October 2, 2018

Years ago, I was having a really tough homeschooling morning. The baby was screaming. The toddler had just dumped a whole pitcher of apple juice on the floor... and himself! Arguments about school work were afoot, and squabbling over who got to lay on the couch to do t...

February 3, 2017

February is the month of Valentine's Day. When I was a little girl at school, we made homemade valentines, a box or bag for them to be delivered to and covered a classroom mail box with hearts and lace. Later, in the long years of being a single teacher, I developed so...

Joyce would often get questions on using her Scaredy Cat Reading System most effectively. Let’s listen in on one such conversation….

Question: I have a 7 yr. old son and we are still on "scared A" words. We play Abbey Alligator and drill the words. I made us a "salt box...

 

Wendy here, first. This article Joyce wrote a good number of years ago, so perfectly explains the philosophy behind Ability Based Learning, that I felt I had to run it again! Our products do just what she says below... we teach to the child's ability, not their age or...

May 1, 2016

 

I wonder if you’ve ever thought about teaching your child the important differences between spending and investing. It has recently come to my attention that an understanding of this basic concept could

revolutionize most of our lives – and if understood early in life...

April 13, 2016

      I heard that Bill Gates was fascinated with computer programming already by the age of 12.  Chopin was touring Europe as a child.  A new TV Program called “Little Big Shots” shows children’s  astounding capabilities.  Check out your children for talents and inter...

April 9, 2016

 

Before testing for dyslexia, ADHD, sensory deficits, autism, and so forth, here are some things to consider.

 

I suggest that you ask yourself some questions:

 

1. What do you hope to gain from the testing? (information? Suggestions to improve situation? Placement in the...

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