When Does Homeschool Begin?

When does Homeschooling Begin?  With Dr. Jan Bedell, the Brain Coach!Most people don’t think about educating their children until pre-school age. In this episode, the Brain Coach lets you in on some tips that will save you hours of effort in later years.  When children go through ALL the developmental steps that God intended, the foundation for successful education is laid.  Children will then be ready for more formal education.  It is our belief that these steps are so strategic that learning challenges and even labels like ADD, ADHD and reading difficulties can be avoided when the developmental foundation is fully functional.

Between birth and two years of age, a child’s brain grows at explosive rates.  Learning to “input” information in the form of sensory involvement (auditory, visual, tactile, smells and tastes) can accelerate brain growth. This causes the development/formation of proper neurological pathways, which resemble super highways.  When the networks of super highways exist, the brain is able to take the most efficient route in accomplishing a task.  You will learn to use those strategic moments in your day to help your infant be “home schooled” from birth.

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Teaching Early Learners with Cheryl Bastian

Teaching Early Learner imgTeaching Early Learners with Cheryl Bastian

Podcast #23

How do you teach early learners? In this episode,  Florida Parent Educators Association (FPEA) Chairwoman, Suzanne Nunn talks with Cheryl Bastian about ideas and thoughts on homeschooling preschoolers.

Please join us as we travel along this journey on our podcast adventure. Let’s get connected! Learn more about the Florida Parent Educator’s Association and homeschooling in the beautiful state of Florida. If you are interested in homeschooling our convention is every year in May during Memorial Day weekend.

Please visit www.fpea.com to learn more about who we are!

Preschoolers (3-, 4- and 5-year-old little learners) gain knowledge and understanding from experiential learning, educational moments that involve seeing, hearing, tasting, feeling and making. These experiences occur while playing and it is from that play preschoolers learn essential foundational skills and vocabulary needed for later learning. In addition, these experiences nurture a love for and a method of discovery, cultivating excitement and wonder in the process.

Preschoolers are natural questioners. From their questions, discovery occurs; discovery of self, others and the world. And, because of their innate inquisitiveness they come to understand cause and effect learning—ask a question, find an answer. The process perpetuates a learning cycle, fueling a love of learning. Hence, children whose questions are encouraged are more likely to become life-long learners.

First thoughts of home educating a preschooler tend toward colors, numbers,
shapes and letters. Yet, intellectual necessities are just one slice of the preschool learning pie. Considering the total development of the preschool child allows learning potential—today and tomorrow— to soar.

Excerpt by Cheryl Bastian. Read more in the Guide to Homeschooling here

 

 

 

The Wonder of Childhood

The Wonder of ChildhoodThe Wonder of Childhood

Podcast #22

In this episode,  Florida Parent Educators Association (FPEA) Chairwoman, Suzanne Nunn looks at learning and growing during the early preschool years. Early childhood is full of opportunity for exploration and learning. Growing during the early years, is a building block of the foundation of education.

Children learn through play, exploration, story time, questioning and examining the world around them. Take time to enjoy the little things and watch your little ones grow through experimentation and curiosity. Early childhood learning is often fun and unexpected.

Please join us as we travel along this journey on our podcast adventure. Let’s get connected! Learn more about the Florida Parent Educator’s Association and homeschooling in the beautiful state of Florida. If you are interested in homeschooling our convention is every year in May during Memorial Day weekend.

 

Please visit www.fpea.com to learn more about who we are!

 

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