What about auditory learners? So far, we’ve covered most of the learning styles, activities for those learning styles, and why it’s important to use multisensory learning for all learners. Next, let’s take a closer look at auditory learners and see what strategies and activities help them learn. As you might guess, auditory learners tend to prefer learning through sound—they like spoken information and musical or other sound associations.Keep reading
My family loves homeschooling. In fact, we love it so much that when my youngest daughter turned three, she started asking to join in. Many families start homeschooling their preschoolers like we did. She would watch some of her siblings’ video lessons; she would scribble on pieces of paper and place them in the folder where we kept finished worktext pages; she would even pretend to take the weekly spelling test!
We knew that we didn’t want my daughter to start kindergarten when she was three—she wasn’t developmentally ready for that and it would have frustrated her. Plus we wanted her to have time to enjoy being a kid. But we realized that we could do preschool activities at home with her. We could dedicate some time each day to work on some school-readiness skills through guided play. She was happy to be “doing school” like her older sisters, and I enjoyed watching her grow through our time together.Keep reading to learn more about homeschooling preschoolers
If you have a child who is good with numbers and asks a lot of questions, you might have a logical learner. Whether you have a logical learning style or not, you can teach this child strategically. A logical-mathematical learning style is conducive to studies like math and science. They are process-oriented, which logical learners love. So, how do you help your logical learner with subjects that are a struggle? Read on to learn how to use your logical learner’s strengths in any subject.Learn more about logical learners
The homeschooling movement has skyrocketed in the last few years. In fact, research shows there are nearly four million homeschool students in the United States. It seems as if there are almost as many homeschooling styles, too! With so many homeschooling approaches, parents can easily feel overwhelmed. We’ll take you through a general overview of some of the most popular homeschooling styles and share tips on how to decide which one is right for your family.Learn about homeschooling styles
Among the core courses for your homeschool—English language arts, math, science, and social studies—you may have heard that you also need to include civics. Civics is an often-overlooked component of a student’s formative education. A lot of kids have grown up only learning civic principles from media, friends, or family. Unregulated civic education can lead to students not learning why those principles are important. Homeschooling civics isn’t just about understanding economics or the way governments work. It’s a broader area of study that teaches children how to be good citizens of their country.
Because citizenship and the laws that affect citizenship differ from country to country, it’s important to look at the citizenship of your own country. BJU Press offers civics courses that are specific to American citizenship, but we may not be able to comment on how citizenship is different in other countries. For many states in the U.S., having courses that specifically cover civics is a requirement for high school graduates. Often this requirement can be covered with semester-long government and economics courses in the senior year. However, it can be very valuable for young children to develop citizenship early in their education. Keep reading to learn more about homeschooling civics.Learn about homeschooling civics