Child Learning Styles

Written by Mary Joyce


Many homeschool parents ultimately end up designing their own homeschool curriculum for their child. Tailoringrepparttar learning process to matchrepparttar 149051 child's learning style. For those who have worked through this process somewhere alongrepparttar 149052 way came torepparttar 149053 realization that when it comes to homeschooling one size definitely does not fit all. But thatís ok! After all inrepparttar 149054 end, probablyrepparttar 149055 greatest single benefit to homeschooling isrepparttar 149056 fact that you can tailorrepparttar 149057 homeschool education to fitrepparttar 149058 motivational profile of your child. The key concept inrepparttar 149059 last sentence isrepparttar 149060 motivational profile. What motivates your child to learn? What isrepparttar 149061 child's learning style? This is a key concept that you must come to understand in order to insure maximum homeschooling results.

An important aspect to understand about learning styles ofrepparttar 149062 children is that ultimatelyrepparttar 149063 learning style of your child is probably more of an eclectic mix of different styles rather than one that you could classify neatly and put in a box. Learning is greatly influenced by motivation. And what motivates can be directly influenced asrepparttar 149064 mood forrepparttar 149065 day, andrepparttar 149066 fatigue level or lack thereof.

Beginning With Phonics Instruction

Written by Mary Joyce


Some children are just natural readers. They love to explore different books and are always picking up reading skills just by naturally being involved and around reading environments. Other kids have more difficulty withrepparttar printed language and need to relate a sound to a particular configuration of alphabet and letters. This will berepparttar 149050 essence of your phonics instruction. It is these phonics skills that enable kids to sound outrepparttar 149051 words and letters that they see. As a parent, this can be a very effective way to getrepparttar 149052 child started reading. Helpingrepparttar 149053 child sound outrepparttar 149054 words and letters that they see... Phonics.

Generally withinrepparttar 149055 subject of phonics,repparttar 149056 best place to begin is by teachingrepparttar 149057 childrepparttar 149058 short vowel sounds. The long vowel sounds are just a repeat ofrepparttar 149059 alphabetic letter itself. A good way to get and keeprepparttar 149060 childís interest duringrepparttar 149061 phonics process is to use examples (pictures or something tangible aroundrepparttar 149062 house) of something that interests them. For example, most children will exhibit a high interest in animals. As a general rule, try to keep your phonics examples theme related. The repetition of learningrepparttar 149063 various phonics sounds is reinforced much sooner whenrepparttar 149064 examples you are using followrepparttar 149065 same type of theme. This limitsrepparttar 149066 potential for confusion and loss of interest that may occur if you jump all over with seemingly unrelated items.

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