Lea Ann Garfias recently sent me her new e-book Homeschool Made Easy. I wish this book had been available when I first started thinking about homeschooling. Her book in precisely simple terms describes the different approaches to home education, learning styles, and teaching styles without overwhelming the reader. Her writing style in humorous, graceful, encouraging, and witty. The book reads like you are immersed in a conversation with the author.
She goes on to cover what your child should accomplish in each learning stage: elementary, middle and high school. I appreciated that she points out that our children should move into the various stages based on their maturity and not age. Children grow and mature at different rates but it is so easy to get caught up in comparing our children to those in the local school system and wondering if we are measuring up. We need to be careful not to push our children past their maturity and learning stage. We need to enjoy their current stage because all too soon they will move on. Cherish your little ones while they are still little…or whatever stage your children are in. I appreciate this message in her book. We do not hear this message enough in homeschooling circles. Just today I saw a mom on Periscope lamenting that her four-year old could not write their name! A perfect example of the pressure homeschooling parents experience.
The book clearly points out the importance of each learning stage, what should be taught, and how to recognize when your child is moving into the next stage. A basic overview of what you need to know from elementary to high school is shared from the author’s experience.
This is the book I would tell a friend to read first if they expressed an interest in homeschooling.
Thank you Lea Ann Garfias for sharing a copy of your book with me! She did not ask for a positive review but I am pleased as punch to provide one. I also highly recommend her blog!