How can you teach your child to read, write and do math in under <1 hour per day?
The secret inside Artful Teaching. Joyful Learning.® is an integrated approach - one that folds in literacy and numeracy into everything you do. The program is rooted in a Reggio-inspired approach, and its holistic style is what makes teaching and learning so seamless, streamlined and beautiful.
This blog post and video show a typical "flow" to an ATJL homeschool day, and includes predictable, repeatable rhythms and routines to teach reading, writing and math in a way that's playful, engaging and research-based.
Morning meeting is a practice used in most early childhood classrooms, and for good reason! It's a beautiful way to teach reading and writing in a way that doesn't require much planning or headspace. Here's how.
1. Morning Message: A daily message written to your child with a rotating bank of 5 literacy strategies. Your child...
Ever been in a traffic jam? Congestion, irritation, frustration.
If we had only listened to Google Maps, the highway would have been a much better route. Smooth, easy-going and enjoyable.
Teaching our children can have many "roadblocks" and traffic jams, especially if we're not in tune with our child's learning style. We may feel like they're not grasping certain concepts, unable to pay attention or just generally checked out and not enjoying learning.
It's not WHAT, it's HOW.
If your child has struggled with learning in the past, it may have had more to do with the way the material was presented - the HOW - rather than the material itself.
In other words, it's not so much the skills and content of utmost importance, but the route we take to get there.
Unlocking our child's learning style helps us to determine that route.
Everyone has a preferred learning style that highlights how we best process, store and recall information.
If you’re dabbling with the idea of homeschooling your little one this fall, you may be wondering about WHICH curriculum to use, and whether you even NEED a curriculum as you begin your homeschool journey.
And If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a parent who values play, creativity and nurturing your child’s wonder about the world.
You're likely the kind of parent who believes in a slow, gentle and natural approach to learning, and don’t like the idea of pushing hard academics, prolonged periods of seatwork, and countless worksheets and flashcards.
These ARE the good old days, and you know childhood’s too short and precious to sit at a desk for five hours a day.
Truth be told, you don’t NEED a curriculum for the early years.
Learning in the early years should be play-based, experiential, capturing our children’s wonder and delight in their curiosity. It should be free of pressure, gentle and...