Not Just Another Alphabet Book

Alphabet Anatomy will delight most preschoolers or early kindergarteners. Its large 8 1/2″ x 11″ full color pages are sure to bring a smile to your child’s face. Branson Jones, son of the author Linda Ann Jones, did a wonderful job creating the alphabet characters to accompany Linda’s story. Linda’s rhymes make it easier for…

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Mommy, I’m Reading!

By: Delana H Stewart Compare Child’s Progress to his/herself Two years ago, I was reminded of the importance of comparing my child’s progress to herself and not to others, and found great encouragement in this. My sons learned to read when they were three years old (two with a solid phonics approach and one with…

Developmental Delays and Educational Success

–Delana H. Stewart Have you noticed or have others commented to you that your baby, preschooler, or school-aged child is several months or more behind his peers? Does your son or daughter exhibit delayed motor skills, delayed speech, unusual mannerisms or obsessions? Keys to Success Early Detection According to Dr. Linda Kreger Silverman, author of…

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From parenting toddlers to sending kids off to college (and everything in between) The Education Cafe is here for you! Just now we reached 70,000 views! If you have stumbled on this page and not found what you are looking for, please feel free to leave a comment/question/suggestion for us to work on. You can…

Home Preschool and Beyond

—Delana H Stewart Many parents frequently ask me what curriculum I recommend for the pre-school years. If you have read my article Strategies for Teaching Preschool, then you already know that I promote enjoying the preschool years and not focusing on academics. You may also know that I do not promote pre-packaged curriculum for the…

Strategies for Teaching Preschool

By: Delana H Stewart 1.  Relax and Enjoy the preschool years:  I can’t stress enough the importance of this.  Too many home-school parents and preschool teachers forget that it is PRE-school (meaning not school–but before).  They try to make things too academic too soon.   2.  Prepackaged preschool/K4 curriculum not recommended:  Most of those have…

Montessori and Homeschool Freebies

Here are some links I’ve recently discovered for preparing your own montessori items: http://www.montessorimom.com/montessori-free-printouts-downloads/ http://forum.brillkids.com/teaching-your-child-other-topics/making-your-own-montessori-materials/msg45493/?topicseen (scroll down the page to see the article)   You may also want to check out these sites for some great ways to teach for free: http://www.donnayoung.org/index.htm http://www.abcteach.com http://www.starfall.com http://www.homeschooltopsites.com/

Running the Race (Planning your child’s education for the long haul)

Delana H. Stewart Setting Priorities and Planning Your Child’s Education (Includes extensive excerpts from an EduCare article by Steve Bryant entitled “Long-term Planning.”) Some of you may have seen the EduCare article on long-term planning.  I want to share the highlights with you of this excellent article.  Information at the end will show you how…