Left-handed children may be at a slight disadvantage without the proper teaching methods. With a few tips and tricks, however, you can set up your left-handed child for success—no matter which hand you prefer yourself!
The idea of teaching children music can be intimidating—especially if you’ve never had formal training or even any kind of music background of your own. But it doesn’t have to be! And it turns out that teaching your child the basics of understanding music might be even more natural than many of us think. ToContinue reading “6 things we learned about teaching music from our LIVE with a music educator”
When private lessons aren’t an option, there are still plenty of play-based ways you can teach your child about music.
Starting out on the home learning journey can be exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. For many of us, homeschooling may be a completely new territory that brings many changes to the way we do things or what we have come to know (or think we know!)
The beginning of the school year can be such a rush of excitement, with choosing curriculum, gathering supplies, and getting into a homeschool rhythm. But the second or third months of homeschooling are often marked by another emotion: guilt.
We are surrounded by rhythm in nature with the hours in a day, days of the week, months of the year, and seasons. It is only instinctual that our children crave a steady rhythm—it creates balance and provides a sense of security and predictability for children.
As an eclectic program, The Learn + Live Letter loves to collect our favorite ideas from popular homeschooling styles and philosophies and bring them to you in a manageable, easy to follow format. Tea + Poetry is one of our favorite ideas.
When our children initially learn language, they first listen to the words and then begin to speak them. Next, they learn to read and, finally, to write the language. This writing becomes another way to communicate thoughts, feelings, and ideas! It is a key component of communication and expression. The first step of learning to write? Copywork.
For all of the Learn + Live Letter levels, we strive to make the activities in each meet your child at a place that is developmentally appropriate for their age. One way we do that in Level 1 is by including a letter of the week in most of the units. This letter links to the unit theme and has a natural, organic connection to other topics you will learn during the week.
If you are looking to learn more about this philosophy of homeschool, here are the three principles that guide any Charlotte Mason homeschool.