studies   


    4. Discipline Without Stress Punishments or Rewards : How Teachers and Parents Promote Responsibility & Learning
    by Piper Press
    Hardcover (February, 2001)
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    Isbn: 0970060610
    Sales Rank: 15165
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars .So far, so interesting
    I love the philospohy behind this book, but Dr. Marshall goes one step further and adds the golden element of classroom testing.When he tells me I will need to use a particular strategy with about 2 % of my students, I feel confidence that this material has truly been tested in real situations.Part of the problem with many discipline programs that aim to address classroom management without rewards, tokens, and such is they often talk down to teachers for using token systems, but offer only theories and clinical data as proof without workable ideas for in the classroom.I am trying out Dr. Marshall's program and will see how far it takes me, but after the first two introductory lessons on the ABCD heirarchy, this weird quiet settled into my room, like the idea of democracy had just sunk into my students heads.Very heady stuff.

    5-0 out of 5 stars No More Class Store or Missed Recess
    I purchased this book after an extremely challenging year of behavior problems in first grade. As a teacher who had previous success using rewards (giving plastic money that could be redeemed in a class store) and punishment (taking away recess time), this new class had so many problems that nothing seemed to work! During the summer, I read everything on behavior management I could find in preparation for my new third grade class and found this book while searching the web. Needless to say, this past year was the best year of teaching I've had in my short career of five years. Using the daily class meetings--the students' favorite part of the day--to solve problems and asking disruptive students to tell me "their level," I found that most problems went away quickly and students didn't get resentful of me because they had to reflect on how they were acting. Using the agenda for students to write down issues that bothered them was a great way to deal with tattling. I also linked the system with students who would forget homework. Rather than punish them, I would give them the Level 1 Essay to reflect on why they forgot their homework and what they could try so they could remember it. It worked! I also recommend buying "Positive Discipline in the Classroom" (Nelson) as a companion to this book if you want more step-by-step instructions for the classroom meeting. It picks up where Dr. Marshall's book leaves off regarding class meetings, especially on how to introduce it at the beginning of the year. One more thing: parents LOVE this system and will love you for using it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Civilized Alternative
    Marshall makes a compelling case for giving children tools to evaluate their own behavioral options and make positive choices.I am looking forward to empowering my kindergarteners to be their best selves.
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    Subjects:  1. Administration - General    2. Behavior Management    3. Discipline of children    4. Education    5. Education / Parent Participation    6. Education / Teaching    7. Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / General    8. Family & Relationships / Parenting    9. Handbooks, manuals, etc    10. Parenting - Discipline    11. Rewards and punishments in edu    12. Rewards and punishments in education    13. Behavior modification    14. Family & Relationships    15. Parent Participation    16. Parenting    17. Responsibility in children    18. Teaching Methods & Materials - General   


    5. What Your First Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education (The Core Knowledge Series)
    by Delta
    Paperback (09 February, 1998)
    list price: $13.00 -- our price: $10.40
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    Isbn: 0385319878
    Sales Rank: 7205
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Educational Mom
    I love this book!I have my degree in Elementary Education and spent 3 years teaching - 2 of those in Kindergarten.I have seen how many times even the best intentions do not allow the time for covering EVERYTHING you would love to expose the children with when they are in your classroom.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Looking at the table of contents...
    Flipping through I noticed an error that raised a red flag--the book calls hieroglyphs "Hieroglyphics".Hieroglyphic is an adjective, not a noun, unless it refers to the entire writing method:"they carved hieroglychics" is, for example, wrong.And hieroglyphs are NOT picture writing--they are 90%+ alphabetic and syllabic.Based on such a sloppy error (plus the one I note below) that was so eaily found, I would approach the history portion of this book with caution.
    2-0 out of 5 stars Whole series is a bit off.
    As a former teacher and current homeschooler, I find that much of the material in the early levels of this series are not appropriate for the grade levels indicated.I use the books as references but not usually at the grade indicated by the title of the book. The history sections are especially inappropriate. Children at these early grade levels do not have enough background knowledge (i.e., comprehension of the passage of time and the geography of the earth in relation to their own place in it) to fully understand the material presented. Thus, they are very unlikely to retain the knowledge or to apply it meaningfully to other areas of study. Parents trying to stick to these grade levels are bound to be frustrated. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Curricula    2. Curriculum planning    3. Education    4. Education / Teaching    5. Elementary    6. Elementary education    7. First grade (Education)    8. Parent Participation    9. United States    10. Education / General   


    6. Ending The Homework Hassle
    by Andrews McMeel Publishing
    Paperback (01 January, 1990)
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    Isbn: 0836228073
    Sales Rank: 9091
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Good, with some caveats
    I wanted to rate this 3.5 stars
    4-0 out of 5 stars A Homework Program for the Most Challenging Children and Teens
    (From Dean R. Garrison, author of "Ending the Homework Wars")
    5-0 out of 5 stars HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
    Before I read this book, I planned and spent my afternoons and evenings around my daughter's elementary school homework, keeping me from having time with the rest of my family.I spend countless hours asking her study questions, definitions, and checking her work.I hovered to make sure she "got it right".I used the Internet to brush up on concepts and topics that SHE was to be learning.Now I realize that by taking control of her homework, I was not allowing her to be responsible for it; I was sending the message that she couldn't handle the responsiblity on her own.Boy was I wrong!Now, although her grades are not perfect, they are HERS alone and she has earned them.Talk about boosting self-esteem!And I am now free to spend time with my family instead of re-learing mode, median and range!Thank you Mr. Rosemond! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Child Care/Parenting    2. Education    3. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    4. Home Schooling    5. Homework    6. Life Stages - Infants & Toddlers/Toddlers    7. Parent and child    8. Parent participation    9. Parents And Education    10. United States    11. Family & Relationships / General   


    7. Week-By-Week Homework for Building Reading Comprehension and Fluency
    by Scholastic Professional Books
    Paperback (May, 2002)
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    Isbn: 0439271649
    Sales Rank: 3614
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Resource for Teaching Reading I've Found...
    I absolutely love this book for both teachers or parents looking to improve reading skills.My daughter first came home with these stories from her 4th grade teacher and I loved them so much I bought a copy to use with the students I tutor.Now I'm teaching basic skills to fifth graders and do these stories one-on-one.Each story is intelligently written with a touch of humor and jam-packed with interesting facts.Topics include American History ("Thomas Jefferson and the Big Cheese"), fiction, biography, poetry, science (Star Trek!"), and popular culture. There is one reading skill to work on per story such as using context clues, italics, or main idea/supporting details.I've just ordered Mary Rose's other similar books for math and other reading levels.One word of caution:the vocabulary may be too advanced for a struggling third grader--best for grades 4-6 unless the child is already a fluent reader.

    5-0 out of 5 stars SuperGreat Homework for reading fluency!
    I've been assigning these readings weekly to my fifth graders for a few years now.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource
    I bought this book last summer and used it with my 5th grade language arts students this past year.It contains some helpful usage and assessment ideas. The passages are divided into sections, all of them "kid-interesting" content.Each assignment features a particular reading skill and tips to the parent on how to help his/her child with the assignment. There is a place at the bottom of each assignment for both child and parent to sign. Certainly I recommend it to teachers, but I would also recommend it to parents who would like to help their children's reading skills but might be at a loss as to how to help them. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Education    2. Education / Teaching    3. Elementary    4. Parent Participation    5. Teaching Methods & Materials - General    6. Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading   


    8. What Colleges Don't Tell You (And Other Parents Don't Want You to Know): 272 Secrets for Getting Your Kid into the Top Schools
    by Hudson Street Press
    Hardcover (03 August, 2006)
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    Isbn: 1594630313
    Sales Rank: 4348
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Valuable Asset for Parents
    I was skeptical at first because I don't want to be a "pushy" parent, but I found this book to be very enlightening.It's kind of like finding the secret key that unlocks the top colleges.I have two sons, and while I try not to drive them too hard, like most parents I realize that a great education is of the utmost importance.Having this book gives me a little bit of an edge over other parents, and hey, why wouldn't you want to have an edge?Let's face it, teachers and guidance counselors do their best, but they have many students to worry about.This book is like having your own personal consultant.Some of the tips are admittedly for the supremely dedicated, but others are little things you can easily do to give your child a little boost.The advice is really good and very easy to act on.I highly recommend.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Helpful, well written and on target
    I found this book to be direct, clear, and useful.The author takes a position that some will appreciate and others will not: however, no one can come away without a clear understanding of her point of view.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Good Advice, but I'm ambivalent
    This book contained a lot of facts that I didn't know -- like the fact that savvy parents have their kids take the SAT every year beginning in sixth grade to practice for the exam, like the fact that they take the SAT prep course BEFORE the PSAT, in order to help their kids get national merit scholar.Like the fact that it's possible to move your child up on the wait list by sending faxes and e-mails.Like the fact that you should practice for college interviews with your child, rehearse making a phone call to the school, and so on and so forth.
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    Subjects:  1. Admission    2. College And University Guidance And Counseling    3. College applications    4. College choice    5. Education    6. Education / Teaching    7. Higher    8. Parent Participation    9. Parents And Education    10. Reference    11. United States    12. Universities and colleges    13. Education / Reference   


    9. Montessori Play And Learn: A Parent's Guide to Purposeful Play from Two to Six
    by Three Rivers Press
    Paperback (29 December, 1992)
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    Isbn: 0517591820
    Sales Rank: 5626
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A Good Read For Parents
    This is a good book for parents not just those with toddlers and preschoolers. It gives insight into the montessori method and really shows you the interelationship between how a child deveopls intellectually and physically. I wish that I had gotten it earlier because it has good insights into toddlerhood - tantrums and all. My son is 21/2 and we are hoping to send him to pre-school in September, so we wanted to get a guideline so to speak about what we should be looking for and the best kind of learning at his age. Also we were looking for new ways to engage him, so I'm anxious to try out the activities. He's in the 'I want to be independent stage' and after reading the book I have adopted some of its advice on how to help him acheive this. All in all I would say its a good buy, quite informative.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Montessori resource for the home
    I was looking for a good way to teach my preschool son at home using some elements of the Montessori method.However, I wanted to go at my own pace and in a relaxed way.If you need a more regimented and structured Montessori method at home read Elizabeth Hainstock's books.Leslie Britton's book is well-written, concise and hits all the main points.I really like the games and activities designed for children from two to six.I am able to pick and choose and with home materials to teach my son at home.My son is two so he's only able to participate in a few exercises.Can't recommend it enough.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent tool for parents of pre-school age kids
    Montessori school can be unbelieveably expensive (approx. 500 dollars per 8 week sessions, and that's just half days!), and your child has to be "approved" in most institutions. Based on the teaching of Maria Montessori, it is designed to help toddlers and young children learn in five simple steps: observation, participation, practice, "eureka" movement, and performance. This learning process can help youngsters be well ahead of the game by the time they go into Kindergarten. While a Montessori school can help give your kids interaction withkids of all ages, you can still apply this method of learning in the home, as Montessori pointed out: "Parents are still the child's first and most important teachers".Read more

    Subjects:  1. Activities    2. Aids and devices    3. Child Care/Parenting    4. Education    5. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    6. Handbooks, manuals, etc    7. Home Schooling    8. Methods Of Instruction In Early Childhood Education    9. Montessori method of education    10. Play    11. Teaching    12. Family & Relationships / Education   


    10. 100 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing The Right Curriculum And Approach For Your Child's Learning Style
    by B&H Publishing Group
    Paperback (January, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0805431381
    Sales Rank: 11058
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars excellent book
    I've read a lot of homeschooling books in planning for my children's education. This book is a parent's dream! It truly helps you plan from the bottom up, apply thought to aspects of homeschooling that are not considered by other books. It would be the first book I recommend to anyone if they are thinking about homeschooling, just starting homeschooling, or even have been homeschooling for a while and need a good curriculumteaching resource.
    5-0 out of 5 stars THE book I have been looking for as a beginner!
    I've read a lot of homeschooling books in planning for my children's education and I learned something from each one, whether I liked the book or not! This book, however, is a planner's dream! It truly has you plan from the bottom up, applying thought to aspects of homeschooling that I had not previously considered.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Cathy Duffy's popular homeschool picks
    This is well organized, clearly written. Her criteria is clearly stated & she writes unpretensiously. I thought it was a great referance book. Especially since she gave great reviews for the KONOS curriculum. Actually, everything that I own she reviewed with great reviews. I think you would buy this book to have a guide on hand before you make future purchases. :) ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Curricula    2. Curriculum planning    3. Education    4. Home Schooling    5. Parent participation    6. Religion - Christian Education - Home Schooling    7. United States   


    11. The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home
    by W. W. Norton & Company
    Hardcover (01 August, 1999)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource...
    After reading through zillions of homeschool books and websites-this book finally gave me what I feel is a great base to start from and recommends some other great books that I cannot wait to get.
    5-0 out of 5 stars This book changed my life
    As a SAHM with 8 children (college sophomore down to 2 yrs), I'd considered homeschooling now and again. I'd never felt compelled to actually begin homeschooling, however, until now.One of my children had to withdraw from public school (health issues), and thus began my real search for an appropriate curriculum.I read a number of books detailing different philosophies, but this was the first one that when I read it, I felt that I couldn't possibly send my children back to public school.
    5-0 out of 5 stars great reference
    this book is a great reference for home schooling
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    12. Bal-A-Vis-X : Rhythmic Balance/Auditory/Vision eXercises for Brain and Brain-Body Integration
    by Bal-A-Vis-X, Inc.
    Spiral-bound (April, 2001)
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    Isbn: 097080850X
    Sales Rank: 18973
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting
    This is an interesting and informative book. It is written in the style of a thesis, so some of the detail feels like reading an M.ED. If you can get through that, the content is facinating and has changed my view of learning and teaching profoundly. I would love to learn how to teach BAL-A-Vis-X as a result and I am learning to juggle!!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Bal-A-Vis-X
    This book has good information, but, as parent I need more visual information, Pictures and step by step information.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Bal-A-Vis-X
    There are lots of books (and providers of services) out there for exercise programmes to assist "learning challenged" children.Before you spend much money on something more expensive - this is a great first step. We have been there, done that when it comes to spending money in all directions. Another to first open your mind is the Smart Moves book by Carla Hannaford. We have also personally had much success with diet changes (low grain, no sugar, gluten, dairy, processed foods) and improving speech by implementing a yeast eradication programme. None of the milestones our kids have personally achieved have come overnight - so perseverence is the key.
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    13. Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School
    by Three Rivers Press
    Paperback (14 November, 2000)
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    Isbn: 0609805851
    Sales Rank: 6803
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars very helpful
    This book was extremely helpful in creating a curriculum for my 2 children. They are both in special classes and do not follow grade to grade curriculum. This book allowed me to customize a curriculum for each of their individual needs. It was helpful and gave many ideas, websites, etc. I do have to say some of the websites were gone, but only a few.

    4-0 out of 5 stars About the best book you'll find on the subject
    First off, I should say that I believe it is a shame that there even has to be a home schooling movement. It takes the student away from a potentially excellent socializing institution and one that theoretically at least is at the foundations of the ideas behind a democratic country where education is open to all.Nowadays, People live in barricaded, guarded communities so as to avoid crime. This might achieve its purpose, but some how one's humanity may be lost in the process. Home schooling can be a reasonalbe response to an even worse situation--the deterioration of public school education, so I can't fault the movement. But how about improving the schools. Are homeschoolers top afraid of venture out of doors? That to me is the hidden message and children pick up on such things quickly. That said, if you are going to homeschool your children, this book offers a good blueprint on planning and organizing your own curriculum.It is neither reductionist or too technical.It can serve as a teaching aide, but in the end, the individual parent must be savvy and sophisticated enough to take the responsibility and develop the expertise to know a good education from a bad one.I would have liked to see some information on the transition from home schooling to college.Perhaps there are other books that address this important issue.As a former college professor, I became so outraged by college practices, particularly the way they rip off parents and students, that I started a website about it: www.inthetext.com.It offers hints on what goes on behind the scenes of academe and what you can do about it.Good luck.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Resource!!!
    THis book has been a life saver in the very tedious job of designing a curriculum for home schooling. It is very well organized and provides wonderful references. Bravo!
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    14. Family in Transition (13th Edition)
    by Allyn & Bacon
    Paperback (15 July, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0205418236
    Sales Rank: 95442
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A recently revised classic on the family.
    An interdisciplinary collection of current and classical readings, Family in Transition guides students' exploration of the many transformations taking place in families today. Throughout, Arlene and Jerome Skolnickdemonstrate their extraordinary talent for selecting readings that capturethe latest on both the changes in the family itself and and in the study offamilies. Introductions to each chapter showcase major issues and topicalconundrums, encouraging students to think critically about the material.This ninth edition introduces a new chapter on family diversity with uniquereadings African-American, Hispanic, and lesbian and gay families. Fourteennew selections point out the many changes in family culture, structure,behavior, and economics. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Family    2. Family & Relationships    3. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    4. Family Relationships    5. Family/Marriage    6. Parent Participation    7. Parenting - General    8. Sociology - General    9. Social Science / Sociology / General   


    15. How To Reach and Teach Children and Teens with Dyslexia: A Parent and Teacher Guide to Helping Students of All Ages Academically, Socially, and Emotionally
    by Jossey-Bass
    Paperback (04 September, 2000)
    list price: $29.95 -- our price: $19.77
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    Isbn: 0130320188
    Sales Rank: 11031
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful
    As a former special education teacher, I am sometimes too aware of little problems. I know my child's self-esteem is affected by this problem however, and this book is very helpful for being me to work with her at home, especially since teachers don't seem to think there is a problem. This book, along with "The Gift of Dyslexia" brought so much practical, usefel information. I took this book out from the library, and will buy it, to use for a longer duration at home.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Practical strategies for dyslexia
    Ms. Stowe has managed to be both concise and thorough.This book is aimed primarily at teachers of students who have dyslexia, butparents will findit extremely helpful in understanding their child's (their own!) struggleswith a confusing and frustrating condition.The interviews with adolescentand adult persons diagnosed with dyslexia bring the more academic aspectsof the work to life, and help the reader to identify with the informationin the other sections.Unlike those in some other books on the subject,the activities presented actually seem to be as they are described on thecover, "Practical."I especially liked the suggestions forteaching writing and making writing accessible to students on differinglevels (word, sentence, paragraph) who might be working within the samegroup.I wish I'd had this book when my son was younger!I wouldrecommend this book to principals and teachers, to parents of kids inschool and parents who homeschool, and to youth and adults who grew up withany of the difficulties described. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Education    2. Education / Teaching    3. Language Arts & Disciplines    4. Parent Participation    5. Reading Skills    6. Special Education - Communicative Disorders    7. Special Education - Learning Disabled    8. Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading    9. Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Reading    10. Teaching of those with special educational needs   


    16. The Myth of Laziness
    by Simon & Schuster
    Paperback (30 December, 2003)
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    Isbn: 0743213688
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    A professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina Medical School, Mel Levine received acclaim for his previous book, Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Themyth oflaziness
    A very excellent book.I learned alot about the myth of lazness and what it's not. You get an understanding of what the children go through.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Insightful but limited
    Depending on what sort of "laziness" you are dealing with, you might find this book to be extremely helpful; or you might find it to be not at all helpful.By laziness, Mel evine is referring to not wanting to read, not wanting to write, not wanting to complete class assignments, and so forth.
    4-0 out of 5 stars "instantaneous and automatic "
    Overall, this read has a bit of a clinical textbook feel to it and some of the chapters can be a bit wordy from time to time, but none-the-less this work is valuable if you are an elementary school teacher or a parent with young children in school.
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    Subjects:  1. Academic achievement    2. Education    3. Education / Teaching    4. Educational Policy & Reform    5. Educational psychology    6. Parent Participation    7. Performance    8. Teaching Methods & Materials - General    9. Education / Educational Reform   


    17. Teach Your Child How to Think
    by Penguin (Non-Classics)
    Paperback (01 July, 1994)
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    Isbn: 0140238301
    Sales Rank: 21327
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile as a practical guide
    This is a how-to manual on thinking. The main emphasis is on habits of a good thinker, such as focus and purpose, and specific thinking tools, such as the "Plus, Minus and Interesting" technique. The book enumerates many specific methods of effective thinking and suggests exercises to practice each of them.4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting
    I had a quick browse of the book and I find interesting. I believe it would have been better have a title Improve your thinking rather than teach your child how to think. I found the book to be helpfully to any age.5-0 out of 5 stars Wish I'd Learned Thinking Tools at Age 15
    I am thoroughly impressed with Edward De Bono's matter-of-fact, wholly insightful, and unique yet practical work(s) published in the field of Thinking over the last four decades.Read more

    Subjects:  1. Child Care/Parenting    2. Cognition in children    3. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    4. Parenting - General    5. Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent    6. Theory of knowledge    7. Advice on parenting    8. Education / Parent Participation   


    18. What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Sixth-Grade Education (Core Knowledge Series : Resource Books for Grades One Through Six,)
    by Delta
    Paperback (01 July, 1995)
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    Isbn: 0385314671
    Sales Rank: 21465
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Fine Arts of this book only
    This book was recommended to study for the CSET test for teacher licensing. I only bought this book to study for the Fine Arts and Music Section of the test. It is very easy to read, however, it is not a revised book like for grades 1 to 4. The reason I say this is because in the visual arts section, the paintings are not in color. I had difficulty trying to understand the lingo of art without seeing the color. Plus I am not a fan of art.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A great basic for adding to your child's education at home
    I found this book and all of the Core Knowledge Series books to be very helpful.They allow parents to see what their child should be getting in each grade and add to the classroom education at home if needed. These books are full of common sense!My daughter has been in public elementary school as well as a private Episcopal Day School and the books are helpful in both circumstances.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Essential!
    This book has completely educated me on what my eleven-year old son needs to know for his 6th year.I have read the book and can say that if everyone in the country knew everything in this book we would all be better off.As a matter of fact, I know very few adults that know one quarter of what is in this book.This has motivated me to add this to my son's daily routine.We work it together and have wonderful mom-son time alone.A book you can't do without! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Curricula    2. Curriculum planning    3. Education    4. Elementary    5. Elementary education    6. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    7. Home Schooling    8. Parenting - General    9. Sixth grade (Education)    10. United States    11. Education / Home Schooling   


    19. Creative Activities For Young Children (Creative Activities for Young Children)
    by Thomson Delmar Learning
    Paperback (04 April, 2005)
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    Isbn: 140187245X
    Sales Rank: 25624
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Just A Little Pricey...But Excellent
    Mayesky balances theory, standards, and practicality in her book by organizing it like a house.She builds up the discipline from the ground (what is creative arts in early childhood) to the unique, but unnecessary, touches (applying early childhood creative arts for holidays).
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    Subjects:  1. Activity programs    2. Child development    3. Creative activities and seat w    4. Creative activities and seat work    5. Early childhood education    6. Education    7. Education / Teaching    8. Elementary    9. Elementary School Creative And Manual Arts    10. Parent Participation    11. Study And Teaching Of Specific Subjects    12. Teaching Methods & Materials - General    13. United States    14. Education / Elementary    15. History Of Art / Art & Design Styles   


    20. Teaching Montessori in the Home: Pre-School Years: The Pre-School Years (Teaching Montessori in the Home)
    by Plume
    Paperback (01 September, 1997)
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    Isbn: 0452279097
    Sales Rank: 11638
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect guide for getting started!
    My 7-year-old and 2-year-old have gone to Montessori school since they were babies, so when I recently decided to quit working and keep the 2-year-old home with me for a couple of years, I immediately sought out this book to help me prepare my home classroom.It has been wonderful for getting started.I can see though that I will eventually need more in-depth Montessori instruction manuals so I can fully understand how to introduce and teach using the more advanced Montessori materials.But this book was excellent for teaching the basics!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great place to start when looking to homeschool a preschooler
    I originally checked this book out from the library, and I appreciated the information so much I ordered a copy for myself.I am investigating homeschooling my 4 year old, and I wanted to get some information on hands-on, child-friendly teaching methods.This is a great beginning.This book has several chapters of narrative, that cover all areas of education (literacy, math, science, fine and gross motor skills), followed by many pages of how-to instructions on making the materials and supplies needed to teach in Montessori style.I was very excited by this book, and felt that it really equipped me to teach my 4 year old self-care, independence skills as well as furthering her knowledge of letters, numbers, and the world around her.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good, but lacking just a little
    This was a very good and very easy to read and use book. However I found that it fell just a little short and needed more. I do recommend it though. Especially if you don't really want a lenghty read. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Education    2. Education / Teaching    3. Education, Preschool    4. Experimental Methods    5. Home Schooling    6. Montessori method of education    7. Parent participation    8. Preschool education    9. Specific Teaching Methods    10. Child care & upbringing    11. Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / General    12. Educational systems    13. Teaching skills & techniques   


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